The Once Upon a Book Club Young Adult Box theme for December 2021 young adult fiction boxes is SOULS OF THE SEA!
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An inspired take on Hans Christian Andersen’s ‘The Little Mermaid’ that blends West African mythology and history in an immersive adventure, this powerful tale is as majestic as the sea itself.
A way to survive.
A way to serve.
A way to save.
She prayed to the gods, once. Now she serves them as Mami Wata—a mermaid—collecting the souls of those who die at sea and blessing their journeys back home.
But when a living boy is thrown overboard, she goes against an ancient decree and does the unthinkable—she saves his life. And punishment awaits those who dare to defy the gods.
To protect the other Mami Wata, she must journey to the Supreme Creator to make amends. But all is not as it seems. There’s the boy she rescued, who knows more than he should. And something is shadowing her, something that would rather see her fail…
Danger lurks at every turn, and as she draws closer, she must brave vengeful gods, treacherous lands, and legendary creatures. Because if she fails, she risks not only the fate of all Mami Wata, but also the world as she knows it.
An epic and original tale that beautifully weaves together West African mythology and history, this incredible debut novel is a thought-provoking and beautiful read you will simply never want to end.
Perfect for fans of mythology and well-crafted fantasy, this is not a box to be missed. Paired with a stunning collection of gifts that bring this moving tale to life, we cannot wait for you to experience this newly released novel.
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Once Upon a Book Club is a subscription that offers a unique reading experience. Each month, you’ll receive a book to read, a 5″ x 7″ quote print, along with 2-4 corresponding gifts to match a quote/item mentioned in the book. Readers are advised to open the gifts as they finish the corresponding page to make them feel as if the book is coming to life!
Here’s what you’ll get:
- ADULT: Newly released, adult (18+) fiction book (Contemporary, General, or Historical fiction) Subscribers have the option of contacting us for the title.
- YOUNG ADULT: Newly released, young adult fiction book geared towards ages 14+
- 3 – 5 individually wrapped gifts with page numbers from the book, not meant to be opened until you reach the given page – bringing the book to life.
- A 5×7 quote print featuring a quote from the selected book
- Discussion questions (featured both of Facebook and Instagram) and read-a-long dates for live discussions and gift openings with fellow Book Club members
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