Wicked Fox

Wicked Fox

A fresh and addictive fantasy-romance set in modern-day Seoul.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 ful...

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Title:Wicked Fox
Author:Kat Cho
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Wicked Fox Reviews

  • Anissa

    So much yes! This was full of so many amazing surprises and twists. I won’t say anymore as I don’t want to give anything away but my heart cannot take the cuteness that is Miyoung and Jihoon. Love!!

  • Chloe

    Reading this was a dream come true. A young adult urban fantasy set in Seoul? My heart 💗. And it was everything that I wanted a more.

    I absolutely loved the Korean mythology and it was perfectly woven into the story. The characters? Amazing. I love them and the relationships that were formed. My heart also broke for them. I'll talk about it more in my wrap up, but GET EXCITED FOR THIS! This comes out 25 June!

    Reading this was a dream come true. A young adult urban fantasy set in Seoul? My heart 💗. And it was everything that I wanted a more.

    I absolutely loved the Korean mythology and it was perfectly woven into the story. The characters? Amazing. I love them and the relationships that were formed. My heart also broke for them. I'll talk about it more in my wrap up, but GET EXCITED FOR THIS! This comes out 25 June!

  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin

    I loved the book and all the mythical stuff!!

    I earned this beautiful badge for buddy reading with For Love Of A Book.

    Happy Reading!!

    Mel 🖤🐶🐺🐾

  • jessica

    where in the world have i been to not know that fantasy kdrama is the genre of the year?! the korean myth of gumihos is not one i was previously familiar with, but this story is making me want to book a one way ticket to seoul to sneak a peek at the little fox fiends.

    for a debut, this has all the makings of a great story. its creative, it represents a culture that isnt as mainstream, it has likeable/relatable characters, and the writing is easy to read. i feel that kat cho has brought a lot to

    where in the world have i been to not know that fantasy kdrama is the genre of the year?! the korean myth of gumihos is not one i was previously familiar with, but this story is making me want to book a one way ticket to seoul to sneak a peek at the little fox fiends.

    for a debut, this has all the makings of a great story. its creative, it represents a culture that isnt as mainstream, it has likeable/relatable characters, and the writing is easy to read. i feel that kat cho has brought a lot to this story in terms of her culture and portrays it in a really exciting way. and oh my gosh. the food! the food sounds amazing!! every time a meal was mentioned, my mouth watered.

    however, i do think this was drawn out a bit too long. i feel like it could have been condensed a little without comprising the story, although the few moments of slowness werent a deal breaker for me.

    this a pretty solid debut and great representation of korean folklore set in a modern setting. cant wait for the sequel!

  • Chaima ✨ شيماء

    My excitement over this book glowed within the few first chapters, then flamed, then just as quickly, fell as ash to the ground somewhere around the halfway mark. Afterwards, I was crawling across every sentence with the peak of each hard-won page unveiling but another page beyond, unable to worm free of the yoke of that most dreaded mire of the human emotions: boredom. Frankly, this whole experience is but a handful of broken moments scattered through my mind—the story seemed to slid off of me

    My excitement over this book glowed within the few first chapters, then flamed, then just as quickly, fell as ash to the ground somewhere around the halfway mark. Afterwards, I was crawling across every sentence with the peak of each hard-won page unveiling but another page beyond, unable to worm free of the yoke of that most dreaded mire of the human emotions: boredom. Frankly, this whole experience is but a handful of broken moments scattered through my mind—the story seemed to slid off of me like rainwater from a tin roof the minute I finished the book.

    It goes like this: Miyoung is half

    a nine-tailed fox demon, and her hunger for

    —“the energy that emanated from all living things”—was a death drive that demanded more to feed its fire. She and her mother have made the road their home; living their lives in fits and starts, stops and goes. xx had spared no effort in impressing on her daughter how vile and perilous humans are, and thus Miyoung hardened her heart, convincing herself that she is legion—needing no one’s company but her own—and clinging to the reminder that she only siphons

    from evildoers, whenever her conscience struck.

    Miyoung met their move back to Seoul with a scowl, knowing it would be yet another cold and tedious stay, but when she meets her careless and affable high school classmate, Jihoon, her mother’s tight face—always louring over her—flakes away and Miyoung forgets—temporarily at least—that the shining ideal she’d only dreamed longingly of from afar was out of her reach.

    When Ahn Jihoon stumbles upon Miyoung—in her gumiho form—killing a dokkaebi in the woods, he’d almost convinced himself it had not happened, that it had been a vivid dream, drawn from his grandmother’s descriptions and too much imagination. Soon, though, the incident ceased to seem a thing of the imagination and took on a horrible life of its own. There was darkness in Miyoung, and treachery, that much he knew. She is teetering on the brink of something that will unmake her and he might just be unlucky enough to be standing in the blast zone when it all went off.

    While Cho offers an original set up for the first book of her urban fantasy series—dazzlingly expanding the YA scope by introducing a vibrant representation of Korean mythology that is rife with the supernatural, the unexplained, the mystical—she mostly skims the surface of her premise.

    Cho’s story ping-pongs back and forth between Miyoung and Jihoon in brief chapters (some only two or three pages) that move the story steadily, granting each scene enough room to breathe, but the sometimes confusingly ordered narrative, cyclical plot elements, and repetitive language dilute the suspense instead of intensifying it, thus diminishing the novel’s impact.

    the author introduces a world that begs for more page time and leaves plenty to explore, she paints her characters in shifting shades of moral gray that are no less sharp because of it but a bit more poison in the pen would have helped drawn them more and made their viewpoints more engaging, moments of frantic action and violence crop up here and there, together with flashes of levity and camp, but many scenes don't serve any purpose other than to slam on the brakes, and, as freshly as they're approached, the author also doesn't always keep the clichés from falling like soft rain. I could feel my will to read leaching from me, bled away by the relentlessly slow build and lack of major plot movement, and the ending didn’t exactly inspire any spurt of giddiness in me for the next installment.

    But I think the main quibble that drained away any remaining pleasure was how the whole story quickly lapsed into tepid melodrama after the romance overwhelmed the machinations of the plot and the characters. Maybe it’s just me—I am forever aggravated when the romance overtakes the story and eventually envelopes a fantasy novel. I grew dissastisfied with the lack of communication, the endless back and forth, and it's what really kicked me off the story.

    Unfortunately, I think this is where I kiss this series adieu. Don't let my opinion discourage you, though. If you don't mind fantasy novels that are overly reliant on romance, give this book a try!

  • Kat Cho

    UPDATE 4/10/2019:

    For anyone outside of the US and Canada, there is going to be an international export edition! AND (drumroll...) it will be under its original title of GUMIHO! (Well, technically GUMIHO: WICKED FOX). I'm so grateful that international readers will get a chance to meet Jihoon and Miyoung!

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    UPDATE 1/22/2019:

    Cover is here! (follow the link for an exclusive excerpt):

    Please

    UPDATE 4/10/2019:

    For anyone outside of the US and Canada, there is going to be an international export edition! AND (drumroll...) it will be under its original title of GUMIHO! (Well, technically GUMIHO: WICKED FOX). I'm so grateful that international readers will get a chance to meet Jihoon and Miyoung!

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    UPDATE 1/22/2019:

    Cover is here! (follow the link for an exclusive excerpt):

    Please show some love to my cover designer:

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    UPDATE 12/20/18:

    As some of you eagle-eyes have already noticed, the title was changed! I finally announced it on Twitter (along with pre-order links). Thank you for all the love you've shown GUMIHO now retitled WICKED FOX!

    Also, yes there is an official date now of 6/25/2019 AND there will be a cover reveal very soon! Promise! K-drama hugs to everyone!

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    Can't wait for everyone to meet Miyoung & Jihoon! <3 <3 <3

    Fun facts:

    - It is told from dual POV

    - Miyoung was a name my halmoni suggested my sister name my niece (which may or may not be because my niece is a gumiho O.o)

    - It had 500% more food scenes, but I had to cut a bunch. Don't worry there are still a decent amount of food scenes.

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  • Elena

    if anyone is able to get an arc of this at bookcon and is willing to give it to me i will gladly take it and wish nothing but blessings and happiness for you

    I CAN'T BELIEVE MY PREDICTIONS OF THE COVER WERE TRUE !!!! IT TRULY LOOKS LIKE THIS CAME OUT OF A KOREAN WEBTOON

    KAT CHO PLEASE THROW ME AN EARLY COPY OF THIS I CAN'T TELL YOU HOW MUCH I'M ANTICIPATING THIS ESPECIALLY BECAUSE I AM A KDRAMA LOVER AND THIS IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED FOR US KDRAMA LOVERS

    WiCkeD fOx

    if anyone is able to get an arc of this at bookcon and is willing to give it to me i will gladly take it and wish nothing but blessings and happiness for you

    I CAN'T BELIEVE MY PREDICTIONS OF THE COVER WERE TRUE !!!! IT TRULY LOOKS LIKE THIS CAME OUT OF A KOREAN WEBTOON

    KAT CHO PLEASE THROW ME AN EARLY COPY OF THIS I CAN'T TELL YOU HOW MUCH I'M ANTICIPATING THIS ESPECIALLY BECAUSE I AM A KDRAMA LOVER AND THIS IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED FOR US KDRAMA LOVERS

    WiCkeD fOx

    dear kat cho, when will the cover for this be revealed? i'm predicting something to look like it came out of a kdrama or a korean webtoon or korean comics or something that fits the description of the book, like the whole

    aspect. i'm just . . . trying to stay as patient as i can.

    sincerely,

    maggie, a kdrama addict and lover

    so this is based on

    and about a girl who survives by killing but falls in love with a boy she rescued??

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    anyways i finally watched

    after sara mentioned it in the comments and all i can think about now is shin min-a

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    BASED ON

    ? KAT CHO, WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN GIRL?? I AM

  • Chelsea Humphrey

    We are being blessed this year with so many exquisite, unique, Asian inspired fantasies.

  • Miranda Reads

    A girl who

    A boy

    , saved by a killer.

    A choice -

    Don't know about you, but I have high hopes for this one. I love that it's centered on Korean mythology set in the modern world - this is going to be amazing!

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