Vicarious by Paula Stokes

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Two sisters. One future.

Winter Kim and her sister, Rose, have escaped the past and started over in a new place where no one knows who they used to be. 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 is devastated. She won't rest until she finds her sister's killer. But when the clues she uncovers conflict with the digital 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 own life in the process.

Paula Stokes weaves together a series of mysteries and a love story between sisters in this unforgettable high-tech thrill ride.


About Paula Stokes

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Paula Stokes currently lives in St. Louis, MO. She is part writer, part RN, and 100% thrilled to be part of the world of YA literature. When she’s not hunched over her laptop (rare), she’s kayaking, hiking, reading, or seeking out new adventures in faraway lands. Paula’s future goals include shark diving, learning Krav Maga, and writing a whole boatload of novels, not necessarily in that order. Under the pseudonym Fiona Paul, she is the author of Venom, the first book in the Secrets of the Eternal Rose trilogy (Penguin). You can visit her online at 
Published August 16, 2016 by Tor Teen. 336 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Gr 9 Up—Have you ever wanted to go cliff-diving or swimming with sharks? Winter Kim works for tech genius Gideon recording Vicarious Sensory Experiences, or ViSEs. These devices allow others to experience anything from an adrenaline-fueled jump off a bridge to dancing with celebrities at the hott...

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