CAPTIVES (THE SAFE LANDS #1) by JILL WILLIAMSON
Movie Rating: PG-13 for suggestive content
Book Rating: @@@@
Inappropriate Scenes: One guy wakes up in a girl's bed and there is talk of sex
# of Pages: 400 (paperback)
Genre: YA dystopian/sci-fi
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, and many-including his fiancée, Jem--taken captive. Now alone, Levi is determined to rescue what remains of his people, even if it means entering the Safe Lands, a walled city that seems anything but safe.
Omar knows he betrayed his brother by sending him away, but helping the enforces was necessary. Living off the land and clinging to an outdated religion holds his village back. The Safe Lands have protected people since the plague decimated the world decimated the world generations ago...and its rulers have promised power and wealth beyond Omar's dream.
Meanwhile, their brother Mason has been granted a position inside the Safe Lands, and may b able to use his captivity to save not only the people of his village, but also possibly find a cure for the virus that threatens everyone within the Safe Lands' walls.
Will Mason uncover the truth hidden behind the Safe Lands' façade before its too late?
*this book provided by the author in exchange for my honest review*"Clearly, he couldn't trust anyone." So ends book 1 in the Safe Lands series. 400 pages of a wild ride that will spin you up, down, and around and leave you so immersed in the Safe Lands world that you will not be able to get it out of your head long after you've finished reading it.
Jill Williamson is one talented author! I always love getting to review her books before their published, because I know that the next Jill Williamson book is going to be better than the last.
What I liked about Captives was that if you looked hard enough you could find little hidden messages in just about everything. (it had an allegorical feeling to it.) Most of the characters were lovable. Especially Shaylinn. I loved Shaylinn. And Mason, too. Jordan was very very annoying. Seriously, I wished I could reach into the book and slap him so he would just shut up.
What I didn't like about Captives: There was a lot of suggestive content. More than I was used to, and it kind of made me uncomfortable. I mean, I can see where it was necessary but still. I wouldn't give this book to a little kid. A middle teenager (15+), yes. But under 15, I think they should get parental permission first.
Recommend to lovers of: Defiance by C.J. Redwine.
Giveaway time! Please only U.S. residents only. I know it seems unfair but due to our awful postage prices it's very expensive to ship out of the country. (cost me $27 to ship one hardcover book internationally)
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