Title: Vengeance Road
Author: Erin Bowman
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Date finished: 1/30/2019
Recommend for: Fans of young adult novels that include cowboys and haunted mines
Short Review: When this book was first added to my TBR Tower I had picked it up because of the great reviews and it’s not every day I find a young adult (YA) western. After having read this, I can safely say I was not disappointed and I need more YA westerns in my life!
At first the writing style threw me off. It was written with that stereotypical western vernacular, but it was pretty easy to become accustomed to. The story was enjoyable and had great twists, but I’m a sucker for a revenge story, which is what this was. There’s also the ‘finding yourself’ theme and a surface level love story, but the action is what really captured my attention. The main character is pretty reckless with a ‘nothing-to-lose” attitude. I was a little shocked by how graphic this book was for a young adult novel.
I highly recommend this if you are looking for a fast-paced read set in the wild west. Also, please let us take a moment to appreciate that beautiful cover art, which was another reason I gravitated to this novel.
Questions for Discussion:
- Have you read similar books to this?
- Who was your favorite character?
- Did you see the twist coming?
- Do you think you would have survived the wild west?
My Rating Scale:
5 stars – Can’t stop, won’t stop thinking about this book
4 stars – Deeply enjoyed
3 stars – Meh, it was fine
2 stars – Didn’t give me anything to relate to or a world I wanted to be a part of
1 star – This is just the worst and NOT for me
“To Be Read” Tower Progress: 125 books remaining
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Till next time bookworms,