An action-packed conclusion to a great series: "Rebels" by Jill Williamson
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The remnant of Glenrock has been scattered. But they are not beaten.
The Safe Lands have long kept the true meaning of Liberation secret from their people. But after being sentenced to Liberation themselves, Mason and Omar soon discover the truth.
Levi watched his brothers’ public sentencing and tries to hold out hope they are still alive, He is forced to focus his attention elsewhere, however, when his new wife, Jemma, is captured and made the Safe Lands’ newest Queen. His only choice to save Jemma may be to take up Omar’s old role of undercover vigilante, leading the rebels in their quest to overthrow the government. But will Levi’s new role be enough?
Meanwhile, Jemma’s sister, Shaylinn, is ready to give birth to the “Safe Lands’” children … but not even Ciddah is sure they can be delivered safely in the midst of a rebellion. And Mason must face the fact Omar’s illness could be fatal.
If they can all unite their efforts, together they may be able to expose the Safe Lands’ lies to the people. But if they fail, they will all surely die.
"Rebels" is an action-packed book that provides a thrilling conclusion to "The Safe Lands" series. Many of the unknown questions that we are left with during the first two books are answered in this final installment, such as what "liberation" truly means and whether it really leads to bliss. Although it had been some time since I'd read the second book in the series, I quickly became absorbed in the characters' lives all over again, as brothers Levi, Omar and Mason must choose if they will take up the mantle of bravery and courage, and lay down their lives for the many. As with the prior novels, I found myself frequently pondering the actions of the people living in the Safe Lands, as there are just so many correlations to our society today, as people increasingly abandon beliefs they see as "outdated" and pursue lives that are all about pleasure. Williams provides a sobering look at what our society could look like if people don't turn back to God.
But what I enjoyed best about this book is that it left me with a feeling of hope, and I found myself smiling as I closed the final pages of this book. Not only this book very well-written, with fantastic characters, lively scenes, and excellent dialogue, but it will leave you thinking about our responsibility to the people around us, who are chasing a future eerily similar to those in the Safe Lands. All in all, I loved this book! Well done Jill Williamson!
I wish I didn't have to leave the world of the Safe Lands already, because I have so enjoyed this series. I give this book a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, and highly recommend the entire series.
In conjunction with the CSFF Blog Tour, I received a free copy of this book from the publisher for the purposes of this unbiased review.
Jill Williamson is a chocolate loving, daydreaming, creator of kingdoms and the award-winning author of several young adult books including the Blood of Kings trilogy, Replication, the Mission League series, and the Safe Lands trilogy. She lives in Oregon with her husband and two children and a whole lot of deer. Visit her online at www.jillwilliamson.com, where adventure comes to life.
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