Cover Reveal: Gilded by Christina Farley + Giveaway (International)

Cover Reveal: Gilded by Christina Farley + Giveaway (International)

 

Time for another cover reveal! Huzzah!

Today we're celebrating the cover for GILDED by Christina Farley, releasing March 1, 2014 from Skyscape. But before we get to the cover, we have a special message from Christina and the cover designer, as well as a video Christina made just for you!

 

Hey guys!
 
I’m so excited to celebrate the cover reveal for GILDED here at YABC! I’ve been anxiously waiting to share it with you because it’s just …. perfect (Yes, that was me sighing with delight). 
 
There is so much to love about this cover, and I’m indebted to the Skyscape team, specifically to Katrina Damkoehler, the mastermind behind this project; to my brilliant editor, Miriam Juskowicz for all of her input; and to Cliff Nielsen, for drawing the most beautiful samjoko (mythological 3-legged crow) that captures the beauty and magic of the book.
 
I’ve created a video for you (below) where I talk about all the details of the cover and the meaning behind each component. I hope you love it as much as I do.
 
~ Christina Farley, author of GILDED
 
 
A note from the cover designer:
 
Hello YABCers,
 
The GILDED cover evolved from an almost entirely symbolic approach to a combined symbolic/scenic approach. The final samjoko illustration (mythological 3-legged crow) you see here was created by Cliff Nielsen. This book has a couple of fun angles to inspire the cover design—a no-nonsense female protagonist, modern day Korea melded with the awesome visuals of traditional Korean mythology—the cover's gold frame is meant to get the cultural part of the story across, and the stormy background scene and beautiful samjoko get the magic and fantasy of the book across.

~ Katrina Damkoehler, cover designer

 

 

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Here it is!

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*** If you choose to share this image elsewhere, please include a courtesy link back to this page so others can enter Christina's giveaway. Thank you! ***

 

GILDED

by Christina Farley
Release date: March 1, 2014
Publisher: Skyscape
Hardcover ISBN: 978-1477847015 
Paperback ISBN: 978-1477810972 
Ebook: ASIN: B00FN2KR3K 
Audio: 978-1480589278
 

About the book

 A girl with a black belt and a deadly proclivity with steel-tipped arrows discovers an ancient Korean god has been kidnapping the first-born daughters of her family for generations. And she’s next. 

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 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.
 

ADVANCE PRAISE

“This richly detailed novel kept me turning the pages well into the night. Jae Hwa starts off as a strong character and ends as a noble one, using both her brains and her brawn to win the day.”

—BETH REVIS, New York Times bestselling author of Across the Universe

“Farley brings South Korea’s fascinating culture and mythology into vivid detail in this shining debut, and Jae is a compelling heroine. An exotic, thrilling read, Gilded had me utterly entranced!”

—JESSICA KHOURY, author of Origin

 

Our Thoughts

The rocky shore, the stormy skies, the samjoko (!!!) — this cover is to DIE FOR. Wow. Utterly striking. I can't stop staring!

 

Christina's Video

 

About the Author

CHRISTINA FARLEY, author of Gilded was born and raised in upstate New York. As a child, she loved to explore, which later inspired her to jump on a plane and travel the world. She taught at international schools in Asia for ten years, eight of which were in the mysterious and beautiful city of Seoul, Korea that became the setting of Gilded. Currently she lives in Clermont, FL with her husband and two sons—that is until the travel itch whisks her off to a new unknown. Gilded is her first novel. 

Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads | Web | YouTube | Pre-order Gilded now!

 

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Giveaway Details

One international winner will receive a Kindle Paperwhite and traditional Korean bag
One US winner will recieve a GILDED swag bag from a traditional Korean market

Entering is simple, just fill out the entry form below. Winners will be announced on this site and in our monthly newsletter (sign up now!) within 30 days after the giveaway ends. 

During each giveaway, we ask entrants a question pertaining to the book. Here is the question they'll be answering in the comments below for extra entries:

What do you think about the cover and synopsis?

 

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Comments 98

Vivien on Tuesday, 07 January 2014 12:10

Really love the cover!! It sounds excellent.

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Really love the cover!! It sounds excellent.
Guest - Cara on Tuesday, 07 January 2014 12:12

The cove looks lovely and the story sounds interesting.

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The cove looks lovely and the story sounds interesting.
Alyssa Susanna on Tuesday, 07 January 2014 12:13

I already knew that I wanted to read this book REALLY BADLY, but a gorgeous cover and interesting synopsis does not hurt! I love both! Congratulations on a beautiful cover, Christina

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I already knew that I wanted to read this book REALLY BADLY, but a gorgeous cover and interesting synopsis does not hurt! I love both! Congratulations on a beautiful cover, Christina :D
Guest - Peggy Eddleman on Tuesday, 07 January 2014 12:28

I love it!! So striking!

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I love it!! So striking!
Guest - Caitlin on Tuesday, 07 January 2014 12:37

This book sounds so amazing. I just might have to break my no buying books rule and get it.

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This book sounds so amazing. I just might have to break my no buying books rule and get it.
Guest - Krispy on Tuesday, 07 January 2014 12:50

The cover is nice, though I wouldn't have guessed this would be a Korean-based fantasy from it. Loved the synopsis. Looking forward to reading this when it's out!

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The cover is nice, though I wouldn't have guessed this would be a Korean-based fantasy from it. Loved the synopsis. Looking forward to reading this when it's out!
Guest - Patrick Samphire on Tuesday, 07 January 2014 12:55

Congratulations, Christina! That's a beautiful cover. The crow is absolutely gorgeous.

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Congratulations, Christina! That's a beautiful cover. The crow is absolutely gorgeous.
Ciarra Balsomo on Tuesday, 07 January 2014 12:58

I think the cover is wonderful. Although, personally, I would have liked to have the borders a bit smaller. But it sounds like a great book!

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I think the cover is wonderful. Although, personally, I would have liked to have the borders a bit smaller. But it sounds like a great book!
Kimberly Hong on Tuesday, 07 January 2014 14:55

I love the cover! It's amazing & the book sounds like a fun adventure

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I love the cover! It's amazing & the book sounds like a fun adventure
Guest - Stephanie Burgis on Tuesday, 07 January 2014 14:59

This book sounds fabulous! I love the cover, too.

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This book sounds fabulous! I love the cover, too.
Guest - Kat Ellis on Tuesday, 07 January 2014 15:38

What a beautiful cover! And the story sounds just fabulous

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What a beautiful cover! And the story sounds just fabulous :D
Guest - Bons on Tuesday, 07 January 2014 15:51

Beautiful cover and interesting synopsis! Amazing

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Beautiful cover and interesting synopsis! Amazing
Guest - Mary on Tuesday, 07 January 2014 15:59

The cover is gorgeous and the synopsis definitely makes me want to read this book!

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The cover is gorgeous and the synopsis definitely makes me want to read this book!
Larissa Hardesty on Tuesday, 07 January 2014 16:58

Waves to Christy! You already know how much I love this cover. I'm so excited for everyone to see it now! And to read the book in just two months!

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Waves to Christy! You already know how much I love this cover. I'm so excited for everyone to see it now! And to read the book in just two months!
Larissa Hardesty on Tuesday, 07 January 2014 17:01

Waves to Christy! You already know how much I love this cover. I'm so excited for everyone to see it now! And to read the book in just two months!

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Waves to Christy! You already know how much I love this cover. I'm so excited for everyone to see it now! And to read the book in just two months!
Guest - Michelle Lee on Tuesday, 07 January 2014 18:08

I think the cover is absolutely amazing and the synopsis is compelling!

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I think the cover is absolutely amazing and the synopsis is compelling! :)
Stephanie Tullis on Tuesday, 07 January 2014 19:24

I love mythology retellings! Looking forward to reading this.

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I love mythology retellings! Looking forward to reading this.
Natalie Aguirre on Tuesday, 07 January 2014 20:03

So excited for Christina. Her cover is gorgeous and I can't wait to read this.

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So excited for Christina. Her cover is gorgeous and I can't wait to read this.
Natalie Aguirre on Tuesday, 07 January 2014 20:03

So excited for Christina. Her cover is gorgeous and I can't wait to read this.

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So excited for Christina. Her cover is gorgeous and I can't wait to read this.
Natalie Aguirre on Tuesday, 07 January 2014 20:03

So excited for Christina. Her cover is gorgeous and I can't wait to read this.

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So excited for Christina. Her cover is gorgeous and I can't wait to read this.

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