Rebels by Jill Williamson

The Synopsis:

In this third book in the series of fantasy/dystopian novels from award-winning author Jill Williamson, three teens must try to hold on to their values amidst the subjugation and lies of the government.

In this final novel of the Safe Lands series by Jill Williamson, Mason and Omar discover the true meaning of Liberation-a secret the Safe Lands have long kept from their people-but find they are trapped in the low lands with this crucial information. Meanwhile, Levi is forced to turn his attention elsewhere when his new wife, Jemma, is captured and becomes the Safe Land’s new queen. His only choice to save her may be to take up the role of undercover vigilante that Omar began, leading the rebels in their quest to overthrow the government. But will that be enough to expose the Safe Land’s lies and bring freedom to the people? And will they even want it if it comes?

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


51+Ewxw5zwLRead the reviews of the previous books in the series here: Book 1: Captives & Book 2: Outcasts.

In this final book to The Safe Lands series, the story of the brothers and their friends is brought to an end in an epic final!

Readers of The Safe Lands had better be ready for late nights, and especially so with this last book! The tension is present and unpredictable, the characters’ development is incredible as they apply the lessons they learned in the past book, and so much is at stake!

The content that young readers may need to be aware of is the referral and use of alcohol as well as drugs, by the main characters. There are also plenty of sexual references, comments, and temptations for characters who struggle with lust (no scenes), and there is an appearance of a gay man. The violence and tension is present, but not enough to be concerned about.

To make something clear, this is a Christian series and though all of the above is present, it is not mentioned in a way that makes the readers think that it’s cool. This is a Dystopian novel which means that these elements are present to create a world that is terrible, and these things are portrayed as such. Many readers may learn how to fight the temptation based on how these realistic characters fight them.

I do highly recommend this entire series, and I specifically give Rebels 5 out of 5 stars.

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Rayleigh is a Sophomore 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.