Release date: September 23, 2014
Release date: September 23, 2014
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.
My Review: Silvern is not your typical YA book as in the girl is the damsel in distress falls in love with the boy who needs to save her. No this story has a very strong lead female character Jae Hwa she was in no way the damsel in distress. Jae Hwa was independent and strong but knew when she needed help and was not afraid to admit it. Instead of waiting for someone to come save the day she figured out with the help of her friends how to take on the evil that was coming to take what ever it wanted with out a care of who maybe in it's path. I loved the element of a parallel world and how Jae Hwa was able to slip between both it was very interesting. I loved this story's back round and how it all played out. I found it intriguing and fascinating. Silvern is book two of the Gilded Series and picks up masterfully from where Gilded ended. I was so taken with the detail and how easily I was transported to a world that was far beyond anything I had imagined. I annihilated Silvern as if I were fighting along side Jae Hwa. I am very excited to see what fate awaits Jae Hwa in the rest of the Gilded series.
Praise for GILDED, the first book in the series:
“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
Ebook: ASIN: B00I309T8S
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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.
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