Book Summery (Via Goodreads): 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.
Sarah Beth Durst has been one of my go-to authors ever since I read Enchanted Ivy. Drink, Slay, Love was even better! When Durst announced the upcoming release of her novel Vessel, I knew I had to get a copy. Durst has written an original story which includes love, mystery, mythology, and adventure. From page one, I was completely hooked. This character driven novel does not disappoint. Liyana finds her strength as she seeks out the goddess who is to inhibit her body. Korbyn is a fantastic counterpart. Their chemistry alone makes this book worth reading. I enjoyed learning more about the dessert people and their way of life and mythology as the story went along. I loved meeting each vessel and learning about their tribe. Seriously, I can not say enough awesome-tastic things about this book. I highly encourage you to read it!
"On the day she was to die, Liyana walked out of her family's tent to see the dawn. She burried her toes in the sand, cold from the night, and she wrapped her father's goatskin cloak tight around her shoulders. She had only moments before everyone would wake."
Cover Art Commentary:
I looooove the cover of this book! The colors are rich and gorgeous! I love the dessert setting and the full moon in the background, it really speaks to the story.