Review: 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.

My thoughts:

4 stars

I absolutely loved Unicorn Tracks. It was a quick read, but a really nice one. And girls kissing always wins me over. I love how the mythical creatures were just part of their world and no one questioned it. I also adored the unique world Mnemba lived in. It had beautiful world building and forbidden romance, which is always nice.

I loved how Mnemba’s people had their own culture and language and the peeks we got into it. I also like her story line of overcoming her assault. It felt real and relatable considering I also am a victim of assault,

Although I enjoyed this book, I would’ve liked more explanations between the differences between the two countries. I felt like we just didn’t quite enough to understand how different the countries really were. I also would’ve liked a little more build up in Mnemba and Kara’s relationship, I feel like it was a little to quick. But over all it was a nice, quick read.


About the Author:

Originally from the Windy City, Julia Ember now resides in Sunny Scotland where she learned to enjoy both haggis and black pudding. She spends her days working as a professional Book Nerd for a large book wholesaler, and her nights writing YA Romantic Fantasy novels.  She also spends an inordinate amount of time managing her growing city-based menagerie of pets with Harry Potter themed names. Presently, she is the haggard slave Sirius Black and Luna Lovegood the cats and Bellatrix Le Snake. She also owns a freakishly adorable cob pony called Africa.

A world traveller since childhood, Julia has now visited over 60 countries. Her travels inspire the fictional worlds she writes about and she populates those worlds with magic and monsters.

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