[KINDLE] ❆ Unicorn Tracks By Julia Ember – Writerscompany.co.uk

Unicorn Tracks After A Savage Attack Drives Her From Her Home, Sixteen Year Old Mnemba Finds A Place In Her Cousin Tumelo S Successful Safari Business, Where She Quickly Excels As A Guide Surrounding Herself With Nature And The Mystical Animals Inhabiting The Savannah Not Only Allows Mnemba S Tracking Skills To Shine, It Helps Her To Hide From The Terrible Memories That Haunt Her Mnemba Is Employed To Guide Mr Harving And His Daughter, Kara, Through The Wilderness As They Study Unicorns The Young Women Are Drawn To Each Other, Despite That Fact That Kara Is Betrothed During Their Research, They Discover A Conspiracy By A Group Of Poachers To Capture The Unicorns And Exploit Their Supernatural Strength To Build A Railway Together, They Must Find A Way To Protect The Creatures Kara Adores While Resisting The Love They Know They Can Never Indulge Unicorn Tracks is the kind of book everyone needs to read It s a rather short novel but the content makes it up You don t realize you re just eating up all these words and soon enough you find yourself with a big, out of this world love for these characters Mnemba and Kara are queens of Cuteness and I ship them BAD BAD BAD Plus the world surrounding them is pretty great and it is developed amazingly To be honest, I want to take a tour with Mnemba and see all of these mythical creatures and Unicorn Tracks is the kind of book everyone needs to read It s a rather short novel but the content makes it up You don t realize you re just eating up all these words and soon enough you find yourself with a big, out of this world love for these characters Mnemba and Kara are queens of Cuteness and I ship them BAD BAD BAD Plus the world surrounding them is pretty great and it is developed amazingly To be honest, I want to take a tour with Mnemba and see all of these mythical creatures and animals Full review soon on the blog of a 3.5 I loved the setting of this one so much The unicorns and other mythical creatures being woven into the story, as well as the South East African inspired setting was the best Like, honestly unicorns UNICORNS I love them I also liked the stop the poachers plot line, and another review noted it felt like The Wild Thornberries movie, which I totally agree withBut on the flip side, I had trouble engaging with the writing style It was easy to read, but for me there was no sparof a 3.5 I loved the setting of this one so much The unicorns and other mythical creatures being woven into the story, as well as the South East African inspired setting was the best Like, honestly unicorns UNICORNS I love them I also liked the stop the poachers plot line, and another review noted it felt like The Wild Thornberries movie, which I totally agree withBut on the flip side, I had trouble engaging with the writing style It was easy to read, but for me there was no spark, nothing that made me feel emotional or deep about the characters It was just entertaining but not mind blowing I also think the romance was insta lovey, and while I liked the characters individually the whole I love you after they just met did make me eye roll a littleBUT I mean I d still recommend this book, because I think my issues are personal It has some great characters and fun action sequences and a good depiction of a rape survivor that I liked I just think the writing style and romance aspects weren t for meFull review to comeBook 2 of SapphicAThon, A sf f book complete second read, April 2019 4.5 starsI still consider Unicorn Tracks one of my all time favorite novels However, this time around I m lowering my rating from 5 stars to 4.5, as I noticed a few small details that fetus reviewer Liv did not Primarily, while this was a quick read I read it in a matter of hours I believe the length was also detrimental The character development was a bit rushed, and the romance was slightly too close to insta love for my tastes.Otherwise, I enjoyed this story as second read, April 2019 4.5 starsI still consider Unicorn Tracks one of my all time favorite novels However, this time around I m lowering my rating from 5 stars to 4.5, as I noticed a few small details that fetus reviewer Liv did not Primarily, while this was a quick read I read it in a matter of hours I believe the length was also detrimental The character development was a bit rushed, and the romance was slightly too close to insta love for my tastes.Otherwise, I enjoyed this story as much as I did the first time It s a sapphic fantasy with a plot mainly centered around unicorns what s not to love Mnemba and Kara are fierce characters in their own way, and their relationship is sweet and passionate I loved the world building and all of the mythical creatures it was evident that Ember put a lot of thought into every aspect.I remember thinking that the story somewhat resembles that of Disney s Tarzan, and I stand by that In an African inspired fantasy world, two girls fall in love one a native and one a foreigner The gorillas are replaced by unicorns It s not a retelling as far as I m aware, and there are definitely differences, but I enjoyed connecting the dots Admittedly, I m not sure if any other readers did the same.As this is only 150 pages, I believe I ve covered everything I love Unicorn Tracks so much, and will recommend it for the rest of my days I look forward to reading Ember s future work.Representation Mnemba, the protagonist, is a POC Most of the supporting cast is as well The romance is biracial, between a girl of color and a white girl It s also sapphic Kara, the love interest, is fat.CW animal death, poaching, sexual assault off page, prior to story , PTSD, discussions of torture and suicide first read, July 2016 I was sent a copy of this book by the author in exchange for an honest review This doesn t affect my opinion in any way.This was surprisingly good I went into it expecting to enjoy it come on, it s about UNICORNS and definitely did It was amazing.I loved the story It was short and fast paced, so I read it in a day I think this book was written for me, but without the author realizing that she wrote it for me Pretend that makes sense I mean, it s a fantasy with a girl girl romance and unicorns I don t know if you know, but I absolutely adore unicorns If you do too, read this.Mnemba was a great main character Prior to the start of the book, she was attacked, and it haunts her throughout the story Details were revealed slowly, and with each one I felt worse for her But she got over it, and I was so happy That aside, she was a fierce tomboy and exceptional tracker, and a loyal friend.My favorite character, though, was Kara I loved the relationship she had with her dad, even though the story behind it was sad She was as fierce as Mnemba, and a dedicated researcher of mythical creatures I loved her impulsiveness, and seeing her adjust to each new thing as it happened In a way, she reminded me of Jane from Tarzan.The fantasy world of Nazwimbe was based on Africa, and that was definitely a first for me It was a very old fashioned country, particularly on the safari where most of the story took place Everything was richly described, and I loved imagining I was out in the wild with the mythical creatures along with Mnemba and Kara That was my favorite part, by the way the creatures Of course, there were unicorns, but there were also phoenixes, griffins, chimeras, carnivorous mermaids, andIt was such a fun world to read about.I loved, loved, LOVED Mnemba and Kara s romance It was sweet and passionate and forbidden, and it was probably the best part of the story Aside from the unicorns I can t say a lot without spoiling, because this was a fairly short story Just know that I ship them 3There aren t really any parts I would consider mind blowing twists, but I m fine with that The fast pace and the need to know if the unicorns were okay had me flying through the book.So basically, I loved this book from the start It must have been written for me, and I recommend it to literally everyone It s such an underrated book, and definitely deserves so muchlove 3 reading this book was an experience and one I enjoyed it I avoided reading too much about the synopsis but I was sold after lesbian romance and unicorns at first it was very hard to understand the world and how everything worked there I felt a bit underwhelmed with the lack of explanation and world building but after I gotfamiliar with it, I really enjoyed this book.the two main character shined, of course, but the relations they had with the rest of the cast were lovely.definitely re reading this book was an experience and one I enjoyed it I avoided reading too much about the synopsis but I was sold after lesbian romance and unicorns at first it was very hard to understand the world and how everything worked there I felt a bit underwhelmed with the lack of explanation and world building but after I gotfamiliar with it, I really enjoyed this book.the two main character shined, of course, but the relations they had with the rest of the cast were lovely.definitely recommend this book to any fantasy lovers looking for something out of the box full review here Beautiful YA romance full of excitement and adventureIn Nazwimbe, we have a saying what has been sealed in blood cannot be undone One of my favourite aspects of this story was the setting the unusual animals, and the culture of Nazwimbe are wonderfully portrayed, and I really did feel the great spirit of adventure in this storythe last wish of the dying gave special powers to the living that watched his soul depart I really loved all these wisdomsHow could I spend the night swappin Beautiful YA romance full of excitement and adventureIn Nazwimbe, we have a saying what has been sealed in blood cannot be undone One of my favourite aspects of this story was the setting the unusual animals, and the culture of Nazwimbe are wonderfully portrayed, and I really did feel the great spirit of adventure in this storythe last wish of the dying gave special powers to the living that watched his soul depart I really loved all these wisdomsHow could I spend the night swapping stories in the firelight, when I wanted nothingthan to run my fingers through the flames of her hair and press my lips to the skin of her back Mnemba s past is a painful one but the story doesn t dwell on her pain Kara and Mnemba s romance is healing and hopeful and lovely to read.Recommended Disclaimer I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.Actual Rating 4.5 I really enjoyed this one I just wish it had been a little longer I m going to unpack my feelings as one long ramble so don t mind me The biggest takeaway is that I really recommend picking this one up.Let me start by saying what I didn t like the length I thought this one was too short for everything that I thought should have been in here expanded upon I liked that there was a Beast Guide Disclaimer I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.Actual Rating 4.5 I really enjoyed this one I just wish it had been a little longer I m going to unpack my feelings as one long ramble so don t mind me The biggest takeaway is that I really recommend picking this one up.Let me start by saying what I didn t like the length I thought this one was too short for everything that I thought should have been in here expanded upon I liked that there was a Beast Guide IDK WHAT ELSE TO CALL IT as an appendix at the end, but I would have likedinteraction with the animals during the course of the story We really only saw a couple creatures and I wanted MOAR OF THIS I think it would have been interesting to see them in their natural habitat and just in general and CREATURES Also, at the end, everything worked itself out fairly quickly and easily I think a little bittime was needed for me to feel satisfied, especially with view spoiler releasing the unicorns I thought that was wayyyy too easy I mean, I understand there was HIGH STAKES because there could have been emotional disaster if something had gone wrong, but it just was like WHACK, done hide spoiler Otherwise, everything else was GREAT I have no other complaints I liked the plot, the characters, the development, literally everything This is what a novel should be AND there is ladylove LADY LOVE Nothing could be better imo Like main things in this novel diversity, unicorns, lady love That excellent novel to me.PICK THIS ONE UP BUY IT NOW Also, Books and Ladders will have a Guest Post on April 17th that is SUPER COOL AND AWESOME, so watch for that.Books and Ladders Queen of the Bookshelves Books Are My Fandom Twitter Instagram Bloglovin The first thing that attracted me to this book was the cover I mean right Right away Embers immerses you into this fantasy safari land As a reader you hear about creatures like Chimera and mermaids like they are rhinos and dolphins Our main Pov is a female tour guide that works for her cousin A new set of tourists come to the camp in search of Unicorns They are a father daughter duo and they have brought with them lots of research The romance in this book is a slow burn and I loved it Th The first thing that attracted me to this book was the cover I mean right Right away Embers immerses you into this fantasy safari land As a reader you hear about creatures like Chimera and mermaids like they are rhinos and dolphins Our main Pov is a female tour guide that works for her cousin A new set of tourists come to the camp in search of Unicorns They are a father daughter duo and they have brought with them lots of research The romance in this book is a slow burn and I loved it The two women are both so unique and stubborn Another aspect I loved about them, was that they were comfortable with their bodies They never felt self conscious, of if they did Embers didn t include it There was no whining or too much self doubt I also liked that they were both comfortable with their sexuality In the beginning I felt like we were thrown into this world and just expected to follow along and believe in it but Embers built up the world evenas the story progressed I really enjoyed the world and all of the characters It s been a long time since I ve read a story where I ve connected to so many of the characters and felt for them on a deeper level The plot and the pacing was really good as well I loved the strong independence of these two ladies as well I think this is a book that you need to sit down and dedicate time to I was trying to read it in short bursts Not until I dedicatedtime did I feel fully submerged in this world There are some very graphic bloody moments but I think it helped, the book, make this fantastical world seemrealistic There are trigger warnings for sexual assault and rape.I really loved this story It s unlike anything I ve ever read before The romance was so good I hope to readby Julia Embers in the future Source I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read to review basis Thanks to author Julia EmberUnicorns aren t tameable Everybody in Nazwimbe knows thatThis was an interesting YA fantasy story, featuring some mythical creatures.I liked Mnemba, she was a strong character, and I also liked Kate I also thought that they worked well together as a couple.The storyline in this had lots of interesting mythical creatures such as unicorns and mermaids, and also had poa Source I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read to review basis Thanks to author Julia EmberUnicorns aren t tameable Everybody in Nazwimbe knows thatThis was an interesting YA fantasy story, featuring some mythical creatures.I liked Mnemba, she was a strong character, and I also liked Kate I also thought that they worked well together as a couple.The storyline in this had lots of interesting mythical creatures such as unicorns and mermaids, and also had poachers trying to steal unicorns We also got a GLBT romance between Mnemba and Kate.The ending to this was pretty good.7 out of 10 Review also posted on Samodivas I received a free copy via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.Mnemba is an excellent tracker, which makes her the safari guide in her cousin Tumelo s business When the Harvings come to Nazwimbe in search of unicorns, Mnemba and Mr Harving s daughter Kara discover a sinister plot at the edge of the savanna during their expedition After a mission to gaininformation goes awry, Mnemba and Kara must work together and seek the help of Nazwimbe s general i Review also posted on Samodivas I received a free copy via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.Mnemba is an excellent tracker, which makes her the safari guide in her cousin Tumelo s business When the Harvings come to Nazwimbe in search of unicorns, Mnemba and Mr Harving s daughter Kara discover a sinister plot at the edge of the savanna during their expedition After a mission to gaininformation goes awry, Mnemba and Kara must work together and seek the help of Nazwimbe s general in order to save their loved ones and prevent the country from spiraling into a disaster.The premise of this book is honestly everything one might ask for Set in a fantasy land inspired by African cultures With almost a full cast of people of colour Mythical creatures as art of the local fauna And a promising f f romance It had me hooked right off the bat I was fully prepared to love this book and let it destroy me in the best possible way Alas, I m very sad to say that was not the case While Unicorn Tracks is not a bad book far from it it failed to impress me, despite its very compelling premise.I adore fantasy books, especially when they don t have the generic Victorian England vibe Finding a good one that is influenced by places and cultures I rarely heard and or read about feels like unearthing a rare gem I am immediately prepared to love the book Which is why I feel especially guilty when I don t I am not saying I hated Unicorn Tracks but I cannot say I loved it either It sof a liking it, but with Strings Attached Were it not for the few issues I have with this book, I probably would ve given it at least a 4.5 star rating.Let s start off with what I liked most the setting While I do feel that there could have beendevelopment in the world building, I definitely enjoyed what we got quite a lot From what the book offers us, we learn that Nazwimbe is a still developing country, trying to keep up with the rest of the world s advances, but despite that, and the tough way of travelling to and fro, it is a popular tourist destination because of its wide variety of mythological creatures Which are not so mythological there, of course I was fascinated while reading about Nazwimbe s customs and traditions, especially the laws and the repercussions of breaking them.Mnemba is a great, well rounded main character whose narrative is easy to follow and understand, but it felt a little emotionless to me and that s why I couldn t fully relate to her I feltfor those around her than Mnemba herself, especially Bi Trembla who just might be my favourite out of everyone, alongside Mnemba s little brother As for the other main character I didn t like Kara At all She felt either too underdeveloped or maybe I didn t care enough to notice and that s why she felt flat I struggled to figure out her motivations or even if she had any and didn t at all appreciate how reckless and disregarding of the rules Yes, sometimes risks need to be taken, but the ones Kara made were unnecessary and I was sad she roped Mnemba up in them.The romance started out cute and I was fully prepared to love it But then it got a little too close to the insta love border and my excitement waned Then it happened with no real foundation behind it other than Mnemba s constant thoughts of Kara s hair and skin colour And then it got brushed aside till it became convenient to use again I felt, also, that it wasof a codependent relationship at times than an actual romance and each character was using the other for their own gain rather than having genuine feelings I would have liked it if both Mnemba s and Kara ssensitive issues were touched uponas well.In conclusion, Unicorn Tracks is a good light fantasy novel takes the readers to a fascinating new place with rich culture and they spend only a few hours with magical beings coming straight out the imagination While it wasn t the most captivating read of my life, I still had fun reading about Mnemba s world and would definitely like to learnabout it


About the Author: Julia Ember

Julia lives with her wife to be and their city based menagerie of pets with literary names.She is the author of The Seafarer s Kiss and The Navigator s Touch, released by Interlude Press Duet Books in 2017 and 2018 The duology features Norse retellings of The Little Mermaid and Peter Pan and was heavily influenced by Julia s postgraduate work in Medieval Literature at the University of St Andrews Her upcoming novel, Ruinsong, will be released by Farrar, Straus and Giroux Macmillan Kids in 2020 Julia is also the author of several published novellas and short stories.You can find her on Instagram here.


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