Unicorn Tracks – Review // This Book Was Secretly Written For Me

Unicorn Tracks by Julia Ember
Stand-alone novel
Genre: YA high fantasy, LGBTQ+
Pages: 160
Format: e-book (Kindle edition)
Source: author
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I was sent a copy of this book by the author in exchange for an honest review. This doesn’t affect my opinion in any way.

Unicorn Tracks was surprisingly good. I went into it expecting to enjoy it (come on, it’s about UNICORNS) and definitely did. It was amazing. 😀

the plot

I 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 girl/girl romance and unicorns. I don’t know if you know, but I absolutely adore unicorns. If you do too, read this. 😉

the characters

Mnemba 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 friend. 🙂

My 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 Tarzan. 🙂

the setting

The 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 more. It was such a fun world to read about. 😀

the relationships

I 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. ❤

the twists

There 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 book. 😀

overall

So basically, I loved Unicorn Tracks 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 more love. ❤ (I’ll have to buy a physical copy for sure!)

my rating: 5 out of 5 stars


Have you read this book? Is it on your TBR? If you have read it, what did you think? I’d love to know! 🙂

I’m off to continue reading Library of Souls and play some Splatoon! 😀 I hope you all have a fabulous day/night! ❤

Until next time…

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