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.
My Thoughts 4 STARS
Why I read it:
I saw Vengeance Road a lot on Twitter before it’s release and to be honest, I never planned on reading it. But I started making book trailers and someone had suggested I make one for Vengeance Road. After I looked into it more, I realized that I actually was getting excited for it. Plus, come one, you gotta admit that cover is fabulous.
Here is the trailer I made (I noticed the summary has changed some since I made this)
I really loved Vengeance Road. The “western-style” speaking was super well done and it could easily have come across as hokey or overdone but Erin did a great job making it sound realistic and fun.
Her world building, along with the style of writing, easily takes you back in time and it’s easy to visualize. I struggle with books that don’t execute what things look or sound like.
I was hooked from chapter one.
The Characters and Story:
Kate is probably one of my favorite heroines I’ve read in a long time. She’s super fierce, loyal, and will do what she thinks is right even if it costs her her life. She’s daring, talented, sassy and doesn’t take crap from anyone! Love that.
Kate’s dad is killed right from the beginning and she sets out on a mission of vengeance to kill those who ruined her life. She meets a pair of brothers along the way that end up joining her search. I won’t say more because I prefer reading books blind and I don’t want to spoil.
This was my first Western and I loved it! I had a couple problems with the book towards the end but overall it was SUPER enjoyable. Plus the book is a standalone, which is super nice!
I would definitely recommend picking it up!