The Virtue of Sin

The Virtue of Sin

A novel about speaking out, standing up, and breaking free.

Miriam lives in New Jerusalem, a haven in the desert far away from the sins and depravity of the outside world. Within the gates of New Jerusalem, and under the eye of its founder and leader, Daniel, Miriam knows she is safe. Cared for. Even if she’s forced, as a girl, to quiet her tongue when she has thoughts she wants to share, Miriam knows that New Jerusalem is a far better life than any alternative. So when God calls for a Matrimony, she’s thrilled; she knows that Caleb, the boy she loves, will choose her to be his wife and they can finally start their life together.

But when the ceremony goes wrong and Miriam winds up with someone else, she can no longer keep quiet. For the first time, Miriam begins to question not only the rules that Daniel has set in place, but also what it is she believes in, and where she truly belongs.

Alongside unexpected allies, Miriam fights to learn–and challenge–the truth behind the only way of life she’s ever known, even if it means straying from the path of Righteousness.

Title:The Virtue of Sin
Edition Language:English
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    The Virtue of Sin Reviews

  • Amanda

    4 stars to this young adult novel about love, cults, and finding a voice.It is the day of matrimony in New Jerusalem and Miriam is ready to be Caleb's husband. Despite boys and girls being separated s...

  • Lisa Mandina

    I'm always intrigued by any story about a cult, don't know why, it's just something that grabs me. And this book did just that from the time I read the sneak peek, and then once I actually had the boo...

  • Christina Dalcher

    Oh, yeah. Give me a book about a cult and I will devour it in no time, which is pretty much the way I read Shuren's fabulous YA story about love, growing up, independent thinking, and breaking free of...

  • Ariana

    Originally posted on: The Quirky Book Nerd*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review*There are so many aspects of this story that appealed to both the book ner...

  • Nngath

    I love stories about cults, small villages and isolated communities. There is something about small groups and concentrated violence that I find particularly interesting and even fascinating. I have r...

  • Tomes And Textiles

    A feminist examination of religion and cults, in particular. I loved the dismantling of the use of bible verses in defense of patriarchal behavior. I also loved the discovering of the belief of onesel...

  • Dana Al-Basha ???? ??????

    As a Palestinian, I was attracted to the book because it has the word "Jerusalem"....

  • Danielle Hammelef

    I loved this book from the very start and really can't find anything I didn't like. Here's what made this a highly rated book for me:1) The writing--the metaphors alone are genius and signs of a talen...

  • meg chia

    Three-word description : voice, religion, freedomMy rating : 4.5 / 5 starsAh this book! This one is a book I've picked up solely because of the intriguing synopsis that speaks out to me so much. I hav...

  • Sarai Davila

    This book. I am 100% here for books that involve women in oppressive, cult-like situations. I find that every time I read a book in which religion is used as a means of suppressing women and their nat...