Vial of Tears

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Holiday House
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5.75 X 8.5 X 1.2 inches | 0.95 pounds

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About the Author
Cristin Bishara is a writer of young adult fiction. She has worked as a copyeditor and taught writing at the university level. Cristin lives in Florida with her family and dog.
A Kirkus Reviews Best Young Adult Book of the Year
A Den of Geek Top New YA Book
A Shelf Awareness Galley Love of the Week Selection

★ "A crown jewel."--Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

★ "A breathtaking story celebrating familial bonds. Ancestral tales overlace events and provide a satisfyingly rich tapestry of heritage. Sam and Rima are both strong female leads... [A] stunning, vivid YA fantasy."--Shelf Awareness, Starred Review

"Full of magic... This adventure is an escape into a world of mythological creatures."--Den of Geek

"A very rich and unique story... Fast-paced and rich with details from Lebanese mythology."--YA Books Central

"Bishara's narrative blends Lebanese history and Phoenician mythology to reflect the complications of familial love and the boundaries of life, death, fate, and choice. Through intricate world-building and storytelling, she brings forth a tale from an underexplored mythical foundation."--The Horn Book

"Perfect for the adventure-seeker who wants to fall into another world--literally. Vial of Tears holds the beautiful complications of family close to its heart, all while telling a sweeping story filled with gods and monsters."--Chloe Gong, New York Times bestselling author of These Violent Delights

"Fierce women who aren't afraid to fight for themselves and each other... Poignant, emotional... I absolutely fell in love."--The Bookwyrm's Den

"Fascinating and deep... Textured and real... I found myself absolutely engrossed by this book. I've often felt like writers of mythology-based series tend to retread a lot of the same Greek and Norse ground, but Bishara's tale was a breath of fresh air."--Starry Constellation Magazine

"The setting with the Phoenician pantheon is complex and will likely be a draw for readers interested in mythology, while the fantasy element is effectively balanced with the realism of the sisters' difficult life circumstances."--The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"I love a good book about siblings. There aren't enough of them in the world in YA. Especially when the relationship is on the siblings and not focused on romance? *chef kiss* ...Fresh and exciting."--A Backwards Story

"A compelling read full of mysteries, horrors unseen, and emotional struggles... Original and alluring."--Solano County Library Online