posted at Friday, August 28th, 2015 at 8:00 AM | Reviews, Young Adult
I received this book for free from BEA in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
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.
You know, I always thought of western as one of the genres I didn’t like. If you asked me what genres I avoid, I probably would have told you mysteries, religious, and western. Well spit on my neck and call me Pardner because apparently I DO like westerns. Who knew! The problem apparently isn’t so much the genre itself but what westerns generally entail. A bunch of dudes duding it up on a ranch dudely is so not my jam, unless maybe the dudes also fall in love, but even then I don’t know. However, give me a badass heroine, some romance, and some genderbending, and I adore westerns. Vengeance Road proved to be a delightful surprise that I couldn’t put down.