This is a book that you can buy purely for the cover art alone. Why not judge this book by it’s cover? It’s gorgeous! I hear the story is amazing too, but since I haven’t had the chance to read it yet (soon hopefully!) let’s focus on the beauty of this cover. Erin Bowman, the author herself, clearly stated she was, “…so in love with this cover.” Who can blame her, I think we all are. The design team at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) and the illustrator, Teagan White, clearly know what they are doing. The color and detail are so perfect. The intricate drawing and the nostalgic colors make this cover what it is. It’s a very distinct style and I absolutely believe it fits with the synopsis of the story.
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. (Goodreads)