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Silvern

(Gilded #2)

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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 fi ...more
Hardcover, 310 pages
Published September 23rd 2014 by Skyscape
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Christina Farley Yes, Marci is correct. The first book is called Gilded which came out in March. My publisher wanted them published close together so fans wouldn't hav…moreYes, Marci is correct. The first book is called Gilded which came out in March. My publisher wanted them published close together so fans wouldn't have to wait so long between each book which I thought was really cool!(less)
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Alyssa
Jan 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
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***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***

Silvern by Christina Farley
Book Two of the Gilded series
Publisher: Skyscape
Publication Date: September 23, 2014
Rating: 4 stars
Source: eARC sent for the blog tour

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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
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Brian
Nov 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
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 ...more
Nasty Lady MJ
Oct 13, 2014 rated it it was ok
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 anymore unless it’s the nasty rice/tapioca
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gio
Sep 02, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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
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Monica
Sep 21, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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! ...more
Christina Farley
Aug 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Yep. Definitely read this one.
Akshaya
Sep 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Koeur
Sep 08, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Publisher: Skyscape
Publishing Date: September 2014
ISBN: 9781477820353
Genre: Fantasy
Rating: 2.4/5

Publisher 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 and more devious god t
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Tammy Hall
Sep 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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 ...more
Caitlin L
Sep 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
3.5 but rounding up bc that ending though. The feels, man. OMG.
Paige (Illegal in 3 Countries)
See more of my reviews on The YA Kitten! I received a copy via Amazon Vine.

While Farley’s debut failed to impress me, I came back for Silvern with hope of so much more, 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
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Lady
Sep 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Difficult Choices

This series must be read in order. The first book is Gilded. This is the second book.

Jae feels like she has gotten a reprieve. She escaped Haemosu and destroyed the family curse. If only she didn't have this nagging feeling... Of uncertainty... Of being not quite real or in tune with the world. Everything seems fine and normal but something inside her feels off. Sure her aunt is still in a coma but otherwise she has gotten what she wants. Her father and her grandfather are fine.
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Heather Heffner
Aug 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
~Warning! Contains spoilers!~


SILVERN is the second book in new author Christina Farley’s Gilded series about young teenager Jae Hwa, who moves to South Korea to live with her father and gets embroiled in a battle between the Korean gods of light and darkness. I saw that this book has been recommended for Common Core educators on Amazon.com, and I agree: it is a safe, culturally interesting tale that will hopefully spark middle schoolers’ curiosity about South Korea. Jae Hwa is quite a memorable
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Simona B
*I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

I am afraid this series suffers from the so called middle book syndrome. Silvern is far more boring than Gilded was, and, incidentally, it manages to be so despite Farley's sad tendency to stuff too much action in too little space. In this book a lot of highly random things actually happen, but none of them is truly useful to the ultimate aim of the plot. This made the story itself feel irritatingly pointless
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Lynndell
Thanks to NetGalley and Skyscape for the arc of Silvern and Christina Farley! What a great book and series! Silvern is a fantasy that jumps right into the action at the beginning of the book. I enjoyed the author's description of Korean architecture, lifestyles, mythology and the snippets of Korean language. I also appreciate the smooth writing and the way the author brings the reader up to speed on past events. Highly recommended! I do not want the series to end! ...more
Elizabeth Emily Browne
Rating: 3.5 stars.

Honestly these books just keep getting better. Don't get me wrong I enjoyed the last book but this one was even better. Kud is so more dangerous than Haemosu (sorry for the bad spelling) ever was. I enjoyed seeing Jae trying to come up with solutions to save her nearest and dearest once again.

I liked that Michelle played more of a part I. This book and I can't believe I got tricked by Kang-Dae (again, sorry). I can't wait to get into the third book especially after that endin
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Chelsea
More reviews available at my blog, Beauty and the Bookworm.

Silvern is the second book in Christina Farley's Korean YA fantasy trilogy, which began with Gilded. The main character is Jae Hwa, an American Korean who has moved to South Korea with her father for his work a few years after the death of her mother. In the first book, Jae Hwa broke a curse on her family that had doomed generations of women to death at the hands of the demi-god Haemosu. Now, just when she's starting to think that life m
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Wendy
May 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Wendy by: Trilogy
Three months after the defeat of the demigod Haemosu, Christina picks up Jae Hwa's story in her second novel "Silvern" as the sixteen year old warrior tries to bring a sense of normalcy to her life and forget about her connection to the Spirit World. The plot heats up when Kud the Ruler of Darkness threatens Jae's life , her friends and family if she doesn't find the White Tiger Orb for him. In a desperate attempt to thwart Kud and return the orb to Palk's Heavenly Chest Jae and her closest frie ...more
Rae Sontheyon
Dec 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
If you haven't read Gilded go right now and do so! This series is unique, interesting and just adventurous in a way that keeps you on the edge especially in this sequel. Jae Hwa was on a race against time trying to save not only her self and her family once again but the world too. Which is not a normal issue for a teenage girl to face, so it's great that Jae Hwa discovers she may not be so normal and makes some decisions in this book that will change not only her life but the fate of everyone s ...more
Julia Nashif
I really struggle with the star rating. This is more of a 3.5.

Thank you, NetGalley and Skyscape, for this free book to review!

What I liked:

1. Jae Hwa, when she wasn't complaining. I get it, Marc feels overprotective and her life seriously sucks. When her whining was at a minimum, then she was a pretty cool character.

2. Jae Hwa's dad. I've got to admit, he's my favorite. Poor guy; I REALLY HOPE THERE ARE MORE BOOKS IN THE SERIES.

3. When they went to North Korea. I would have liked more details, b
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Joe Frazier
Sep 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy, ya, mythology
Christina Farley pulled a rabbit, or rather a Blue Dragon, out of a hat with Gilded; was there anything left in the hat for Silvern? You see, one of the things that made Gilded such a fun, fresh read was the use Korean mythology juxtaposed to modern day Seoul, South Korean and the international students populating this world. So, its sequel, Silvern, had a bit of a challenge; the world Christina Farley created so well is now, comparatively speaking, old hat. Can Silvern generate the same level o ...more
Jessie Humphries
Nov 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! Christina Farley is a master of weaving ancient mythology, Korean culture and history into a very contemporary book. I truly admire the way the story is told with such a mixture of educational and emotional depth. I guarantee you that I am smarter for having read these books. I've always had Korean friends in my life, but I've never appreciated the Korean culture more than after having read GILDED and SILVERN. From exotic food to breathtaking landscape, and from beautiful clot ...more
Cinthia
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Meredith
Mar 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved Gilded, the first book in this series, but I think I might love Silvern even more. Jae Hwa is back with her kick butt attitude and is in even more danger. This book is full of nonstop action that had my heart pounding the entire time. And I won't spoil the ending, but wow. I need the next book now, please!

Fans of mythology and Korean culture should definitely check this series out!
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Jamie
Recently won this in the Goodreads giveaway program for the Firstreads! I love the cover and it sounds good.....However I did not realize when entering it was book two of a series...really wish things like that were more clear when you enter... oh well. I will read this once I get the chance to read the first book somehow.
J.L. Dobias
May 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: shelf-002
Silvern(The Gilded Series Book Two)By Christina Farley

I really enjoyed the novel Gilded and was looking forward to reading this novel. There was no disappointment in the anticipation. Silvern starts with a bang and ends powerful enough to ensure that you want to read the next book. I liked the notion of learning a bit about the mythology of a different culture and was entertained with the special treat of having something akin to the Korean version of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. There are plenty o
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MLL
Aug 16, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This book was really painful to listen to. The Narrator did fine but the story was excruciating. But I held on until the end so I could have closure and give it 2 stars. No closure. ONE STAR EARNED.

This is a story about a really selfish teenage girl, Jae. She used to be mortal now she is half mortal half immortal. She has access to the immortal realm. She doesn't hesitate to steal power for whatever she wants but refuses to pay her dues for their use.
She does whatever she wants and never listens
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Ellen
Feb 09, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
After Jae Wa defeats the demigod who had cursed her family for 1000 years, she thinks all is smooth sailing from here on out. All except for her aunt who is still in a coma as a result of Haemosu's attack. This time she is charged with finding a lost orb and returning it to Palk. Deception and misdirection seem to be around every corner and there is a fair amount of tragedy, making this book a little less fun than the first, but still heavily engaging.

I had to groan a bit with the love triangle
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Jaysen A.
Mar 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Gail
Jun 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Silvern

I enjoyed reading this book because it was so far from reality but still had excitement, romance, pride, compassion, and sadness. I am excited to read the next book in the series, "Brazen".
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