What was in this box?
- A wooden bookmark inspired by Circe
- A sticker sheet inspired by The Raven Cycle
- A cushion cover from Raybearer
- A tea tin inspired by the book of the month
- A card deck with suits coming from Six Crimson Cranes, Jade Fire Gold, Only A Monster, and Daughter of the Moon Goddess
What do I think about this box ‘Threads of Fate’!
I have to say that my first box is a success. I was a bit apprehensive because even if I had seen a lot of their previous boxes and knew that I often liked both the items and the books, I feared a disappointment when it will be my turn to receive one. But fortunately, I loved the theme of the month which was inspired by Korean tales and as well as the items!
All the items are absolutely beautiful and quite useful, I think. I am also impressed by the quality of the cushion cover. The quotes chosen on the different items are inspiring but most of all, the artworks are simply stunning. I think my favourite item is the tea tin, since I am a tea lover and I love its colours, which I find perfect for springtime!
Concerning the book, I cannot wait to read it (to be honest I began it and am already loving it)! It is inspired by several Korean tales, the main one being the one of Shim Cheong, a girl who was sacrificed to the Sea God. I am curious to see how this tale will be used and excited at the idea of discovering more Korean folktales. And last but not least, the book itself is a real pleasure for the eyes. I was not convinced by the original cover but FairyLoot succeeded in making me adore it thanks to the colours scheme (and the artwork inside is absolutely stunning)!
The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea by Axie Oh
Deadly storms have ravaged Mina’s homeland for generations. Floods sweep away entire villages, while bloody wars are waged over the few remaining resources. Her people believe the Sea God, once their protector, now curses them with death and despair. In an attempt to appease him, each year a beautiful maiden is thrown into the sea to serve as the Sea God’s bride, in the hopes that one day the “true bride” will be chosen and end the suffering.
Many believe that Shim Cheong, the most beautiful girl in the village—and the beloved of Mina’s older brother Joon—may be the legendary true bride. But on the night Cheong is to be sacrificed, Joon follows Cheong out to sea, even knowing that to interfere is a death sentence. To save her brother, Mina throws herself into the water in Cheong’s stead.
Swept away to the Spirit Realm, a magical city of lesser gods and mythical beasts, Mina seeks out the Sea God, only to find him caught in an enchanted sleep. With the help of a mysterious young man named Shin—as well as a motley crew of demons, gods and spirits—Mina sets out to wake the Sea God and bring an end to the killer storms once and for all.
But she doesn’t have much time: A human cannot live long in the land of the spirits. And there are those who would do anything to keep the Sea God from waking…