Wicked Fox Review

Hello, all!

I've been reading a bit more Asian inspired fantasies lately and I'm loving it. The most recent was Wicked Fox by Kat Cho. I read an excerpt on Bookish First, and once I saw it was about a young girl who needs to feed on the energies of men to survive, I was hooked. So, thank you to them and the publisher for the copy!

Pub Dat: 6-25-19
Young Adult - Fantasy
Miyoung is a creature of legend: a gumiho, a nine-tailed fox who feeds on the energies of evil men to survive. Since no one believes in the old tales anymore, and with so many evil men that no one will miss, Seoul is the perfect place for Miyoung and her mother to hide in plain sight. That is, until one full moon while out feeding, Miyoung crosses paths with a human boy, Jihoon, as he's being attacked by a goblin. Unable to leave the boy, Miyoung violates every gumiho rule and saves the boy, losing her fox bead--her soul--in the process.

Jihoon knows what Miyoung is, his grandmother had told him stories of gumiho growing up, and he saw a wisp of her tails as she rescued him. Despite the danger she possesses, Jihoon is drawn to her anyway. He also might be the key to putting her soul bead back where it belongs. With a blossoming relationship between the two and evil forces lurking in the shadows, Miyoung must choose between her immortal life or Jihoon's.

I really enjoyed the premise of this book. It seemed really fresh and interesting, and I really liked learning a bit about Korean mythology. This was so action packed right from the beginning, and it had such anime vibes. I enjoyed seeing Miyoung grow and develop into her own and embrace relationships. There were also a lot of lightheartedness brought about by the secondary characters throughout which was a nice balance. All in all, it was a super quick fun fantasy read.

Rating: 3/5


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