Safe Lands: Captives by Jill Williamson ~ TNT Tour + Giveaway!

Captives (The Safe Lands #1)My Review: Multiple main characters paint a vivid tale.

Ms. Williamson has brought to live an entirely new world, with entire orders and codes of its own. I was whisked away to Glenrock and then Safe Lands, I loved the way that she showed in various ways the many contrasts between the two civilizations, in not only landscape, but in way of life, and moral codes.

The story was told from various viewpoints, and usually that isn't my thing, but this time I think that it truly enhanced the story showing the strange new world that they had stepped into from each person's perspective.

I think that my favorite character was Mason, because he was quick-witted, careful, and always thinking not just going along with what was going on and wisely hiding his thoughts.

I really loved the brilliance of this plot, and how it focuses on finding absolute truth in a clouded world.

Overall, this book was an adventure that swept me to a different time and place, and all from the safety of my own home! I'll be honest and tell you right now that I don't want to visit Safe Lands anytime soon! But this book was a well written adventure, and I look forward to seeing how the epic unfolds in future books. You won't want to miss it!

I received this book from the author and the publisher in return for an honest review! Thank you!

Here is the blurb:
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. 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 enforcers was necessary. Living off the land and clinging to an outdated religion holds his village back.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, their brother Mason has been granted a position inside the Safe Lands, and may be able to use his captivity to save not only his people, but also find a cure for the virus that threatens everyone inside the Safe Lands.
Can Mason uncover the truth hidden behind the Safe Land’s façade before it’s too late?

Publisher: Zondervan/Blink
Genre: YA Dystopian

Author bio: 
Jill Williamson is an author of all things weird. She grew up in Alaska with no electricity, an outhouse, and a lot of mosquitoes. Her Blood of Kings trilogy won two Christy Awards, and she recently released Captives, a dystopian teen novel from Zonderkidz. Jill lives in Oregon with her husband and two children and a whole lot of deer.

Here is a link to her website: http://www.jillwilliamson.com
Here is the link for The Safe Lands website, as if you are online in The Safe Lands itself:  http://thesafelands.com 
Here is a link to my Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/jwilliamsonwrites?fref=ts


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Kobo ebook page: http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Captives/book-UokkMX-S1UmUd6XrBNlLcQ/page1.html

GoodReads Page: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16103816-captives

Shelfari Page:  http://www.shelfari.com/books/29736323/Captives-(Safe-Lands-The)/readers-reviews

Also please check out the other stops on this tour:
ADD Librarian • Blooming with Books • Bookworm Reading • Chris Kolmorgen • Christian Book Review Blog • Christian Bookshelf ReviewsCTF Devourer • Emily Rachelle WritesHeavenward Reviews • Jessica Laurie • Labor Not in Vain • The Life of a Teenage Writer • The Maniacal BookwormMrs. Southern BrideOh, Restless Bird • Pages from My Journal • The Pen and ParchmentRachelle Rea • The Ramblings of a Young Author • Realm of HeartsShadow Writer World • A Simple Life, Really?!Surrendering All of Me • Terri Harr • Verbosity Book Reviews • Who YA Reading? • Worthy2Read • The Writings of Rosie

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  1. Thanks for the review, Rosie! I don't want to visit the Safe Lands, either! O-o

  2. I meant, Faye! I was just at Rosie's blog.
    *head desk*

  3. LOL, Jill! ;)

    Sounds like you and I noticed the same things, Faye! :) Glad you liked it too.

  4. "I don't want to visit Safe Lands anytime soon!" DITTO. o.O Haha

    And Jill: we all have our days. Yours seem funnier than mine somehow...

  5. "I really loved the brilliance of this plot, and how it focuses on finding absolute truth in a clouded world."

    Good point! It's something we desperately need in our own society as well. Great review! :-)

  6. I'm not sure how I'd respond, except that I would be really scared (even though I totally wouldn't want to be afraid, and I'd much rather trust fully in Jesus. But I know I'd end up being scared, and would have to pray and ask God to help me not be so afraid).

  7. It would definitely be a fearsome place to live!

    Jessica, indeed we do. It's cool to think that we all can bring truth to the world in small ways by pointing to Jesus Christ :)

  8. Great answer, Cari. I love your honesty. Praying is always the right answer!

  9. I'd probably freak out-I'm not very good at handling change!

  10. Yes, you said it, Faye: "I really loved the brilliance of this plot, and how it focuses on finding absolute truth in a clouded world." I totally agree with you here!! SO much truth to try and seek out in suuuuch a clouded world!

  11. Abbi, definitely, you are right. In my mind freaking out would not be optional!

    Sarah Elizabeth, Indeed! Loved the how Ms. Williamson wove in such a great message!

  12. Cari has a great answer --hard to top that. =) I'd also probably sit back and try to observe as much as possible to figure out what's going on in this new area: what do the people believe? How do they act? etc.

  13. Great review! And it sounds like an awesome book!
    Probably not very well. :p I'd start with freaking out and then I'd try to figure out how to get out of the crazy situation and back to my homeland.

  14. Great review -- I put myself in jem's place and wondered how I would react to being a stranger held captive.

  15. Hi Faye! My name is Charleen from DJC Communications. We represent Jill Williamson. Thanks for the great review! Please shoot me and e-mail: charleen@djccommunications.com. I'd love to share with you more Christian fiction titles, and add you to our blogger list for Jill's future books.


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