Book Reviews

Blog Tour: Rebels by Jill Williamson

I’m so excited to host a stop on the blog tour celebrating the release of Rebels, the thrilling conclusion to Jill Williamson’s Safe Lands trilogy! Stick around for a spotlight on one of my favorite authors and her newest novel!

About the Author:

JillWilliamsonNewSmallJill 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, where adventure comes to life.




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About Rebels:


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.

My Thoughts:

This trilogy started out strong in Captives, but it gets better with each book in the series. Rebels is a fast-paced,gripping journey with numerous twists that leave readers wondering if the secrets of the Safe Lands will ever be exposed. Through unexpected turns and moments that make you stop reading and stare at the page while you try to process the intensity of the story, Rebels is a thrilling end to Jill Williamson’s series.

There are themes of redemption, forgiveness, and unconditional love woven throughout the book,  but the characters never arrive at these themes the easy way…nor do they have all of the answers about life, God, or their seemingly impossible circumstances.This makes Mason, Levi, Omar, and the rest of the characters seem like real people, even though they’re living in a fictional world. A lot of time lapses in this third book, and many characters weave in and out of the story. But the results are absolutely incredible. And although Rebels finishes the story readers have followed through Captives and Outcasts in a satisfying way, I’m going to miss hanging out in such an elaborate, well-crafted story world.

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Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book from BookSparksPR, a division of SparkPoint Studio, in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all  opinions expressed are my own.


2 thoughts on “Blog Tour: Rebels by Jill Williamson”

  1. Just finished reading this today, and I smiled at the end. Especially how Shaylinn’s part of the story turned out. My favorite non-ending scene was the one where Omar is talking to Cacia about being alone and love and forgiveness. I did actually stop reading and stare at the page, but I smiled and said “Awwwww!” out loud… :)


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