Title: Outcasts (Safe Lands, #2)
Author: Jill Williamson
Published By: Blink (2014)
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. (Taken from Goodreads)
A filfuilling sequel to Captives, Outcasts continues our character’s stories in a satisfying yet suspenseful way, providing more mystery and confusion as characters and stories develop. After having read the third book, I would say this serves as more a connector book than anything else, for most everything that happened was just development that served to help the plotline of the third. Important aspects, no doubt. I loved being reunited with the characters, and watching them go about their lives.
This book got more mature and deep than the previous one, with more references to characters sleeping around or other romantic activity. Violence, too. I’m beginning to think it wasn’t as clean as it could be for the YA market it’s targeted to. It’s all done wholesomely and the fact of the matter is those themes are crucial to a lot of the plot so they couldn’t be removed; I just wish it would have been toned down a bit since it is targeted to YA.
Rating: 4.0 / 5.0
Recommended to: Fans of Captives, obviously!