Wednesday 29 May 2019

Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa - A Review

Today's review is about a book that is well loved by many people. We are talking about Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa which is the first book in a series and it was published last October by Harlequin Teen. 

When I started reading it back in November, I found it a little bit boring, so I stopped reading it. This month I picked it up again, finished it in a few days and really like it. I don't know maybe I wasn't in the right mood back then. 

Anyway, this is the story of Yumeko, a half kitsune who is forced to flee in order to save her temple's greatest treasure. 

The rumors for this book are true. It truly reads as an anime and I liked the way it is written. The Japanese inspired world-building, with its yokai and demons, is very well constructed as you would expect from Julie Kagawa. Also the characters were incredible.

I cannot wait to see how things will go in the next books. Thankfully there is not much time left to wait as the second book comes out in June.

Synopsis from Goodreads:
One thousand years ago, the great Kami Dragon was summoned to grant a single terrible wish—and the land of Iwagoto was plunged into an age of darkness and chaos. Now, for whoever holds the Scroll of a Thousand Prayers, a new wish will be granted. A new age is about to dawn.
Raised by monks in the isolated Silent Winds temple, Yumeko has trained all her life to hide her yokai nature. Half kitsune, half human, her skill with illusion is matched only by her penchant for mischief. Until the day her home is burned to the ground, her adoptive family is brutally slain and she is forced to flee for her life with the temple’s greatest treasure—one part of the ancient scroll.
There are many who would claim the dragon’s wish for their own. Kage Tatsumi, a mysterious samurai of the Shadow Clan, is one such hunter, under orders to retrieve the scroll…at any cost. Fate brings Kage and Yumeko together. With a promise to lead him to the scroll, an uneasy alliance is formed, offering Yumeko her best hope for survival. But he seeks what she has hidden away, and her deception could ultimately tear them both apart.
With an army of demons at her heels and the unlikeliest of allies at her side, Yumeko’s secrets are more than a matter of life or death. They are the key to the fate of the world itself.

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