ARC Review: SHADOW OF THE FOX (Shadow of the Fox #1) by Julie Kagawa

SHADOW OF THE FOX (Shadow of the Fox #1)
by Julie Kagawa
Date of Publication:  October 2, 2018
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From Goodreads:
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 only by her penchant for mischief. Until the day 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.

There are many who would claim the dragon’s wish for their own. Kage Tatsumi, a mysterious samurai of the Shadow Clan, is one such hunter, under orders to retrieve the scroll…at any cost. Fate brings Kage and Yumeko together. With a promise to lead him to the scroll, an uneasy alliance is formed, offering Yumeko her best hope for survival. But he seeks what she has hidden away, and her deception could ultimately tear them both apart.

With an army of demons at her heels and the unlikeliest of allies at her side, Yumeko’s secrets are more than a matter of life or death. They are the key to the fate of the world itself.

Rating: 3 of 5 stars

So.. I did not expect the LoTR vibe I got. Or maybe it's more The Hobbit- Yumeko is a lot like Bilbo going on all these adventures. Anyway...

I LOVE the Japanese mythology. The research put into writing it was evident. And although I was terrible remembering some of the terms, I loved every second of it. Julie Kagawa's writing was incredible (as usual).

I'm giving this a 3-star rating though because I did not expect it would take Yumeko and Tatsumi that long to do that thing they were supposed to do that I'm not gonna tell you. I mean I like the mini side adventures but I just wasn't expecting the whole book to be just about those. I wanted... more. I guess I was expecting something different.

BUT WHAT IS THAT ENDING. I'm gonna need book two now please.

I received an e-arc in exchange for an honest review.

Kindle Giveaway: THE DRAGON KEEPERS by C. Patt

THE DRAGON KEEPERS is the first novel in the high fantasy debut series by C. Patt. 

Dragons have long been hunting for knowledge. In addition to coveting vast wealth they also watch over the best minds civilization has to offer. People from far and wide make the treacherous journey to view and add to the libraries of the Royal Court of Atlantis. Born dragons Celestra Rose and her sister Attatraxia both hold enough music to shift into human form. Both are being trained to one day day take over their mothers place in the Royal Court as Dragon Keepers. 

In other lands dragons are hunted to near extinction, or haunted and chained as slaves, putting their species at war with mankind. On their island, they have groomed over time the humans to believe that they can be trained, but only by the most talented of magicians. The Dragon Keepers ensure the safely and well being of the island, protecting it from all who seek to conquer it. Follow the sister's on their journey as they learn the complexities of diplomacy and courtship. 

Only one may remain as Keeper, and the rivalry between the two dragons would be challenged enough for Celestra Rose, only to find that their are humans who wish for her downfall as well.

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C. Patt lives in Austin, Texas with her husband, three cats, two dogs and DJ the turtle. She writes as often as she can, but perhaps not as often as she should. According to the husband it is possible she reads too much.

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Mila Ali's fiance Warren is killed in a corporate plane crash. Grief wraps around her heart and soul - cushioning her to the outside world and the reality that is now her life. Warren had been many things to her: friend, lover, and even a part-time savior. After spending too many years working too many hours for a large corporation, Mila was able to let go and love Warren, even at the expense of losing her traditional Somalian father's favor. Nothing could have prepared her for such a devastating loss, yet the fragile bubble she has built around her heart is shattered when Mila comes face to face with Blake Baldwin - billionaire, womanizer, Warren's boss...and the owner of that fateful airplane. 
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