2019 Edgar Award Nominees via Mystery Writers of America (Jan ’18)
Retribution Rails Cover Reveal and Excerpt Exclusive via Entertainment Weekly (Jan ’17)
“The Bookshelf” Vengeance Road interview via New Hampshire Public Radio (Oct ’15)
“21 of the Best New YA Books in September” via Paste Magazine (Sep ’15)
“Q&A with Erin Bowman” via Publishers Weekly (Aug ’15)
Vengeance Road Book Trailer Reveal via Hypable (Jun ’15)
“A Novel Approach” via The Chicago Sun Times (Jun ’13)
Taken interview via New England Literary Radio Show (Jun ’13)
“Young Authors Give Back Tour: The [Give] Backstory” via Publishing Trendsetter (Apr ’13)
» A 2014 Bank Street selection for “Best Children’s Books of the Year“
» A 2013 Goodreads Choice Award nominee for “Debut Author”
For Vengeance Road
» A YALSA “2015 Best Fiction for Young Adults” title
For Retribution Rails
» A 2018 Bank Street selection for “Best Children’s Books” of the Year
» A 2017 “Southwest Best Book of the Year”
» A 2019 Edgar Award Nominee for “Best Young Adult Novel”
An action-packed thrill ride from beginning to end. I devoured this in one sitting and might have gnawed a nail or two off from all the excitement. More, please!
A suspenseful trek. Readers will eagerly await the next installment.
An action-packed, emotionally charged, plot-twisting adventure. This dystopian has plenty of potential for gripping sequels.
A dramatic work that is reminiscent of Lois Lowry’s The Giver and will appeal to fans of Suzanne Collins’s The Hunger Games.
This engrossing debut novel moves at breakneck speed with puzzles to keep readers guessing and an ending that will leave them wanting more.
This follow-up to Taken…retains plenty of the action and suspense that readers appreciate. Late developments hold great promise for more excitement and drama in the third episode.
The strengths of this series are in the dystopian world and survival aspects. Frozen will attract most readers of science fiction—especially those looking for a male lead.
A surfeit of enemies and a constant sense of danger heighten the suspense; it’s an almost grueling read.
A satisfying culmination to this dystopian-thriller trilogy, and sure to please series fans.
An unflinchingly bloody tale of the Wild West…Thoroughly engrossing.
A vivid portrait of a lawless world…The book demands the same stoicism from its readers as the heroine herself possesses.
Refreshingly believable. Readers will be entranced by Bowman’s swiftly paced, romantic revenge drama.
Fast-paced [and] entertaining.
Thrilling, racing, action-packed…Vengeance Road will have you looking at the West in a whole new light.
A story of grit, love, and deadly revenge that climbs off the page and into your heart–saddle up for a thrilling, harrowing ride!
Vengeance Road is a page-turning, unputdownable story of revenge. Bowman paints a thrilling, vivid picture of 1877 Arizona, and Kate is a heroine to be reckoned with.
I devoured this thrilling, fast-paced battle, from its setting in the American West to its cast of vivid characters. I can’t wait for Erin Bowman’s next work!
To read Retribution Rails is to breathe in snow-dusted plains, to feel a train car rocking beneath your feet, to seek a revenge more precious than gold. Erin Bowman has woven a world as convincing as it is gripping. I flew through these pages with abandon, and I’m certain many readers will find themselves doing the same.
Everything I want in a wild west adventure—gunfights, robberies, train jobs, blackmail, stagecoach chases, outlaws, Nellie Bly references—and so much more. Helmed by two vivacious narrators you can’t help but root for, Erin Bowman stages a truly transportive adventure tale with a deft hand. Twisting, thrilling, and a wild ride from start to finish.Prepare to be hooked.
Rugged and ruthless, Retribution Rails brings readers into the expanding—and lawless—Wild West.
First in a duology, this horror-tinged sci-fi thriller unfolds from multiple viewpoints via a kaleidoscopic narrative, developing characters while escalating pace and ratcheting up tension. Bowman’s plot is intricate and action-packed, her worldbuilding impressive yet economical, and the book climaxes in a gripping cliffhanger that sets up the sequel.
[A] twisting, turning, edge-of-your-seat blend of science fiction, thriller, and horror. The pace, action, and tension are explosive from page one.
Erin Bowman is the critically acclaimed author of numerous books for teens, including the Taken Trilogy, Vengeance Road, Retribution Rails, and the Edgar Award-nominated Contagion duology. A web designer turned author, Erin has always been invested in telling stories—both visually and with words. When not writing, she can often be found hiking, commenting on good typography, and obsessing over all things Harry Potter. Erin lives in New Hampshire with her husband and children.