Thursday, October 23, 2014

Free eBook This Weekend! (USA only)

Exciting news, fellow digressors! Remember a while back, when I posted my review of 'By Darkness Hid' by Jill Williamson? It's one of my favorite books ever, and even my mom, who doesn't normally read fantasy (well, except my books), is reading and enjoying it. Jill is a talented writer, and her genius work in the 'Blood of Kings' trilogy convinced me to purchase 'Captives', the first book in her dystopian trilogy, 'The Safe Lands'. Here's the blurb: 

In a dystopian future, eighteen-year-old Levi returns from Denver City with his latest scavenged treasures and finds his village of Glenrock decimated, loved ones killed, 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 Lands, a walled city that seems anything but safe. 

Omar 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 Living off the land and clinging to an outdated religion holds his village back.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 dreams. 

Meanwhile, their brother Mason has been granted a position inside the Safe Lands, and my 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' facade before it's too late? 

I started reading it recently, and I have to say that it is amazing so far. It's inspired by the book of Daniel, which adds an extra layer of awesomeness on top of the rich worldbuilding, compelling characters, and page-turning plot. Oh, and it has 'The Princess Bride' references in it. Seriously, how can you say no to that? 

Anyways, the exciting news is that Zondervan is offering the eBook for free this weekend! The sale begins tomorrow, and will last through Sunday. 

You guys, it is rare that I find Christian dystopian books on the market, much less good ones. And I can already tell that this is soon going to join the list of my favorite books. And for this weekend, you can read it for free. Don't miss out! I'll post again tomorrow when the sale officially begins, Here is a list of retailers who will be participating (USA only; sorry, internationals): 

Amazon (Kindle) 
Barnes & Noble (Nook) 
Google Play 

Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to go retreat to my fangirl cave and wait with bated breath for the eBook to go on sale, even though I already own a signed paperback of the book. Stay tuned for further news! 


  1. Ohhhh yay!! Been wanting to read this!!!! (The reason I am excited is cause I have a U.S account for Amazon cause my uncle just signed me up for when he gave me my kindle.....)

    1. Yay! :D I felt so guilty because I thought you wouldn't be able to get it, so I is happy about this. Here's Jill's post about it on her blog, with the download links: