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The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea

  • Title: The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea
  • Author: Axie Oh
  • Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
  • Publication Date: February 22nd, 2022
  • Genres: Young Adult, fantasy


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…

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It’s one thing to see a historic drama which is adapted, but you haven’t read the text. And then you read books which you’ll watch any day as long as it is adapted. This is one of such books and PLS TURN THIS INTO A KDRAMA, MAYBE I’LL BE FINALLY OUT OF MY SLUMP :”(

It was truly amazing to read the story of Mina. The fight scenes, the description of the spirit realm and the character development kept me going ❤

Another thing I really liked, as seem is worth mentioning is that the blurb of the book actually tells us about the book a lot and it didn’t feel like I was missing out on anything!

Author Info

Axie Oh is a first-generation Korean American, born in New York City and raised in New Jersey. She studied Korean history and creative writing as an undergrad at the University of California San Diego and holds an MFA in Writing for Young People from Lesley University. Her passions include K-pop, anime, stationery supplies, and milk tea, and she currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada, with her dog, Toro (named after Totoro). She is the author of multiple books for teens, including The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea.

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