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Quick take

Just your typical love story between a boy and a girl (who's also a nine-tailed man-eating mythological fox).

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    First in series

Why I love it

If you’re a regular SFF reader, chances are you’ve read about humans that are secretly werewolves. You’ve probably also read about humans that are secretly vampires. But what about humans that are secretly nine-tailed foxes? No? Well then trust: You’re going to want to read Wicked Fox.

The book stars Gu Miyoung, an 18-year-old gumiho (aka nine-tailed fox) who survives by eating the energy of men. You can see how this might pose a problem for her relationships with humans—which is why she has to keep her identity a secret. So when she saves the life of Jihoon, a human, and reveals her nine tails to him in the process, a connection begins to form that poses a danger to them both...

This has all of the elements that make for an unputdownable read: a vibrant, modern-day setting in Seoul; star-crossed and lovable characters; magic rooted in mythology; and a twisty plot. I loved spending time with Miyoung and Jihoon—not to mention the goblins and shamans—and I think that you will too.

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Synopsis

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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Sneak peek

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