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

Shadow of the Fox (Shadow of the Fox, #1)

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 onl...

Details Shadow of the Fox (Shadow of the Fox, #1)

TitleShadow of the Fox (Shadow of the Fox, #1)
Release DateOct 2nd, 2018
PublisherHarlequin Teen
GenreFantasy, Young Adult

Reviews Shadow of the Fox (Shadow of the Fox, #1)

  • Emily May
    The monks at the temple would often train or meditate bare-chested, so I was used to seeing male upper bodies, but they'd all been so familiar I'd never given any of them a second thought. Kage Tatsumi was a different story. I feel sad writing this review. I absolutely loved Kagawa's The Immortal Rules trilogy and also enjoyed her The Iron King series, but after Talon and Shadow of The Fox, I think I have to admit that we're growing apart.I'm not...
  • Melanie
    (My amazing friend Courtney, at Curly Book Owl, gave this to me as a birthday gift!) 💖 “…The tiniest pebble, when dropped into a pond, will leave ripples that will grow and spread in ways we cannot comprehend.” Shadow of the Fox is a bright, shining light in 2018 fantasy! Friends, I loved this from the very first chapter, and was more captivated than I have been reading any other book this year. Like, go into any bookstore, read the f...
  • Korrina (OwlCrate)
    There was so much to love about this book. The vast detailed world building, the Japanese legends and lore, the moral dilemmas that were was so fully fleshed out and enjoyable. The characters were what truly sold me though. I loved each of them so much for so many different reasons. I can’t wait to read the next book because I need to know what happens to them!
  • Hamad
    This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book PrescriptionActual Rating 3.5/3.75 stars“ I was simply a weapon. A weapon did not question the intent of those who wielded it. ”🌟 Reading Shadow of the fox was like watching an anime movie/ series and I always liked those.🌟 I wasn’t sure if I wanted to read this or not but I really wanted to read something by the author and I am glad I did request it! The opening line w...
  • Noura Khalid (theperksofbeingnoura)
    Thank you Harlequin Teen for providing me with a review copy in exchange for an honest review. “You are a weapon; attachments will only slow you down and make you question your objective. Remember, your loyalty is to the Kage, nothing else.” My first ever read by Julie Kagawa, and let me tell you that I was not disappointed. I was so intrigued when I read the synopsis, and as I predicted I truly loved this book! The setting, characters and st...
  • •Melanie Elizabeth• {To tea, or not to tea? ☕️}
    Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa was probably the most surprising 5 Star Read I’ve had this year. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟The writing style was SPECTACULAR and easy to follow.I cannot emphasize enough how descriptive the creatures of the fantasy realm were written. Among the various fantasy characters we see:•Demons •Spirtits •Samurai•Dynasty Nobility •Witches•Tree Spirits•Ghosts•Dragons•KitsuneThe story is seen through three mai...
  • Dianne
    A thousand years before, a wish was granted and the land of Iwagoto suffered. Now is the time for a new age, a new wish and a new world, but that wish will only be granted to the holder of the Scroll of a Thousand Prayers. One half-kitsune raised by monks will be tasked with a part of that precious scroll and a quest to find the rest. The fate of her world will rest on her shoulders, but she will not journey alone as an unlikely group of allies j...
  • Marie
    ***** Shadow of the Fox Out Now!*****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 e...
  • Melissa (The Reader & The Chef)
    *This review can also be found on YA Books Central & The Reader and the Chef! Huge thanks to Harlequin Teen for the ARC in exchange of my honest opinion.*Julie Kagawa NEVER disappoints. As a fan who has been following her writing since The Iron Fey series came out, I can truly say that each new work PROVES why she is one of my top favorite authors. Shadow of the Fox is the first installment in a new series full of epic Japanese folklore, humor, a...
  • Ashlee » Library In The Country
    This was a fun ride through a beautiful Japanese inspired landscape! RTC!
  • mo
    Shadow of the Fox has me at a loss for how to review it.It’s received so much praise already - often from other reviewers who I really respect and whose book opinions or recommendations I usually agree with or find helpful - yet despite that, it largely fell flat for me. The prose and the dialogue, in particular, were the reading equivalent of listening to nails on a chalkboard.What went wrong? Am I just an alien from another planet, operating ...
  • Laurie
    I do not know how I am going to do justice to the awesomeness that is SHADOW OF THE FOX - which I've just finished and my mind is officially blown. It is SO FANTASTIC I DO NOT KNOW WHERE TO START (and am resorting to yelling about how great this is all in caps, apparently). BUT IT'S THAT GOOD! As many exciting twists and turns as Game of Thrones (OMG - the most BRILLIANT surprise POV shift I have EVER SEEN) AND this exciting, cinema-ready fantasy...
  • Clephiro (The Book Coven)
    I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.Is all Julie Kagawa like this? Because If so, I REALLY need to read her other work. This book was hands-down, one of the most amazing YA fantasy books I've read all year.Yumeko is half-kitsune, living in an isolated shrine with the monks who found her as a child. When tragedy strikes, she sets out with a part of the scroll to summon the Dragon (I feel intense DBZ vibes here). Tatsumi...
  • Jessi (Novel Heartbeat)
    SO THRILLED for Julie to finally publish a Japanese fantasy. Oh, and it has a super hardcore Inuyasha feel to it ;)Full review to come!
  • Beth
    Kagawa has this amazing talent of creating imagery with words. Worlds burst to life within the pages of each and every one of her books. Shadow of the Fox is a world of magic, demons and political mechaniations. A cast of unlikely characters find themselves thrust into a hair raising quest. Not all are looking to accomplish the same goal, actually some of their goals are out and out opposing, but in the end they band together. The cast is introdu...
  • Caidyn (SEMI-HIATUS; BW Reviews; he/him/his)
    This review and others can be found on my blog!Netgalley provided an ARC in exchange for an honest review! This is publishing October 2nd!DNF at 16%I totally got a bit hyped for this book.Like, I want more Asian inspired fantasy thanks to The Poppy War, so this looked like it would be up my alley. And, Japanese mythology? Gotta have it because I find Japan so interesting.But…I didn’t like it. I got 16% in, but I was immediately turned off by ...
  • Kelly Brigid
    Shadow of the Fox is the perfect fantasy novel that my little Asian heart had been craving! It reminded me of Avatar: the Last Airbender and Beyond the Boundary - two of my favorite cartoons/animes in existence! So, of course I devoured this in a few days! An absolutely wonderful Japanese inspired fantasy! Full RTC.I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review!Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Bloglovin
  • Dani - Perspective of a Writer
    Check out more reviews @ Perspective of a Writer...Raised by monks in the 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 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 of a Thousand...
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    full review to come
  • Breanna
    THIS REVIEW & MORE → Paws and PaperbacksARC provided by the publisher.Shadow of the Fox is a truly splendid book. From the Japanese-inspired setting to the lovable characters, I enjoyed the heck out of reading this. I am ashamed to admit that I have never read anything by Julie Kagawa before, but I was not disappointed!The world-building and setting are hands down my favorite thing about this book. Shadow of the Fox is heavily influenced by Jap...
  • Vicky Who Reads
    4.5 starsI so enjoyed reading this one! It was really nice and refreshing to have an entertaining fantasy with a strong plot arc and endearing characters.Shadow of the Fox was first and foremost a really engaging read. It kept me wanting to read, and it had a likeable main character that I wanted to see more of.I wanted to keep reading, and I wanted to find out next. More and more, I'm seeing books I'm not 100% invested in, but with Shadow of the...
  • Teresa
    Thank you to NetGalley, Harlequin Teen, and Julie Kagawa for the opportunity of reading this book in exchange for an honest review.Love the book, but at first it was a bit hard to follow. The first three chapters each have a different narrator, and I didn't quite realize that until reading a bit further in. I think a more definite/obvious narrator change would be very helpful. Chapter one feels more like a prologue, and chapters two and three est...
  • Natalie Monroe
    I don't want to admit it, but Kagawa is becoming a one-trick pony. RTC.
  • Ellen Gail
    Coming off a run of really good reads, Shadow of The Fox was mildly disappointing. I wanted so much more than I got.So here's what I knew going in:*written by Julie Kagawa, who wrote one of my favorite series The Immortal Rules*kitsune - fox spirit trickster thing?*and now I'm thinking about The Fox and the Hound and I'm sadSo, back to the actual book. My biggest problem with it is that the WHOLE middle of the book is a slog. In stories that rely...
  • Victoria
    Shadow of the Fox is a tale of magic, folklore and intrigue that will keep you guessing until the very shocking end! From the beginning to the very last page, it is filled with samurais, mages, spirits, demons, yokai and all other kinds of mythical goodness. Yumeko is a 16 year old girl who is a yokai. She is half human and half fox. Kitsunes are known for their trickery and deceptiveness. Although most people tend to assume the worst out of her,...