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10 thoughts on “Captives

  1. Leah Good Leah Good says:

    I'll start this review by saying that while I enjoyed this book I do not recommend it to everyone More specifically I DON'T recommend it to kids and younger teenagers I DO recommend it for older teens Keep reading for an explanationThe themes presented in this book are excellent The main characters are kidnapped into a society that pretty much embodies all the worldly selfishness currently destroying our country I loved the moral courage shown by Levi Mason and Shaylinn in standing up against the self serving draw of the world they are thrust into The book never even thinks about becoming preachy yet the call to be set apart from the world and follow God rather than ease is clearly expressed It can be read simply for entertainment but if you take the time to think about the implications of the characters actions there are many lessons to be learnedThe reason I don't recommend it to younger readers is because of some of the subject material The main characters all citizens of Glenrock are kidnapped into this culture the Safe Lands because the population is being killed off by an illness called the thinning disease I think it's sort of like AIDS Because the citizens of Glenrock don't have the disease the Safe Landers are wanted to produce babies Because this is central to the story reproductive processes are at the forefront of many scenes While the author handles the topic tastefully that's why I recommend this book for older teens onlyIf you are an older teen and are okay with that type of subject matter this is a great thought provoking and entertaining story and I recommend it I know I'll be buying book two when it comes out


  2. R.F. Gammon R.F. Gammon says:

    I enjoyed this one really I just neveruiteconnected with all the characters as much as I was hoping probably because there were so many of them This is definitely the first in a series and I'd be interested to read the seuels but I don't know when


  3. Lindsey (Books for Christian Girls) Lindsey (Books for Christian Girls) says:

    This was an awkward book to read And I didn't even finish it The whole plot was waaaaaay too sexual Here's some of what bugged me noted that I stopped at page 103 Killingdetailed Deathdetailed Shootingdetailed Blooddetailed and a dog is killed semi which was way too detailed for a dog lover like me Also maggotthree times dumb'once sissy'many shut uponce buck uptwice and son of a cockroach's vomit once is all said Mentions of drugs and liberation And then all the sexual hints mentions and awkwardnessThe Safe Lands need people who don't have the plague to donate theiruhbaby making parts eggs are mentioned normally forcing them to so that they can get the girls pregnant forced pregnancies a major one being them making a 14 year old girl have no choice and her having to be pregnant and then there's surrogacy team hormones embryo transfer and telling those who are forced to donate not to pair up There's also notices of women's figures So yeah I won't be finishing this book


  4. R.S. Carter R.S. Carter says:

    I WANT a SimTag I've never been a fan of tattoos and my skin is free of ink but if I could I would seriously get a SimTag Right on the side of my neckOf course in the book it was likeCrazy awesome dystopia going on in this book And to offset the insanity of this world we also have sweet references to thisWhich I lovedI will never doubt again swoon


  5. Shannon Shannon says:

    I loved Captives so much I blurbed it Williamson is fabulous with her world building in this one and her characters stick with you in a way that makes putting the story aside a near impossibility Add it to your TBR stack You'll thank me


  6. Andrea Cox Andrea Cox says:

    This one was tough for me to get into I made it to thirty percent before calling it uits Under age marriages and forced pregnancies were advocated heavily and it became obvious that those things were what the plot was going to revolve around Those topics seemed too intimate for a young adult book so I wouldn't recommend this book for teens; it promotes teen pregnancy and teen marriageThere were other things that made this a tough read for me such as tattoos painting the skin and made up curse wordsI was not compensated for my honest review


  7. Rebecca (whenallotherlightsgoout) Rebecca (whenallotherlightsgoout) says:

    Just as good on a re readReview when first read in April 2014CLIFFHANGEROn that note I will start off by saying this series may turn out to be my favorite dystopian yet The book really surprised me Previously I had not read anything else by this author though I did hear some not so stellar reviews about Replication I was not sure how much I would enjoy this bookThis book has switches between four people three of them brothers I have not read too many books with male dominate POVs And of the ones I have read they would be enjoyable by a male audience This is not the case with The Captives I greatly enjoyed this book even with mostly male charactersMason was my favorite character POV All of the POVs were necessary to tell the story but Mason’s was the most interesting The characters really came alive in this story and you care about them Even when characters have opposing opinions you can understand where they are coming from and why they would feel that wayShaylinn was our only female voice She was great though there were times I was wishing I could hear from Jemma or Chidda Chidda would be a fascinating character to hear from since she grow up inside the capital er I mean safe lands Of course after reading the last chapter I get the idea there is a reason we have not heard from Chidda And yes the safe landers and all their fashion reminded me of the Capital in the Hunger gamesThe Safe Land world was very vivid and colorful Very well described And I did not notice any of the punctuation or grammar issues that ARC reviewers noted


  8. Rebecca LuElla Rebecca LuElla says:

    The Story A plague initially carried in the water supply wiped out most of the population of earth However a small community with access to clean water survived They walled themselves in named themselves the Safe Lands and built a society utilizing some of the most advanced technology available The goal of the citizens is to live happy pleasurable lives Their “have a nice day” has morphed into “have pleasure in life”A handful of small communities exist outside the walled city also relying on the same water source but these people do not have the resources or the technology of those in the Safe Lands They rely on scavenging and hunting to survive To them family and community relationships are of utmost importance and they adhere to the traditions that have been passed down from their eldersAnother major difference exists between the two cultures the people in the Safe Lands are all infected with a virus passed through bodily fluids Along with other symptoms their women can no longer bear childrenThe outsiders however are healthy monogamous and have strong familial tiesThe Guild governing the Safe Lands decide they need to bring in outsiders to repopulate their land Hence with the help of one young disgruntled outsider they forcibly take the entire village of Glenrock captive—those they don’t kill—and move them into the Safe Lands One young man engaged to be married was away during the attack and he determines to get his people backStrengths What isn’t a strength in this story? I’ll be honest—I love Jill Williamson’s writing Her stories engage me from the beginning and I race through them You might say I find them to be page turners But in my experience page turners books I gulp down tend to be ones I uickly forget That’s not the case with CaptivesFirst the characters are memorable distinct engaging—even the sell out who enabled the Safe Landers to capture the people of Glenrock From time to time I complain about multiple points of view stories largely because I feel disconnected from all the characters Captives is a story about Levi Omar Mason three brothers and Shaylinn There’s even a prologue in the point of view of one of the Safe Landers and yet I feel eually invested in each one of the characters though I admit I was initially partial to MasonJill has done a remarkable job making me care for each person as they adjust to life as honored prisoners I understand their motives and the decisions each makes I cheer for them to be wise and careful and strong I want them to resist the temptations that the “have pleasure in life” way of living throws at them I even want them to escape the conseuences of the situation in which they’ve been thrust It’s heart rending at timesThe plot obviously is filled with conflict The overarching story uestion is will the captives escape or will they choose to become a part of the Safe Lands? That uestion in one form or another drives the plotStated in that way it doesn’t seem so different from run of the mill kidnap stories but another significant factor in Captives is the setting Jill has created such an incredible world–with advanced technology but with enough connection to our culture today that it feels so real She’s created future slang future attitudes toward reproduction future monetary system future approach to employment future entertainment future penal system future outlook on growing old and on death and Each of these standing in stark contrast to the outsiders and their traditions creates a spotlight on our own culture which of course lays the groundwork for the themes of Captive In short this novel has all the elements of a good story in the proper dosesWeaknesses I have one issue that’s really too picky to mention and another one I’m willing to ignore So that’s itOK for those of you too curious to accept such a brush off the too picky issue has to do with time The story takes place in 2088 but that seems too close to now for the traditions in both cultures to have built up I like the fact that it isn’t in the distant future because that makes the similarities with our culture believable But I think a better time might have been another generation later–maybe 2120 or somewhere around thereThe other point which I willingly ignored and only thought about because I was planning this review is something that happened too easily It would be a huge spoiler to go into detail but there was a character made a dramatic change I thought it was believable and well motivated but other characters seemed to accept this change with little angst or serious working through of issues that should be worked throughRecommendation Great book Really entertaining full of material that provokes thought and potentially discussion Love this story For young adults–a must read However I think any reader can enjoy it so I also highly recommend Captives for anyone who enjoys a story with a gripping conflict and engaging characters


  9. Rachelle Cobb Rachelle Cobb says:

    What I LikedMason the one who doesn't uite fit in Omar the one who thinks everyone hates him Levi the one with the secret that could cost him everythingThese three brothers tugged me into the story from the beginning Even when the sciency stuff had my brain spinning It's probably because of all the historical fiction I read that I was having that reaction I kept reading because these three guys have such a complicated relationship with one another and suddenly they're plopped in the middle of the biggest danger they have ever facedI've said it before but Jill WIlliamson really does a slam dunk job with voice These guys really sound like guys I say this with a straight face It's fascinating watching them adjust to life in this place that is so different from the one in which they grew up I was just as drawn in and nauseated at the Safe Lands reality as they were except of course for Omar who throws himself into everything to escape what he's doneOne of the sweetest things about the story for me was Levi's courage Left alone in his village after everyone is abducted? The chances of him sneaking into the Safe Lands slim to none and only slightly higher than his desire to spirit everyone out of the Safe Lands again? It doesn't matter that the situation looks completely hopeless He tries anyway Whether he succeeds or not I'll leave to you to find outAnd may I congratulate Jill for making nothing easy? I was expecting a uick fix for at least one of the super dangerous circumstances but not once did she settle for giving her characters an easy way out This kept me readingWhat I Didn't Like As MuchWhat almost made me stop reading was the horror of it all The Safe Lands is not all it's cracked up to be as Levi Omar and the others soon discover This society glitters but it truly is a gilded cage as Mason says The Safe Lands seems to offer everything one could ever want and often that translates into drugs and immoral livingJill does a great job of tactfully portraying the lifestyle but I still wanted to wince at a few sections I could have done without some of the descriptions of vaping high tech smoking but maybe that's the point? To show how horribly wrong what seems so outwardly wonderful really is?Why I Recommend This BookBecause of the lifestyle choices made by certain characters and the delicately written procedure some of the women are expected to undergo I would not recommend this book for readers younger than 16 Fans of The Hunger Games and Divergent however will want to put Captives on their to read list Not only is it Dystopian complete with almost Doctor Who ish science but it's a story chock full of characters who have their own goals and voices And the ending? I won't give it away but it just awesome I look forward to Book Two


  10. John Otte John Otte says:

    A really excellent book What happens when a group of outsiders are brought into a world where pleasure is the only good even if it means a slow death? Jill Williamson creates an unforgettable world and some great characters in this book I can't wait to see what happens next


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Captives ❮PDF / Epub❯ ☁ Captives Author Jill Williamson – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk One choice could destroy them allWhen eighteen year old Levi returned from Denver City with his latest scavenged finds he never imagined he’d find his village of Glenrock decimated loved ones killed One choice could destroy them allWhen eighteen year old Levi returned from Denver City with his latest scavenged finds he never imagined he’d find his village of Glenrock decimated loved ones killed and many—including his fiancée Jem—taken captive Now alone Levi is determined to rescue what remains of his people even if it means entering the Safe Lands a walled city that seems anything but safeOmar knows he betrayed his brother by sending him away but helping the enforcers was necessary Living off the land and clinging to an outdated religion holds his village back The Safe Lands has protected people since the plague decimated the world generations ago and its rulers have promised power and wealth beyond Omar’s dreamsMeanwhile their brother Mason has been granted a position inside the Safe Lands and may be able to use his captivity to save not only the people of his village but also possibly find a cure for the virus that threatens everyone within the Safe Lands’ walls Will Mason uncover the truth hidden behind the Safe Lands’ façade before it’s too late.

10 thoughts on “Captives

  1. Leah Good Leah Good says:

    I'll start this review by saying that while I enjoyed this book I do not recommend it to everyone More specifically I DON'T recommend it to kids and younger teenagers I DO recommend it for older teens Keep reading for an explanationThe themes presented in this book are excellent The main characters are kidnapped into a society that pretty much embodies all the worldly selfishness currently destroying our country I loved the moral courage shown by Levi Mason and Shaylinn in standing up against the self serving draw of the world they are thrust into The book never even thinks about becoming preachy yet the call to be set apart from the world and follow God rather than ease is clearly expressed It can be read simply for entertainment but if you take the time to think about the implications of the characters actions there are many lessons to be learnedThe reason I don't recommend it to younger readers is because of some of the subject material The main characters all citizens of Glenrock are kidnapped into this culture the Safe Lands because the population is being killed off by an illness called the thinning disease I think it's sort of like AIDS Because the citizens of Glenrock don't have the disease the Safe Landers are wanted to produce babies Because this is central to the story reproductive processes are at the forefront of many scenes While the author handles the topic tastefully that's why I recommend this book for older teens onlyIf you are an older teen and are okay with that type of subject matter this is a great thought provoking and entertaining story and I recommend it I know I'll be buying book two when it comes out

  2. R.F. Gammon R.F. Gammon says:

    I enjoyed this one really I just neveruiteconnected with all the characters as much as I was hoping probably because there were so many of them This is definitely the first in a series and I'd be interested to read the seuels but I don't know when

  3. Lindsey (Books for Christian Girls) Lindsey (Books for Christian Girls) says:

    This was an awkward book to read And I didn't even finish it The whole plot was waaaaaay too sexual Here's some of what bugged me noted that I stopped at page 103 Killingdetailed Deathdetailed Shootingdetailed Blooddetailed and a dog is killed semi which was way too detailed for a dog lover like me Also maggotthree times dumb'once sissy'many shut uponce buck uptwice and son of a cockroach's vomit once is all said Mentions of drugs and liberation And then all the sexual hints mentions and awkwardnessThe Safe Lands need people who don't have the plague to donate theiruhbaby making parts eggs are mentioned normally forcing them to so that they can get the girls pregnant forced pregnancies a major one being them making a 14 year old girl have no choice and her having to be pregnant and then there's surrogacy team hormones embryo transfer and telling those who are forced to donate not to pair up There's also notices of women's figures So yeah I won't be finishing this book

  4. R.S. Carter R.S. Carter says:

    I WANT a SimTag I've never been a fan of tattoos and my skin is free of ink but if I could I would seriously get a SimTag Right on the side of my neckOf course in the book it was likeCrazy awesome dystopia going on in this book And to offset the insanity of this world we also have sweet references to thisWhich I lovedI will never doubt again swoon

  5. Shannon Shannon says:

    I loved Captives so much I blurbed it Williamson is fabulous with her world building in this one and her characters stick with you in a way that makes putting the story aside a near impossibility Add it to your TBR stack You'll thank me

  6. Andrea Cox Andrea Cox says:

    This one was tough for me to get into I made it to thirty percent before calling it uits Under age marriages and forced pregnancies were advocated heavily and it became obvious that those things were what the plot was going to revolve around Those topics seemed too intimate for a young adult book so I wouldn't recommend this book for teens; it promotes teen pregnancy and teen marriageThere were other things that made this a tough read for me such as tattoos painting the skin and made up curse wordsI was not compensated for my honest review

  7. Rebecca (whenallotherlightsgoout) Rebecca (whenallotherlightsgoout) says:

    Just as good on a re readReview when first read in April 2014CLIFFHANGEROn that note I will start off by saying this series may turn out to be my favorite dystopian yet The book really surprised me Previously I had not read anything else by this author though I did hear some not so stellar reviews about Replication I was not sure how much I would enjoy this bookThis book has switches between four people three of them brothers I have not read too many books with male dominate POVs And of the ones I have read they would be enjoyable by a male audience This is not the case with The Captives I greatly enjoyed this book even with mostly male charactersMason was my favorite character POV All of the POVs were necessary to tell the story but Mason’s was the most interesting The characters really came alive in this story and you care about them Even when characters have opposing opinions you can understand where they are coming from and why they would feel that wayShaylinn was our only female voice She was great though there were times I was wishing I could hear from Jemma or Chidda Chidda would be a fascinating character to hear from since she grow up inside the capital er I mean safe lands Of course after reading the last chapter I get the idea there is a reason we have not heard from Chidda And yes the safe landers and all their fashion reminded me of the Capital in the Hunger gamesThe Safe Land world was very vivid and colorful Very well described And I did not notice any of the punctuation or grammar issues that ARC reviewers noted

  8. Rebecca LuElla Rebecca LuElla says:

    The Story A plague initially carried in the water supply wiped out most of the population of earth However a small community with access to clean water survived They walled themselves in named themselves the Safe Lands and built a society utilizing some of the most advanced technology available The goal of the citizens is to live happy pleasurable lives Their “have a nice day” has morphed into “have pleasure in life”A handful of small communities exist outside the walled city also relying on the same water source but these people do not have the resources or the technology of those in the Safe Lands They rely on scavenging and hunting to survive To them family and community relationships are of utmost importance and they adhere to the traditions that have been passed down from their eldersAnother major difference exists between the two cultures the people in the Safe Lands are all infected with a virus passed through bodily fluids Along with other symptoms their women can no longer bear childrenThe outsiders however are healthy monogamous and have strong familial tiesThe Guild governing the Safe Lands decide they need to bring in outsiders to repopulate their land Hence with the help of one young disgruntled outsider they forcibly take the entire village of Glenrock captive—those they don’t kill—and move them into the Safe Lands One young man engaged to be married was away during the attack and he determines to get his people backStrengths What isn’t a strength in this story? I’ll be honest—I love Jill Williamson’s writing Her stories engage me from the beginning and I race through them You might say I find them to be page turners But in my experience page turners books I gulp down tend to be ones I uickly forget That’s not the case with CaptivesFirst the characters are memorable distinct engaging—even the sell out who enabled the Safe Landers to capture the people of Glenrock From time to time I complain about multiple points of view stories largely because I feel disconnected from all the characters Captives is a story about Levi Omar Mason three brothers and Shaylinn There’s even a prologue in the point of view of one of the Safe Landers and yet I feel eually invested in each one of the characters though I admit I was initially partial to MasonJill has done a remarkable job making me care for each person as they adjust to life as honored prisoners I understand their motives and the decisions each makes I cheer for them to be wise and careful and strong I want them to resist the temptations that the “have pleasure in life” way of living throws at them I even want them to escape the conseuences of the situation in which they’ve been thrust It’s heart rending at timesThe plot obviously is filled with conflict The overarching story uestion is will the captives escape or will they choose to become a part of the Safe Lands? That uestion in one form or another drives the plotStated in that way it doesn’t seem so different from run of the mill kidnap stories but another significant factor in Captives is the setting Jill has created such an incredible world–with advanced technology but with enough connection to our culture today that it feels so real She’s created future slang future attitudes toward reproduction future monetary system future approach to employment future entertainment future penal system future outlook on growing old and on death and Each of these standing in stark contrast to the outsiders and their traditions creates a spotlight on our own culture which of course lays the groundwork for the themes of Captive In short this novel has all the elements of a good story in the proper dosesWeaknesses I have one issue that’s really too picky to mention and another one I’m willing to ignore So that’s itOK for those of you too curious to accept such a brush off the too picky issue has to do with time The story takes place in 2088 but that seems too close to now for the traditions in both cultures to have built up I like the fact that it isn’t in the distant future because that makes the similarities with our culture believable But I think a better time might have been another generation later–maybe 2120 or somewhere around thereThe other point which I willingly ignored and only thought about because I was planning this review is something that happened too easily It would be a huge spoiler to go into detail but there was a character made a dramatic change I thought it was believable and well motivated but other characters seemed to accept this change with little angst or serious working through of issues that should be worked throughRecommendation Great book Really entertaining full of material that provokes thought and potentially discussion Love this story For young adults–a must read However I think any reader can enjoy it so I also highly recommend Captives for anyone who enjoys a story with a gripping conflict and engaging characters

  9. Rachelle Cobb Rachelle Cobb says:

    What I LikedMason the one who doesn't uite fit in Omar the one who thinks everyone hates him Levi the one with the secret that could cost him everythingThese three brothers tugged me into the story from the beginning Even when the sciency stuff had my brain spinning It's probably because of all the historical fiction I read that I was having that reaction I kept reading because these three guys have such a complicated relationship with one another and suddenly they're plopped in the middle of the biggest danger they have ever facedI've said it before but Jill WIlliamson really does a slam dunk job with voice These guys really sound like guys I say this with a straight face It's fascinating watching them adjust to life in this place that is so different from the one in which they grew up I was just as drawn in and nauseated at the Safe Lands reality as they were except of course for Omar who throws himself into everything to escape what he's doneOne of the sweetest things about the story for me was Levi's courage Left alone in his village after everyone is abducted? The chances of him sneaking into the Safe Lands slim to none and only slightly higher than his desire to spirit everyone out of the Safe Lands again? It doesn't matter that the situation looks completely hopeless He tries anyway Whether he succeeds or not I'll leave to you to find outAnd may I congratulate Jill for making nothing easy? I was expecting a uick fix for at least one of the super dangerous circumstances but not once did she settle for giving her characters an easy way out This kept me readingWhat I Didn't Like As MuchWhat almost made me stop reading was the horror of it all The Safe Lands is not all it's cracked up to be as Levi Omar and the others soon discover This society glitters but it truly is a gilded cage as Mason says The Safe Lands seems to offer everything one could ever want and often that translates into drugs and immoral livingJill does a great job of tactfully portraying the lifestyle but I still wanted to wince at a few sections I could have done without some of the descriptions of vaping high tech smoking but maybe that's the point? To show how horribly wrong what seems so outwardly wonderful really is?Why I Recommend This BookBecause of the lifestyle choices made by certain characters and the delicately written procedure some of the women are expected to undergo I would not recommend this book for readers younger than 16 Fans of The Hunger Games and Divergent however will want to put Captives on their to read list Not only is it Dystopian complete with almost Doctor Who ish science but it's a story chock full of characters who have their own goals and voices And the ending? I won't give it away but it just awesome I look forward to Book Two

  10. John Otte John Otte says:

    A really excellent book What happens when a group of outsiders are brought into a world where pleasure is the only good even if it means a slow death? Jill Williamson creates an unforgettable world and some great characters in this book I can't wait to see what happens next

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