This is an urban fantasy set in modern-day Seoul. The main character is an aloof gumiho, living with an even more aloof and isolating mother. Through a turn of events, she meets a human boy and as the book goes on, lowers her walls to form a true friendship.
This isn’t my typical genre, but I really enjoyed the book. There are a handful of parts that felt a bit juvenile or rushed, which is why I am giving 4 stars rather than 5. Overall, the writing is solid and the author artfully balances character development and plot progression. The descriptions are vivid and realistic, so I was easily able to imagine this story as the plot of a television series.
I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in YA fantasy, and also recommend it to those who only read non-YA, but are open to venturing to the edges of their genre preferences.