January 12, 2014

Title: Outcasts
Author: Jill Williamson
Publisher: Blink
Pages: 407
ISBN: 978-0-310-72424-7
Publication Date: January, 7th, 2014

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 just keeps picking up steam with the second installment in The Safe Lands series with Outcasts. It's a fantastic continuation to Captives and the story keeps the pages turning with the desire to learn the answers.

Mason is still working for the The Safe Lands as a medic, under Ciddah. Their relationship is still complicated, especially with Mason unsure if Ciddah is spying on him for the higher-ups. Out of the three brothers in this book, I did enjoy reading Mason's story the best. He is able to find the best balance of things, despite the struggles he is facing. Levi is now the elder of the Glenrock community and with that responsibility, the stress has escalated, especially with his desire to keep his wife Jemma safe. All he seems to care about is the Glenrock people, everyone else is just in the way or his enemy. Omar, he is still like a lost sheep, but he wants to try, but the shinning lights and the glitz of the city appeal to him still. It's hard to shake.

Following these brothers story's is a fast paced ride. Again, through Omar, we can see the destruction that drugs and premarital sex can bring to a person and how it affects those around them. Even though it is prominent in the story, it isn't glorified, but is a good warning. Levi is the rebel, ready to fight, but he has a lot to learn, even tough he is the elder. Mason, we learn a lot through him and his discoveries. Each are different, but offer so much to the story.

The world that has been created in the Safe Lands is a fantastic, futuristic, glitzy, wasteland. Even though it shines, there is death all around. Each character offers something different to the story. There is nothing flat about this series.

I can't wait for the third and final book! The cliffhanger...oh, the cliffhanger! So many questions...
Too Read!
5 out of 5

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