Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to author Julia Ember.
Blurb (from Goodreads):
When a vicious assault compels sixteen-year-old Mnemba to leave her village, she joins her cousin Tumelo as a tracker in his booming safari business. It doesn’t take her long to become one of the best safari guides in Nazwimbe. Her work allows her to escape into a new world of wondrous creatures, and to avoid thinking about what happened at home.
When Mr. Harving arrives with his daughter Kara to research unicorns, Tumelo assigns Mnemba to them as a guide. The attraction between Mnemba and Kara is almost instant, but Kara is engaged to be married when she returns home. Venturing into the savanna alone, they uncover a plot by a gang of poachers to enslave the unicorns, harnessing their supernatural strength to build a railway. They must save the creatures Kara loves while struggling not to succumb to forbidden love themselves.
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
This 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