Goodreads Monday is hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners. It is when we show off a book from our TBR that we’re looking forward to reading.
Liyana has trained her entire life to be the vessel of a goddess. She will dance and summon her tribe’s deity, who will inhabit Liyana’s body and use magic to bring rain to the desert. But when the dance ends, Liyana is still there. Her tribe is furious — and sure that it is Liyana’s fault. Abandoned by her 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. 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.
Since I first read about this years ago I have wanted to give it a go. It’s one of those books that gives me a sense of wanderlust from just reading the description as many people have said this is rich in culture and some have said it is middle eastern based due to all the desert cultures. I think this book would make a good read when travelling to somewhere far away and I have thought of buying it for my kindle for some time now only it’s a little pricey… I think I will get it one day but does anyone know if this has been inspired by real world mythologies and cultures? Is it worth reading? Also I am forever on the lookout for more book recommendations (despite the size of my tbr) so don’t hesitate to tell me! 🙂