September 29, 2014

#Blast of Silvern by @ChristinaFarley with #Giveaway

Jae Hwa Lee has destroyed Haemosu, the dangerous demi-god that held her ancestors captive, and now she’s ready to forget about immortals and move on with her life. Then the god of darkness, Kud, sends an assassin to kill her. Jae escapes with the knowledge that Kud is seeking the lost White Tiger Orb, and joins the Guardians of Shinshi to seek out the orb before Kud can find it.
But Kud is stronger and more devious than Haemosu ever was. Jae is soon painfully reminded that by making an enemy of Kud, she has placed her closest friends in danger, and must decide how much she can bear to sacrifice to defeat one of the most powerful immortals in all of Korea.

About the Author


CHRISTINA FARLEY was born and raised in upstate New York. As a child, she loved to explore, which later inspired her to jump on a plane and travel the world. She taught at international schools in Asia for ten years, eight of which were in the mysterious and beautiful city of Seoul, Korea that became the setting of GILDED and SILVERN.

Currently she lives in Clermont, FL with her husband and two sons--that is until the travel itch whisks her off to a new unknown.

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From School Library Journal

Gr 7 Up—Four years after her mother's death, 16-year-old Korean American Jae Hwa Lee and her father leave Los Angeles behind to move to Seoul, South Korea. Jae's biggest concerns are fitting in at her new international school and keeping up with her classes, along with maintaining her status as a hard-core black belt. When her formidable grandfather warns her that the demigod Haemosu has stolen the soul of the firstborn female in her family for generations, and she is next, Jae isn't sure what to believe. The teen soon discovers that her grandfather's warnings prove all too real, and she must use her tae kwon do and archery skills, as well as unexpected help from her enigmatic and attractive classmate Marc, to escape the fate of the women who came before her. While the premise sounds promising, the story does not completely fulfill expectations. The breakneck pace leaves the plot feeling scattered and lacking emotional depth. While Jae has potential as a strong female protagonist, other characters are not fully developed, and become overused caricatures: the intelligent, attractive love interest with a mysterious secret; the dismissive workaholic parent. The Korean setting and myths make for an interesting backdrop, but stop short of providing readers with a rich, fully realized cultural experience. Recommended for large collections where fantasy is in high demand.—Kelsey Johnson-Kaiser, Columbus Public Library, WI


“This richly detailed novel kept me turning the pages well into the night. Jae Hwa starts off as a strong character and ends as a noble one, using both her brains and her brawn to win the day.” —Beth Revis, New York Times bestselling author of Across the Universe 

“Farley brings South Korea’s fascinating culture and mythology into vivid detail in this shining debut, and Jae is a compelling heroine. An exotic, thrilling read, Gilded had me utterly entranced!” —Jessica Khoury, author of Origin

Publisher: Skyscape

Published: 23 September 2014
Format: Paperback 373 pages
ISBN 13: 9781477820346 ISBN 10: 1477820345

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Rachael Rivera said...

I loved Gilded!! I can't wait to read this one. :)

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