Brazen by Christina Farley
Release Date: September 29, 2015
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Stars
Sworn to an ancient god of darkness, Jae Hwa fights to gain her freedom and restore the balance of Korea… but first she must gain back the trust of her loved ones.
Jae Hwa Lee spent her sixteenth year in Seoul, trying to destroy the evil immortals who had been torturing her family for centuries. The last thing she expected was to be forced to become their assassin. Trapped in the darkest part of the Spirit World as a servant to the Korean god Kud, fighting to keep her humanity, and unable to contact her loved ones, Jae Hwa is slowly losing hope. Kud, god of darkness, will do anything to keep her as a pawn in his quest for power over all of Korea, her entire family thinks she’s dead, and Jae’s true love, Marc, believes she is lost to him forever.
When Kud sends Jae to find and steal the powerful Black Turtle orb, Jae sees an opportunity to break free and defeat Kud once and for all…but first she needs to regain Marc’s trust and work with him to vanquish the darkness that threatens to overwhelm Korea. There’s much to lose as Jae struggles to save the land she’s come to call home.
I would like to thank the author for providing me with a copy for review.
Christina has given an emotional, action packed, mythical world in this Gilded series. Brazen is no exception. Brazen is full of amazing world building. Christina builds these places so flawlessly that when Jae is in other worlds you can see what she is seeing or sense what she is sensing based on her amazing descriptions. I loved the torment and constant struggling of emotions. This really was a great way to end a series.
Jae Hwa has made a deal that she is finding really hard to live with but she doesn’t have much choice. She made a deal with Kud to save Marc but now she and everyone she cares about questions her intentions and if that was the right choice.
Her father thinks she is dead, and her friends think she has betrayed them. Marc is starting to question her loyalties, and if she is really strong enough to withstand Kud’s pull. Jae starts to feel alone and wonders if she is capable of destroying Kud, when no one seems to believe she can.
Will Jae be able to destroy Kud before he hurts anymore people she loves? Can Marc and Jae learn to trust one another when she is being controlled by Kud? Will Korea be brought back to peace or will the violence spread? You have to read this amazing conclusion.
Brazen was a fast paced, action packed read. I loved the journey and was so mesmerized by all that Christina created in this beautiful world. I only wished that the end had a little more breath, and that the characters had mourned all that they had journeyed through. This was still an amazing book that I am so happy I read the whole series. I am giving it 4.5 out 5 stars.
Besides writing, Christina loves traveling, running, driving too fast, and eating dark chocolate.