I received a free kindle copy of Gilded (The Gilded Series Book One) by Christina Farley, published by Amazon Publishing, Skyscape from NetGalley in exchange for a fair review.
I gave this page turning, young adult book five stars. The heroine is sixteen-year-old Jae Hwa Lee who is a Korean-American girl. She is multi-talented & advanced in her schooling. After her mother dies, her father returns them to Korea, where Jae Hwa's life changes irrevocably.
The characters are beautifully drawn. The Korean demi-god, Haemosu is evil personified. I cheered for Jae Hwa to defeat him, but that victory was uncertain.
"The Samjoko amulet is on display there. The Guardians of Shinshi have recently uncovered information that leads us to believe that it acts as a key to the Spirit World." Jae Hwa will need this information in her odyssey.
"'Take control of your mind; harness your strength.' 'I can't', I whisper. 'You can,' she says." This is an exchange between Jae Hwa's aunt 'Komo'.
I highly recommend this fascinating book.
Link to purchase:http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1477847014