Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Book Review- Outcasts

Outcasts is the second installment to the Safe Lands Series written by Jill Williamson. Her love for working with teens is clearly evident in her writing. She writes Christian fiction for teens that deal with some prevalent issues all the while keeping it fun and way out of this world.  

Continuing straight from book one, we catch up with the Glencrock people as they struggle to remain true to their faith in the midst of the governments control and worldliness. Remaining to  Jill's eccentric writing style we are thrust into a world of fast paced mysterious plot--yet with a totally new twist. Unlike most YA books Jill added deeper messages that touch the hearts of todays youth. She dealt with topics of guilt, resisting temptation, the snares instant gratification create, living for a higher purpose, and the need of hope. She addressed these topics through Biblical perspectives keeping it very spiritual and easy to apply. 

The Characters were more developed in this book than in the previous allowing one to connect closer. They each had very different yet realistic characteristics that added a deeper dimension to the story. Because there are four different points of view you are able to see the full perspective to the events happening in the story. 

Outcasts does include mature subjects such as drug and sexual addiction and forced surrogacy, so I would recommend this book to mature teens and up.

Needless to say Outcasts was a great continuation, if not an even better one, to the series. I can not wait to get my hands on the next book and continue my journey in the Safe Lands. 

I received a complimentary copy, from BookSneeze in exchange for this independent and unbiased review. 

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