Friday, September 12, 2014

GILDED by Christina Farley review and giveaway

I should have posted this a LONG time ago, but it has been an incredibly busy summer! And, actually, the timing is great, because GILDED is book one, and book two, SILVERN, comes out soon!

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.

Hardcover: 978-1477847015
Paperback: 978-1477810972
Ebook: ASIN: B00FN2KR3K
Audio: 978-1480589278

Available at
Amazon, BAM, IndieBound and Barnes and Noble

My review:
Gilded is a captivating contemporary fantasy that takes the reader and immerses her in a wonderful mix of modern-day Korea and Korean mythology. The incredible world-building made me feel like I was right there walking the streets of Seoul. Add in a literally kick-butt heroine, a forbidden romance, and mythological creatures, and you have a compelling read that you can't put down. 

I highly recommend Gilded, and can't wait for the release of SILVERN (Sept. 23).

GIVEAWAY! I'm giving away a signed copy of GILDED and some swag!
a Rafflecopter 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.

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  1. hi!!! thank you for your generosity! i'm completely new to korean mythology so it's quite interested in discovering this book.
    is your giveaway open to international readears as well?

    1. Hi Miki! LOL. I always forget to specify that! Yes, it's open internationally. :) Thanks for stopping by!

    2. thank you a lot for including us^^