This is a YA book. I am seriously considering recommending it to my 13-year old. NOT joking.
It might make a great introduction into Japanese mythology, however centered it is around foxes.
Main characters are all under 20 years old and there is no romance in this book of any kind, just very subtle hints and a crush or two.
I rate this as a Young Adult book - 4 stars.
I loved the foxes' fluidity with gender and that they could chose the opposite sex if it suited them better or made them more comfortable in everyday life.
I also loved one of the character's phrase regarding sex: "I was also born in fox form. Does that make me an animal?"
Lurve the cover!!!