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Hardcover Wicked Fox Book

ISBN: 1984812343

ISBN13: 9781984812346

Wicked Fox

(Book #1 in the Gumiho Series)

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An addictive fantasy-romance set in modern-day Seoul. Eighteen-year-old Gu Miyoung has a secret--she's a gumiho, a nine-tailed fox who must devour the energy of men in order to survive. Because so few believe in the old tales anymore, and with so many evil men no one will miss, the modern city of Seoul is the perfect place to hide and hunt. But after feeding one full moon, Miyoung crosses paths with Jihoon, a human boy, being attacked by a goblin...

Customer Reviews

3 ratings

Foxes are Cool!

I like foxes of all kinds, whether they be ordinary red foxes, or of the nine tailed, mystical Kitsune/Gumiho variety that are also girls. This book does not disappoint! Miyoung is a cool, strong gumiho just trying to live a quiet life with humans, but not really a part of them and only steal the gi for her immortality from nasty guys. This changes with the rescue of Jihoon from a nasty goblin. Unfortunately the rescue costs Miyoung her bead and that is when the fun stuff begins. Jihoon is pretty cool for a human (even if he is a bit of a slacker) and my favorite because he stays the same and doesn't betray/double cross/trick Miyoung at one time or another. Miyoung is a bit hard to like sometimes, due to her personality and attitude towards nearly everyone else but I blame her mother for that (though her mother does have her reasons kind of for being the way she is). Miyoung had some hard choices to make and I am glad that she proved herself to be a decent person/gumiho and it will be interesting to see what direction the next book will take.

Captivating and Intricate

Wicked Fox by Kat Cho was an automatic five stars from me!!! Though I knew very little about the book going in, I couldn’t put it down once I began. The main storyline is a beautiful blend of Korean mythology and modernity. Its focus follows a young gumiho named Miyoung but shamans, ghosts, and even dokkaebi make appearances. Humans, however, play perhaps the second greatest role in the story considering that Miyoung is surrounded by them and even half of one herself. Her love interest, Jihoon, is also human. This love story acts as pretty much the main story line of the novel, and its safe to say that it was absolutely endearing. It was so heart-warming to see the two characters connect and grow together. However, as fun as Miyoung and Jihoon’s romance was, I think my favorite part of the book was the side-relationships. The various friendships Miyoung creates with Jihoon and his friends was developed very slowly and thoughtfully, which I really appreciated. Jihoon’s contrasting relationships with his grandma and his mother were probably the highlight of the book for me. They were so complex and intricate in their own ways that each had me in tears at one point or the other. I really appreciate the extra mile the author took to ensure that such relationships maintained significance in the story and for the characters. It’s far too often that such relationships are simply pushed aside in romances so seeing them so fully developed makes me so excited! I absolutely cannot wait for the sequel!!!

Feels like I'm watching (more like reading) a Korean drama!

As a person who grew up watching a lot of Korean dramas (albeit I'm not really Korean), I have to say that I LOVE this book. I enjoyed reading about how the author incorporated Korean mythology in the story to create an urban fantasy novel involving Gumihos! Basically, this book holds a special place in my heart despite its flaws (which is kind of subjective).
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