ARC Review: Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa

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 Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa
        (Shadow of the Fox #1)

   Published : 23 / 09 /  2018
      by HarperCollins AU

   Genre : 
        Young Adult Fiction || Fantasy

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Prankster and wild-spirited Yumeko has grown up with a temple full of monks, learning their ways of patience and dedication… and getting in a lot of trouble for turning the cat into a teapot. When ancient demons are summoned and sent to destroy Yumeko's temple to retrieve an ancient piece of scroll, which when all together and read aloud would summon a Great Dragon, foretold to bring terror and darkness. Keeping her true identity, a half-kitsune with magic of trickery and illusions, and her hidden piece of scroll a secret, Yumeko flees, only to meet up with the Kage-Slayer, the human vessel of a cursed demonic sword. Determined to keep her identity a secret, lies and deception start to pile up, but at what cost?

Thank you to the publisher for a free galley in exchange for an honest review 
~ No compensation was given for this review ~ 

I can see what all the hype is about! I am generally very skeptical of hyped up books but this one I absolutely love! Julie Kagawa has once again put her NYT Bestseller writing skills into a book, making me scared and worrying for Yumeko, Tatsumi, Omachi and all of the other best characters! I love how the use of the Japanese language was easily blended into this amazing novel and how every character seemed to have something to help move their character along, with development.

One thing I struggled with, however, was the grace and almost complete ease that Yumeko seemed to be able to blend into crowds and interact with people, bar sarcasm. In that way, she reminded me of Sheldon from The Big Bang Theory. I absolutely loved the ability in which all of the characters were able to blend seamlessly into the story, and how I didn’t find the book difficult when the two points of view changed. I actually loved it because I was given more insight into how Tatsumi was being affected by Hamogoshi, the demon trapped within the sword who was a constant threat on his humanity. 

I definitely recommend this novel to anyone. Yep, anyone. Personally, I couldn’t put the book down, and only then it was because I had to. I can see The Shadow of the Fox is going to be much like the Great Dragon, rearing its head out of the sea of other YA books and making its presence well know everywhere.

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Post published 02 // 10 // 2018

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