Thursday, July 16, 2015
Down from the Mountain
by Elizabeth Fixmer
Published March 1st 2015 by Albert Whitman Teen
Eva just wants to be a good disciple of the Righteous Path. She grew up knowing that she and her mother are among the chosen few to be saved from Armageddon. Lately, though, being saved feels awfully treacherous. Ever since they moved to the compound in Colorado, their food supplies have dwindled even while their leader, Ezekial, has stockpiled weapons. The only money comes from the jewelry Eva makes and sells down in Boulder--a purpose she'll serve until she becomes one of Ezekial's wives.
But a college student named Trevor and the other "heathens" she meets on her trips beyond the compound are different from what she's been led to believe.
I was quite engrossed by this book from the very beginning. I thought the characters were decently portrayed and the situation somewhat believable and horrific. I have read some other books dealing with a similar theme and this was a decent one. However I didn't so much like the end as it seemed too sweetly wrapped up and everyone happy - for the most part.