Outcasts by Jill Williamson

The Synopsis:

Since entering the Safe Lands, Mason has focused on two things: finding a way to free his village from captivity and finding a cure for the disease that ravages many within the walls of the Safe Lands. After immune-suppressive drugs go missing in the clinic, Mason discovers his coworker, Ciddah, may know more about the Safe Lands than imagined… and may have an agenda of her own. At the same time, Mason’s brother Levi is focused on a way to free the remaining Glenrock captives, while Mason’s younger brother, Omar, decides to take the rebellion against the Safe Lands into his own hands as a vigilante.

Soon all three brothers are being watched closely–and when Mason stumbles onto a shocking secret about the Safe Lands meds, his investigation just might get those closest to him liberated.

I received this book from the author/publisher for the purpose of this review. All comments and opinions are entirely my own.


OutcastsIn this book following Captives, book 1 in the Safe Lands Trilogy (read that review hereOutcasts brings us even deeper into the Safe Lands as we root for our favorite characters to escape the city.

Just as with the first book,  our characters are still full of their own surprises and take on their trials and obstacles in unique ways. The story just keeps getting better towards the end of this book and you’d better brace yourself for a cliffhanger and have book 3 (Rebels) close at hand!

As I mentioned in my review of Captives, there is some drug and alcohol use as well as sexual content, but Outcasts has considerably less of this negative content than the first book did. The content is still “there” but because the readers understand the story world much better in this book, that content isn’t at the forefront of every scene. Also, the content is shown to be “bad” rather than “good” like in many young adult series.

So overall, I was very pleased with Outcasts and give it 5 out of 5 stars.

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Rayleigh is a Freshman in college with a major in Accounting and long-term goal of being a CPA. She is an avid reader of all genres, and just as much of her time is spent writing as it is reading. She is the Associate Editor and Web Manager for PURSUE Magazine, in addition to posting her monthly articles on their blog. Rayleigh interns for Hartline Literary Agency where she advises authors in the best way to market their books. She is also a Social Media Manager for various businesses.

Her writing pseudonym is Rae Leigh and she is in the process of seeking publication for her Dystopian novella, Program MIRA.