Waiting On Wednesday: Gilded by Christina L. Farley
Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly feature by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming book releases that we're excited about! It's a fun way to share with others the books that you're eagerly awaiting to be released and you are excited about. This week's pre-publication that "I-Can't-Wait-To-Read" selection is:
by Christina L. Farley
Hardcover, 352 pages
Expected publication: March 1st 2014
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.
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I actually just got an early copy of this (courtesy of the Kindle Firsts program) after planning on it for my WOW today. I'm so excited about it! It's not too often that I can find a ya book like this and it's already getting great reviews. It's a YA based story on Korean mythology about a Korean-American girl who takes her destiny into her own hands. The setting changes from America to Seoul ( capital and largest metropolis of South Korea) where Korean mythology/mystery is mixed in and I believe a romance!