Tuesday, July 12, 2016

REVIEW: The Alliance by Jolina Petersheim

About the Book

When Leora Ebersole sees the small plane crash in her Old Order Mennonite community, she has no idea it’s a foreshadowing of things to come. Once the young pilot, Moses Hughes, regains consciousness, they realize his instruments were destroyed by the same power outage that killed the electricity at the community store, where Englischers are stranded with dead cell phones and cars that won’t start.

Moses offers a sobering theory, but no one can know how drastically life is about to change. With the only self-sustaining food supply in the region, the Pacifist community is forced to forge an alliance with the handful of stranded Englischers in an effort to protect not only the food but their very lives.

In the weeks that follow, Leora, Moses, and the community will be tested as never before, requiring them to make decisions they never thought possible. Whom will they help and whom will they turn away? When the community receives news of a new threat, everyone must decide how far they’re willing to go to protect their beliefs and way of life.

My Review

The Alliance is a really cool, but really weird apocalyptic-mennonite novel. I have never read a novel that mixes these two worlds and I must say Jolina did an amazing job meshing the two together to create one of the most original books I have ever read. The Alliance was unpredictable, enthralling, full of twists and turns and completely crazy...but in a good way. (If you caught that band reference, you're awesome!). It was a very refreshing read and I recommend it to everybody. Seriously, put this on your TBR.

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