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 men. He’s drawn to her anyway. When he finds her fox bead, he does not realize he holds her life in his hands.
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 and reignite a generations-old feud . . . forcing Miyoung to choose between her immortal life and Jihoon’s.
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About the Author
Kat Cho used to hide books under the bathroom sink and then sneak in there to read after bedtime. Her parents pretended not to know. This helped when she decided to write a dinosaur time-travel novel at the tender age of nine. Sadly, that book was not published. She currently lives and works in NYC and spends her free time trying to figure out what kind of puppy to adopt.
Review of Wicked Fox
Review (4.5 Stars): Wicked Fox was an amazing fantasy story that I literally got lost in. Gu Miyoung is a gumiho, a nine-tailed fox that must devour the energy of men so she can survive. She does this every full moon and only chooses men that have taken the lives of others. One night, she helps save a young boy, Jihoon, and her life drastically changes. Jihoon finds her fox bead that night and with this, he can control Miyoung but all he wants to do is get to know her. Putting the fox bead back for Miyoung has horrible consequences and they must work together before it is too late.
I loved Wicked Fox and I stayed up all night reading this epic tale. Miyoung has been hiding who she is and has always been the new kid at school. The only difference with this school, is that Jihoon also goes to this school, which makes it hard for Miyoung to fade into the background. I enjoyed the interaction between these two characters because Jihoon was raised with stories about the gumiho from his halmeoni and wanted to help her on her quest instead of being afraid of her.
Wicked Fox is a book that everyone should add to their TBR pile because it is a story filled with romance, adventure and rich in mythology. I can’t wait to see what Ms. Cho puts out next.