Outcasts by Jill Williamson picks up where Captives left off. To tell much about the plot would spoil Captives, so please don’t let me do that for you. In fact I am going to put a big picture here so there aren’t any accidents. You can’t unread this post.
So, in Outcasts we find brothers, Levi, Mason and Omar still inside the Safelands, along with other members of their village. They have managed to break a lot of rules, but have also found a way into hiding with help from an outlaw named Bender. When one of Bender’s lackeys winds up dead they have to wonder who they can really trust in the city. They also know that they can’t leave the Safeland without the kids that were taken when the village was raided. Will they be able to get the kids and escape? Will they get turned over to the authorities by their “friends”? Will Mason or Omar find love?
This book delved more into the lifestyles and choices of those living in the Safelands. The constant used of vaping drugs and alcohol was intense. It seemed like Williamson was really working hard to drive home several points: don’t have sex outside of marriage and don’t do drugs. Her other theme was, to me, more mature. It was that family is the most important thing and it is what you make it to be.
I really enjoyed this book. It wasn’t predictable or boring. It moved quickly and the constant changing of perspective was smoothly done and gave a well rounded view of the story. I really recommend this series and can’t wait to read the third part.
A copy of this book was provided to me by the publisher through BookLookBloggers in exchange for an honest review.