Monday, September 29, 2014

Rebels by Jill Williamson - Book3 The Safe Lands Trilogy

The Safe Lands series started out with a strong book in Captives. There we entered a world and met people we could relate to on some level, or many levels. We found out there are so many secrets, and in the second book, Outcasts, those issues and relationships only deepen. I fully recommend that you read these books in order, as the series they are meant to be. Not doing so would cause you to miss out on way too much! First, oh groan... as this is the end of a series, but yet such an ending it is!

Omar, Levi, Mason, Jemma - to name a few -- dealing with their world that is a well crafted parallel of our own in so many ways. Jill didn't skimp out on us or on them. Our characters face things that we face today, or that our children face today. I know some are saying, this is too young for a 14 year old to process. My thoughts on that are yes, and no. Yes if they are sheltered home-schooled children, and no if they are dealing with the world that reminds me too much of what I dealt with even at 12. I never let anyone know what I was going through in school for many many years. In these ways I can see this series being great for 14 year olds, as long as they have an adult they can talk with once the issues come up.

Drug or substance abuse, forced pregnancies, being harassed by the same gender that you are.. this is all present in this book. However, it was present in schools in the 80's, 90's and it is even more relevant now. Sin and evil didn't stop, but in some areas of our world it got buried or became common place, even "acceptable." Thankfully this writer wasn't afraid to show that, and I'm well pleased about that.

Is Liberation what they though it was? Is it what YOU thought it was? Will the Owl really rise?? Is there an end to the plague, and if so, are you going to find out? This series has forgiveness. Rebels has redemption as well. This series has God's unconditional love embedded through out this series if are willing to see it. I'd hate for you to miss this book, but more so this series. Read it, then share it with others.

Carol :)

In conjunction with the CSFF Blog Tour, I received a free copy of this book from the publisher. 

About The Book:
The Safe Lands have long kept the true meaning of Liberation secret from their people. But after being sentenced to Liberation themselves, Mason and Omar soon discover the truth.
Levi watched his brothers’ public sentencing and tries to hold out hope they are still alive. He is forced to focus his attention elsewhere, however, when his new wife, Jemma, is captured and made the Safe Lands’ newest Queen. His only choice to save Jemma may be to take up Omar’s old role of undercover vigilante, leading the rebels in their quest to overthrow the government. But will Levi’s new role be enough?
Meanwhile, Jemma’s sister, Shaylinn, is ready to give birth to the “Safe Lands’” children … but not even Ciddah is sure they can be delivered safely in the midst of a rebellion. And Mason must face the fact Omar’s illness could be fatal.
If they can all unite their efforts, together they may be able to expose the Safe Lands’ lies to the people. But if they fail, they will all surely die.

About the Author:
JillWilliamsonNewSmallJill Williamson is a chocolate loving, daydreaming, creator of kingdoms and the award-winning author of several young adult books including the Blood of Kings trilogy, Replication, the Mission League series, and the Safe Lands trilogy. She lives in Oregon with her husband and two children and a whole lot of deer. Visit her online, where adventure comes to life.
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