"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
Vessel by Sarah Beth Durst
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry
Expected Publication: September 11th, 2012
Format: Hardcover, eBook
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 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.
Vessel makes the cover whore in me very happy. This cover could be enough reason to pre-order this book, but in combination with this über-awesome summary, I can't wait to get my greedy little fingers on a copy of this. I really liked Sarah's Drink, Slay, Love which was already very unique, but Vessel seems to take uniqueness to a whole new level. Is it September yet?
Which book are you waiting for this Wednesday?