Friday, January 3, 2014

Review: Outcasts (The Safe Lands #2) by:Jill Williamson

 Outcasts (The Safe Lands, #2)
About the Book:
The remnant from Glenrock is now living as rebels within the Safe Lands, looking for a way to find purpose in their lives. When a young rebel is murdered and his death points to a rebel leader, it's hard to know who to trust.

Levi tries to organize a plan to free the children and fights for respect as elder over those who'd rather go their own way. Omar tries to change his image of a traitor by donning a costume and going out into the night as a vigilante hero. And Mason stumbles onto a shocking secret about the Safe Lands meds, but his investigation just might get them all liberated.


Jill Williamson 
About the Author:
Jill Williamson is a chocolate loving, daydreaming, creator of kingdoms and the award-winning author of several young adult books including By Darkness Hid, Replication, The New Recruit, and Captives. She's a Whovian, a Photoshop addict, and a recovering fashion design assistant, who was raised in Alaska. She loves teaching about writing. She lives in Oregon with her husband, two children, and a whole lot of deer. Visit her online at jillwilliamson.com, where adventure comes to life.

My Review:
 Mason only wants to help his village, but it seems no matter how hard he tries he only fails. The Safe Landers only focus is pleasure, they aren't worried about their souls or really anything else. With God's help, Mason finds the courage to save his people. But something or someone is standing in his way. Bender, a fellow rebeller, acts as if he cares what happens to the Glenrock people but also seems to have an agenda of his own. Mason's only hope of saving his people is God.

 Omar has always tried to please his older brother, but seems to some how always miss the mark. Omar ends up contracting a disease and starts to question the meaning of life and his part in it. He soon starts down a slippery slope in which he decides that maybe the way of the Safe Landers isn't such a bad thing. And after meeting a woman with the same disease as they have its not long before he is joining them in their evil deeds. But at what cost?

 Levi only wants to do right by his wife, his village, and God. Sometimes that can be hard especially when most of the villagers are in captivity. Levi must depend on his brothers and Bender, a fellow rebeller-- who seems to care about the villagers. Soon Bender shows his true colors and he is suspected of conspiring with the enemy. Levi knows that he will have to act fast before this whole thing gets any worse.

 Jill Williamson has done it again! My daughter has even read the book and can't wait for the next one in the series to make its appearance later this year. The characters and plot line are strong and vivid. This one is a hit!

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author.