It is pretty amazing how imaginative some authors are. After reading Captives, book one in The Safe Lands series, I was ready to read the second book, Captives and the pages turned faster in the second book because I was now familiar with the kids from Glenrock.
The three brothers, Levi, Mason and Omar successfully got the women out of the Harem and are not trying to save the children of Glenrock. Levi, the oldest, is doing his best to lead his people but feels that he struggles with people, especially his brothers, not listening to him or respecting him in his new role as elder. Mason has been warned that he is being watched but is back at the medical center. He and Ciddah are researching the drugs used to treat the thin plague and come upon some information that may be useful to them. Omar is still struggling with the temptations the Safe Lands surround him with and failing. He doesn’t believe he is worthy of forgiveness but decides to become a vigilante to try and offer the people hope and tell them the truth about their government.
Jill Williamson’s characters are likeable and you are rooting for a happy ending for them but at the same time she writes the realities of a dystopian future where the government has secrets and people try and expose them. I will definitely be in line for the third book in this series when it comes out in August.
****Booksneeze and Zondervan Publishers provided me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest and fair review. I was not compensated in any way for either a negative or a positive review.