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.