Review: Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman - Vilma Iris | Lifestyle Blogger

This post contains affiliate links, meaning I’ll receive a small commission should you purchase using those links. All opinions expressed are my own. I receive no compensation for reviews.

Review: Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman

A gritty, imaginative, epic adventure
that is as spellbinding as it is thrilling.

5stars

Synopsis

vengeance roadWhen 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.

 

 

My Review

Wild West shootouts, lost gold, retribution, myths, maps, romance and betrayal… find it all in spades in Erin Bowman’s brilliant Western adventure, Vengeance Road. I loved everything about this book. From it’s western dialect to our valiant heroine, from the rich character interactions to the way that danger relentlessly clung to them. Everything wonderfully came together in a way that made it seem as if I were on an adventure, right along with Kate. I could imagine the dusty Arizona roads in 1877, feel the stifling heat, understand the hope and promise of finding a means to live a life without struggle. But for eighteen-year-old Kate Thompson, what drove her journey across the perilous Arizona frontier, was vengeance.

“I’ll kill him for you, Pa. I’ll kill him, I’ll kill him, I’ll kill him.”

When Kate finds her father brutally murdered by the notorious Rose Riders, she swears she’ll find and kill the men behind it. As her home burns into embers, she saddles up and rides out, rifle ready to claim revenge. Disguised as a boy, she clues together bits of information to find Waylan Rose and his band of mercenaries.

The more truths she unearths, the more she realizes that the lies, the secrets, the deaths she experiences along the way, all stem from man’s greed for gold.

“Gold makes monsters of men.”

She finds herself soon accompanied by the Colton’s—Jesse, and his brother, Will. Together, and each for different reasons, they ride hard while dodging bullets. Kate didn’t care if she made it out alive.

Their trek is anything but peaceful, as both Kate and Jesse sling insults at each other, when they’re not riding for their lives, that is. Both Kate and Jesse are filled with anger, scarring visions from their past keeping their blood at a constant boil. Soon enough, however, as their lives precariously hang in the balance, they begin to understand each other, openly and truthfully. But would intensifying feelings be moot when their adventure is cut short? Could actions taken with the best of intentions permanently sever their fragile bond? Was their quest doomed from the very beginning?

Vengeance Road brims with grit, honesty and intrigue. Bowman skillfully enlivens a sand-dusted world of danger in a way that makes it impossible to put down. I was just as mesmerized by the rich character interactions as I was with this gripping storyline disrupted by many a shocking surprise. This is definitely one of my favorite novels this year and one you shouldn’t miss.

add to goodreads 3

Follow Erin

Website | Twitter 

✦ ✦ ✦ ✦ ✦ ✦ ✦ ✦

follow vbb 3

Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram | Goodreads | Subscribe by Email

Subscribe for Updates:

Share This Post

2 Comments:


  1. Joanne Christenson said:

    I love this review. I bought the hardcover and the Kindle version and I’m diving in tonight

    Reply

  2. lorainediaz49 said:

    Great review! Can’t wait to read this, love the cover!

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

On Facebook

SuperWebTricks Loading...

On Twitter

𝗚𝗜𝗩𝗘𝗔𝗪𝗔𝗬 𝗧𝗜𝗠𝗘 ☀️🏖 I’m teaming up with friends to help THREE of you jump into summer with $125 PayPal Cash or a $125 #Amazon gift card!!!⁣

Here’s how to enter: ⁣

1. Follow: @authorrsgrey @EJ_MELLOW… https://t.co/ZysSK8mac2

Do you read paranormal romances? That was one of the genres I read heavily when I was a teen, and certainly now too – I love them! @WaterhousePress sent me UNDEFEATED (out today), which is Volume 5 in the #BloodBlond… https://t.co/tbwdysQqkN

Excerpt: Undeniable by #MelanieHarlow! @jennw23 https://t.co/q2GO898AV6

Excerpted: Undefeated by @HelenHardt! @waterhousepress https://t.co/mzcyQtFqcy

TGIF friends!!! Getting ready details ✨⁣⁣
⁣⁣
@lauramercier tinted moisturizer in Natural⁣⁣
@fentybeauty bronzer in I$land Ting⁣⁣
@marcbeauty shadow in O!Mercy⁣⁣
@HourglassMakeup SL in Bronze⁣⁣
glossier Lash Slick… https://t.co/7kznUdIUxN

What are you reading next? Do you keep a reading schedule of any kind? I’m starting THOSE PEOPLE by @louise_candlish and so excited about it. I loved her last novel, OUR HOUSE and looking… https://t.co/ErQMbuXTDg

The Unhoneymooners is live! We both have eaaaaarly flights in the morning so may be slow to reply, but happy book birthday friends! If you get your copy, THANK YOU! send us a pic so we can celebrate together! https://t.co/qxroq2rdjg

#diptyqueParisgiftedme the 34 BOULEVARD SAINT GERMAIN ROOM SPRAY and we have been loving it. As you guys probably know already, I always have candles burning, wallflowers plugged in... I… https://t.co/UgXxBrpzE7

𝙉𝙀𝙒 𝘽𝙊𝙊𝙆 𝙍𝙀𝙑𝙄𝙀𝙒 📖 Have you read THE BRIDE TEST by @hhoangwrites?! In this latest (available now), a desperate mother tempts a young Vietnamese woman with the opportunity of a lifetime —… https://t.co/pb7MKb4RbR

Review+ top rec: Aurora Rising by @amiekaufman & @misterkristoff! https://t.co/iizf7U7lye

Review + top rec: The Bride Test by @HHoangWrites! @berkleyromance https://t.co/IUI5utxjLx

Jon watching a CGI dragon destroy an entire city in detail while being told it wasn’t in the budget for him to pet Ghost #GameofThrones

Me looking at my twitter feed after seeing what David & DB did to Jaime’s character growth #gameofthrones

My greatest joy is being a mom to my two beautiful boys. And luckily, I have the best example for a mother—a woman who is deeply loving, brave and talented, and who taught me everything I… https://t.co/JOx9fsKchJ

Friday read 📖 What are you reading now??? @ Café No Sé https://t.co/YP1SburzFL

Everyday makeup essentials 💄💁‍♀️ @vilmairisblog

#flatlay #flatlays #blogger #bloggerstyle #fashionblogger #flatlayphotography #flatlayinspo #flatlayoftheday #accessories #flatlaytoday #flatlaysquad #flatlaylover #flatlaynation #flatlaylove #flatlaystyle https://t.co/7AeCogoVFd

#freshbeautygiftedme this 🌹 Deep Hydration sleeping mask and I’m loving it. I leave it in my skincare fridge and it feels wonderfully cool and hydrating. It’s got 2 steps: a cooling gel +… https://t.co/YTKUdtS31M

I finally finished AURORA RISING, and as expected, I absolutely loved it!!! 💫 @misterkristoff and @AmieKaufman write such amazing, addictive books and this space adventure is no… https://t.co/Ex4bxP9nhg

Happy Monday, friends! How was your weekend? I spent most of the time reading, and yesterday was of course all about margaritas for Cinco de Mayo and Game of Thrones! I love Sundays!… https://t.co/OfVso4atke

Load More...