Everything I hoped it would be!

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Eighteen-year old Miyoung is a gumiho, a nine-tailed fox who feeds off human energy. When she saves the life of Jihoon, a human boy, he learns her secret and they develop an unlikely friendship that becomes more.

I loved the way Wicked Fox blends folklore with a modern-day Seoul setting and coming-of-age experiences. There are shaman and goblins, as well as school bullies, difficult relationships with parents, and delicious descriptions of food. Miyoung struggles with the morality of her existence, but she’s also a relatable teenage girl who learns to open up to friendship for the first time. Miyoung and Jihoon are realistic, well-developed characters whose relationship develops believably. There are plenty of lovable supporting characters, and Junu is my favorite. I can't wait for the sequel!