I felt creative this Saturday night and thought I would put together a mood board for the novel Wicked Fox by Kat Cho.
I’m still thinking about the book even now so many months later. I have also been watching a lot of kdramas lately and it’s made me want to cast the two leads: Jihoon and Miyoung.
What It’s About: Eighteen-year-old Gu Miyoung has a secret–she’s a gumiho, a nine-tailed fox who must devour the energy of men in order to survive. Because so few believe in the old tales anymore, and with so many evil men no one will miss, the modern city of Seoul is the perfect place to hide and hunt.
But after feeding one full moon, Miyoung crosses paths with Jihoon, a human boy, being attacked by a goblin deep in the forest. Against her better judgment, she violates the rules of survival to rescue the boy, losing her fox bead–her gumiho soul–in the process.
Jihoon knows Miyoung is more than just a beautiful girl–he saw her nine tails the night she saved his life. His grandmother used to tell him stories of the gumiho, of their power and the danger they pose to humans. He’s drawn to her anyway.
With murderous forces lurking in the background, Miyoung and Jihoon develop a tenuous friendship that blossoms into something more. But when a young shaman tries to reunite Miyoung with her bead, the consequences are disastrous . . . forcing Miyoung to choose between her immortal life and Jihoon’s.
In the role of Jihoon, I have picked one of my favorite actors right now – Woo Do-hwan. He has an amazing range and I’m actually really impressed by the projects he’s worked on so far.
In the role of Miyoung, I have picked Ahn So-hee. I really liked her in Train to Busan and I think she’s perfect for our Miyoung. I also love her effortless style too.
They’re just MY dream team but others probably have their own pairings in mind.
There are so many lit edits for other YA novels and I have only seen one other set so far for Wicked Fox. I hope other creative folks will join in and add their own vision for this story.