Thursday, March 6, 2014


Welcome to my stop on the GILDED blog tour for author Christina Farley! We’re using our 25 Things You might not Know About Me feature as part of the tour, so be sure to read on after it to learn about the amazing book and check out the giveaway!!


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What do you think about this awesome list? I don’t know about you, but I want to go to Indonesia with her and stay in that haunted house with her. Leave Christina a note in the comments section about the list, and I’m sure she’ll stop by to answers your questions!!



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, Haemosu, 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.




“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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Author Christina Farley

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.


Twitter: @ChristinaFarley




  1. My goodness Christina Farley sounds like such an interesting person! I have had Gilded for a while but have yet to read it. Definitely must bump it up on my TBR.

  2. Your designs are always amazing and I love this 25 Things feature! Thank you for this. It's so lovely.

  3. 25 Reasons Christina Farley is Way Cooler Than I Will Ever Be. Just bought the book and can't wait to read it!

  4. Somehow I just don't see the StarWars girl in you! But you are gorgeous and interesting in every (other) way ;)

    1. LOL- You should hang out in my classroom for a while.


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