I received this book in my Fairyloot box and decided to jump straight in. I’d heard mixed reports and wanted to see for myself!
Title: Wicked Fox
Series: Gumiho #1
Author: Kat Cho
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.
Miyoung is a (half) gumiho, a nine tailed fox who must feed upon humans (she loves their gi!) and she has found it’s easier for her to live in plain sight so she lives a human-ish life.
These 2 Miyoung facts collide and she meets Jihoon and something very important to her is lost to him……and that’s where it all begins….
Things I loved:
• Jihoons relationship with his grandmother was just adorable!
• I loved the Korean culture aspect, it was fascinating.
• The little twists that made me go oooo!
• Miyoung and Jihoon together = sweet!
• I’m a sucker for 2 lonely people finding each other no matter what their age!
So why 3 stars? Well the book starts off fabulously, I was so invested…..and then it went downhill a bit for me. If I’m honest I did find it a bit drawn out in places, maybe the pacing was a bit off and Miyoung got on my nerves with her questionable decision making!!!