Posted in Fantasy/Sci-Fi, Young Adult

Jill Williamson’s Captives

About

One choice could destroy them all. When eighteen-year-old Levi returned from Denver City with his latest scavenged finds, he never imagined he’d find his village of Glenrock decimated, loved ones killed by enforcers, and many—including his fiancee, Jem–taken captive. Now alone, Levi is determined to rescue what remains of his people, even if it means entering the Safe Land, a walled city that seems anything but safe. Omar knows he betrayed his brother by sending him away to Denver City, but helping the enforcers was necessary. Living off the land like nomads and clinging to an outdated religion holds his village back. The Safe Land has protected people since the plague decimated the world generations ago … and its rulers have promised power and wealth beyond Omar’s dreams. Meanwhile, Jem is locked in a cell, awaiting the Safe Landers’ plan to protect their future by seizing her own. Can Levi uncover the truth hidden behind the Safe Land’s facade before it’s too late?

Review

You can’t help but get excited when another novel by Ms. Williamson comes out! In this novel you have three brothers who are very different going through the same or similar situations. Can I just say that Mason is my favorite? I feel like he’s the voice of reason while his brothers stumble along. The book takes place in a futuristic America that is very different yet very much the same as our times. There were some moments when I was slightly confused about how the society worked, but this doesn’t last long. Overall, this book immediately drew me in and had me captivated. There was a certain point were it slowed a bit (I think because for me, certain character’s points of views were more interesting than others) and I wasn’t sure where it was going, but it picked right back up and when I reached the last page I was upset to discover that it was over. Spiritually, since this is America, God is still the same in this book and many characters recite and meditate on the scriptures. I have a feeling, He will become even more important as the series continues. Great start to a new series and I can’t wait till the next one comes out!

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