Releases and Recommendations: Vicarious

It’s Tuesday!

The wonderful day that books are released to the world.

Today, I’m anticipating the release of Vicarious by Paula Stokes, which will be released on Tuesday, August 16, 2016.

26114131Winter Kim and her sister, Rose, have always been inseparable. Together, the two of them survived growing up in a Korean orphanage and being trafficked into the United States.

Now they work as digital 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 won’t rest until she finds her sister’s killer. But when the clues she uncovers conflict with the neural 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.

I’ve been hankering for some science fiction and this title fits the bill. I love this idea of living “vicariously” for a price and I’m digging the diverse characters. From the synopsis, this book seems like it’ll be action-packed and exciting. I’m also intrigued by the “trafficking” aspect. It’ll be interesting to see Paula Stokes’ take on this.


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