Monday, April 4, 2016

Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman - ADVISABLE

Bowman, Erin Vengeance Road, 327 pages.  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015.  $17.99.  Language:  R (100+ swears, 0 “f”);  Mature Content:  R; Violence:  R.  

 Strong and spunky Kate Thompson is out for vengeance and justice for the death of her father by the hands of  the infamous Rose Rider gang.  Disguising herself as a boy, Kate has to navigate the harsh wild west landscape with the help of the Colton brothers and an Apache girl as they endure bloody shootouts, dust storms, raging fires and a cheating card game.  Kate finds herself mixed up in a bloody quest for gold when all she wants is justice for Pa’s death.

 I loved this fast paced bloody book of revenge.  What made it even better was the strong gutsy female protagonist, Kate,  who will stop at nothing to avenge her father’s death.  I kept turning the pages to see if she would survive long enough to find the Rose Rider gang.  The wild desolate west was beautifully captured as I read this epic western story.  As typical with many westerns there is a lot of violence, brothels, drinking, smoking, and whoring,  Caution is advised, but it is a very enjoyable read.

HS - ADVISABLE. Reviewer: JenniferB

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