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

Debbie Ridpath Ohi on Wednesday, 08 January 2014 13:04

Congrats, Christy --- the cover looks FANTASTIC!! -- Debbie

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Congrats, Christy --- the cover looks FANTASTIC!! -- Debbie
Bridgid Gallagher on Wednesday, 08 January 2014 13:09

Such a beautiful cover! And I love the premise. The MC sounds tough! Can't wait to read it!

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Such a beautiful cover! And I love the premise. The MC sounds tough! Can't wait to read it!
Guest - Courtney Barekman on Wednesday, 08 January 2014 13:31

Hi Mrs. Farley!

Congratulations on your new book! I look forward to reading it! The cover brings back memories of our time on Korea.

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Hi Mrs. Farley! Congratulations on your new book! I look forward to reading it! The cover brings back memories of our time on Korea.
Guest - Natasha Barekman on Wednesday, 08 January 2014 13:34

Dear Mrs. Farley,

I am excited to hear that you have written a book. I love to read and it all started with you! I am also competing in a contest for a book cover through school. (I like art as well!). Your book cover is AWESOME!

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Dear Mrs. Farley, I am excited to hear that you have written a book. I love to read and it all started with you! I am also competing in a contest for a book cover through school. (I like art as well!). Your book cover is AWESOME!
Sandra Nickel on Thursday, 09 January 2014 02:53

Absolutely gorgeous--yes, I have to agree! Congratulations on such a great cover.

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Absolutely gorgeous--yes, I have to agree! Congratulations on such a great cover.
Guest - Sandra Nickel on Thursday, 09 January 2014 02:54

Absolutely gorgeous--yes, I have to agree! Congratulations on such a great cover.

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Absolutely gorgeous--yes, I have to agree! Congratulations on such a great cover.
Tiffany Rinne on Thursday, 09 January 2014 15:39

Love the cultural elements woven in!

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Love the cultural elements woven in!
Tiffany Rinne on Thursday, 09 January 2014 15:40

Love the cultural elements woven in!

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Love the cultural elements woven in!
Tiffany Rinne on Thursday, 09 January 2014 15:40

Love the cultural elements woven in!

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Love the cultural elements woven in!
Tiffany Rinne on Thursday, 09 January 2014 15:40

Love the cultural elements woven in!

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Love the cultural elements woven in!
Tiffany Rinne on Thursday, 09 January 2014 15:40

Love the cultural elements woven in!

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Love the cultural elements woven in!
Tiffany Rinne on Thursday, 09 January 2014 15:40

Love the cultural elements woven in!

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Love the cultural elements woven in!
Tiffany Rinne on Thursday, 09 January 2014 15:40

Love the cultural elements woven in!

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Love the cultural elements woven in!
Tiffany Rinne on Thursday, 09 January 2014 15:40

Love the cultural elements woven in!

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Love the cultural elements woven in!
Guest - Marlene Moss on Friday, 10 January 2014 13:09

The cover is fabulous! Artworthy! Definitely a book I would grab for the cover and buy for the blurb. Love learning about other cultures through fiction.

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The cover is fabulous! Artworthy! Definitely a book I would grab for the cover and buy for the blurb. Love learning about other cultures through fiction.
Shalena Mathews on Friday, 10 January 2014 13:21

The cover is fantastic and the book sounds so cool!

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The cover is fantastic and the book sounds so cool!
Pat Esden on Sunday, 12 January 2014 18:07

Amazing cover. I can't wait to read it!!

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Amazing cover. I can't wait to read it!!
Guest - stephanie Scott on Monday, 13 January 2014 11:10

I'm so interested in reading about a Korean-American main character! Yay! Going to add to Goodreads now. Thanks!

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I'm so interested in reading about a Korean-American main character! Yay! Going to add to Goodreads now. Thanks!
StephD2000 on Monday, 13 January 2014 18:48

omg so excited to read!!

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omg so excited to read!!
StephD2000 on Monday, 13 January 2014 18:49

omg so excited to read!!

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omg so excited to read!!

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