Off Script: Mood Board – Wicked Fox

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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.

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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.

Wicked Fox by Kat cho

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.

Currently Reading: The Fountains of Silence

Fountains of Silence

What It’s About:

Madrid, 1957. Under the fascist dictatorship of General Francisco Franco, Spain is hiding a dark secret. Meanwhile, tourists and foreign businessmen flood into Spain under the welcoming guise of sunshine and wine. Among them is eighteen-year-old Daniel Matheson, the son of a Texas oil tycoon, who arrives in Madrid with his parents hoping to connect with the country of his mother’s birth through the lens of his camera. Photography–and fate–introduce him to Ana, whose family’s interweaving obstacles reveal the lingering grasp of the Spanish Civil War–as well as chilling definitions of fortune and fear. Daniel’s photographs leave him with uncomfortable questions amidst shadows of danger. He is backed into a corner of decisions to protect those he loves. Lives and hearts collide, revealing an incredibly dark side to the sunny Spanish city.

Master storyteller Ruta Sepetys once again shines light into one of history’s darkest corners in this epic, heart-wrenching novel about identity, unforgettable love, repercussions of war, and the hidden violence of silence–inspired by the true post-war struggles of Spain.

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Why I am Excited:

  • I’m a fan of Ruta Sepetys and have read all of her other books.  Whatever she writes about, she puts so much research into it and delivers something new to each of her readers.
  • It takes place during Francisco Franco’s fascist rule of Spain. I have been reading a lot of historical fiction lately, and I can’t wait to really dig into this one and learn more about that time period.
  • I’m seeing multiple character points-of-view for this one as well, and I’m interested to read about each experience.  I think each character’s words will add to a bigger picture that Sepetys is trying to create with this book.

I am a few chapters in and I am enjoying it so far.  I feel like I say that a lot but it is my honest initial impression of this novel. I hope to finish it soon and possibly before it is due back at the library.