Waiting On…Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman

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This week I’m waiting on…

Title Vengeance Road
Author Erin Bowman
Pages 336 pages
Genre Young Adult, Historical Fiction, Adventure, Western
Publisher HMH Books for Young Readers
To Be Published September 1st, 2015
Find It On Goodreads

When Kate Thompson’s father is killed by the notorious Rose Riders for a mysterious journal that reveals the secret location of a gold mine, the eighteen-year-old disguises herself as a boy and takes to the gritty plains looking for answers and justice. What she finds are devious strangers, dust storms, and a pair of brothers who refuse to quit riding in her shadow. But as Kate gets closer to the secrets about her family, she gets closer to the truth about herself and must decide if there’s room for love in a heart so full of hate. In the spirit of True Grit, the cutthroat days of the Wild West come to life for a new generation.

There are few settings I find more intriguing than the American west and while I have been largely able to satisfy this interest with adult releases like Lorelei James’ Rough Riders and Blacktop Cowboys series, there has been little in the way of western-themed young adult publications. Thankfully, with the release of Under A Painted Sky and the forthcoming publication of Vengeance Road, this soon promises to change. Set in Arizona in 1877 and likened to True Grit, Erin Bowman’s Vengeance Road immediately caught my attention when I first happened upon it on Goodreads, and not simply because of its absolutely stunning cover. While my taste tends to run closer to that of Maverick and Cat Ballou than The Magnificent Seven, I can’t help but be endlessly excited at the prospect of a determined young heroine disguising herself as a boy and taking matters into her own hands. This is one 2015 release that is not to be missed under any circumstances.

This week’s Waiting on Wednesday post has been brought to you by HBIC Hailee Steinfeld in True Grit: Making vengeance look awesome since 2010.


9 responses to “Waiting On…Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman”

  1. This one sounds so amazing! I got it from Edelweiss a while ago, but I’m trying to read books in order and so far, I’ve been able to resist picking this up.
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  2. It’s the same with Milka for me! I couldn’t resist requesting this since I saw the amazing cover (and I definitely love the girls-dressing-up-as-boys trope as well)! I hope we both end up enjoying this, Jen. 🙂
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  3. Emma says:

    I’ve never read a Wild West kind of book but it would be great to give it a go 🙂 Thank you for sharing! Here’s my WoW if you would like to check it out! Have a great day! I’m a new follower too 🙂

  4. Nice pick this week. I wanted this one from the moment that I saw the cover. It sounds really good.

    Grace @ Books of Love
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  5. I love books with mystery and suspense. Thanks for the introduction.
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  6. I’m not sure this one is for me, but I am in LOVE with this cover. I might have to buy it just to own the cover.
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  7. Alexa S. says:

    Oh, heck yes! I am totally waiting on Vengeance Road as well. I’m in love with that cover, and I definitely have my interest piqued by the summary.
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  8. Kaitlyn says:

    I have never read a novel that had anything to do with “The Wild, Wild West,” so I can’t wait to read this one either! Sounds like such a refreshing break from the young adult novels I’m used to!
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  9. I’m not a big fan of historicals but this one sounds quire interesting!

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