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1.01.2014

Outcasts ~ Review

Outcasts
The Safe Lands #2
By Jill Williamson

If you've read Captives the first book in The Safe Lands trilogy, you've probably been waiting for Outcasts.  Well, your wait ends on January 7, 2014, and believe it is well worth the wait!

The Captives from Glenrock have taken refuge within the Safe Lands with a group of rebels, but these rebels have goals that are at odds with those that Levi has prioritized for the survivors of Glenrock. After all who cares about the people who call the Safe Lands home?

To Levi's annoyance his brothers Mason and Omar both have cares about the Safe Landers - and Mason may have developed an attraction to the doctor under whom he works.  Mason is determined to find a cure for the disease that afflicts the Safe Landers and Omar.  Meanwhile Omar is determined to make the Safe Landers aware of the true state of their world.

When the rebels demands threaten the safety of those closest to him Levi moves everyone to a new location with the assistance of Zane.  This move gives everyone a glimpse of Papa Eli that had not yet known and adds more to the history of Glenrock.  (Hoping for a prequel - all these little tidbits are just so tempting!!!  Kind of like having a box of your favorite chocolates and knowing you can't have them yet.)

Subterfuge and deception reign supreme in the Safe Lands and a master illusionist is firmly in control. Questions for which there seem to be no answers may be of utmost importance.  What is liberation?  Is it truly the end of life or is it something more sinister.  Can this disease be cured and why is noone allowed access to the data about it?

Mason, Omar, and Shaylinn are determined to make a difference in the Safe Lands, but it may cost them more than they were expecting.  But sometimes doing the right thing is worth the cost even if it means liberation.  And someone is about to pay the ultimate price for freedom....

When you finish reading Outcasts you will be eagerly awaiting Rebels due Summer 2014 - mark your calendars and start the countdown!  If Outcasts is any example this series should end in a fantabulous manner and book 3 should be the best of the series!  Another winner from Jill Williamson!

In exchange for my honest and timely review I was provided an Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) of this book by Jill Williamson and Blink, an imprint of Zondervan.