Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Sneak Peak: The Chosen One
Last week this book arrived from Amazon Vine. I have to say The Chosen One by Carol Lynch Williams is an amazing read. I highly recommend it and I'm not even done with it yet! This book covers a very interesting subject matter. The character, Kyra, is living among a polygamous group.
Taking a story “ripped from the headlines,” Williams looks inside a polygamist cult and the dangers it poses for one girl. Kyra and her father, three mothers, and 20 siblings live in an isolated community under the thumb of a prophet, who controls every aspect of his apostles’ lives. The most shocking intrusion of all comes when the prophet decrees that Kyra is to become the wife of her 60-year-old uncle. A secret patron of a local mobile library, Kyra knows there’s a world away from the compound she might escape to, but first she pins her hopes on her father’s ability to change the prophet’s mind. Instead, her family is threatened, and the stakes for her refusal to marry are raised. The clandestine relationship Kyra is having with one of the compound’s teenage boys is a romance more convenient than convincing (everyone is carefully watched except this duo, it seems).
I will be writing a review soon. The book will come out on May 12. Keep an eye out for it!