Author: Paula Stokes
Series: Vicarious, #2
Publication Date: August 15th, 2017
Publisher: Tor Teen
Synopsis: Paula Stokes returns to the world of Vicarious in this sequel, a high-action psychological thriller with a protagonist out for vengeance.
When Winter Kim finds out that her sister is dead and that she has a brother she never knew about, only two things matter―finding what’s left of her family and killing the man who destroyed her life. Her mission leads her from St. Louis to Los Angeles back to South Korea, where she grew up.
Things get increasingly dangerous once Winter arrives in Seoul. Aided by her friends Jesse and Sebastian, Winter attempts to infiltrate an international corporation to get close to her target, a nefarious businessman named Kyung. But keeping her last remaining loved ones out of the line of fire proves difficult, and when all seems to be lost, Winter must face one last devastating decision: is revenge worth sacrificing everything for? Or can she find a spark of hope in the darkness that threatens to engulf her?
Praise for VICARIOUS
“Combining elements of sci-fi and mystery, Vicarious is an expert blend from an author gifted with the ability to jump genres and stick the landing every time.” ―Paste Magazine
“A total mind-bending thrill ride, with a heroine who’s as smart as she is strong. Readers will love Winter!” ―Lindsay Cummings, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Zenith and The Murder Complex
“Reading Vicarious is like tiptoeing across a field of landmines. Blindfolded. Stokes delivers enough adrenaline to make readers beg for mercy.” ―Victoria Scott, author of Titans and Fire & Flood “An action-packed thriller that will keep you guessing until the very end–I couldn’t put it down!” ―Kristi Helvig, author of Burn Out and Strange Skies
“Vicarious by Paula Stokes is a fast-paced thriller that grabs your attention on page one and doesn’t let go. The main character is a fresh take on the usual heroine in YA novels.” ―Julie Bond, Sales &Marketing Manager/YA Specialist, Read Booksellers
“This is the thrill ride you’ve been waiting for all summer.” ―PopCrush
“Pulse-pounding adventures and high-tech blend masterfully with romance, intrigue, and current issues, making this book completely captivating for any audience.” ―VOYA, starred review
“Stokes delivers fans of suspense a story full of twists and turns…The author admirably handles graphic and disturbing material in a subtle way.” ―School Library Journal
“A powerful kick-ass girl caught up in a high-tech, twisty mystery…Buckle up, this thrill ride travels at breakneck speed.” ―Justine Magazine
“Smart twists and turns…smart sci-fi worldbuilding. Complementing the mystery is a slow-burn love story between Winter and Mexican-American Jesse Ramirez, a fellow stunt artist. Their relationship is tender and complicated, with enough tension to sustain itself and enough heat to pop when things pay off.” ―Kirkus Reviews
Paula Stokes is probably one of my favorite authors, and while I’m used to reading her contemporaries (such as Girl Against the Universe), I’m also loving her Vicarious series a lot. These books are so full of action, revenge, and a whole bunch of awesomeness. I’m surprised I haven’t seen too much hype for Ferocious, as Vicarious was more than amazing – it completely blew me out of the water when I read it.
Ferocious takes us back into the world of Vicarious, picking up at the exact spot where Vicarious leaves off, offering us plenty of adventure that carries over from the previous novel. Unfortunately, I don’t think that you could read this one as a standalone – since it picks up where the first book left off, you’re definitely going to read that one first. This being said, for those who haven’t yet read Vicarious, I’m going to make sure this review is as spoiler free as possible!
If you loved Paula Stokes’s writing in Vicarious, you’re going to love how seamlessly this book carries the story line over from that book. It’s like we never left that world, and it’s so super easy to fall back into the world and get reconnected to the characters. I can’t recall the last time that I read a book that ended in such a way that when I started the next book in the series, I felt right at home – this book felt just like that comfy and familiar blanket that I wanted to curl myself up with.
I love how much action is in this book – the pacing is so spot on and there really isn’t ever a dull moment here. I tend to get kind of bored easily when books are slow paced and I end up skimming ahead because I don’t want to fall asleep, but that isn’t the case here and I loved every second of it. There’s nonstop action going on from the very first page til the last, and if that’s your type of book, you’re really going to enjoy it.
The basis behind this book is all about the main character out to get vengeance, and it really delivers. I love how driven she is and how she is willing to do anything to get revenge. This book has one amazing heroine that you can’t help but really love!
If you are a fan of Paula Stokes and haven’t picked up Vicarious yet, you really need to pick that up and read both of them – they are so well written and so much fun that you won’t be able to put them down. If you’ve read Vicarious and you haven’t had the chance to pick this up yet, please, by all means, continue reading, because this conclusion is absolutely perfect!
Note: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!
Paula Stokes is the author of several novels, most recently Vicarious and Girl Against the Universe. Her writing has been translated into eleven foreign languages. Paula loves kayaking, hiking, reading, and seeking out new adventures in faraway lands. She also loves interacting with readers. Find her online at authorpaulastokes.com or on twitter as @pstokesbooks.
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