Friday, September 12, 2014

{Nerd Blast} Silvern by Christina Farley

Print Length: 377 pages
Publisher: Skyscape (September 23, 2014)
Publication Date: September 23, 2014
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
Language: English
ASIN: B00I309T8S

Praise for SILVERN

Gr 7 Up—Strong-willed and savvy 16-year-old Jae Hwa Lee is having a complicated year. Jae has recently learned firsthand about the spirit world and is now blessed—or cursed as she often thinks—with the ability and strength to fight immortal demons. The story takes place in Seoul, and Jae's two best friends, Marc and Michelle, accompany her on her quest to defeat Kud, the god of darkness. Marc, Jae's boyfriend and a Guardian of Shinshi, works hard to keep her safe, though she often seems to find his protection overbearing. This is one wrinkle in the action-driven plot since Jae is constantly being attacked by one creature after another and her frustration with Marc's hovering grows wearisome. Jae is forced to make some difficult choices in order to keep her loved ones safe, and the conclusion of the story will leave readers desperate for the next novel. Greta Jung's voice for Jae is young and believable, though her other voices are harder to appreciate. Offering enough backstory for new readers to jump right in, Silvern will do well in libraries with demand for high fantasy and strong female protagonists, especially those of Asian decent. Additionally, a small side plot involving a visit to North Korea may interest those who would like to learn more about this closed-off country. Recommended. —Suzanne Dix, The Seven Hills School, Cincinnati, OH

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.

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Photo Credit: Liga Photography 

After teaching and traveling internationally for ten years, Christina Farley 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 about a Korean-American girl who takes her destiny into her own hands.

Besides writing, Christina loves traveling, running, driving too fast, and eating dark chocolate.

Christina writes fantasy for teens. She is represented by Jeff Ourvan of the Jennifer Lyons Literary, LLC. 

Learn more about Christina by visiting her at or by chatting with her on Twitter @christinafarley.


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