Goodreads Monday #20 Gilded

Goodreads Monday is hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners. It is when we show off a book from our TBR that we’re looking forward to reading.

Gilded by Christina Farley

Gilded (Gilded, #1)

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, Haemosu, 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.


I feel more strongly attracted to this book this week because mum and dad have recently arranged everything for our upcoming Korean trip in December and surprise surprise, this series is on the TBR for that trip! It’s a trip we’re all strongly looking forward to as a family even though at the same time we worry about how much it will all cost as lots of things are more expensive than when we last went. This book doesn’t seem to have a very high GR rating and a lot of my friends don’t like it with a few saying it’s cringeworthy especially the romance 😛 For me I think I’ll get on well with this because of the mythology and also because the author has some experience with Korean culture. I aim to read this whole series whilst I’m away as well as some others and I wonder if this will be an amazing mythology inspired fantasy or a cringey poorly written romance like so many say? 😛

tired cat GIF by Nebraska Humane Society

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