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Captives (The Safe Lands Book 1) by [Williamson, Jill]

Captives (The Safe Lands Book 1) Kindle Edition

4.3 out of 5 stars 122 customer reviews
Book 1 of 3 in The Safe Lands (3 Book Series)

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Editorial Reviews

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The most compelling dystopian novels aren’t really about a horrifying possible future; they’re about the present, and the dangers we don’t see because they’re part of the cultural air we breathe. That’s clearly the case with Williamson’s somewhat moralistic but wonderfully realized antiromance. The term anti-romance is prompted not by the absence of true love in the novel—in fact, honoring it is a thematic keynote—but because romance is considered corny in the antifamily, libertine Safe Lands, where a pandemic decades earlier has made reproduction problematic. Consequently, the state abducts uninfected young outsiders for breeding purposes. Williamson deftly intercuts between the points of view of characters drawn from the group, which includes a teenage girl living in a harem. Along the way, well-observed details skewer today’s materialistic and superficial values. Yes, some plot points are hard to buy (e.g., authorities would be better at keeping the outsiders apart), and the biblical references can be too explicit—but that’s not a knock on the message, which is important and worth discussing. Ultimately, the multilayered, futuristic narrative should intrigue fans of sf. Grades 9-12. --Peter Gutierrez

About the Author

Jill Williamson is a chocolate loving, daydreaming,creator of kingdoms and the award-winning author of several young adult booksincluding By Darkness Hid, Replication, The New Recruit, and Captives. She's aWhovian, a Photoshop addict, and a recovering fashion design assistant, who wasraised in Alaska. She loves teaching about writing. She lives in Oregon withher husband, two children, and a whole lot of deer. Visit her online, where adventure comes to life.

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  • File Size: 4686 KB
  • Print Length: 418 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 5 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: Blink (April 2, 2013)
  • Publication Date: April 2, 2013
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Publishing
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008EGV6LO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #269,001 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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