Vengeance Road


Courtesy of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company

Publication Date: September 1, 2015
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Author: Erin Bowman
Pages: 336
Genres: Young Adult, Historical Fiction, Western

You can read the summary of Vengeance Road here.

*Thank you, HMH Books for Young Readers and Erin Bowman, for this novel in exchange for an honest review*

These days it’s difficult to peruse the Young Adult aisle and not pick up a novel that isn’t either Sci-Fi, romance, a retelling, or fantasy. I’m not complaining…I love the aforementioned categories. However, Vengeance Road was a breath of fresh air. Well, maybe I should say it was a breath of hot and dusty air. Also, can we take a moment or two to SWOOOOON over that cover art???? I can’t even….

I had the pleasure of meeting Erin Bowman at the RT Booklovers Convention in New Orleans a year or two ago. She was the first author I’d ever met. You guys have no idea how hard I fangirled. She was funny, kind, and charming. Anyway, I knew I would be a fan of hers for a long time to come. Needless to say I jumped up and down when I received this book in the mail.

Once I started Road, I didn’t want to stop. I found myself invested after the first sentence, with it’s improper English and promise of a good tale. The prose made me want to put on my best pearl snap, saddle up my pony, and go on cattle drive. I fell in love with Kate {our MC} and Will and Jesse. Hell, I even fell in love with Pa. I loved Kate’s voice and her will to seek justice for her kin. I loved everything about this book: the story, the characters, the lessons, and the vengeance. It was sweet and satisfying.

Guys, you’ll be brushin’ the dust off yer pants and wipin’ sweat from yer brow once yer done with this here book. IT IS SO GOOD!!! I give it all the stars. I tip my hat to you, Miss Bowman. A job well done and a book that will be a fan favorite in no time.

Thanks again for this opportunity to read and review Vengeance Road.

I hope you all had a great weekend!


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