Monday, May 20, 2013


By Jill Williamson

About the book:
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 by enforcers, and many---including his fiancee, Jem--taken captive. Now alone, Levi is determined to rescue what remains of his people, even if it means entering the Safe Land, a walled city that seems anything but safe. Omar knows he betrayed his brother by sending him away to Denver City, but helping the enforcers was necessary. Living off the land like nomads and clinging to an outdated religion holds his village back.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, Jem is locked in a cell, awaiting the Safe Landers' plan to protect their future by seizing her own. Can Levi uncover the truth hidden behind the Safe Land's facade before it's too late?

My thoughts:
Jill Williamson always describes her books as weird and they are in an amazing way. She creates her own world and hands you a one way ticket when you open one of her books.

"Captives" is fascinating. The Safe Lands is where "Captives" is set and It is described with vivid beauty. Each character has their own dialogue and story. For that reason it can start out a little hard to keep track of and understand but once you grasp the jist it's like your right there as one of them.

I don't know what else to say except that I really admire Jill's creativity along with the depth and complexity of her plots. The have to take so much work and she doesn't slouch, she creates a universe as vivid as the colors on the cover of her book.

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Rating: 5 carats

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