Friday 23 November 2018

Blog Tour: Shadow of the Fox by Julia Kagawa

I think you would have had to have been living under a rock not to have heard about all the series that Julia has written. I will have to quickly put my hand up and say that yes I have definitely heard of them but not yet had the chance to read them. I couldn't then miss my chance to read Julia's new book Shadow of the Fox and now I know why her books are so popular. This was a book that gripped me right from the start and just had everything I wanted from a book! Read on for my full review and why you need this book on your to-be-read pile.


I didn't known so much peril, action, mythical creatures from this world and the spirit world could all fit into one book and work together as a story. Shadow of the Fox was an absolutely brilliant story. I can't quite put into words just how much it means to me when a book completely hooks me and actually gives me something to look forward to when I get back from work.

The first chapter must have had me feeling all kinds of emotions from anger to sorrow to horror and even rage. There are a very limited amount of books that can get all that out of me in just a few short pages and I knew straight away that this wasn't just a book I would like but constantly leave me wanting more.

The world building in this was actually incredible. Considering all the different lands and types of people and creatures there were nothing felt out of place and it all gelled together really well. And how can I not mention my love for the main character Yumeko. Half kitsune (half fox basically) and half human she has led a very sheltered life living in a temple with monks where she plays pranks on them and having to do chores to make up for it. When Yumeko is forced into the outside world to protect a scroll she realises there is an awful lot she doesn't know about the outside world but her kindness and compassion may be the things that save her.

The differing viewpoints throughout the book really add weight to this story and help us gain a better understanding of all the different characters. You just know it's all going to come together with a bang and not a single character is superfluous, Julia doesn't add a character in for no reason and the way it all overlaps is pure genius.

I don't want to say too much more as I don't want to spoil this  amazing book. The only thing now is I am annoyed that I have a little while to wait for the next book in the series, but I know the wait will be worth it.

Part of the Shadow of the Fox blog tour:

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