I DEVOURED this book. The story was compelling, a bit predictable but still really well done.
This YA story is told from the perspectives of Miriam and Caleb, two teenagers living in New Jerusalem under the direction of a (self-proclaimed) prophet, Daniel. Miriam is an out-spoken but devout follower of Daniel though she internally questions why men have more power than women. Caleb, however, is devout and happily living without questioning the rules in New Jerusalem...until after the Matrimony event, when everything goes wrong.
This is a coming of age story that takes place in a cult where women are expected to submit, be quiet, and reproduce while men choose their wives, shame women for their own faults, and, of course, speak out loud. All of this in the name of the lord. Or is it?