Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Can't Wait Wednesday No. 63: Shadow of the Fox, by Julie Kagawa





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Here's my choice for this week!




 Shadow of the Fox
(Untitled, Book 1)
Julie Kagawa
Hardcover, 400 pages
Harlequin Teen
     October 2, 2018        
Fantasy, Young Adult Fiction

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/37004954-shadow-of-the-fox








Once Every Thousand Years...

Every millennium, one age ends and another age dawns...and whoever holds the Scroll of a Thousand Prayers holds the power to call the great Kami Dragon from the sea and ask for any one wish. The time is near...and the missing pieces of the scroll will be sought throughout the land of Iwagoto. The holder of the first piece is a humble, unknown peasant girl with a dangerous secret.

Demons have burned the temple Yumeko was raised in to the ground, killing everyone within, including the master who trained her to both use and hide her kitsune shapeshifting powers. Yumeko escapes with the temple’s greatest treasure—one part of the ancient scroll. Fate thrusts her into the path of a mysterious samurai, Kage Tatsumi of the Shadow Clan. Yumeko knows he seeks what she has...and is under orders to kill anything and anyone who stands between him and the scroll.

A wish will be granted and a new age will dawn.
 





Why I can't wait for this one!

OMG, Julie Kagawa! I think I've been meaning to read her Iron Fey and Blood of Eden series in like FOREVER. Lol. And now we have this AMAZING surprise of a novel, which incorporates Japanese mythology and dragons?! Yeah, move over, Jay Kristoff!! I'm adding this one to my Goodreads shelves just as soon as I can!!






Julie Kagawa, the New York Times bestselling author of the Iron Fey and Blood of Eden series, was born in Sacramento, California. But nothing exciting really happened to her there. So, at the age of nine she and her family moved to Hawaii, which she soon discovered was inhabited by large carnivorous insects, colonies of house geckos, and frequent hurricanes. She spent much of her time in the ocean, when she wasn’t getting chased out of it by reef sharks, jellyfish, and the odd eel.
 
When not swimming for her life, Julie immersed herself in books, often to the chagrin of her schoolteachers, who would find she hid novels behind her Math textbooks during class. Her love of reading led her to pen some very dark and gruesome stories, complete with colored illustrations, to shock her hapless teachers. The gory tales faded with time (okay, at least the illustrations did), but the passion for writing remained, long after she graduated and was supposed to get a real job.

To pay the rent, Julie worked in different bookstores over the years, but discovered the managers frowned upon her reading the books she was supposed to be shelving. So she turned to her other passion: training animals. She worked as a professional dog trainer for several years, dodging Chihuahua bites and overly enthusiastic Labradors, until her first book sold and she stopped training to write full time.

Julie now lives in Louisville, Kentucky, where the frequency of shark attacks are at an all-time low. She lives with her husband, an obnoxious cat, an Australian Shepherd who is too smart for his own good, and a hyper-active Papillion.


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22 comments:

  1. I never finished the Iron Fey series because I got kind of sick of it but I must admit this new book by Julie Kawaga does sound amazing. I love Japanese mythology SO. MUCH.

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    1. Hi, Steph!

      Oh, really? Well, I hven't even started this series, but I hope that, when I do, I won't get sick of it! Lol. But I know what you mean. Sometimes a series can drag on for MUCH too long.....or a reader can get sick and tired of the characters and world.

      Yeah, it was the Japanese mythology angle that grabbed me, too! So I'm really looking forward to this book! It would be interesting to compare it with Kristoff's work!

      Thanks for commenting!! HUGS!!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)

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  2. Wow, that cover is just gorgeous! It sounds like it will be pretty amazing.

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    1. Hi, Jenea!

      It SURE is!! And yeah, I think this book will be pretty amazing!!

      Thanks for commenting!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) L

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  3. I'm certainly going to check out this author. Love that cover!

    Here is mine for this week: http://www.bit.ly/arCWW1

    Hope you're having a good week!

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    1. Hi, there!

      Yeah, Kagawa has a GREAT reputation, so this is well worth checking out! And I agree that this is great cover!

      Hope you're having a good week, too!! Thanks for commenting!! <3 :)

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  4. Ooh nice, love the cover and that mask! Love the Japanese mythology as well, and the scroll of a Thousand Prayers- sounds cool!

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    1. Hi, Greg!

      Yeah, that mask is COOL, isn't it?

      I'm glad you love Japanese mythology, as well! I, too, am intrigued by that scroll of a Thousand Prayers!

      Thanks for commenting!! <3 :)

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  5. I'm really looking forward to this one too! I haven't read the Iron Fey series yet but I really enjoyed Blood of Eden and how original it was.
    My Waiting on Wednesday for this week.

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    1. Hi, Louise!

      OMG, I haven't read "Blood of Eden", either! Lol. Who knows, maybe I'll end up reading "Shadow of the Fox" first! Hahaha!!!

      Thanks for commenting!! <3 :)

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  6. I'm definitely curious about this one. The cover looks fantastic.

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    1. Hi, Bee!

      Yeah, me, too! And I agree about that cover!! <3

      Thanks for commenting!! <3 :)

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  7. So this one is going straight on the wishlist. I've always been intrigued with the kitsune legends and I've read the first 2 books in the Blood of Eden trilogy and liked them as well. Plus, that cover! Did I mention how gorgeous. I adore that mask. It always seems like there are tons of great releases each October.

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    1. Hi, Barb!

      So glad you like this one, too!! I have never read Japanese mythology myself, but it sounds SO AWESOME!!

      Would you believe I've got the first two books in the Blood of Eden trilogy, and haven't read them yet? ARRRGGGHHH!!! It's the lack of time.... :(

      Yes, that mask is something else, isn't it? ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!!

      Gee, I really didn't know that October was the month for great releases! Thanks for letting me know! I'll be sure to keep that in mind!

      Thanks for the nice comment!! HUGS TO YOU AND THE BOYS, AND WOOF, WOOF TO THEM, TOO!!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)

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  8. Her Iron Fey series is SO GOOD. You have to read it!! It's been years since I've read anything by her though so I'm excited to hear about this. The cover is stunning and the tagline has me intrigued. Hope you enjoy it!

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    1. Hi, Lauren!

      Yeah, I've heard that the Iron Fey series is TOTALLY AWESOME!! I have the first two books of her Blood of Eden trilogy, and they're still sitting unread on my shelves..... :(

      The cover of this book is what IMMEDIATELY caught my eye! It is STUNNING!! So I'm pretty sure I'll enjoy this novel!!

      Thanks for commenting!! <3 :)

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  9. Oooh! Great pick! I really need to read Julie Kagawa's books someday!

    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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    1. Hi, Ronyell!

      Yeah, me, too!! Lol. I do have the first two volumes of her Blood of Eden trilogy, so I think I should start with those! Lol.

      Thanks for commenting!! <3 :)

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  10. I also really love Japanese mythology in a fantasy landscape - Sarah Ash has a fabulous duology, which has whetted my appetite! So I look forward to hearing how you get on with this one, Maria. Thank you for sharing:)

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    1. Hi, Sarah!

      Well, I haven't read anything about Japanese mythology, actually....lol. But it does intrigue me, because I HAVE read the synopsis of one of Jay KRistoff's books, "Stormdancer" (the hardcover edition with the female samurai and the swooping eagle on the cover). So YEAH, bring this on!!

      You're very welcome for the sharing!! Thanks for the nice comment!! I'm going to check out the Sarah Ash duology, and thanks for the rec!! HUGS!!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)

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  11. OMG I'm just like you! I've been meaning to read her other series and just haven't gotten around to it yet. lol This new one sounds good too!

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    1. Hi, Sara!

      Yeah, lol!! Who knows, I might start off with this one! On the other hand, I do have the first two books of her Blood of Eden trilogy sitting on my shelves. I really should read them first! Lol.

      Thanks for commenting!! <3 :)

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