If you haven’t heard yet, the most epic fantasy-romance is coming out June 25th. Wicked Fox, set in modern day Seoul, promises to deliver fantasy, drama, suspense and romance…what more could you ask for??? We’ve been obsessing over Kat Cho’s debut novel and can’t wait for everyone else to get their hands on it too. So, without further ado, here are 5 things you are sure to love about it!
1. Korean mythology
We all love myths and magic. We grew up hearing about Bigfoot, mermaids, the Loch Ness Monster. But make room on that list of epic myths these!
The gumiho (aka the 9-tailed fox!), dokkaebis (vicious goblins), and the ever important yeowu guseul (the powerful fox bead). Author Kat Cho wanted to pay homage to her heritage, but with a modern twist, and we must say, it’s done to perfection.
2. When romance and fantasy collide
Can’t decide which genre to read next? Look no further. Wicked Fox is the perfect blend of a swoon-worthy romance and a gripping fantasy. We are talking slow-burn swoons between main characters Miyoung and Jihoon. What’s the catch? Miyoung is a gumiho. Not only do Miyoung’s gumiho powers hold her back from letting Jihoon know the real her, they put him in grave danger.
3. Strong female protagonist, anyone?!
If your favorite type of books are ones with strong female characters leading them, then you aren’t alone, and we’re excited for Wicked Fox to join that list! Miyoung is strong, independent, and unbothered by opinions of others…oh and she devours the energy of evil men (what a mood amiright). Think Katniss Everdeen vibes.
4. The importance of the moon
Although we all may rely on the moon and stars to tell us our horoscope of the day, for Miyoung the celestial bodies are even more important than that. Miyoung’s life revolves around the phases of the moon. Just know that when there is a full moon…it’s hunting time.
5. Rules…and the consequences of breaking them
We all grew up being taught that rules are made for a reason, but for Miyoung and Jihoon these rules are a matter of life or death. Gumihos aren’t supposed to love humans, something Yena, Miyoung’s mom, has drilled into her head. But isn’t there a saying about rules being meant to be broken…?