If you feel oversaturated by faux-European fantasy, check out this twist on Korean folklore! I haven't watched K-dramas, so some of those tropes may be more obvious to other readers, but I thought this was a great unlikely allies/enemies to lovers story, with mouthwatering descriptions of food. Miyoung's torn loyalties and revenge vs protection were some favorite themes, roguish Junu was my surprise favorite character.
What a read! Half-gumiho, half-human Miyoung loathes killing to survive but does her best to be good, feeding only on evil men at the full moon. But when she saves Jihoon, a human boy, from a goblin, losing her fox spirit in the process, she has to risk everything to figure out how to get it back without becoming the monster she's always feared she would become. Lots of tension and drama & loved all the Korean mythology. Definitely recommended!
At my gate with coffee and a book so ready (as I can be) for a day of flying
It was ok, but just not what I expected. This feels kind of insta lovey to me. It also seems like they‘re hot and cold. One minute they‘re in love and the next they‘re mad at each other. Just didn‘t like this as much as I thought I would.
Miyoung is a gumiho, a nine tailed fox, who saves a boy, Jiyoon, while he is being attacked by a dokkaebi, a goblin. In saving his life she has put hers at risk. I really liked this for the most part. I felt the second half dragged jusssst a little. However, the Korean culture, the food, all the mythology, the glossary in the back for all the Korean words used, the family dynamics, and all the DRAMA made this an enjoyable read. Pick!
The game I‘ve been playing for years, League of Legends, has this character shown up above named Ahri. And her bio is that she is a 9 tail fox creature who feeds on the lives of men. I just thought the game makers were being creative. Turns out it‘s Korean folklore. That ball she is holding which I thought was just some magic ball is her yeowu guseul- fox bead, which is her soul. Hmm, the more you know. Thanks reading! Lol.
📚 Currently Reading: Wicked Fox by Kat Cho!
🦊 This book is really cute and fun so far, I love how Korean mythology is woven into the story and how it reminds me of a lot of kdramas I‘ve watched. I‘ve got about 100 pages left so I‘ll see if anything happens to change how I feel about the book, but so far it‘s a ⭐️⭐️⭐️.5/⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ book for me.
1. I love this cover, title, series name and setting
2. I enjoyed most of the characters and the overall plot
1. The romance is weird and felt random.
2. DEAR LORD STOP CASTING AUDIOBOOK NARRATORS WHO TALK BREATHLESS AS IF THEY'RE A FAINTING GOVERNESS FOR THE WHOLE BOOK! I should hear a difference in your voice when you pour milk in cereal or get murdered!
3. Pitched as fantasy romance. Feels like paranormal contemporary.
My BTS bookmarks came in the SAME👏DAY👏I start Wicked Fox!
Wicked Fox took me on YA Fantasy ride through Seoul. It follows Gu Miyoung, a gumiho (nine-tailed Fox), and Jihoon, a teenage boy. Gumiho must kill men by stealing their energy to survive. Fate throws Miyoung and Jihoon together when Miyoung saves Jihoon from a goblin attack. In the process Miyoung loses her bead, her gumiho soul. She and Jihoon must work together to get it back to Miyoung. Excuse me while I go plan my trip to Seoul!
Look what arrived at today‘s home mailbox.
I “claimed” this title from BookishFirst. I had done enough other reviews to claim a free title. This looks really fun.
It was a cute picture until I used the flash. And now she won‘t sit still again.
I'm about a quarter of the way through #WickedFox and Oh. My. Goodness. This book. It's so good! I'm so excited to find a new diverse urban fantasy and the story had me hooked from the very start. So excited to read the rest and this is definitely one to get on your radar. Out next month!
Had so much fun reading this fun-filled, enticing story which reminded me a lot of the K-drama I watched, My Girlfriend is a Gumiho, a long time ago. I really liked the exploration of the folklore of the gumiho, nine-tailed foxes that feed on men‘s life force. How fitting that I read this when I was in Seoul! #WickedFox #youngadult
It's been a legit conference to say the least