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Vessel by Sarah Beth Durst
Cover Artist: Jaime Ibarra
Review by Gayle Surrette
Margaret K. McElderry Hardcover  ISBN/ITEM#: 9781442423763
Date: 11 September 2012 List Price $16.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK

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Product Description: In a desert world of sandstorms and sand-wolves, a teen girl must defy the gods to save her tribe in this mystical, atmospheric tale from the author of Drink, Slay, Love.

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 godís help. And not everyone is willing to believe the trickster godís 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.

(Source: Margaret K. McElderry)

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