My first interaction with The Bookshook was in December where I decided to get one of the box due to strong theme they have designed. There were somethings that admire me a lot but some rather disappointed me.
Anyhow, In May, I was so excited to get my box because the theme was based on my favorite Disney movie “Beauty and the Beast”. This box was delivered to me on Monday 29th May, 2017. and I was overjoyed and excited to the unboxing.
The contents of the box were:
- Wintersong (book) by S.J. Jones
- A beauty and the Beast Photo frame
- A rose designed small mirror
- Two beauty and beast magnetic bookmarks
- A rose themed choker
- A beauty and the beast themed tote bag
So, lets start with the book
Here is the synopsis of the book by Goodreads:
Beware the goblin men and the wares they sell.
All her life, nineteen-year-old Liesl has heard tales of the beautiful, mysterious Goblin King. He is the Lord of Mischief, the Ruler Underground, and the muse around which her music is composed. Yet, as Liesl helps shoulder the burden of running her family’s inn, her dreams of composition and childish fancies about the Goblin King must be set aside in favor of more practical concerns.
But when her sister Käthe is taken by the goblins, Liesl journeys to their realm to rescue her sister and return her to the world above. The Goblin King agrees to let Käthe go—for a price. The life of a maiden must be given to the land, in accordance with the old laws. A life for a life, he says. Without sacrifice, nothing good can grow. Without death, there can be no rebirth. In exchange for her sister’s freedom, Liesl offers her hand in marriage to the Goblin King. He accepts.
Down in the Underground, Liesl discovers that the Goblin King still inspires her—musically, physically, emotionally. Yet even as her talent blossoms, Liesl’s life is slowly fading away, the price she paid for becoming the Goblin King’s bride. As the two of them grow closer, they must learn just what it is they are each willing to sacrifice: her life, her music, or the end of the world.
okay so the story is bit sounded like Beauty and the Beast. I had no intentions to read this book any sooner, however it kept on popping in my feed via my bookstagram friends and I literally had no idea what it was about. In this box, I was more expecting “Beauty and the Beast: Lost in a Book” by Jennifer Donnelly, because I think it was the direct retelling or extended version of Beauty and the Beast. Anyhow, I can only review this book once I finish reading it
Beauty and the Beast Photo frame:
Okay so there’s an interesting story attached with the photo frame. When I was doing unboxing, I found out a beautiful packed lawn kurti in my box. I was so shocked because it was looking so adorable. I didn’t open it and placed it aside. I checked all my box and then I realized that I had seen a photo frame as well in someone’s unboxing pictures (spoilers all the way). Then I realized and laughed out loud because the packing I was considering a lawn kurti was actually that photo frame 😀 I wanted to die laughing!! the picture in the photo frame is one of my most favorite scene from the movie and I’m just drooling over it. The quality of the frame is a bit average but this picture is just so amazing!! and it is residing right in front of my computer so I can keep drooling over it for months
A rose designed Mirror:
okay I really like the detailing on the box to find a rose mirror (as rose played a crucial part in the movie). I really liked that mirror cute little one but the only thing is I rarely use mirrors hahahhaa. but i kept it in my bag because I really liked its design.
As promised by Bookshook, there were two magnetic bookmarks. One with belle and other with the beast. The designing was good but I was little disappointed b the cutting of the bookmarks, it was as if someone has just shaped them roughly that it really hurt me to see them like this 😦 but the design was cute.
Rose themed Choker:
Delighted by the theme, there was a choker with a rose on it. It was really good one. Though I have never wore choker, but I’m planning to wear it with my Eid dress 😀
Beauty and the Beast themed Tote Bag:
The main reason I ordered this box was tote bag! I was so obsessed with having a tote bag that I ordered this box right away after knowing that there will be a tote bag inside. This tote bag is really beautiful and I literally adored it a lot.
My over all rating for this box will be: