Friday, January 24, 2014

Jill Williamson's Outcasts ~ Reviewed

By Jill Williamson
ISBN 0310724244

Back Cover:

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



That’s the thing I like about Jill Williamson’s writing. I always pick up a new word or two from one of her characters. But in OUTCASTS, you’ll pick up oh-so-much more!

Take a bunch of misfits, some who know they are, some who don’t, and lock them in a city with government men who want to kill them, and that’s where the action begins. Usually book 2 in a series is the meh read, the bridge between books 1 and 3, but not OUTCASTS. This one moved a lot faster than the first, making for a breathless story.

The character development of Shaylinn and Ciddah really satisfied. Omar and Levi? Not as much. Most of the time I want to punch Omar in the head, just like the rest of his family. Hopefully in book 3 he’ll transform completely into a loveable hero.

I love the themes of persistence, self-acceptance, and standing for what is right no matter the cost. But it’s those very themes that will leave you hanging on the last page of the book.

If you love dystopian fiction, this is the book for you!

Reviewed by: Michelle Griep


Vanessa Morton said...

I just finished Captives and now I'm excited to start the sequel.

How do I contact you to request a book review of my novel?


Kelly Klepfer said...

Vanessa, you need to email me your book information and I'll see if any of our reviewers are interested in reviewing it.