Uncovering the truth could cost them their lives.
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
In Outcasts, three brothers grow up and try to adjust to the mantle of leadership thrust upon them following the death of their elders as the villagers were captured. Each one makes a decision that affects the other captives. Omar becomes a vigilante to compensate his earlier betrayal of his people, Mason works to find a cure for the disease afflicting native residents of the Safe Lands, and Levi focuses on a way to free the remaining captives from their homeland. Each character had his or her own motivation and backstory that kept me intrigued. I also enjoyed the strong themes in the book. Williamson focuses on the depravity and corruption of the futuristic world. In the Safe Lands, everyone focuses on pleasure and entertainment rather than morals and family bonds. I viewed the depiction of the society as a mirror of what our world could become if we aren’t careful.
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.
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