Published by Tor Teen on August 16th 2016
Winter 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.
Why I’m Excited:
Okay, this sounds like the perfect blend of mystery and science-fiction. I can totally see this science being something that happens in the near future and I can imagine the horror of receiving a murder experience. Add to the murder mystery a sister story, and I’m sold!
Plus, have you seen that cover? The tag line made me laugh. I love a good pun.
Vicarious comes out 16 August 2016.