ARC Review: Vicious Spirits

I received an eARC of Vicious Spirits by Kat Cho from Penguin Teen in exchange for an honest review.


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Here is the synopsis from Goodreads:

As Vicious Spirits begins, Miyoung and Jihoon are picking up the pieces of their broken lives following the deaths of Miyoung’s mother, Yena, and Jihoon’s grandmother. With the support of their friend Somin, and their frenemy, Junu, they might just have a shot at normalcy. But Miyoung is getting sicker and sicker by the day and her friends don’t know how to save her. With few options remaining, Junu has an idea but it might require the ultimate sacrifice and, let’s be honest, Junu isn’t known for his “generosity.” Meanwhile, the events at the end of Wicked Fox have upended the forces that govern life and death and there are supernatural entities lurking in the background that will stop at nothing to right their world.


I actually received an ARC of this book before even reading Wicked Fox, so I was able to basically read them back to back and wow – I love this series. Vicious Spirits picks up right where Wicked Fox left off, but while we get some of Miyoung and Jihoon’s story, this book is focused on Junu and Somin.

I loved Wicked Fox but I think I love Vicious Spirits even more. For one, we get more of Junu’s background and his story and we get to see more of Somin. While I love Miyoung and Jihoon, it was nice to focus on the other characters stories. I actually like this book more than Wicked Fox and thought that this story was so interesting and just really good. The legends we learn about and are faced with are so cool, plus – ghosts! Which is always fun.

This was such a well thought out book and I’m so glad I read it almost immediately after Wicked Fox. It helped me understand more of the stories and legends, new and old. I could honestly spend the my entire day raving about this book it was that good. I know I’ve already talked some of my friends ears off with how much I like it.

Learning more about Somin was awesome. I love her story and her friendship with Miyoung and Jihoon, even though we get off to a rocky start in Wicked Fox. In Wicked Fox, she comes across as the over protective friend, ready to bash people’s heads together, which doesn’t bode well for Miyoung. In Vicious Spirits, we see why she’s like that and get to see things more from her perspective. She’s caring, funny, and puts on a tough appearance to protect herself and I think that’s why I like this book more. I appreciated getting a more fleshed out version of Somin, it helped me understand her character in Wicked Fox even better, and helped me connect with her better in this book.

And then we have Junu’s story. I loved, loved, loved his story and the legends behind it. Also, his interactions with Somin and Miyoung are hilarious. He’s that snarky, sarcastic character who puts on a front of “I don’t care”, but he cares – a lot! The more time I spent with him, the more I liked him, and my gosh – the ending!

I really, really hope we get another book in this world. I like where the series ended off, but if I could just get a little bit more, I would be so grateful! I’m so ready to reread these and jump back in.

As you can tell, I really like this series, and this is going to be a starstarstarstarstar // 5 stars from me!

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If this book sounds interesting, check out Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust

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