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About the book
  • Published: 2 July 2019
  • ISBN: 9781984814715
  • Imprint: Putnam
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 429
  • RRP: $24.00

Gumiho: Wicked Fox




A fresh and addictive fantasy-romance set in modern-day Seoul.

No one in modern-day Seoul believes in the old fables anymore, which makes it the perfect place to for Gu Miyoung and her mother to hide in plain sight. Mihoung is a Gumiho, a nine-tailed fox, who must eat the souls of men to survive. She feeds every full moon--eating the souls of men who have committed crimes, but have evaded justice. Her life is upended when she kills a dokkaebi, a murderous goblin, in the forest just to save the life of a stupid boy. But after Miyoung saves Jihoon's life, the two develop a tenuous friendship that blooms into romance forcing Miyoung to choose between her immortal life and Jihoon's.

  • Pub date: 2 July 2019
  • ISBN: 9781984814715
  • Imprint: Putnam
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 429
  • RRP: $24.00

About the Author

Kat Cho

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. She currently lives and works in NYC and spends her free time trying to figure out what kind of puppy to adopt.


Praise for Gumiho: Wicked Fox

“Vibrant debut novel . . . an utterly original take on the young-adult fantasy.”

Entertainment Weekly

“For K-drama addicts everywhere, this book is for you! Romance and suspense that will make you cry, cheer, laugh, and swoon…I seriously loved this book! Now, please, somebody make it into a real K-drama!”

Ellen Oh, children’s author and We Need Diverse Books co-founder and president

“Wicked Fox is a delight from beginning to end. Set against the bustling cityscape of Seoul, this elegant contemporary fantasy explores what it means to be a monster and what we must give up in the pursuit of love, forgiveness, and our truest selves. A triumph!”

Julie C. Dao, author of Forest of a Thousand Lanterns


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