SHADOW OF THE FOX alternates POV between a half-kitsune named Yumeko and a samurai named Kage Tatsumi. After watching a demon attack and destroy her home, Yumeko must travel to the Steel Feather Shrine to pass on a piece of the Scroll of a Thousand Prayers. It's the only place it'll be safe because someone is trying restore the scroll and call forth the Kami Dragon.
Kage Tatsumi's mission is to find the piece of the Scroll of a Thousand Prayers when he runs into Yumeko. She claims that the piece has already been sent to the Steel Feather Shrine and enlists his help to get her there safely. Along the way, they meet a few new faces who are amazed by Yumeko's innocence and kindness.
I absolutely love the Japanese folklore in here and it reminded me of an anime like Inuyasha. I love all of the characters and think Julie did an amazing job with this book. I'm dying for the second already and am so thankful to have had the chance to read a book as original as this one. It's full of innocent love, action, demons, Japanese mythology, and so much more.
Final Verdict: I would recommend this to fans of Japanese myths, action, adventure, and Japanese anime. I look forward to more book like this one.