Published by Tor August 16, 2016
Genre(s): Young Adult, Science Fiction, Mystery, Thriller
Pages: Hardcover 336
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Winter Kim and her sister, Rose, work as high-tech stunt girls for Rose’s ex-boyfriend, Gideon, engaging in dangerous and enticing activities while recording their neural impulses for his Vicarious Sensory Experiences, or ViSEs. Whether it’s bungee jumping, shark diving, or grinding up against celebrities at the city’s hottest dance clubs, Gideon can make it happen for you—for a price.
When Rose disappears and a ViSE recording of her murder is delivered to Gideon, Winter is devastated. She won’t rest until she finds her sister’s killer. But when the clues she uncovers conflict with the digital recordings her sister made, Winter isn’t sure what to believe. To find out what happened to Rose, she’ll have to untangle what’s real from what only seems real, risking her life in the process
Last year, I received Girl Against the Universe by Paula Stokes from my Uppercasebox and absolutely loved Jordy and Maguire’s story. It’s actually one of my top reads in 2016 and I really enjoyed Paula’s writing style — it’s light, cute, fun, and so full of heart. I was really interested in her other books so I read The Art of Lainey and loved that too. Vicarious is definitely not light or cute, but the synopsis is quite intriguing. I bought the book a while ago, and recently got approved for Ferocious on Netgalley, so I’m bumping this up my TBR list. At least now I won’t have to wait for Ferocious. I really don’t like waiting for sequels cause my heart just can’t take all that anticipation. I mean I don’t mind it… but I personally prefer to binge on book series just as how I would on TV shows. I’m certainly looking forward on binging this duology next week.
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Do you binge read book series or read them as they’re released? Which way do you like better?
Sincerely Karen Jo