Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa is a YA Fantasy novel and the first in The Shadow Of The Fox series.
16 year old Yumeko, a half human, half-kitsune (fox shapeshifter), has lived at a remote temple her whole life. Raised by the monks who reside there, Yumeko has led a sheltered life learning to control her kitsune abilities and keep those abilities a secret. When the temple is attacked for a part of a scroll that holds the power to call forth the powerful Kami Dragon, Yumeko must flee so the scroll does not fall into the wrong hands. Whilst escaping her burning home she runs into Tatsumi, a member of the Shadow Clan, known also as The Demonslayer. On a quest to retrieve the very scroll that is in Yumeko’s possession, he agrees to accompany her to the Steel Feather Shrine, where she leads him to believe the scroll was sent. Joined along the way by a disgraced samurai ronin and a nobleman, the motley crew embark on an epic quest full of demons, giant centipedes, and other terrible creatures from Japanese folklore.
This book was delightful! Geez! I stayed up till 2 in the morning reading it and had to force myself to put it down for the night just to devour the rest of it when I woke up. Now I’m mad I read it so fast because it was so good and I don’t want to wait for the sequel. Wah. Full of magic, mayhem, and ahmazing folklore, Julie Kagawa created a beautifully intricate world that was so fun to get lost in. I loved it❤️️
*I received this book for free from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.*
Shadow of the Fox is set to be released October 2nd!
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