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Saturday, February 2, 2019

VESSEL | #28DaysOfBookLove

It's day 2 of 28 Days of Book Love, and today I'm featuring a fast and firm favorite. I don't think I've ever fallen in love with a world or its characters quite as quickly as with...

VESSEL by Sarah Beth Durst

This atmospheric fantasy is, “from the gripping first line, a fast-paced, thought-provoking, and stirring story of sacrifice” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review).

Liyana has trained her entire life to be the vessel of a goddess. The goddess will inhabit Liyana’s body and use magic to bring rain to the desert. But Liyana’s goddess never comes. Abandoned by her angry tribe, Liyana expects to die in the desert. Until a boy walks out of the dust in search of her.

Korbyn is a god inside his vessel, and a trickster god at that. He tells Liyana that five other gods are missing, and they set off across the desert in search of the other vessels. For the desert tribes cannot survive without the magic of their gods. But the journey is dangerous, even with a god’s help. And not everyone is willing to believe the trickster god’s tale.

The closer she grows to Korbyn, the less Liyana wants to disappear to make way for her goddess. But she has no choice: She must die for her tribe to live. Unless a trickster god can help her to trick fate—or a human girl can muster some magic of her own.

WHY I LOVE IT: As I said above, I became completely enthralled with this world, its characters, and its magic system. It has my very-much-prized slowburn romance (the chemistry!), and a complex plot that doesn't get bogged down in infodumps. And what's not to love about a trickster god? I mean, COME ON.

Have you read Vessel? What did you think?
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