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(The Fox Witch #1)

4.46  ·  Rating details ·  498 ratings  ·  97 reviews
Death is a way of life outside of the safety of Inner Tulsa, and Jade means to keep flipping Mother Nature off until old age claims her. With one eye always on the sky, the last thing she needs is a pack of bounty hunters out for her living head. With no idea of why anyone would want her, her wits might keep her free, assuming she can resist the charming lures of Sandro, o ...more
Kindle Edition, 356 pages
Published November 3rd 2020 by Pen & Page Publishing
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Cory Cravens
Nov 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Loved This New World!

I didn't know what to think of this world when I was introduced to it. The magic is way different but still familiar. The rules of society are written by the powerful magic families. It sucks to be poor. If you live around Tulsa you have to get used to tornadoes everyday.
I love the character of Jade. She's tough with a soft heart. Plus she's a fox, which caught my attention. You see the world through her eyes as she struggles just to survive each day. Add in bounty hunters a
Nov 13, 2020 rated it liked it
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Shibushi Elle
Nov 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I was afraid that I won't enjoy this book, it was said to be more heavy than Witch&Wolf series, but it wasn't, not really. It is very fortunate that the Author is absolutely amazing, and although that book is not a funny light read, the darkness is balanced with humor, hope and good people. The main character is a strong woman who is not afraid of hard work, who knows how to fight and is ready to do so, and in this brutal world in which she lives she managed to preserve her heart: she's compassi ...more
Cryogenic Fire
Nov 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Excellent reading

I'm not going to give a synopsis as the author blurb can do that far better than I, and I refuse to give spoilers. That said this is another excellent novel by the author. The world building, plotlines, character building and dialogue (both internal and external) are top notch as always. I had this on pre-order and read it in one sitting and loved every minute spent reading it.

Highly, highly recommended.
Joe Wojo jr
Nov 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Just a wow of a book. received at midnite read it straight thru. didnt bother even thinking about sleep. Just a great urban fantasy in a new world setting for the author. Still has some great humor but this is not a rom com, its far more.
Nov 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Oh how I flubbing loved this new start to this series. RJ Blain has always been an instant buy for me. Her books make me laugh, cry, and want to throw my kindle sometimes as i wait for the next book. Her book have always entertained me. Some i Love better than than the others. Some stories ate fucking fantastic read and some are a great read. Outfoxed was a Fantastic fucking read for me. Now i want to cry as i have to wait for book 2. I will definitely be going back to reread this as i wait impa ...more
Nov 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Outfoxed is the start of a new series by R. J. Blain, and I loved it! She has built a new world, slightly different from her Magical Romantic Comedy (with a body count) and Royal States worlds, and slightly darker than the Mag Rom Coms, but still with a good amount of humor, especially in the later part of the book. I really liked Sandro’s mother, she’s hilarious and reminded me of Juliette in the author’s romantic comedies (writing as Bernadette Franklin). As expected there is lots of action, a ...more
Jessica Robbins
Nov 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: blog-tour, own-kindle
*I received a free copy of this book which I voluntarily chose to write an honest review for.

A fabulously fun start to a new series! Jade is both funny as well as able to take care of herself. She lives in Tulsa where survival is the game as mother nature sends storm after storm full of tornados to take them out. A half breed with an adorable tails and ears (plus plenty of secrets) she believes she is safe from being made a slave but then she runs across a bounty hunter out to catch her. When sh
Nov 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
Great start to a new series

As with her other worlds, RJ Blain has created a brand new world to fall deep into. Jade and Sandro are by turns stubborn, sneaky, and hilarious, and watching them dance around each other as they try to win the war against each other is great fun. The world building is elaborate but well crafted, with a delightful mix of both current and fantasy that lets you find enough familiar ground, yet be amazed at how the magic works. Well set up start to the series and world, I
Michele Livesay
Nov 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
R J Blain does it again. Magic, witches, mages, and tornados, what's not to like. I have been looking forward to this new series for months and I am not disappointed. Although this book is not filled with laughs as some of Ms. Blain's are, it is very satisfying and there is some snark. Ms. Blain is the Queen of Snark. This book is ground laying and has some back story. But, her characters are what sucks you in to the story. All of it just made me want more. I am pumped for the next book hopefull ...more
Adena Lee
Nov 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I know that "feisty fox" is a cliche, but seriously, is there a better description of Jade? Fierce, independent, very talented, compassionate and surprisingly well-connected - Jade is the kind of woman I can see as a matriarch. Fortunately for Sandro, he seems to be a good match for her. Of course the author has to test these two and she has created a quest worthy of these two troublemakers. Just who has it in for Tulsa? Inquiring minds want to know! ...more
Traci Marcotte
Nov 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
She's done it again.

R.J. Blain has begun a new series with a new vision of the United States and blown it out of the ballpark. Jade is a fox hybrid who is skilled in surviving Tornado Alley in Oklahoma. And there are many things that make survival difficult, not the least being the tornadoes. Oh, and she has a bounty on her head and one of the hunters makes her fox ready to turn belly up for scritching. Jade knows better. Let the games begin.
Nov 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
With this author you consistently get outstanding characters, intense action, and tightly crafted world building. Outfoxed does not disappoint on any point. It is the start of a new series, The Fox Witch.

I enjoyed it but, like Booked for Murder [Vigilante Magical Librarians], the current story line is resolved but you're panting for the sequel... Well done!
Michelle Johnson
Nov 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Awesome book

Absolutely love this story. It is not a romantic comedy but it still had me laughing in places. I loved the characters and can’t wait to see what they do in the next book Definitely recommend this story
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Shannon Heck
Nov 22, 2020 rated it it was ok

There is a problem with your world building if the author has to spend half the book explaining it. I was super bored every time they once again explained the courtesan system. Stop explaining it and add to the plot. I got it. Since I was bored with this book, I won't continue the series.
Nov 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Great new world and start of a series. This book is not like her Magical Comedies and ia closer to Jesse Alexander.
Mar 08, 2021 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 英語-english
First, on a side note, I'd like to point out how much worse the formatting for printed versions have become. For someone who almost exclusively reads books on paper, this is a big deal.
The font size makes the text too narrow on the page and uncomfortable to read. If you want bigger font, you are supposed to bake the book itself bigger as well, not smaller. I'm pretty sure it's common sense. When you make font bigger and books smaller, you only waste paper, space, and make the book difficult and
Ingrid Thomas
Nov 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
First of all, I would like to say that the concept is nothing new, but, the way Blain delivers the story, really got my attention.

This story is set in a world when suddenly magic decided to make an appearance. And suddenly there were mages, witches, shapeshifters, and all kinds of extraordinary people.
Our story follows the day by day of a magnificent Fox. Her name is Jade Tamrin, a fully fledged shapeshifter and witch, and instead of living a life in comfort in exchange for a prearranged marria
Nov 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
Outfoxed is the first book in The Fox Witch series, and it's the first book I've read by R.J. Blain. I don't normally read books involving shifters, but I'm a sucker for foxes, so I decided to give it a go.
Outfoxed is set in the future, 2043, in the city of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Jade is a fox shifter, although she keeps that a secret, and she also happens to be a witch. She does her best to eke out a living in The Alley, an area of Tulsa plagued with tornadoes. And when the story starts, Jade is out
Nov 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
Magic is afoot in 2043 Tulsa, Oklahoma. Jade Tamrin, a fox shifter, and a witch is running from deadly tornadoes that will take her life and determined bounty hunters who will take her freedom. Armed with her vixen-like savviness and cunning, witchy scavenging techniques, and a sword of justice named Peace, she is on a mission to find out who is behind the tornadoes and destruction and who wants her bad enough to pay $100,000 for her bounty.

Jade is resourceful and clever and apparently very tren
Leslie Pessagno
Feb 14, 2021 rated it it was amazing
A good read set in an interesting world

The author has created an interesting world of magic and a country divided into 4 magical quadrants. The book has a good plot, and mystery to solve, and a developing romance, all with interesting and engaging characters. It’s well-paced and well-written and had me gulping the whole thing down in a day. Unlike some of her other books, she exercises restraint with this one and doesn’t get carried away hashing the same things over and over.

My only caveat on my
Nov 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I very seldom dislike one of R.J.Blain's - "Outfoxed" is another A+ success. Like most first books in a new series, there is a lot of world building to read. Jade is my kind heroine. She's strong, compassionate and just a little bit crazy. Tornados are a terrifying thing to live with, a least hurricanes or blizzards give you fair warnings. Oh, the people you'll meet in a dystopian Earth, a tornado besieged Tulsa, Batbayar, the sensi and owner of Rising Sun Martial Arts who thinks that Jade could ...more
Mary Heron
Nov 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Another Hit

The world this fox lives in is a very dangerous one, set in the United States but not a United States anyone would recognise. Magic abounds in this place and those without magic lead difficult - if not impossible lives, those who do have magic are the elite, rich, protected from the dangers inherent in this world Jade Tamarind is a fox witch a hybrid female with magical abilities, fox ears and a tail, but more importantly she possesses the genetic capacity to pass these traits on to h
Feb 03, 2021 rated it liked it
I've got really mixed feelings about this one. The novel enters with a really strong start, introducing both our MC and our future LI in a very interesting way, but then the plot just kind of... stops. It's almost like the author went "aight, time for worldbuilding and showing how altruistic the MC is" for almost two thirds of the book, and the progression of the plot really suffered for it. I found parts of the plot a little forced, too. A shit ton of bounty hunters failing to locate a girl wit ...more
Ulla Bisgaard
Nov 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Her best book yet

I loved so many things about this book, that if I wrote them all down, you wouldn’t need to read the book (spoilers LOL)
I honestly think this is the authors best book so far. I can’t wait to read more of this series as it comes. I loved the strong female lead and her strong compassionate hero. I loved the post apocalyptic setting that combine fantasy with science fiction. The book is a little darker than others, but it works with this book and brought it depth. It also brought m
Nov 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Magic is corrupting the world and those with power and money are rising to the top.

Jade is a hybrid fox, born to a mage & a witch in NYC. She escaped to avoid an unwanted marriage and after travelling around the US, ended up in Tulsa, in the Alley. Life is hard but she works 2 jobs to survive, whilst avoiding Bounty Hunters. So far she has been successful.

Then Sandro Moretti comes to town ......

Another terrific series from R.J. Blain. I loved Jade, such a good, ethical, hardworking woman, with
Nov 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Post-apocalyptic Tulsa

FYI: this is not a humorous book. Blain does a great job painting Tulsa as a decaying city, constantly destroyed by ever worsening tornadoes, and rebuilt by stubborn residents defying Mother Nature. Blain's descriptions are detailed and evoke the mix of despair and resilience humans face when fighting against natural disasters.

I love the main character, Jade. She is clever, resourceful, and practical, balancing her challenges against her goals and taking steps to put herse
Jan 01, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Apocalyptic magic adventure

This is a high- action story. Rich storytelling, likeable and interesting characters hooked me. I'm a fan of the author's other series, and was not disappointed at all by this one. It's a different world, definitely grittier, but absolutely worth a visit. I'm really excited for the next one of these, the story is starting to get really interesting!

Lead character is feisty, and trying to survive while being basically a decent person. Development is really well handled!
Nov 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
Very unique and different and tricky to review

There is some interesting world building early on. Love the main character. A lot of different plot lines were brought up in this story.

This was a little hard to review because some parts were excellent 5 stars and other parts rambled 3 stars.

We finally get going on a good direction around 75 percent in before that was still interesting, but mostly setup.

I really want to know what happens next and wish the next book was coming out next month instead
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