Shadow of the Fox
SNYOPSIS 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.
OTHER FACTS ABOUT THE BOOK:
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Series? Yes, this is the first book in the series.
MY REVIEW OF Shadow of the Fox:
Thank you to Harlequin Teen for sending me a copy of Shadow of the Fox!
Young Adult – Fantasy
“…The tiniest pebble, when dropped into a pond, will leave ripples that will grow and spread in ways we cannot comprehend.”
This book was a fun fantasy book with a quest trope. There were a lot of aspects of this book that I really enjoyed and other parts of this book that I didn’t enjoy.
What I enjoyed:
Yumeko’s character: she is a likable character and I really enjoyed that she was Kitsune, who was both clever and playful.
The descriptions of the scenery: I think this is one of my favorite parts of the entire book!
What I didn’t enjoy:
Shadow of the Fox flipped back and forth between the two main character’s POV. I was often confused which POV I was reading and I would have to do a little digging to find out which it was. This problem could easily be solved by putting the character’s name as a chapter heading. Having to figure-out which POV I was reading, slowed my progress.
It took me a long time to get through this book. It literally took me a month to read this book because I was reading it off and on.
There was a blossoming romance between the two characters that was quite predictable.
The book ended in a clif-hanger and you it left me with little desire to continue on with the series.
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