After their world-famous actor mother disappeared under mysterious circumstances, Manon and Thaïs left their remote Mediterranean island home—sent away by their pharma-tech tycoon father. Opposites in every way, the sisters drifted apart in their grief. Yet their mother’s unfinished story still haunts them both, and they can’t put to rest the possibility that she is still alive.
Lured home a decade later, Manon and Thaïs discover their mother’s legendary last work, long thought lost: White Fox, a screenplay filled with enigmatic metaphors. The clues in this dark fairytale draw them deep into the island’s surreal society, into the twisted secrets hidden by their glittering family, to reveal the truth about their mother—and themselves.
Title: White Fox
Author: Sara Faring
Publisher: Macmillan Children’s (Imprint)
Rating: ⭐ 5/5
“These woods can be treacherous. You never know which trees will curl their roots around your ankles, which foxes will prance right down a foxhole with you in tow.” – Sara Faring, White Fox
White Fox is intoxicating! I was completely sucked into the thrilling mystery of finding the truth behind the disappearance of Noni and Tai’s mother.
Ten years after their mother’s disappearance, Manon (Noni) and Thaïs (Tai) return to their childhood home on the island of Viloxin. As the girls each face their own darkness, they also confront hidden truths about their family.
I loved how Noni and Tai were imperfect while continuing to be strong females in a world of men. They both grew before my very eyes, page after page, and their bond as sisters only strengthened. As an older sister, there were many times where I could relate to Noni’s protectiveness (and slight jealousy) over Tai. It was very interesting to read both sisters’ perspectives, especially their memories of the past.
The writing was absolutely amazing! I really liked the mixed media elements, which included news articles, scripts, and other media styles. It helped me sink deeper into the story as I tried to solve the mystery alongside Noni and Tai.
I was definitely kept on my toes throughout the book. There were lots of twists and turns as secrets came to light, and the technology in the story made it feel all the more nerve-racking. The last 25% or so had me on the edge of my seat – I was internally screaming!
Thrilling and intoxicating, White Fox was the perfect way for me to start this year’s spooky season. I don’t read many thrillers, but this one just made my favorite books list.
Until next time, happy reading! ♡