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Wicked Fox by Kat Cho

A fresh and 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 deep in the forest. Against her better judgment, she violates the rules of survival to rescue the boy, losing her fox bead--her gumiho soul--in the process.
Jihoon knows Miyoung is more than just a beautiful girl--he saw her nine tails the night she saved his life. His grandmother used to tell him stories of the gumiho, of their power and the danger they pose to humans. He's drawn to her anyway. 
With murderous forces lurking in the background, Miyoung and Jihoon develop a tenuous friendship that blossoms into something more. But when a young shaman tries to reunite Miyoung with her bead, the consequences are disastrous . . . forcing Miyoung to choose between her immortal life and Jihoon's.


Wicked Fox by Kat Cho is such a beautiful book. I was intrigued right away when I saw that it was based off of Korean mythology. I am a sucker for mythology book sand I haven’t read a Korean one yet. Miyoung is 18 years old and not you typical teenager. She is half Gumiho, or a nine-tailed fox. She survives by consuming the gi (energy) from men. She isn’t the type to kill innocent men so she decides that is only going to take the gi from those that commit terrible crimes. Miyoung tries to be as normal as possible. She attends a school in Seoul and tries hard to keep a low profile.

 Then one night everything changes. Miyoung find a young man, Jihoon, being attacked by a goblin in the woods. So she decides to save him but in the process she exposes herself to him and loses her fox bead. Now a fox bead is like her soul and without it, she will die or can be controlled by whomever has it.

I found Wicked Fox by Kat Cho to be intriguing and delightful. There is so much family drama here that you could create a telenovela. I loved these characters so much. There was a few times that Cho had me on the edge of my seat waiting to see what would happen. Miyoung is a fantastic character, you can’t help but love her and want the best for her. Immediately I was worried about her fox bead and how she would be able to get it back in its rightful place. I also loved her soul. Miyoung wanted to be a better person. She didn’t want to kill men. Which is why she was eating the way that she was. I love her consciousness. I felt like it is a big part of who she is.

I am really looking forward to book two. I think this series is going to be so good and I am really excited. I loved the Korean mythology and can’t wait to read more.

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