For this week’s Wishlist Wednesday, I’m focusing on a book that’s been on my Wishlist since March, and one that I definitely would like to get around to at some point, because I feel like haven’t read enough horse focused books lately, in fact the last time I read a horse focused book was by the same author at the beginning of last year, so I would definitely like to get back into reading some more horsey books, starting with this one, hopefully.
From the bestselling author of The One Dollar Horse trilogy, a sensational, stand-alone equestrian thriller about a gruelling 1,200 mile race, a girl on the run from the law and a boy on a mission to save a life.
A Girl on the Run from the Law
Alexandra Blakewood has everything any teenager could wish for, apart from the horse she’d love, but she won’t stop getting into trouble. Sent to a US boot camp, she dreams of escaping. It seems impossible until she’s told about a gruelling 1,200 mile horse race across the American West…
A Boy on a Mission to Save a Life
Will Greyton was the star student at his Tennessee high school until his father was laid off. Now Will works at a burger joint. When his dad falls ill, it seems things can’t get any worse. An operation will save him, but there’s no way to pay for it. Then Will hears about The Glory, a deadly endurance race with a $250,000 purse, open to any rider daring enough to attempt it…
I read The One Dollar Horse Trilogy by the same author over the last couple of years and really enjoyed those, so I’m excited about trying something else by the same author and this book sounds really good. The idea of a long horse race across the country sounds really cool because hopefully it means that there will be a lot of different settings that we get to see in this book. Alex Blakewood sounds like a cool character as well, I love feisty girls and from her description, a consistent troublemaker, I’m hoping that she will be a feisty character. I can’t say I’m all that excited for the romance that the synopsis seems to be hinting at, but that seems to be a staple of YA nowadays so I suppose I will just have to deal with it and hope that the romance that I’m sure will happen between Alex and Will is well developed, or that maybe I’m totally off base and there is no romance. Still it sounds like an exciting book and like I said, I haven’t read many horsey books lately, so I hope that when I finally get around to this one, I will love it.
I will have another Wishlist Wednesday for you all next week, but in the meantime, I will have a new Thursday Quotables post for you all tomorrow. I have also posted a new review, of Sarah J Maas’ A Court of Thorns and Roses, so check that out.