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Brilliant Characters!

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Wicked Fox was not exactly what I expected. I thought Miyoung was going to be doing a lot more 'taking energy from bad men' but really most of the book was her trying to get away from that life because of how it made her feel. It was still an interesting storyline, it just was different than what I thought I was getting into.

That being said, I LOVED the characters! Miyoung and Jihoon are brilliantly written and very well-developed. I love when there are two POVs in a book but I especially love when one isn't neglected in the description/backstory department. Miyoung and Jihoon both have extensive backstories, their own feelings about themselves, each other, and the world they live in, and they both grow and develop on their own ways. They both struggle to accept who they are. Miyoung must accept that she may not be immortal or even a gumiho and Jihoon must accept that he is a good person despite his earlier faults. (your grandmother would be proud of you, Jihoon!!)

I also enjoyed the journey to try and put Miyoung's life force back inside her but I did think it went on for too long. From the beginning to where things really start happening, it felt very slow. I wish the pace was a little faster.

Also, just as an aside...from the moment Miyoung's life force fell out, I was internally screaming "OMG PUT IT BACK! PUT IT BACK!" So the way the stakes were set up was expertly done.

Overall, I did enjoy the fantasy elements and loved the relationship between Miyoung, Jihoon, and their friends. The banter was great! I am giving Wicked Fox by Kat Cho 3.5 out of 5 stars.