Blog Tour: Silvern by Christina L. Farley + Giveaway

Gilded #2
Author: Christina L. Farley
Reading Level: Young Adult
Genre: Fantasy
Released: September 23rd 2014
Review Source: Skyscape

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.

Anyone that knows me well knows I am hard to please when it comes to high fantasy. This is a genre I am not really familiar to and in order to get my attention it has to WOW me. Part of goal this year, was to be open this genre and when the opportunity emerge to reviewed the first of this series, I jumped blindly to the unknown. The Gilded series is nothing I’ve ever read before. This urban high fantasy series is not only filled with history but so many actions. I am glad I decided to give it a try.

Silvern begins right where Gilded left off. Fighting off and winning against an ancient god, Jae Hwa believed she won the war against the Spirit World. Little did she know, this was just the beginning. With the strength and determination she has proven to many, now all eyes are on her.  Including Kud, a god (I should say another god). He now wants her to serve him… whether she agrees or not.

Right from the start, Silvern is filled with action. Black belt or not, fighting an evil spirit is no easy task. Once again, Jae proves of what she is capable of doing. Not only did she have to fight many evil but she had to use her intelligence to acquire what the cruel god Kud wanted – the orb of the White Tiger. Needless to say, Jae is clever enough to do what is asked of her even if she is betrayed.

I really like Jae. She is willing to do the impossible to keep those she loves safe. Though her sacrifices aren’t enough in the Spirit World, now she must come up with a solution to close this door. Though it may be impossible, I know she will be able to come up with a solution.

Silvern is unique and entertaining. You don’t get a break from action. Left to right something is happening and you cannot let your guard down with this series. Filled with betrayal, mystery and adventure, Silvern is an exceptional sequel.

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 Christina holds a master’s degree in education and has taught for eighteen years. She is represented by Jeff Ourvan of Jennifer Lyons Literary.

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

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