Book Review: Wicked Fox by Kat Cho

Rating: 4 out of 5.

4 light hearted, sweet, magical stars!

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Diversity Representation: Korean cast, own voices

Content Warnings: Death, Blood , Bullying, Violence, and Medical content, Bullying, Death, Violence, Physical abuse, Medical content, Violence toward an animal, Coma, and Grief

This was a buddy read with my book BFF SARAH. If you haven’t checked out her blog before, check her out here. We read… a lot together. A LOT. So you should absolutely follow her in anticipation of all of our buddy reads!! Here is an excerpt from her review:

We get to see so much conflict from our protagonist about who she is and what she does. I also love that Jihoon never misunderstands this about her. He makes no excuse for her actions and yet he is sympathetic to her lack of options and I think that’s really special.

Excerpt from Sarah at Girl on Books’ review of Wicked Fox


Wicked Fox was absolutely delightful. It was one of the best fluffy reads that I’ve read in a long time. If you are in the mood for a sweet and easy romance, I 100% recommend Wicked Fox. It is just so cute!

This book is about a young half gumiho, half human named Miyoung. She and her mother are always on the move and so she is eternally the new girl, the transfer student, whatever it may be. Until she meets Jihoon, a loving and accepting boy at her school who instantly takes a liking to her and reminds her what life could be like if she wasn’t always alone. He helps bring out her human side, if you will.

I just want to say, this book is the perfect fluffy read. It was fast paced, it was sweet, and it was good. A perfect palate cleanser after a more dense read, or if you’re just in the mood for something light hearted. I had so much fun reading it! I absolutely loved that there was so many Korean words tucked away in this book (don’t worry there is a glossary of course!). It just made it so much more enjoyable.

I’m not generally a fan of school romances, because they often seem way too young, but this one was definitely an exception. Kat Cho is wonderful and wrote an amazing book. It was full of twists and turns, and just the right amount of cheesy drama to make it fun but not overwhelming and tacky. Especially with the added Korean folklore woven so delightfully throughout. It was such a good balance of so many things. Definitely cannot wait to keep reading this series, I am so excited!! Thank you Kat Cho for the wonderful read!

Extra Buddy Read Fun

Since this was a buddy read with Sarah at Girl on Books, I’m here to share some of the cool things she is doing with this book! Here is a sneak peak!

Look at how beautiful that is!!!! And that is not all, she also did aesthetic boards for the two main characters, Miyoung and Jihoon and they are absolutely amazing! Head to her review of Wicked Fox to check them out now!


Kat Cho herself did the cutest pronunciation guide video that you should totally watch. She actually has a whole youtube channel that is also worth checking out! She is adorable, and this was so much fun to watch. Especially if you’re one of those people who needs to pronounce every single word correctly while reading (Sarah!).

Big Takeaway

Wicked Fox is a delightfully fluffy read with just the right balance of twists, turns, and cheesy drama without being overwhelming and tacky. Kat Cho did a wonderful job keeping me on my toes and weaving in Korean folklore. Definitely recommend to anyone looking for a lighter read. It was so fun!

About the Author

Kat Cho used to hide books under the bathroom sink and then sneak in there to read after bedtime. Her parents pretended not to know. This helped when she decided to write a dinosaur time-travel novel at the tender age of nine. Sadly, that book was not published. Kat is the co-host of the Write or Die Podcast, a podcast that interviews authors about the struggles of getting published and maintaining an author career. She currently lives and works in NYC and spends her free time trying to figure out what kind of puppy to adopt. Kat is the international bestselling author of Wicked Fox and Vicious Spirits (Putnam/Penguin).

**A note from Amanda: This post was edited for more sensitive language. Everyone please feel free to drop me an email or anything if I ever slip up and say something that doesn’t sit right. I am not perfect and would love to grow, and in order to grow, I need to be told! I try to be open about fixing mistakes and learning and growing. Please don’t be shy. 🙂

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