I am so excited to be hosting The Star Dwellers blog tour today.
I decided to do a review of both books, since I just read them back to back.
The first book of the series is The Moon Dwellers.
The second is The Star Dwellers.
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And now, on with the show...
Author: David Estes
Barnes and Noble
In a desperate attempt to escape destruction decades earlier, humankind was forced underground, into the depths of the earth, creating a new society called the Tri-Realms.
After her parents and sister are abducted by the Enforcers, seventeen-year-old Adele, a member of the middle-class moon dwellers, is unjustly sentenced to life in prison for her parents' crimes of treason.
Against all odds, Adele must escape from the Pen and find her family, while being hunted by a deranged, killing machine named Rivet, who works for the President. She is helped by two other inmates, Tawni and Cole, each of whom have dark secrets that are better left undiscovered. Other than her friends, the only thing she has going for her is a wicked roundhouse kick and two fists that have been well-trained for combat by her father.
At the other end of the social spectrum is Tristan, the son of the President and a sun dweller. His mother is gone. He hates his father. Backed by only his servant and best friend, Roc, he leaves his lavish lifestyle in the Sun Realm, seeking to make something good out of his troubled life.
When a war breaks out within the Tri-Realms, Tristan is thrust into the middle of a conflict that seems to mysteriously follow Adele as she seeks to find her family and uncover her parents true past.
In their world, someone must die.
This story follows Adele and Tristan. I thought it was extremely brilliant and doubly entertaining the way that the author, David Estes, told the story so seamlessly while coming from both the point of view of Adele and then Tristan. They trade every chapter giving their take on events unfolding in the novel. I fell in love with both of them immediately. For some reason, I realized exactly at the start of Chapter 9 that I was hooked. I couldn't wait to read what would happen next!
The Moon Dwellers was a great read. I would completely throw it in the ring with Divergent any day because it could definitely hold its own. The world that Estes created is horrific and beautiful. If that doesn't make sense to you now, just read The Moon Dwellers and you will see. Estes has a knack for knowing just when to serve up the hope and love and good feelings. However, when Adele gets rough, she kicks some major ass. Adele don't play! And really neither does anybody else.
Estes delivers a winner with confident writing that truly draws you into the story. I couldn't help but absolutely love this book and I highly recommend it.
5 stars to The Moon Dwellers
Author: David Estes
Barnes and Noble
After rescuing her father and younger sister, Adele is forced to leave her family and Tristan behind to find her mother in the cruel and dangerous realm of the star dwellers.
Amidst blossoming feelings for Adele, Tristan must cast his feelings aside and let her find her own way amongst the star dwellers, while he accompanies Adele's father to meet with the leaders of the moon dwellers and decide the fate of the Tri-Realms.
Will Adele be able to rescue her mother and make it back to the Moon Realm before the President and the sun dweller soldiers destroy her family?
Can Tristan convince the moon dweller puppets of the error of their ways?
Was Adele's lost kiss with Tristan her one and only chance at love?
In her world there's only one rule: Someone must die.
AMAZING! I could not put The Star Dwellers down. In this extension in the Dwellers series, Estes has created a masterpiece! I thought The Moon Dwellers was good, but this is better. Now I can't wait for The Sun Dwellers to come out!
Three words for you, Adele is tough. And what makes it even better, is that she has tons of resolve to do what she needs to do for her family, her people, her Tristan.
The characters were so believable. I really liked that I got to know more about Ben, Elsey, Roc and Anna. I felt a lot of empathy for these characters and really found myself falling for them throughout the novel.
And the writing was spectacular as well. The world of the Tri-Realms is so gritty and dark. Plus, the characters are extremely well written.
I can't say enough. I just loved this book!
5 stars to The Star Dwellers.
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THE AUTHOR: DAVID ESTES
David Estes was born in El Paso, Texas but moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania when he was very young. He grew up in Pittsburgh and then went to Penn State for college. Eventually moved to Sydney, Australia where he met his wife. A reader all his life, he began writing novels for the children's and YA markets in 2010. He´s a writer with OCD, a love of dancing and singing (but only when no one is looking or listening), a mad-skilled ping-pong player, and prefers writing at the swimming pool to writing at a table.
Author of the Evolution Trilogy