Captives (The Safe Lands- Book 1) by Jill Williams (received for review purposes)
Genre- Juvenile Fiction / General
Published by- Zondervan
Number of pages- 416
Age Group- Young Adult
Description of book- paperback, list price $8.99, ISBN: 978-0-310-72422-3
Eighteen-year-old Levi is from the village of Glenrock. He returns from Denver City to find that the people in Glenrock have been either killed or taken captive, by the enforcers. It has happened, because of his brother, Omar.
Omar has to decided to help the enforcers, so he can help Glenrock. He thinks his village is being held back by an old religion. He also thinks the Safe Lands, home to the enforcers, will keep everyone safe and that he will be given a position of power.
The third brother, Mason, has taken a job in the Safe Lands.
What will happen to the three brothers and the inhabitants of Glenrock?
About the author- Jill Williamson currently lives in Oregon with her husband and children. She has written other books and has won the 2010 Christy Award and the Epic Award for By Darkness Hid.
My thoughts- When I read the synopsis of Captives, I knew I wanted to read it. I grew up in a town called Glenrock, as did Levi and his brothers. That is the reason I selected it for review. I wasn’t even one-fourth of the way through the book, when I knew I was reading a gem.
Captives has both male and female main characters, so both young men and women will feel comfortable reading this book. Everyone will learn what the power of temptation is like and how you can avoid it. You can be strong and work for what is right.
I have watched, Princess Bride. It was a lot of fun to read references to it in the book.
I recommend Captives. Many readers will learn how sneaky temptation can be and how to be strong. Read today!
Disclosure of Material Connection- I received Captives by Jill Williamson for free from DJC Communications. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255. All links were current when posted.