Sunday, August 25, 2013

Dwellers and Country Sagas by David Estes- The Moon Dwellers

I'm thrilled to announce that I'm going to be hosting not one, but two, posts for David Estes' Earth Dwellers Book Blast!

Keep an eye out for the kickoff post and giveaway scheduled to start September 5, 2013.  And stay tuned for my interview with David scheduled for September 10, 2013.

In the meantime, I'm going to be posting my reviews of the Dwellers and Country Saga books that culminate in the upcoming release of The Earth Dwellers, starting with The Moon Dwellers, book #1 in the Dwellers Saga.

The Moon Dwellers (The Dwellers, #1)

The Moon Dwellers by David Estes

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Mood Dwellers is a roller-coaster ride of action, social angst, and missed connections.

The story is set in an underg

round sanctuary of caverns 500 years into the future in a post-meteor apocalyptic future. It's told from the perspective of two amazing young people: Adele, daughter of rebels, and Tristan, son of the life-long dictator of the Tri-Realms (Sun, Moon and Star).

Adele is an introspective, yet strong, girl who is imprisoned for life when her parents are identified as traitors by spies. She protects herself by acting aloof and tough, but when she meets the charismatic duo, Tawni and Cole, her outer shell begins to melt and you discover that there's more to her than just the tough girl she presents to the world.

Tristan is an outgoing mega-celebrity, admired mostly by frenzied teen girls, who is stuck making the rounds in the Moon and Star Realms, riding along in parades and getting the figurehead leaders of the lessor realms to sign away more and more of their resources in favor of his father's Sun Realm. He finally decides he's had enough, runs away, and takes his best friend, Roc, with him.

When Adele and Tristan meet eyes for the first time, they collapse under unexpected and excruciating pain. But instead of keeping them apart, the shared experience brings them together.

The best thing about this story is the close calls where Tristan and Adele almost meet but get torn apart by circumstance and turmoil. It makes for an exciting tale. I also enjoyed the natural and often comedic camaraderie between Adele, Cole, and Tawni and between Tristan and Roc.

I'd call this one a must read!

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