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(Safe Lands #3)

4.22  ·  Rating details ·  313 ratings  ·  68 reviews
The remnant of Glenrock has been scattered. But they are not beaten.

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
Paperback, 392 pages
Published August 26th 2014 by Blink (first published January 1st 2014)
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Leah Good
Jan 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The long awaited finale. I was so excited to read this book! I also had to get to it fast because my brother (who is in college) commanded me to finish it by the weekend (I got it on Thursday) because the weekend would be his only chance to read it.

I loved this entire series and Rebels was no exception. Everything felt so real. Real people, real struggles, real problems, real difficulty solving the problems. It's easy to relate to the characters' struggles to serve God in spite of the corruption
Gillian Bronte Adams
Jan 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A great ending to a great series. Rebels takes you on a whomping good ride as the "rebels" of the title work to untangle the many secrets of the Safe Lands and expose the corruption once and for all. Williamson made me care deeply for each of the three brothers in a different way, but Omar really started to shine in this book. I went from kinda despising him in the first book, to watching him fall on his face again and again in the second and wishing he could just pull it together, to totally ro ...more
R.S. Carter
It's the end of the Safe Lands trilogy and I'm completely satisfied. This is a Christian series but it isn't sugar coated by any means. There's murder, executions, sex, prostitution, drugs, promiscuity, deadly viral infections, corruption, government lies, and conspiracy. As far as young adults books series go, this one doesn't take the "clean and family-friendly" route.

And it's one hell of a ride.

To be honest, I'm not religious. And although this is Christian fiction, my spiritual orientation
Sierra Faith
Aug 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Loved, loved, loved it!!!!
Oct 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Actual Rating: 4 1/2 starts out of 5.
As with Captives and Outcasts, the plot of this book was well-written, well-paced, and just plain wonderful. The various storylines of action and mystery built brilliantly on the former novels, winding up, then down, to a perfectly epic ending.
I adore the characters. Seriously, they're awesome. Just beautiful people. I have thoroughly enjoyed going with them on their journey, so much that I don't want it to be over. If Mrs. Williamson ever adds another book t
Sep 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Rebels is a wild climax to an amazing series! The tension was so real in this book and I couldn't put it down. This might be my favourite of the trilogy.

A moment for the characters. They were all so amazing. Each one has a personality and a personal goal and struggles and problems of their own that were just so real.

I started off the series hating Omar for what he'd done, but his transformation was heart-wrenching and beautiful. I also really loved how Mason showed how strong he was, despite the
(Jenna) The Artist Librarian
Sep 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Christian YA dystopian
4 1/2 Stars.

The ending of a trilogy can be a tricky thing. Sure, the first entry is important: It has to set up the story, setting and introduce characters. Then the sequel normally builds on that and usually ends on a cliffhanger or sets the scene for the climax: the final third of the story. This important entry is responsible for wrapping up the plot and giving readers the payoff, the finale, the conclusion. Ideally, the ending meets expectations to a satisfying finish, leaving readers on a h
Janie Johnson
Nov 29, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2014-challenge
I got this book through Book Look Bloggers in exchange for an honest review. This is the third book in the Safe Land Series. On my quest to review this installment, I did not have time, nor the opportunity to read books one and two so this on was a little confusing with the setting and all of the characters. I know my experience with this book will be better once I can read the other books.

In this third installment of the series Mason and Omar discover the true meaning of Liberation, a long time
Alyson Schroll
Nov 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I was very upset when I was too busy to read this awesome book straight through. Rarely can I start and stop a book over a long period and still remain interested and excited to finish. Rebels kept my hard-to-earn attention over a period of a few months.

This end to a series had the perfect balance of story. It gave me the satisfaction of the end of a series while still giving hints that the story of the characters continue. Not many series' that I've read have done that successfully, in my opi
Lekeisha The Booknerd
Sep 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fc-for-review
I skimmed through the first two books in this series, just so I could read this one. How is it that I hardly know all the things about these characters and every key point of this world, but I liked this book? This has happened to me before, twice. I agreed to review this because I love Dystopia/Post-Apocalyptic stories. Nowhere does it say that I must read all the books in a series to enjoy it. Now, guess what I’m planning to do on my holiday break in December? Yes, read the first two books fu ...more
Sep 20, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: christian-fiction, ya
Full disclosure: I skipped the second book in this series. I know, I know- that's pretty unforgivable when you're reading the book for a review, but things sort of worked out that way and though I would have liked to read the second book, I ended up reading Rebels instead of Outcasts.

The thing is, though I have liked this series, I wouldn't call it an absolute favorite. I do appreciate that it is in many ways very different from a lot of popular dystopian novels (especially being in the fact tha
Sep 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I'm kind of ashamed by how long it took me to get around to reading this book! It has been on my shelf for months but since it didn't have a date for when I had to get my review up I kept setting it aside for review books with tour dates. But I finally got caught up a bit and I quickly devoured this book! I'll probably be keeping this review pretty short since it is the third book in the series and I don't want to spoil anything!
I once again loved all of the characters and it was fun to see how
JoJo Sutis
Sep 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I have so many wonderful things that I love about this book, I don’t know where to begin! What a ride! What an amazing end to a fascinating trilogy.

Oh, there were many times along the journey that I didn’t think our characters would make it. So much heart ache, so much loss and yet so much hope. How does a person make it living in The Safe Lands? Count your blessings! This story is such a glorious reminder that even in the darkest of times, hope rises on the horizon in all of its brilliance!

I sa
Rebecca Skane

What an end! Another series done, but this one is going to be difficult to let go of. One more, Jill? Please? Maybe a prequel????? Full review: Rebels Book Review
Michelle Griep
Oct 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
Ahhh. Hear that? It's a satisfied sigh. Rebels ties up all the loose ends into a tidy little bow on a gift of a story. There are a few plot twists and turns I didn't see coming, but thankfully no characters that I adored were killed in the process. If you know of a teen or young adult who loves dystopian, I recommend this trilogy.
John Otte
Aug 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A great conclusion to a great series. I love the way that Jill drew all the threads together and wove them into a satisfying ending. It's not necessarily all "happily ever after," but the book and characters come together for an ending that left me smiling.
Apr 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
My favorite of the trilogy. Definitely catch this one when it comes out!
Ally (The Scribbling Sprite)
My favorite Young Adult Christian Science Fiction Dystopian. Say that three times fast.

Oh, and it's epic. Love. This. Series.
Mar 04, 2015 rated it liked it
Received a copy from the BookLooks Blogger Program - this did not impact my review/rating at all

Rebels follows three brothers, Mason, Omar, and Levi and their fight against the government of the Safe Lands. Levi has just witnessed his brothers receive Liberation and has no idea if they are even alive, but he has bigger problems on his hands - such as rescuing his wife who was just kidnapped and made the new Queen of the Safe Lands. In Liberation, Omar and Mason discover the meaning behind the
Shannon McDermott
Aug 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
At the ripe old age of forty, all the citizens of the Safe Lands are “liberated”, sent by their government into Bliss. No one is certain what, exactly, that means, but Omar and Mason are about to find out. “Find pleasure in Bliss,” the liberator says, but it won’t be easy.

Meanwhile, in the Safe Lands, the subversion of the Glenrock exiles and the separatist Kindred continues.

Rebels is the final book of the Safe Lands Trilogy, written by Jill Williamson. This dystopian series, set fifty years and
Jalynn Patterson
Sep 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
About the Book:

In this third book in the series of fantasy/dystopian novels from award-winning author Jill Williamson, three teens must try to hold on to their values amidst the subjugation and lies of the government.

In this final novel of the Safe Lands series by Jill Williamson, Mason and Omar discover the true meaning of Liberation-a secret the Safe Lands have long kept from their people-but find they are trapped in the low lands with this crucial information. Meanwhile, Levi is forced to tur
Aug 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
After loving the first two books in Jill Williamson's dystopian trilogy, I was so excited to read this final installment…and now that I have, I can safely say that this is one fantastic book series. This novel finally reveals the secret of Liberation as it follows brothers Mason, Levi, and Omar in their rebellion against The Safe Lands. Filled with action and suspense, the story grabbed me from the first page and would not let me go. I finished it within two days.

It's hard to determine what I li
Meagan Myhren-bennett
The Safe Lands 3
By Jill Williamson

When Captives ended Mason and Omar were about to be liberated and no one knew what liberation meant short of death. Shaylinn and Ciddah had been rescued from General Otley and Lawten Renzor.

And Mason and Omar are about to be liberated. Liberation is not what anyone expected. Good news Mason and Omar are not dead. Bad news they are separated from their family and friends. And they have to do hard labor in dangerous conditions. By helping Ciddah Mason made a
Oct 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
In this third book in the series of fantasy/dystopian novels from award-winning author Jill Williamson, three teens must try to hold on to their values amidst the subjugation and lies of the government.

In this final novel of the Safe Lands series by Jill Williamson, Mason and Omar discover the true meaning of Liberation-a secret the Safe Lands have long kept from their people-but find they are trapped in the low lands with this crucial information. Meanwhile, Levi is forced to turn his attention
Laura A. Grace
Nov 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I can't believe this series is over! Can I take a moment and admit that I have might have teared up when finishing up the last chapter? "Rebels" was a GREAT conclusion, but I'm so sad to see these characters go! They have all been through a lot, but they still held onto their faith or found faith through it all!

In "Rebels" Jill tied up all the loose ends from book two and finally revealed what liberation was! Gasp! I had an idea of what it might be and was sort of right, but didn't quite realize
Sep 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I received this book from the author/publisher for the purpose of this review. All comments and opinions are entirely my own.

In this final book to The Safe Lands series, the story of the brothers and their friends is brought to an end in an epic final!

Readers of The Safe Lands had better be ready for late nights, and especially so with this last book! The tension is present and unpredictable, the characters’ development is incredible as they apply the lessons they learned in the past book, and s
Tamara  Sinnamon
Sep 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
This book was a great ending to a great series. The characters were memorable and creative as well as easily relatable. Like I said with Captives, this book shows what our world could become if it continues in sin. The story is told in a very striking and realistic manner and not lacking in drama.
Although this book has a lot to say about sin and it's consequences, it doesn't fail to show the hope Christ gives to those who trust in Him. There are mistakes, but everything is brought back to forgi
Aug 15, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2019
I would say Omar deserved none of this, but...he did kinda ask for it, so.

Anyway, despite pretty much nothing about it being even a little bit My Thing, I quite love this trilogy.
Sep 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
I am very sad that I am done this book as I really wanted to see what would happen to Levi & Jemma and his other brothers. I felt like I grew to really know them as characters during the course of the three books.

I also greatly enjoyed the development and explanation of life in the Safe Lands and finding out what liberation really is - I admit to not really having any guesses. The use of the chips to track people seems a little too close to what is starting to happen in the present, real world
Sep 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I don’t want to give any spoilers to the story, so I won’t go into great detail about the actual plot itself, which is why this review may come across as somewhat vague. But, in the final book of the Safe Lands series, the story pretty much picks right up where it left off in Book 2. Most of the Outsiders are now temporarily living with the Rebels and are trying to find a way to escape the Highlands. If you’ve read book 2, then you know that there are a couple of Outsiders who are about to be li ...more
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Jill Williamson is a chocolate loving, daydreaming, creator of kingdoms and an award-winning fantasy and science fiction author of over twenty books including By Darkness Hid, which won several awards and was named a Best Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror novel of 2009 by VOYA magazine.

She has also written several books on the craft of writing fiction and teaches writing in person and online o

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