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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 uickly excels as a guide Surrounding herself with nature and the mystical animals inhabiting the savannah not only allows Mnemba’ DNF at page 86This book isn t bad I just got bored every time I picked it up and I know if I finished it it would only be 25 or 3 stars anyway I just didn t care what happened to the characters I like the fantasy world of this and that the girls were protecting unicorns but their relationship had no angst and the story was predictable and rushed because this book is 150 pages long

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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 indulg Disclaimer I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest reviewActual Rating 45I 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 upLet 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 hereexpanded 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 liked interaction 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 uickly and easily I think a little bit time was needed for me to feel satisfied especially with view spoilerreleasing 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

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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 second read April 201945 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 45 as I noticed a few small details that fetus reviewer Liv did not Primarily while this was a uick 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 tastesOtherwise 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 aspectI 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 sameAs 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 workRepresentation 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 fatCW animal death poaching sexual assault off page prior to story PTSD discussions of torture and suicidefirst read July 2016I was sent a copy of this book by the author in exchange for an honest review This doesn t affect my opinion in any wayThis was surprisingly good I went into it expecting to enjoy it come on it s about UNICORNS and definitely did It was amazingI 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 girlgirl romance and unicorns I don t know if you know but I absolutely adore unicorns If you do too read thisMnemba 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 friendMy 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 TarzanThe 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 and It was such a fun world to read aboutI 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 bookSo 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 much love 3


10 thoughts on “Unicorn Tracks

  1. says:

    DNF at page 86This book isn't bad I just got bored every time I picked it up and I know if I finished it it would only be 25 or 3 stars anyway I just didn't care what happened to the characters I like the fantasy world of this and that the girls were protecting unicorns but their relationship had no angst and t

  2. says:

    Source I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read to review basis Thanks to author Julia Ember “Unicorns aren’t t

  3. says:

    of a 35 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 UNICOR

  4. says:

    second read April 201945 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 45 as I noticed a few small details that fetus reviewer Liv did not

  5. says:

    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

  6. says:

    Beautiful YA romance full of excitement and adventure In Nazwimbe we have a saying what has been sealed in blood cannot be undoneOne of my favourite aspects of this story was the setting the unusual animals and the culture of Nazwi

  7. says:

    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 bu

  8. says:

    Disclaimer I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest reviewActual Rating 45I really enjoyed this one I just wish it had been a little longer I'm going to unpack my feelings as one long ramble

  9. says:

    The first thing that attracted me to this book was the cover I mean rightRight away Embers immerses you into th

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    Review also posted on Samodivas I received a free copy via NetGalley in exchange for an honest reviewMnemba 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 siniste

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