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The God and the Gumiho (Fate's Thread Book 1) (edizione 2024)

di Sophie Kim (Autore)

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"In this contemporary fantasy, the most notorious nine-tailed fox in Korea pairs up with a trickster god-turned-detective to track down a wrathful demon before it can destroy the mortal world"--
Titolo:The God and the Gumiho (Fate's Thread Book 1)
Autori:Sophie Kim (Autore)
Info:Del Rey (2024), 403 pages
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Once known as the Scarlet Fox, Hana Kim has been keeping a low profile since her appearance in London where she gorged herself on the souls and livers of men including that of the infamous Jack the Ripper. Thoroughly stuffed, she has been using her time out of the spotlight and working in a Creature Cafe as a barista, but one night while returning home, she finds herself confronted by men who wish more harm than good on her. With their livers in her hand, she decides to offer a taste to her fellow barista, but now Hana learns that her actions have consequences and the one trickster god she loves annoying may be hunting her down.

Once the god of trickery, Seogka has fallen from grace after trying to usurp his brother from his throne. In doing so, he was punished and sentenced to the Earthern realm where he took up a role as a detective as penance for his crimes. Seogka hates everything including the barista that tends to annoy him while making his coffee wrong. It doesn't help when she becomes his partner when a string of murders begins and the resurfacing of the Scarlet Fox. Now, Seogka and Hana have to work together to bring the creature behind the murders and the Scarlet Fox to justice.

I loved this book. The characters. The world-building. The fantastical mythology. I love the banter our leads have with each other. The concept of a demigod who's fallen from grace and is now a detective, paired with a shape-shifting creature who's been hiding in plain sight as a barista, is intriguing. The fact that they're forced to work together to solve a series of murders and capture the Scarlet Fox adds a layer of tension and complexity to their relationship.

The banter between Seogka and Hana was a lot of fun and a contrast between their personalities and backgrounds led to some fun and engaging dialogue. I love that they got under each other's skin. I also liked the fact the romance was not instant but slow burn.

The world-building blended with Asian Mythology was a bonus. With Greek Mythology being overly saturated with mythology romance, it is nice to see another mythology being used. Asian mythology is just as rich and fascinating, and it's great to see more stories incorporating it into their world-building.

I loved this book and if you are looking for something close to the Asian dramas that you enjoy watching, then this book is something I recommend you pick up. ( )
  Revengelyne | Jun 19, 2024 |
The God and the Gumiho is the story of Seokga (A fallen god who must hunt and kill the 20,000 evil creatures he set loose during a failed coup) and Hani (a legendary fox spirit hiding her true identity after a killing spree in 1888, in which she ate so many people she's still not hungry over a hundred years later) as they team up to hunt down a monster that threatens the entire world.

This story takes place in South Korea in the 1990's and includes lots of Korean mythological elements and wears it's K-Drama influence on it's sleeve. I liked the Korean mythological elements a lot as I'm not very familiar with the subject and it was a nice change of pace from European inspired fantasy. The mix of mythological with the mundane was handled well While I didn't find the two main characters that likeable by themselves at the beginning their developing relationship kept me engaged and I thought they got much more likeable over the course of the story, especially Seokga.

If you are a fan of K-Dramas or are interested in stories based on Asian mythology, I'd recommend checking this out.

Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review. ( )
  Themeros | Jun 3, 2024 |
TW/CW: Death, murder, sex (not very graphic), language

RATING: 4.5/5

REVIEW: I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley and am voluntarily writing an honest review.

The God and the Gumiho is a wonderful dive into Korean mythology. It is the story of the fallen god Seokga and the gumiho (an immortal fox shifter) Kim Hani, who are brought together to solve a series of supernatural crimes in the human world.

I loved this book. The writing was engaging, the characters were interesting, and it was a new mythology for me – something I always love reading. Although there are some pretty dark parts in this book, the writing keeps it from getting depressing, and there’s almost a whimsicality to some of it.

I am very much looking forward to the second book in this series, which I highly recommend! ( )
  Anniik | Apr 12, 2024 |
First of all thank you to the author, the publisher, and NetGalley for an ARC of this book.

Holy OMG. I was so excited to read this. I initially saw it on Instagram and then was seeing it all over TikTok. So when I got an ARC copy I was so excited. This book went beyond expectations. I loved loved the world that Sophie Kim put into this book. Getting to learn about Korean mythology was so interesting.
The two main characters are to die for. Kim Hani and Seokga make such a dynamic duo. These two have become some of my favorite characters I have got to read about. This book was capable of bringing together fantasy, romance, a good mystery, and a little bit of spice too! I will definitely be checking out the other works by this author. ( )
  spaceysloth | Mar 4, 2024 |
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