Book Review: Vengeance Road – Erin Bowman

23719270Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman

Pages: 327
Historical Fiction
4/5 stars

Synopsis: Revenge is worth its weight in gold.

When her father is murdered for a journal revealing the location of a hidden gold mine, eighteen-year-old Kate Thompson disguises herself as a boy and takes to the gritty plains looking for answers—and justice. What she finds are untrustworthy strangers, endless dust and heat, and a surprising band of allies, among them a young Apache girl and a pair of stubborn brothers who refuse to quit riding in her shadow. But as Kate gets closer to the secrets about her family, a startling truth becomes clear: some men will stop at nothing to get their hands on gold, and Kate’s quest for revenge may prove fatal.


I recommend this book since the story is interesting even though it’s not set in the present. It was an enjoyable read and the characters were likable.

Kate is very brave and she should be able to get revenge for her father’s death. Her name as a boy is ‘Nate’ which is simple and a bit creative since she changed on the first letter of her name.

I’d like to read more western stories in the future and hopefully the stories will be in the YA community.

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