It is with great pleasure that we welcome Jill Williamson to our weekly author spotlight! Jill will be joining us this week to share about her newest novel, Captives, and will be participating in an interview and a guest post in addition to our review and giveaway.
I’ve been reading Jill’s books since her first one, By Darkness Hid, came hot off the press in 2009. Since then, she has published the next two books of the Blood of Kings Trilogy, three YA scifi novels, several short stories, a novella, and a non-fiction book on writing for teens. Captives is the first book in a new Dystopian YA series called The Safe Lands.
One choice could destroy them all. When 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 by enforcers, and many—including his fiancee, Jem–taken captive. Now alone, Levi is determined to rescue what remains of his people, even if it means entering the Safe Land, a walled city that seems anything but safe. Omar knows he betrayed his brother by sending him away to Denver City, but helping the enforcers was necessary. Living off the land like nomads and clinging to an outdated religion holds his village back. The Safe Land has protected people since the plague decimated the world generations ago … and its rulers have promised power and wealth beyond Omar’s dreams. Meanwhile, Jem is locked in a cell, awaiting the Safe Landers’ plan to protect their future by seizing her own. Can Levi uncover the truth hidden behind the Safe Land’s facade before it’s too late?
- Monday (April 2) Introduction to the Jill Williamson Featured Author Week
- Tuesday (April 3): Introduction and review of Captives
- Wednesday (April 4): Giveaway of five signed copies Captives!
- Thursday (April 5): Exclusive interview with Jill Williamson
- Friday (April 6): Exclusive guest post from Jill Williamson