I am SO THRILLED to be part of the blog tour for Christina Farley's debut, GILDED!!! I "met" Christina when we exchanged 50-page critiques after we met on the Blueboards, when Christy still lived in Korea. So I have seen GILDED from fairly early in its creation. I am so happy to see it out in the world as a REAL BOOK.
And now, Christina has stopped by to talk about her playlist for GILDED! Then scroll down for a rafflecopter GIVEAWAY!
Playlist for GILDED
I’m a big fan of listening to music as I write. I suppose it began as a way to keep all the noise around me from becoming a distraction. But now I also find it key element to help me enter the world I’ve created in the GILDED series. You can check out this video where I share the songs that I chose for the book and why:
While I was writing GILDED, I listened to a set of songs and those inspired many of the scenes in the book. Here’s the list (here is the link to it on my website: http://christinafarley.com/extras/) or you can listen to the playlist here:
Artists - Alice
Plumb - In My Arms
Art Of Noise - Battle
Hans Zimmer - The Last Samurai
The Last Samurai OST
Soundtrack - The Prophecy
Hans Zimmer - Spectres In The Fog
Han Zimmer - Taken
Third Day - Tunnel
James Homer & London… - Wallace Courts Murron
Skillet - Hero
Kiyoshi Yoshida – Interlude from Asian Drums
Ramin Djawadi - There Is A God In You
Plumb - Cut
Moby - Extreme Ways
Release date: Mar. 1, 2014
A Korean god. An ancient curse. Can she escape becoming GILDED?
A girl with a black belt and a deadly proclivity with steel-tipped arrows discovers an ancient Korean god has been kidnapping the first-born daughters of her family for generations. And she’s next.
Sixteen-year-old Jae Hwa Lee is a Korean-American girl with a black belt, a deadly proclivity with steel-tipped arrows, and a chip on her shoulder the size of Korea itself. When her widowed dad uproots her to Seoul from her home in L.A., Jae thinks her biggest challenges will be fitting in to a new school and dealing with her dismissive Korean grandfather. Then she discovers that a Korean demi-god has been stealing the soul of the oldest daughter of each generation in her family for centuries. And she's next.
But that’s not Jae’s only problem.
There's also Marc. Irresistible and charming, Marc threatens to break the barriers around Jae's heart. As the two grow closer, Jae must decide if she can trust him. But Marc has a secret of his own -- one that could help Jae overturn the curse on her family for good. It turns out that Jae's been wrong about a lot of things: her grandfather is her greatest ally, even the tough girl can fall in love, and Korea might just be the home she's always been looking for.
Ebook: ASIN: B00FN2KR3K
“An amazing contemporary fantasy that explores the vast legends of Korea, 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–she’s exactly the kind of girl YA literature needs.”
~from Beth Revis, NY Times Bestselling author of Across the Universe series
"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!"
~from Jessica Khoury, author of ORIGIN and VITRO
CHRISTINA FARLEY, author of Gilded 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. 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. Gilded is her first novel. For more details, check out her website at www.christinafarley.com. Christina holds a master’s degree in education and has taught for eighteen years. She is represented by Jeff Ourvan of Jennifer Lyons Literary.