Books | Young Adult Fiction / Fairy Tales & Folklore / Country & Ethnic
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.
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"Loved every moment of it pass the 27 page. Does not waste your time at all. Everything after the *time skip* is bombshell after bombshell after bombshell. There was some teen angst and miscommunication ( caused by a relevant plot point) that had me frustrated but it’s over quickly. Definitely recommend if you like anime because it scratched that itch. Can’t wait to read the sequel. "
"Kdrama/mythology page turner and I loved it. Reccomend to all my friends who like K-culture"
"You ever read a book and then immediately forget that you read it? Well that’s how it went with this one. Apparently I read this last year, forgot, and then got halfway through it last week and realized it was a re-read. I guess that gives you an indication of how memorable this book is… Objectively it was good, it was just nothing spectacular. I feel like it was missing something and the whole time I was waiting for *something* to happen… Still read it though. It wasn’t a BAD book by any means."
"Loved the writing as well as the romance I also loved how they incorporated Korean folklore into the book it kept me very entertained and I loved the story I did feel like the ending was a bit rushed but I still really enjoyed it and defiantly recommend "