Shadow of The Fox (Shadow of the Fox #1) by Julie Kagawa
Expected Publication: October 2nd 2018 by Harlequin Teen
Genre: Young Adult | Fantasy
Recommended to: fans of anime or Japanese culture
A copy was given to me via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
This book requires a great deal of imagination and Google search.
That is if you are unfamiliar with Japanese folklore. Granted, things and creatures mentioned in this book are described. There’s even a glossary at the end of the book (which I found out too late). But sometimes, our imagination cannot measure up to the real thing. So if you ever read this book and you have no idea what different types of yokai and demons are supposed to look like, I encourage you to look things up.
You might get surprised by cute creatures like this.
Or maybe, this is more your thing.
I swear it will make reading this book ten times better. By the end, you will have a whole anime in your head.
If you’re not familiar with Japanese folklore, this book can get pretty confusing. But fear not! Once you get the hang of things, you won’t be able to stop.
This book had everything I wanted. Interesting characters, great world-building, intriguing plot, and engaging writing. Kitsune, shinobi, yokai, legends about magic scrolls, what more could you ask for?
If you’re a fan of anime or Japanese culture, this book is definitely for you.
The pacing was slow at first but surprisingly, I wasn’t bored. To me, this book is like an introduction — a way for us to get invested in the story and get to know the characters. I feel that it has barely skimmed the surface and there are more secrets and surprises in store. Even when it’s only been a few hours since I finished the first book, I am eagerly anticipating the next one. Because… seriously, just read the book and you will know why. 😭
This is my first Julie Kagawa book and it definitely won’t be my last. BRB, I’m buying more.
If you are interested in a signed copy of the book, you can pre-order it here. Offer ends on September 18th.