by Sarah Beth Durst
Margaret K. McElderry, September 11 2012
young adult fantasy
Summary (shortened from author website):
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.Just look at that cover, then read that summary, and tell me you don't want to read this STAT. *crosses fingers* *sends chocolate to the S&S gods*
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. But the journey is dangerous, and not everyone is willing to believe the trickster god's tale. And 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.