ARC Review: Shadow of the Fox

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Ebook, 416 pages
YA Fiction/ Fantasy/ Epic
By: Julie Kagawa

โ€œ I was simply a weapon. A weapon did not question the intent of those who wielded it. โ€

๐ŸŒŸ Reading Shadow of the fox was like watching an anime movie/ series and I always liked those.

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๐ŸŒŸ 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 was great and I knew it would be good at that moment.

๐ŸŒŸ I love anything and everything Japanese and there are not many books with Japanese settings that are written in English. I was immediately in love with the world and the mythology and I wanted more.

๐ŸŒŸ Sadly my enjoyment of the book decreased a bit,ย  it started really good but then there were clichรฉs and tropes and I felt like I have read (watched) this before. I can’t say that it was predictable given that most of the story was not for moving the original and main plot. It was like a large adventure with mini obstacles that our “heroes” face along the way. Once again, something that reminds me of anime. And in terms of anime, I can say that this was a great show but with many fillers that all we all know how to feel about.

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๐ŸŒŸ I like that it started with two main characters with changing POVs and other side characters were added to the crew as we move on. It was better than starting with a whole team of characters. The characters were unique and I could tell whose POV was I reading as they had distinct voices! The only problem that I had was the trope of the tough, muscular cold guy falling into the clumsy, cute and kind girl and that happened fast!!

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๐ŸŒŸ Despite that, I think it was cool, fresh and it was not short of action which left me curious and attached to the book.

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๐ŸŒŸ Summary: A typical YA book with an Atypical Japanese settings, it had a good cast of characters that you are sure to love. And despite the tropes it had, it was very enjoyable and I don’t regret reading it. I ended up giving it 3.5 out of 5 stars!

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๐ŸŒŸ Prescription: For fans of Anime and Japanese culture!




  1. Excellent review but too bad it was petering out …like Sawkill Girls based on your comment on my post ๐Ÿ˜‰

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