by Erin Bowman
publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
genre: Young Adult | Historical Fiction | Western
find on: Goodreads / Amazon
"The hurt fades with time. Course, that's assuming you don't ride the of vengeance... That path's like rubbing salt in a wound." - Erin Bowman, Vengeance Road
Kate was a kickass cowgirl who didn't take shit from anybody and had a will filled with vengeance strong enough to drown someone just by looking at them. I was overall happy reading Kate's story. She was a strong main character who believed in family and could shoot a gun. I definitely connected with Kate even though she isn't exactly my twin, but I could feel and understand where she was coming from, what she was doing, and why she was doing it. Kate definitely is not a hero saving the day, and she may a few touches of darkness in her, but what's not to love?
"Am I more bad than good, more revenge than forgiveness?" - Erin Bowman, Vengeance Road
Jesse and Will were great. I could think of the time they made me laugh and the times they made me want to punch a wall. Jesse and Will were just about as good as cowboys can get. I loved both of them, and could not think of two other people who could accompany Kate in her journey, even if it was under less willing circumstances.
"I ain’t a Rose Rider. I want ‘em dead just like you, and alls you’s done is lose me a horse and get yerself killed." - Erin Bowman, Vengeance Road
Romance was laced into the book and although it was not the main concern, it still sparked me as a hardcore shipper/romantic. I was happy to be able to read a mix of genres I never knew I would like.
The writing style of the book was exactly my cup of tea. It was tough, enjoyable, and had that touch of western in the way they spoke that I couldn't shake off the feeling that this book was giving me. Definitely a book I recommend to all of you!
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