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Shadow of the Fox (Original)
Shadow of the Fox (Original) | Julie Kagawa
Enter a beautiful and perilous land of shapeshifters and samurai, kami and legends, humans and demons...a world in which Japanese mythology and imagination blend together to create a brand-new and lushly drawn fantasy adventure from the New York Times bestselling author of The Talon Saga and The Iron Fey. Fans of Sarah J. Maas, Julie C. Dao, Marie Lu, Cassandra Clare and more bestselling YA fantasy will be captivated by book one of this enchanting new series.Once Every Thousand Years...Every millennium, one age ends and another age dawns...and whoever holds the Scroll of a Thousand Prayers holds the power to call the great Kami Dragon from the sea and ask for any one wish. The time is near...and the missing pieces of the scroll will be sought throughout the land of Iwagoto. The holder of the first piece is a humble, unknown peasant girl with a dangerous secret.Demons have burned the temple Yumeko was raised in to the ground, killing everyone within, including the master who trained her to both use and hide her kitsune shapeshifting powers. Yumeko escapes with the temple's greatest treasure--one part of the ancient scroll. Fate thrusts her into the path of a mysterious samurai, Kage Tatsumi of the Shadow Clan. Yumeko knows he seeks what she has...and is under orders to kill anything and anyone who stands between him and the scroll.A WISH WILL BE GRANTED AND A NEW AGE WILL DAWN.
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Melismatic
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That ending!! 😱 I could totally see ‘Shadow of the Fox‘ becoming an ace Netflix series. I loved the Japanese integration, the supernatural lore, and the ‘Wizard Of Oz‘ like cast of unlikely friends. Need Part 2.... 🦊

Moving on to another #BOTM I‘ve had *forever*.

BookishGirl06 Well the second book is currently out. I can‘t wait for #3 next March 😊 5mo
Melismatic @BookishGirl06 hoping it‘s at my local bookseller, if so I‘m picking it up this weekend 😂 5mo
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Melismatic
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I‘ve got 20-some odd pages left and it‘s clear I‘m going to have to find the second book in the series because I won‘t get an ending to this adventure in Book 1 😭

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Melismatic
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Unexpectedly, this is the perfect way to ease into #Halloween season (my fave time of the year)....

I‘m really enjoying these characters. May need to seek out the rest of the series.

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Melismatic
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Saving for later to look up more about the *oni* — it‘s so interesting that so many cultures have different supernatural creature features/lore to scare & disturb.... 👹

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Melismatic
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Trading one read book for another “red” book 😂 - this one has sat on my shelves too long. Let‘s remedy that (and tackle a letter in my #LitsyAtoZ in the process)!

BookishGirl06 I loved this. Hope you love it too. 5mo
Melismatic @BookishGirl06 🙌🏻 hope so! 🤗 5mo
Caffeinated_Reader It‘s SO GOOD!!! The 2nd book is amazing as well, enjoy 😊 5mo
Melismatic @Caffeinated_Reader 🙌🏻 so excited!! 🤗 5mo
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That-Bookish-Hiker
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Finally a heroine who doesn‘t spend the whole mission swooning over the “hero” every 5 secs during an important mission she needs to complete.

Yumeko is a kitsune, half human and half fox. After a Oni demon attacks and kills all the monks who raised her she now has to protect the dragon scroll.

Enjoyed the characters and the weird family they made reluctantly. I will more than likely read the second.

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mutlee
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I really liked the Japanese folklore and world-building. Maybe I‘m ready to try some Manga. Maybe. But, I thought the dialogue was weak and felt really discordant with the setting. That turned me off a bit, but I still want to read the sequel.

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kplovesbooks
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I loved Julie Kagawa's Talon series and her Blood Of Eden series. But this? I just can't. I made it to 25%, just out of sheer stubborness. It's just blah to me. I can't relate to the characters, and the story seems slow. 😕

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Bookaholicforlife
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Started reading Shadow of the Fox. I‘m about 62 pages in and if I‘m honest I‘m not really enjoying it so far I may wind up DNFing this book though I‘m trying to give it at least 100-150 pages before I make that final decision.

Caffeinated_Reader It‘s so good!!! I loved this one. Maybe try it again in a week or a month? It‘s really great! 9mo
Bookaholicforlife @Caffeinated_Reader I‘m going to keep reading for a bit to see if I can get into it. It may just be the beginning I‘m not into. If not, I‘ll take your advice and try picking it up again I. A week or month or so. Thank you. I‘m glad you enjoyed it. 9mo
Caffeinated_Reader @Bookaholicforlife no prob! It helps me when I can‘t get into a book, good luck! 9mo
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BookishGirl06
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📚shadow of the fox. 🎥the fox and the hound. 🎵what does the fox say. #manicmonday

JoScho 💙🦊💙 9mo
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Shley9225
Shadow of the Fox | Julie Kagawa
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Wow!! This book was very different from what I normally read (not because it‘s bad, just because I find anime/manga/etc culture intimidating!!) but I totally loved it!! I loved the world, the characters, the story, and THAT ENDING OMG 😱😱❤️ Can‘t wait for the sequel. Also I loved the magic system and the MC and ugghhhhh just you know what? Just read it yourself. It‘s great. I promise :D

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BookishRedhead
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Great start to a new trilogy!
Strong female lead.
I liked that she added some Japanese words

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4thhouseontheleft
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Despite the slow burn and length of time it took me to get through this YA fantasy, I ultimately ended up enjoying it. I loved the mythology and world-building, but the plot itself kind of plodded along. The story is very much rooted in Japanese folklore, and I loved that aspect! Enough for me to pick up the sequel when it is published later this year.

#readingwomenchallenge #mythretelling
#pop19 #inspiredbymythology
#MountTBR
#OwlCrate

LeahBergen Happy Birthday!! 📚📚📚 11mo
Lcsmcat Happy birthday! I hope you‘re having a lovely day, with 🎂 11mo
4thhouseontheleft @LeahBergen @Lcsmcat Thank you! It‘s been a great weekend! 11mo
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Elma Happy Birthday! 11mo
tracey38 Happy birthday! 11mo
tjwill Happy birthday! 🎉🎂 May I ask you a strange question? May I use a screenshot of your review in a presentation that I am giving? I could use one of my own, but would prefer to use someone else‘s since I‘m also showing my profile. It‘s about YA Lit and bookish social media. 11mo
4thhouseontheleft @tjwill Sure, that‘s fine! Thank you for asking first! 11mo
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4thhouseontheleft
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I don‘t think I‘ve ever been the only person on the Charleston Pier! Our hotel is across the street, and I came out to catch the sun rise. No luck there, it‘s an eerily foggy morning! But I do have the swinging benches all to myself and a quiet spot to finish my book.

ProfReader The view is still beautiful. 11mo
4thhouseontheleft @ProfReader It is! And I love watching the fog roll in, I can barely see the end of the pier in front of me anymore! I love foggy, misty mornings. 11mo
ProfReader Peace and tranquility is the best!! 11mo
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saresmoore My sis-in-law is in Charleston this weekend, too. I hope you‘ll get some sunshine! 11mo
4thhouseontheleft @saresmoore Yesterday was beautiful! 11mo
britt_brooke Lovely, enjoy! 11mo
cariashley Very pretty!! 11mo
Cinfhen It‘s still such a lovely view ~ Happy Birthday 🎈 🥳🎂🎉 💖 11mo
jenniferajanes Enjoy! It‘s a beautiful morning! 11mo
jb72 I‘ve been there. Those swings are awesome! 11mo
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4thhouseontheleft
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I made a friend today while hanging out at a historical site reading my book! Took a break from all the walking we did today! #LitsyWalkers #unusual

cathysaid So cool! Is this near Charlotte? 11mo
kellyann28 Very cool! 11mo
Soubhiville Gorgeous! I love his expression. 11mo
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Velvetfur Aaww that's the most beautiful friend one could make! Love their colours so much 💙 11mo
Kaye How pretty ! Thanks for sharing 🦚 👈🏼 That is supposed to be a peacock. 11mo
4thhouseontheleft @cathysaid We‘re actually in Charleston this weekend! 11mo
wordzie 🙌❤🐦 11mo
tracey38 Oh my goodness, I love peacocks! 11mo
Christine He‘s a gorgeous one!! There are a couple of peacocks that roam freely around the San Diego Zoo and I love them so much. 11mo
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4thhouseontheleft
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I‘m slowly becoming invested in this story, but the numerous typos are driving me nuts! This is just one example.

Kjoyner I love to find type-os in books! Lol! It‘s kind of a hobby. 11mo
ravenlee I hate typos! You‘re cruising along, reading at normal speed, and then a screeching halt! Throws off the whole rhythm. 11mo
Lcsmcat @ravenlee I‘m with you. They drive me crazy. 11mo
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Susanita It‘s like the proverbial needle scratch. 11mo
ReadingRover Omg the worst!!! 11mo
RidgewayGirl A good proofreader would never have let that through. 11mo
NovelGirl82 That always jerks me right out of a story! Ugh! 11mo
4thhouseontheleft @Kjoyner Then you would love this book! @ravenlee @Lcsmcat @susanita @readingrover Yes! They drive me crazy too. @RidgewayGirl And there are sooo many in this book, it‘s like it wasn‘t proofread at all! 11mo
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4thhouseontheleft
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I took a live class today, so I did what any sane person would do while waiting for it to begin, pedal and read! *Don‘t try this outdoors. 😂😂

LauraBeth 😂 I‘m debating between getting the Peloton bike or tread 🤔 11mo
4thhouseontheleft @LauraBeth I don‘t have any experience with the tread, but I love the bike! 11mo
Kaye Great job 👍🏼 11mo
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LauraBeth I think the bike is more practical - I prefer running but primarily outside. If we had the bike, I could see the husband also using it. 11mo
4thhouseontheleft @Laurabeth The app is included with the bike subscription, and they have a series of audio classes in the app that are meant for outdoor running, not on a treadmill. 11mo
LauraBeth Ahhhh - so with the monthly subscription it also includes the app? I didn‘t know that! 11mo
4thhouseontheleft @LauraBeth Yes! You use the same login info on the bike, app, and desktop version. So I take all the yoga, stretch and strength videos off the bike and use my iPad. You can also link it to a TV with Roku or something similar. 11mo
4thhouseontheleft @LauraBeth If you do ever decide to buy one, I have a referral code you can use. 😃 I think a referral gives you $100 off accessories. 11mo
LauraBeth Oh that is so awesome - thanks! I am 95% there with convincing the husband that I need this in my life 😂 11mo
Butterfinger I have been thinking of your child's schoolmate. I teach 5th so it affected me. Please forgive me, I can't remember if it was your son or daughter, but how are they and the other children? It just broke my heart. 11mo
4thhouseontheleft @Butterfinger Thank you so much. 💕 I have a daughter, and everyone is coping about as well as can be expected. The teachers have been so incredible this week, and have done so much to try to get things back to a regular routine while at the same time honoring Morgan and the children who are grieving more than others. We actually have a weekend trip planned, which I thought about cancelling, but I think will be a good escape for all of us. 11mo
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4thhouseontheleft
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I‘m struggling to get into this one. It has all the elements I usually love: inspired by mythology, interesting magical creatures, and a mischievous and likable main character. Not sure why I keep putting it down, and can only get through one chapter a day. #OwlCrate #OwlCrateSociety

Gissy I enjoyed it, but it is a simple YA fantasy novel but it has funny scenes. I think the worst part is those foreign words because you have to see the glossary at end constantly but at the you are going get use to it. 11mo
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dgingo
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A little pre-movie reading. 🦊📚

#BooksAtTheMovies #HaveBookWillTravel #BookClub #SundayFunday

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JuliaTheBookNerd
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#RedReads ❤️ #LiteraryLove ❤️📚

#BookNerd 💙📚🤓

TrishB Lovely pic ❤️ 12mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful photo!! ❤️❤️❤️ 12mo
JSW Oooooh red is my favorite color! 12mo
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Jee_HookedOnBookz 😍😍😍 12mo
vkois88 Love, love, love this! You've got several great titles here 12mo
Tahoe This is a really nice foto! :D 12mo
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Gissy
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2box subscriptions=2same books😳One is an exclusive edition, at least.YA fantasy book which will be discussed in a Yutuber channel that I follow. Full of adventure, sometimes gory in the description of battles with demons, full of magic with elements of Japanese-samurai folklore which I need to read more. Love the relationship of 3 unlikely characters:Yumeko, Okame & Tarsumi.So funny.Some romance elements. I really enjoyed it as a YA story3.6⭐️

BookHoarder32 The fox drawing is adorable. She creates some really cute dragons from clay and sells them on Etsy sometimes, but they sell out in seconds. 12mo
Gissy @BookHoarder32 Thank you! I need that in my life!😱 12mo
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gossamerchild
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Getting my stack ready for #24in48! Super excited to spend the weekend reading 🤩🤩

@24in48

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BookishGirl06
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That moment when you‘ve had the ebook for maybe a month and you didn‘t realize it had a preview for the sequel 😱. I have a physical copy of the book and normally I use that when I want to reread certain parts. This time I checked my ebook and stumbled onto this. I don‘t think the physical copy had an excerpt in it.

BookHoarder32 🎉 12mo
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IndyHannaJones
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My little fox creature approves whole heartedly of this one! While not a perfect book (although in the words of my beloved German grandma, 'but what do I know?'), it feels like a vivid anime full of colorful villains, lovable heroes, sassy side kicks, and dreamy backdrops full of shadows and magic. There were also weasels with blade feet, hungry ghosts, and frequent descriptions of food. Ella is mostly here for the food.

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IndyHannaJones
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Ella Fuzz Fox Face loves the snow. This book would make an excellent anime series. Lady Satomi is a perfect villain and an illustrator would have an absolute blast bringing this to life. Lots of color and opportunity to work in traditional Japanese imagery. Anywho, this is an enjoyable one so far! Lots of blood and guts too....if you are into that...☃️❄☃️☃️☃️

RealBooks4ever Snowy dog! ❄️🐶💜 13mo
IndyHannaJones @RealBooks4ever she loves it! 13mo
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IndyHannaJones
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....and now I'm reading this one. Pretty sure Ella is part magical fox creature.

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Sharanya
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This book checked off so many boxes for me — an utterly swoony, slow-burn romance between two people who‘re as dynamic on their own as they are together. A fascinating fantasy world made out of Japanese mythology. A plot that is masterfully crafted to create perfect tension. I did feel like I was slogging through the writing at times, which annoyed me a bit, though I still enjoyed the story. A compelling, character-driven fantasy. ★★★★☆

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BookishGirl06
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#illalwayslovethisbook. #anewchapter I think this might be one of those book for me. It really feels like an anime in book form and I can‘t get it out of my head a month after reading it.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful cover!!! ❤️🖤❤️ 13mo
BookishGirl06 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks this is the owlcrate edition. I think the normal one is inverted but using the same colors 13mo
alysonwrites I agree, this is totally anime in a book. So much fun and adventure! 13mo
BookishGirl06 @alysonwrites I was definitely getting inuyasha vibes from this. Sequel isn‘t until June 😭 13mo
vkois88 Your description sounds fascinating, and I agree the cover is beautiful 13mo
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Sharanya
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#currentlyreading | a book that promises murder & mayhem. Who could ask for anything more? #yalitsy

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Book number 76 of my year and I need a new story ASAP

Caffeinated_Reader Holy hell. This book was SO good. The story is so beautiful and interesting and the characters are respectable and strong. I took my time with this story and I am glad. The battle scenes were epic and the ending was mind blowing. I was left with worry, shock, and triumph. Geeez I must read book two! 13mo
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hyperashley
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5⭐'s. I loved it! I adore Japanese culture and folklore so I loved every second of this book!

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alysonwrites
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Girl who is half-kitsune (fox shapeshifter) and has a sought-after legendary scroll meets boy who is a trained assassin and has orders to kill for the same scroll. The two become unlikely travel companions, battling demons and monsters together. Being half-Japanese, I couldn‘t get enough of the Japanese mythology, anime-inspired heroes and villains, and Sengoku era-inspired settings. Love this so hard and super excited for the sequel!

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LeticiaToraci
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The blurb seemed so interesting so I got this last weekend.

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Sylvilel
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It is #Sunday and #readingtime , and I am taking my slow, sweet time «Shadow of The Fox» by Julie Kagawa?

What are your #DecemberReads ?



#ShadowOfTheFox #JulieKagawa #december #red #booknerd #magiciseverywhere #adventureawaits #fantasybooks #yafantasy #yabooks #booksandcoffee #magic

BookishGirl06 This was so good. ❤️ 14mo
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Booknerd222
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Booknerd222
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If anyone wants my Telegram there it is. I feel like this app would be good for chats or group chats since Litsy doesn‘t have a chat feature.

Booknerd222 Username is Booknerd222 14mo
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BookishGirl06
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Finished this last night. It was so good. I love the action and even the slow burn romance. I especially loved all the Japanese mythology. I can‘t wait for book 2.

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Booknerd222
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Sylvilel
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This book is full of cool action, magic, and fantastical, japanese mythology, and is exactly what I need right now.

I love the characters, I love the plot, and I almost love the narration.

A perfect #read for those who want a fast paced #fantasy quick-fix🦊

@owlcrate exclusive edition.

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StellarDoc
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Talking #TsundokuProblems with @dgingo on a Friday night.

dgingo Our fellow Littens will understand! This app is like one big tsundoku support group where we enable one another instead of breaking our additions. 😂 14mo
StellarDoc @dgingo This app probably makes our tsundoku worse! 14mo
dgingo @StellarDoc Indeed! 14mo
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Booknerd222 I‘ve never heard of this app. What‘s the name ? 14mo
StellarDoc @Booknerd222 App? Tsundoku is the Japanese term for acquiring reading material without reading it. 14mo
Booknerd222 @StellarDoc ooohhh okay. I thought it was a actual app my bad XD 14mo
StellarDoc @Booknerd222 No worries! 😸 14mo
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BookishGirl06
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Pretty cool so far. I‘m hoping to get this done by Saturday because a few people on YouTube are doing a liveshow for this book. Always love seeing other people‘s thoughts on a book

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Booknerd222
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RadicalReader @Booknerd222 love the cover of this book simply stunning 1y
Lel2403 @RadicalReader very similar to the wolf speaker by Tamora Pierce, the cover that is not the book 📖 1y
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Sumi
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Currently reading & enjoying very much.
It‘s so much fun to read fantasy/adventures set in worlds with magic/beings based in non-Western traditions.

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BookishGirl06
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I love the brilliant shiny, ruby red cover. This looks good and I can‘t wait to start it

ReadingSusan Ohhhh gorgeous cover! 1y
Quirkybookworm You‘re gonna love it!! I know I LOVE it 1y
AWahle This was such a good book! 1y
tracey38 I have this one of my tbr shelf. Hope to get to it soon. 1y
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Lel2403
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YA Fantasy tale

There are two main characters, Yumeko, a young girl who has lived all her life at a temple, after being found in a basket at the temple, raised by monks, She is a very special individual, part Kitsune, part human.

Kage, a young man, a special kind of samurai, Who has a powerful and very dangerous weapon and is able to slay demons and monsters

The language is beautifully poetic and the atmospheric world building is stunning.

bibliogyan Sounds interesting 🤔 1y
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Lel2403
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“It was raining the day Suki came to the Palace of the Sun, and it was raining the night that she died.”....what a great first line

mom2bugnbee I'm a sucker for a good first line! 1y
Lel2403 @mom2bugnbee me too, I think it sets the tone of the book 📚 1y
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Cailey_Mac
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Ooooo what??? Invisibility?! AMAZING #OwlCrate #November2018 #ShadowoffheFox

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Cailey_Mac
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I‘m taking my time reading this one; but it‘s AMAZING so far! For anyone who‘s interested, it‘s a Japanese inspired mythological book about the hunt for the Dragon Scrolls; whoever possesses them every 1,000 years gets any wish, and based on who has them, can control the fate of the world. But it‘s so much more than that! There‘s kitsune ( supernatural fox being ) shinobi (think assassin samurai) and so much more! ⚔️🐉#currentread #OwlCrate

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Rowanwax
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LIKES: gripping plot, intriguing characters, fascinating world, great writing, little Japanese lessons DISLIKES: Japanese lessons took me by surprise, needing to wait for the second book 😩 #ya4life #ninja #kitsune

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hermyknee
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One of the books from October‘s #OwlCrate box! I loved the October box, and can‘t wait to catch up on all of my Owl Crate reading. This one sounds like it will be perfect for winter.

Also, getting back in to #bookstagram, so feel free to give me a follow on IG (@her.my.knee) ☺️♥️

Melismatic Followed! 🤗 1y
tdrosebud Followed 1y
tracey38 I got this Owlcrate, too. Can't wait to get to this book. 1y
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