An 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 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.
- ISBN-13: 9781984812346
- ISBN-10: 1984812343
- Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
- Publish Date: June 2019
- Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.5 x 1.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.25 pounds
- Page Count: 448
- Reading Level: Ages 12-17
Debut author Kat Cho bursts onto the YA scene with a gripping fantasy--romance set in modern-day Seoul.
Miyoung is used to being on her own. She’s a gumiho, a mythical fox creature with nine tails who feeds on the energy of human men, so a solitary existence is often necessary. She knows only the company of her demanding and emotionally distant mother. But one night, as Miyoung hunts in the forest by the light of the full moon, she saves a boy named Jihoon from a vicious attack, and what begins to form between the two is a bond unlike any the young gumiho has ever experienced or could have imagined for herself. Jihoon accepts her wholeheartedly, providing Miyoung with a solace and security entirely new to her. But lurking in the shadows are dark forces that want to tear the two apart, and soon the time will come when Miyoung must make an impossible choice between her immortality and Jihoon’s life.
With the rising popularity of K-pop and K-dramas, the time has never been better for a novel like Wicked Fox. It’s rich in both modern Korean cultural detail and ancient Korean folklore, and the enthralling, action-filled plot and intriguing characters make for a story that few readers will be able to resist devouring.