Silvern



✹ [BOOKS] ✭ Silvern By Christina Farley ❃ – E17streets4all.co.uk Jae Hwa Lee is ready to forget about immortals and move on with her life Until the god of darkness, Kud, sends an assassin to kill her She escapes with the knowledge that Kud is seeking the lost White Jae Hwa Lee is ready to forget about immortals and move on with her life Until the god of darkness, Kud, sends an assassin to kill her She 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 a stronger and devious god than Jae ever imagined 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.Silvern

After teaching and traveling internationally for ten years, Christina started writing about her adventures, tossing in a little fiction for fun This inspired her to write the Gilded series, a YA series based on Korean mythology, and THE PRINCESS THE PAGE, a MG based on fairy tales Besides writing, Christina loves traveling, running, driving too fast, and eating dark chocolate Christina writes fantasy for teens and children She is represented by Jeff Ourvan of the Jennifer Lyons Literary, LLC Learnabout her by visiting her at christinafarley or by chatting with her on Twitter christinafarley or Instagram christinaLfarley.

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    Silvern eBook ò Paperback and devious god than Jae ever imagined 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."/>
  • Paperback
  • 376 pages
  • Silvern
  • Christina Farley
  • 23 March 2019
  • 1477820345

10 thoughts on “Silvern

  1. says:

    Review posted on The Eater of Books blog Silvern by Christina FarleyBook Two of the Gilded seriesPublisher SkyscapePublication Date September 23, 2014Rating 4 starsSource eARC sent for the blog tourOfficial Summary 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 seekin Review posted on The Eater of Books blog Silvern by Christina FarleyBook Two of the Gilded seriesPublisher SkyscapePublication Date September 23, 2014Rating 4 starsSource eARC sent for the blog tourOfficial Summary 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 anddevious 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 What I Liked Cruel author and her awesome books Ahh Christina Farley has really outdone herself with this sequel novel I really enjoyed Gilded, but somehow, I think Silvern was even better So muchseems to be at stake in this novel, even though everyone thinks that the darkness is behind them.Jae Hwa thought that her interactions with the Spirit World were over She defeated Haemosu, isn t that good enough But the god Kud has noticed, and he wants her to find one of the six orbs of Korea, the orb of the White Tiger, to increase his powers Jae and the Guardians must find the orb before Kud can find it in the human world But Kud is a tricksy god It appears that no one can be trusted, and Jae must trust herself to find the orb and keep it away from Kud.So much deception and betrayal and love and hatred and crazy awesomeness I m impressed with how Farley upped the ante everything, all of the passion and intensity from book one seemed to be magnified in this book.Jae proves to readers over and over that she is strong and capable and intelligent and good I really like Jae she s kickbutt in the literal and figurative sense Many of the secondary characters play a huge role in this book, such as Marc Jae s boyfriend , Kang dae a Guardian , Michelle Jae s friend from school.I really like the addition of Michelle to the story She doesn t know what s going on, in terms of the Spirit World, but one small mishap happens, and then she finds out bits and pieces I don t think she ever fully knows EVERYTHING, but I m so glad that she is included in the action and craziness Michelle is very stubborn and very persistent, and sometimes these traits annoyed me like how she basically pushed herself into knowing about the Spirit World and all of Jae s secrets But in general, I think Michelle really added to the story.Much of the story is about finding the orb and keeping it from Kud The White Tiger orb is believed to be in North Korea where no civilians are allowed in or out It was interesting to see how Farley constructed the story around this fact, and how Jae, Marc, and Michelle worked diligently to figure out how to get the orb There is so much cause and effect in this book, and so many consequences Jae s relationship with her father is tenuous and strained, because her father wants to get her on medications for her hallucinations Jae and Marc are strong yet brittle, especially with Kang dae acting so interested in Jae but not the other way around Actions, consequences, repercussions I can t bespecific than that The romance is still just Jae and Marc, no matter what you think or have heard Kang dae was never interested seriously in Jae in fact, he and Michelle had a thing going on, but that was never going to last Jae and Marc love each other, but their relationship is truly tested in this novel They definitely have their ups and downs But I really like the romance in this book there are some beautiful scenes that are romance related The ending is cruuuueeeelllll I spoke with the author and she says that a third book has been written I m not entirely sure but I don t think a third book was part of the original contract though CROSS YOUR FINGERS AND BUY GILDED AND SILVERN BECAUSE I NEED CLOSURE Seriously, this series cannot end the way it did in Silvern Cruel cruel cruel Cliffhangers Ah What I Did Not Like I think some aspects of this book were a tad predictable I can t mention anything specific because that would be super spoiler y, but certain people and certain things were really obvious Not necessarily a bad thing, but forastute readers like myself, there might be a little eye narrowing.Also I almost kind of wish that the White Tiger playedof a role in things Like, the Tiger himself Again, hard to explain, but I feel like things revolve around him and his orb so why not Would I Recommend It Yeah This one and book one This series is really awesome set in Korea, with rich Korean mythology and mythological creatures Farley really did her research when it comes to the setting and the world building and the mythology Definitely acquaint yourself with this series if you haven t already And if none of that has convinced you yet just stare at the covers Rating 4 stars An excellent sequel Seriously, this was an awesome sequel and a fabulous book in general Now, everyone go buy this series and support this author and BRING ME BOOK THREE

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    This book was a based on Korean Mythology It was the story of a girl, Jaehwa who had recently broke the curse of her family, in which the oldest girl of her generation was kidnapped by the Korean demigod Haemosu However, now she had to confront the God of darkness, Kud She embarked on a journey with her boyfriend, Mark, Kangdae, one who control evil spirits, Michelle, her best friend and her grandfather She set out to North Korea in order to recover the white tiger orb, which was part of the This book was a based on Korean Mythology It was the story of a girl, Jaehwa who had recently broke the curse of her family, in which the oldest girl of her generation was kidnapped by the Korean demigod Haemosu However, now she had to confront the God of darkness, Kud She embarked on a journey with her boyfriend, Mark, Kangdae, one who control evil spirits, Michelle, her best friend and her grandfather She set out to North Korea in order to recover the white tiger orb, which was part of the original six orbs If Kud managed to get this orb over Pak, the god of light, there would be no prediction of what would unfold Jaehwa is faced with several decisions throughout this book, and all she can do is belief in herself I like this book because of its unexpected twists and turns

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    Really 1.5 stars.To see full review with gifs click here.I recieved an ARC of this book via Netgalley That did not change my opinion of the book, though I m glad I had the opportunity to read it.Yeah, this book is about as Korean as the TV dinner I had last weekend It might ve said it was Korean on the box, but it was really just a sad over seasoned meal that I only ate because it was the only thing in my house that wasn t bread and I can t eat bread any unless it s the nasty rice tapioca Really 1.5 stars.To see full review with gifs click here.I recieved an ARC of this book via Netgalley That did not change my opinion of the book, though I m glad I had the opportunity to read it.Yeah, this book is about as Korean as the TV dinner I had last weekend It might ve said it was Korean on the box, but it was really just a sad over seasoned meal that I only ate because it was the only thing in my house that wasn t bread and I can t eat bread any unless it s the nasty rice tapioca bread that s texture isn t right.That being said, this book that features a Korean American who lives in South Korea, wasn t that Korean.Not that I should be surprise since the first book featured the whitest of white love interests and he seems to only get even whiter in this book.To be fair, this book is a little bit better than its predecessor Or to be honest it wasn t worse And for a second book that s a positive sinceoften than not the second book is going to suck a lotthan the first.And it didn t go the New Moon route either, like it s biggest well, only competitor in Asian inspired YA modern paranormal type way the Japanese set Ink series Though, it went the standard McGuiffin quest route and it was sort of a bumbling quest at that.That took place in North Korea of all places.Oh, yeah Part of this book took place in North Korea.But does it go to the hot bed of political issues, human rights law violations, or randomly appearing leader Um, no The only thing that it remotely touches on those harsh conditions is that the country seemed undeveloped and that the National Honor Society at Jae Hwa s school is giving TB vaccines.Um, what sort of high school is going to let students go to North Korea It s not that I don t think high schools want students to be caring people, it s that it s a law suit potential political catastrophe in the making.But don t worry, Farley will make that anticlimactic so that it s not a big deal Despite all the foreshadowing.What sor less a big deal is the stupid pointless McGuffin quest that ends up leading to a heart wrenching cliff hanger that makes me like.I don t give a flip.Because I really didn t.I couldn t connect to either of these characters Not Jae Hwa or her WASP boyfriend.What s the point with Marc Really, is he just supposed to be eye candy He wasn t though.Not to me You know what would ve been eye candy for me A geeky Korean guy who wasn t viewed as instantly attractive, didn t know everything, but was loyal to a fault and didn t fall in love with Jae Hwa right off the back.Of course, we get Marc instead though Marc with his green eyes, brown hair, and sheer stupidity that makes me want to hit something even though everyone else says he s really soooo smart.eally, if he and Jae Hwa stopped making idiotic choices this series could ve been done already like my TV dinner of Korean food Instead, we re dragged on through another book at least I m pretty sure.Sigh In the end, I sort of pity this book I do feel like Farley does try throughout the entire book, but sometimes trying like love isn t enough And it s just sort of sad Because while I see Farley at times trying to embrace the setting and embrace the culture, at other times I just felt like I could be in any heavy Korean populated area in the US Same goes with the mythology Sometimes I was really intrigued and then sometimes it felt just generic Then the characters, sometimes no, the characters I never really go into them.I gave this series a second chance when I saw this book on Netgalley, only because I wanted so much for it to work But I really am going to have to think about whether I m going to invest my time with the third book Choppy use of mythology, making a rich vibrant culture generic, and beyond dull characters um, no thanks

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    I received an ebook copy of this book via Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review.Silvern wasn t exactly what I was hoping for I wasn t impressed by Gilded but I saw its potential and I really thought that this series could improve However Silvern is, in my opinion, worse that the previous installment of the series It is quite predictable, introduces the classic mysterious guy, whose intentions you can spot mile away, and lacks balance I still have problems with the pace of the book and I received an ebook copy of this book via Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review.Silvern wasn t exactly what I was hoping for I wasn t impressed by Gilded but I saw its potential and I really thought that this series could improve However Silvern is, in my opinion, worse that the previous installment of the series It is quite predictable, introduces the classic mysterious guy, whose intentions you can spot mile away, and lacks balance I still have problems with the pace of the book and the writing It s like everything happens in the first half of the book and the everything goes still Then it all goes to hell in like, three chapters The writing is quite flat I don t feel anything for the characters, I m not attached to them at all Marc and Jae s relationship is a bit cheesy and it didn t really ignite a spark into me More like some eye rolls at some point Also, the part about North Korea was kind of ridiculous Their teachers let them go to North Korea, yeah sure Overall I can still see some potential but I don t expect it to be fully expressed

  5. says:

    This is even better than the first novel in the series, with the added element of the relationship between South and North Korea Since I m in the hospital agian, bleh I m not going to write the full review until I get out Hopefully I ll get it up by later this week

  6. says:

    Yep Definitely read this one.

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    Skyscape Publishing Date September 2014 ISBN 9781477820353 Genre Fantasy Rating 2.4 5Publisher Description Jae Hwa Lee is ready to forget about immortals and move on with her life Until the god of darkness, Kud, sends an assassin to kill her She 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 a stronger anddevious god t Skyscape Publishing Date September 2014 ISBN 9781477820353 Genre Fantasy Rating 2.4 5Publisher Description Jae Hwa Lee is ready to forget about immortals and move on with her life Until the god of darkness, Kud, sends an assassin to kill her She 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 a stronger anddevious god than Jae ever imagined 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.Review Cover art is trippin This was made for the YA crowd, so I will attempt to keep that in mind during this review Jae Hwa Lee is a whiner There is no easier way to put it She whines and cries about everything If she is not indignant about people making choices for her, or her boyfriend being too clingy, then she is whining or crying She cries constantly about her aunt and whines about being too sore or having no energy She is always falling into the arms of her protector, the Prince of Douche Baggery..Marc Marc is a constantly worried and clingy boyfriend whom will drive you bat shit crazy in about 20 pages But, Jae always sees the TWINKLE IN HIS GREEN EYES or the beating of his heart through his muscular chest Fug So we have three sixteen year olds, battling super evil, looking for a creation Orb and generally saving the world from destruction Yeeeeah Of course our little band of intrepid hormones experience near death at the hands of bad thingies, but Jae s kung Fu is better than yours, so suck it There is burgeoning WUV triangle, but Jae quickly gets over it because Marc is so hunky and attentive and the other dude is pure evil Do you hear my inner scream This is a really long novel that you literally have to have Triathlete type endurance to get through to the finish And the ending is just another interlude to the next in this series NO RESOLUTION FOR YOU

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    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 o 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

  9. says:

    3.5 but rounding up bc that ending though The feels, man OMG.

  10. says:

    Seeof my reviews on The YA Kitten I received a copy viaVine.While Farley s debut failed to impress me, I came back for Silvern with hope of so much , like something being done about how Jae Hwa feels less Korean than her white as bread boyfriend Marc That s a serious thing they would need to discuss and I d love to see that kind of discussion between them Alas, I didn t get anything on that front nor did I get anything that made me happy I d read this book at all Farley kep Seeof my reviews on The YA Kitten I received a copy viaVine.While Farley s debut failed to impress me, I came back for Silvern with hope of so much , like something being done about how Jae Hwa feels less Korean than her white as bread boyfriend Marc That s a serious thing they would need to discuss and I d love to see that kind of discussion between them Alas, I didn t get anything on that front nor did I get anything that made me happy I d read this book at all Farley kept me reluctantly reading from beginning to end by using my favorite trope, but Silvern is both a weak second novel in the Gilded series and kinda racist.The novel picks up three months after the end of Gilded and starts off with a bang one of darkness god Kud s assassins tries to kill her out in the open during her belt test When it comes to action scenes and Jae Hwa interacting with the various mythical Korean creatures that she runs into, Farley shows her stuff and makes those scenes a blast to read If she wrote a novel about, say, a teenage spy on the run, it would probably be pretty awesome thanks to all the action I know she d be able to write well At times, those lovely action scenes were why I kept reading this mess Jae Hwa is a pretty powerful teenage girl at this point She defeated a demigod and now characters throughout the book are saying Haemosu s land now belongs to her She s got a lot of physical power behind her, but even with an empowered heroine, a diverse cast, and a Korean setting, Silvern manages to uphold white patriarchal norms thanks to Marc and ends up being racist at times.It s nothing at all against Farley to say Silvern has some racist bits to it it s surprisingly easy to write something very questionable and not realize, especially when you re white For instance, when I was about sixteen, the only POC character I had in a story I d developed has the ability to transform into various predatory animals It seems fine on the surface, but simplify it the POC is a predatory animal harassing the white heroine and it gets iffy That s kinda what happens in Silvern.The problem starts with the introduction of Kang dae, another member of the secret group and a Korean guy showing some interest in Jae Hwa Marc promptly metaphorically, of course whips his dick out and pees all over Jae Hwa to mark his territory In addition to protecting Jae Hwa from her own culture and its mythical beings, he s now protecting her from an actual Korean guy interested in her White man protecting Korean woman from her culture and its men is what I see here Again, racism isn t always intended, but it can happen.The explanation for why North and South Korea split is rather troubling too In real life, the two were split up after the end of World War II The US took the southern half of Korea, the Soviet Union took the northern half, and the two superpowers each gave their piece of Korea their own government democracy for South Korea, communism for North Korea Essentially, the enmity between the two countries was the result of the Soviet Union and the US having a dick measuring contest with each other The two countries suffered for it and now we re where we are today with the two countries relations According to the book, the split between the countries was because of Kud.I m not the only one who has a problem with history being rewritten so that a Korean god not foreign powers having a dick measuring contest was the cause of Korea being separated and made into enemies, right The characters don t experience much growth The conversation about race and power in Jae Hwa and Marc s relationship never happens the way it needs to she s still insecure because she feels this white boy is better at being Korean than she is Kang dae is a welcome addition to the cast, but his role is pretty obvious from the start even if it indulges one of my favorite tropes Too bad he opens up a plot hole too View Spoiler So the book cruises on despite all these problems thanks to the action, the serviceable prose, and adequate pacing, but then about two thirds of the way in, Jae Hwa is asked to give herself to Kud so Marc and the rest of her friends and family will live This triggered many, many Twitter rants about how I m tired of the girls in YA being asked or forced to martyr themselves for others, especially their boyfriends.The choice is a common one give herself the special thing she s carrying up to the protagonist or watch everyone she cares about die Almost without exception, she decides to give herself the special thing up and her boyfriend is always there to save her or try to stop her NO NO NO Look, some of us are selfish We ll choose to save ourselves over saving other people on occasion because we re not prepared to die for someone For once, when given the choice between saving the world from evil and saving her boyfriend loved ones, I want the heroine to make the tough choice of choosing the world the many over the people in her life the villain is threatening the few Sometimes, that sacrifice of the few for the sake of the many does happen It would make for a stronger novel with a great hook for a sequel.Farley is planning a third novel because the cliffhanger this book ends on is painful for fans, but I don t think I ll be reading it if when she does something with it Because of the choices Jae Hwa makes, I really have no positive expectations for it and know reading it would just hurt Give this series a shot if you want some diversity of mythology and a setting that isn t Nowheresville, the United States, but be prepared from some problems

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