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Book Review: Wicked Fox (Gumiho #1) – Kat Cho

Rating: 2/5 🌟🌟

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy


When I first saw the amazing cover of this book, I was super excited to read it. A Korean YA Fantasy story? How could I resist it? At first when I started it, the slow pace of the story and the details were quite charming but it got old pretty fast.

The female main character, Miyoung, started out strong at first but her hot and cold behavior got annoying very quickly. I get it why she was hostile in the beginning but there was no character growth at all. I hated how she was whiny and cowardly and all she did was run away and be hostile.

The male lead character, Jihoon, however, showed a character growth that endeared me to him. I emphasized with him over his troubles.

The writing was too slow-paced and draggy. Even the scenes with some action were not dynamic. The emotions of the characters felt blunt, detached.

What I enjoyed were the Korean references and the back story of the origin of Gumihos. The plot-line was an interesting one with a clever twist at the end and overall, this story could have been amazing if not for the slow pace and blunt writing style.

Blurb: 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.


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