The Moon Dwellers [NOOK Book]

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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.

17-year-old Adele, a member of the middle-class moon dwellers, is unjustly sentenced to life in prison deep underground. When a war breaks out within the Tri-Realms, Adele must escape from prison and seek ...
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Overview

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.

17-year-old Adele, a member of the middle-class moon dwellers, is unjustly sentenced to life in prison deep underground. When a war breaks out within the Tri-Realms, Adele must escape from prison and seek to uncover her parents' true past, armed with only a wicked roundhouse kick and two fists that have been well-trained for combat by her father.

In her world someone must die.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014644938
  • Publisher: David Estes
  • Publication date: 6/27/2012
  • Series: The Dwellers Saga , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 17,096
  • File size: 379 KB

Meet the Author

David Estes is the author of the YA paranormal trilogy, The Evolution Trilogy, as well as the YA dystopian novel, The Moon Dwellers. He enjoys playing ping pong, dancing in the living room with his wife, and being the best darn couch American Idol critic. He and his wife are currently traveling the world while David writes and she writes and takes photographs.
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  • Posted June 28, 2012

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    A fabulous work of art appropriate for all ages

    Wow, what an amazing journey into a completely unique world. This Dystopian/Urban Fantasy Novel stole my breath. Journey under the earth’s crust after post apocalypse into the tri-realms for an emotional adventure ready to sweep you into it.

    Adele is a 17 year old girl sentenced to life in prison because her father dared to question their unfair existence. For six months she has held her own in the juvenile detention center while waiting for her 18th birthday only to be transferred to a maximum security prison. She is a moon dweller, in this dystopian novel a moon dweller is the middle class but don’t let that fool you most of their neighborhoods are slums.

    Tristan is a Sun dweller, Prince of the Tri-realms, first born son to the President. Sun dwellers have been taking advantage of the moon dwellers and even lower class Star dwellers for 500 years. However Tristan is unique and feels his father’s tactics are unethical and disgusting.

    One day while fulfilling his princely duty he is in a parade that passes Adele in the yard on the detention center, their eyes meet and Adele feels an instant connection to him. That had to be her imagination right?
    Follow Adele and her band of rag tag friends in their mission to escape prison and rescue her father from the work camp he has been sent to. At the same time fate leads Tristan away from his Palace in his journey to escape his existence as the “Prince” of the realm.

    Will they meet? Do they feel the same connection?

    This was a fabulous work of art appropriate for all ages. I am eagerly awaiting the next installment of this sweet and fantastical world from the amazingly creative David Estes.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 8, 2012

    Wow! What a fun book. This novel had it all... a unique location

    Wow! What a fun book. This novel had it all... a unique location, interesting characters, and that all-important dystopian struggle. It also had plenty of action and a very sweet "almost" love story.

    I can't wait for the next in the series. Way to go David! After reading this I'm moving your other series up on my to-read list.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 28, 2012

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    It´s been a while since i read a book this good. The worl

    It´s been a while since i read a book this good.

    The world as we know it has come to an end, people are left with only one choice go underground and try to live as normal as posible.

    Adele is a girl trapped, she lives in the Pen.,a juvenile Delincuent facility, her crime... NONE. Sentenced to life in prison cause her parents were "traitors" she fight for her life and longs to reunite her family again.

    Her journey through the Tri realms is full of surprises; Tristan the Son of the president feels trapped by secrecy and disgusted with his life. He also starts a journey that could change the Tri Realms and the Dwellers lives as they know it.

    This book is absolutely amazing, David Estes created something unique and enthralling. The Moon Dwellers trapped me since the first chap. and wouldn´t let me go; an emotional rollercoaster that had me crying and gave me goosepumps more times than im willing to accept LOL!!!

    Now im crying cause i have a long wait ahead of me to read the next installment of this unique and magnificent series.

    Cant wait to see what David Estes has in store for Adele, Tristan and the Dwellers. if i could give this book 100 starts i totally would.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2014

    Takes awhile to get started.

    I started reading this because of the good reviews. And while it was a good story, it definitely took awhile to get to any real action that would move the story forward.

    The cave idea is interesting, even if it is completely unfeasible and it was hard to believe that ALL of these things kept happening so as to keep Adele and Tristan from each other until nearly the end of the book. Once they did connect however, the real action took off full swing.

    I would give this 3.5 stars.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 3, 2013

    What a great creative concept for a book series! This dystopian

    What a great creative concept for a book series! This dystopian world blew me away when it was revealed where and how it came about. I really enjoy David's writing along with his heroines and heroes and can't wait to continue with the world of The Dwellers!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 10, 2012

    An epic experience for a surprisingly epic book! Remember my e

    An epic experience for a surprisingly epic book!

    Remember my epic experience with Barnes & Noble? Yeah, totally epic fail! Anyway, I was beyond excited when I got a chance to review this book for free! Unfortunately, I don't have the credit card that Barnes&Noble requires so I wasn't able to redeem this interesting free dystopian e-book. :( But then, God's little blessing came! :) Thanks to David Estes--who did everything in his power to fix things up--I now have a copy of this awesome dystopian book!

    I read this book for two days and I ended up fighting my closing eyelids at four in the morning to finish this action-packed novel! It is that good! The varying tones of the characters are also entertaining! I mean, seldom will you encounter a really good book with characters of distinct voices! I bet you'll enjoy that in The Moon Dwellers! And that joy wouldn't be complete without the not-just-likable-but-looovable characters! Adele. Tristan. Roc. (Oh, you'll love Tristan and Roc! Such a funny tandem!) Tawni. Cole. El. <3 <3 <3
    Each of them carry a story. Each story, a lesson.

    Okay, enough of the babbling. Let's move on to the story. Well, you pretty much read the summary on Goodreads, but let me give my own version ;)

    Adele (BTW her name suits her) is not your ordinary heroine. She's gorgeous, tough, courageous, wise, family-oriented, and character-driven! When her parents are taken by the Enforcers and her younger sister is sent out to the orphanage, Adele is thrown in jail for the rest of her life. As part of her daily routine at the Pen (the jail), she sits across the fence that overlooks her hometown. One time, everything seems to fall in its place when her eyes lock with Tristan's, the President's eldest son. Soon they'll have this ineffable yearning to be with each other and to fulfill what they're called to do; such a strong yearning that outdares even the harshest of all sufferings and the most horrid of deaths in the Tri-Realms.

    As soon as Adele and her friends, Tawni and Cole, escape the Pen to save Adele's family, Tristan, together with his bestfriend Roc, leaves the comfort of his father's palace to look for Adele and to carry out the noble task they have yet to understand.

    Will Adele be able to save her family? Are they still alive? Will Tristan and Adele ever meet? What will happen to the Tri-Realms if the President learns that three prisoners escaped and that his son defied him?
    Answer: Ha! :) Check it out. ;)

    MAJOR LESSONS LEARNED:


    1. Value your family because they will never leave you even at your darkest times.

    I got this from Adele. She really was brought up well even with their family's condition. We'll see that though her family is taken by the Enforcers, she'll do everything that she can to save them. She'll do everything even if it costs her life and personal joy. We'll also see that the same thing applies to her family. Though they're in pain and suffering, they never lost their hope and trust for each other. Their support and love remain intact despite the catastrophes that try to break them apart.

    2. Each one of us has the will to resist the evil that is being imposed upon us.

    This is very true to Tristan and Tawni. They both have parents who are agents of evil, yet they try to step up and resist the evil. It doesn't mean that because one person pushes you to do evil things, you have to do it. NO! You have the free will to overthrow this temptation and fight for the good!

    The Moon Dwellers will surely captivate you even in the early few chapters! I also find the use of two POVs very effective because each POV ends with a cliffhanger and it'll make you crave for more! =) My only problem was the ending. Seriously, they just met and it'll end like that way? I'm torn. But I guess, that makes me even more desperate to read Book 2! :) I'm just hoping it isn't infected with the second book syndrome!!! Heehee. I'll watch for Book 2 this September! :) Oh! Before I forget, it has such beautiful writing! It's well crafted and is really funny! =))

    Enjoy reading! Godbless you!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 8, 2012

    Wow, let I just first say what an amazing and surprising book th

    Wow, let I just first say what an amazing and surprising book this is. I really enjoyed it!!!

    Adele is a moon dweller and has been sentenced to life in a prison called Pen. When she met Twaini and Cole, and saw for the first time Tristan (son of the president), her regular prison life comes to an end. In the short time they see each other, their eyes connect, and that has consequences for Tristan and Adele. She plans to escape with her friends to find her family, and Tristan plans to go back to meet her in the Moon dweller district. Will they find each other and will Adele find her family?

    The futuristic world that is described in the book is realistic (for dystopian). How further you read, how sooner you get the answers what is happened with the earth and why have the people names like sun, star or moon dwellers well they all live under the ground. I find the name Adele beautiful and original then most of the books in this sort of genre. She is strong, not helpless but she has also a human part with emotions. I don’t believe in love at first side, but it doesn’t bother me that Tristan goes to find Adele after they had only eye contact. The connection between them is well written and believable. The travel and the meeting with friends as Cole and Tawni are well written. I like the characters and that all of the characters are on their own way strong/ independent and not helpless in my eyes. The journey has lot of surprises and is not predictable. The writing style is clear and the change between Tristan and Adele were nice, so I get a good picture of both to better understand the story and their purpose of their journey.

    Tristan and Roc have a friend/ brother band and that was nice, that Roc is not just strong but has also his ‘human’ faults. The history of the earth is interesting, and a little more explanation about what is above and not under the ground, is the only lack. Is there not an opportunity to get up (on the earth, not under) finally at the end?

    I can’t wait for the next book, just curious how this war goes on, if they join forces to the sun dwellers and what their future is after all this. Hopefully, I can read this book then also in read 2 reviews, but I definitely recommend this book to my friends ;)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 7, 2012

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    Hmm...I had to let this one sink in a bit. Very City of Ember f

    Hmm...I had to let this one sink in a bit.

    Very City of Ember feel to it, but MORE everything.... more action, more romance, more back story, more violence... even more caves (I think!) And it's definitely an 'older' read than City of Ember. Very dark themes, and just the slightest smattering of young love.

    "My heart is alive again. Because I see her."

    I am always drawn to dystopian fiction, but have not read very much of it. So I can't proclaim how similar or dissimilar it may be to The Hunger Games, or Delirium... or many other books. If most dystopian are like this one, I really need to get cracking!

    "I'm not sure what everyone's been smoking, but I want some - clearly it's good stuff."

    You really want to root for Adele and Tristan, you want everything to work out for them. It's easy to connect to the characters, and wish you could be there beside them to help their lofty goals to better their world.

    "No matter how much I try to wish it all away, my past is the zit that you pop, watch bleed, watch heal, only to see poking from your skin again a week later."

    "Me, the queen of sarcastic comments - self-declared - has been outsarcastified."

    "In reality, he's never so much as negotiated a turd from his butt."

    "I don't particulary like confrontation. Unfortunately, confrontation seems to like me"

    "I've had some strange requests in my life, but this one takes the cake (if we had cake, that is)."

    Sorry, I just couldn't help myself... there are SO many wonderful little gem of quotes in this book! I laughed, I cried (well at least got misty-eyed), I said "NO!", I gasped... it really takes you, wraps you up into this strange new world, and sweeps you away into the story. I cannot recommend this enough!

    "Belly flop time."

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 7, 2012

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    No Copycat Here!

    Once again, David Estes has put an original twist to a popular theme. Moon Dwellers is a Dystopian novel filled with action, great characters and romance. I was lucky enough to read this at the beta stage and it had the makings of a best seller then. Since then Estes has sharpened the plot and made the read fantastic. If you like Dystopian, Moon Dwellers will not disappoint. Adele was fiesty and likeable, and Tristan was a true hero full of valor. My only complaint is now I have to wait for the sequel. LOL.

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  • Posted July 7, 2014

    Underground version of the Country series and well-developed as

    Underground version of the Country series and well-developed as the former.

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  • Posted July 4, 2014

    Great characters, unique premiss, quite believable. I highly re

    Great characters, unique premiss, quite believable. I highly recommend this book and all of David Estes' books in this series. The Dwellers trilogy, The Country trilogy and the 4th book, the Earth Dwellers, which ties up both series. I will read more of Mr. Estes!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2014

    Great read

    A fast-moving post-apocalyptic yarn. Teenagers living below the Earth's surface face the consequences of their parents' choices.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2014

    "The Moon Dwellers" by David Estes is book one of a se

    "The Moon Dwellers" by David Estes is book one of a seven book saga about the human race and their fight for survival. Adele Rose and Tristan Nailin come from two very different realities. Adele lives in the Moon Realm, has always known what it is to be poor, and when her parents are convicted of treason is sent to the Pen (a juvenile detention center). Adele's only goal is to escape and find her family. Tristan lives in the Sun Realm, the son of the president he knows only a life a luxury. Fed up with the rules of his father, Tristan with his best friend Roc leave to see if they can make a change.
    So I seriously loved this book! The author alternates first person POV between Tristan and Adele giving you a full picture of the world they live in. I'll admit that it was hard to follow for the first few chapters until I got use to the characters but then the story flowed well.
    Adele is a wonderful female lead character. She's strong-willed, independent, a fighter, and not afraid to go after what she wants, which in this case is her family. And Tristan....I love Tristan! When I was reading about Tristan, my mind immediately went to Prince William...you know born to rule, everyone knows his face, charismatic persona, yet no one really knows him. Tristan doesn't want his father's life though, and he has this natural self-depreciating humor, he just doesn't take his role in the Tri-Realms seriously. But the two main characters are not the only ones to make up this story. Adele's two friends Cole and Tawni and Tristan's best friend and servant Roc make our main characters' flaws and strengths known. Not to mention the constant banter between Roc and Tristan had me laughing out loud!
    This story is well-developed with strong dystopian themes, lots of suspense, a little mystery and an undercurrent of romance. The world-building is subtle yet believable and is explained/revealed as the story unfolds, rather than given to you all at once. I loved this! It was much easier to stay invested in the main plot, which was two-fold. First Adele along with her new friends Tawni and Cole escape the Pen to find her family. And second Tristan who after a chance glimpse of a mysterious Moon Dweller had a strange painful experience decides it's time to leave his father and find this Moon Dweller to discover the reason for the pain.
    Overall I highly recommend this book! It was a fast, easy read with an intricate dystopian tale, lots of suspense and action to drive the plot and just a hint of romance. I read this book in just under a day, and I can't wait to start the next one. If you like young adult dystopians, you don't want to miss out on this one!
    ***I received a copy of this ebook from the author in exchange for an honest review.***

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  • Posted May 25, 2014

    Beneath a scorched and desolate earth lies a subterranean solar

    Beneath a scorched and desolate earth lies a subterranean solar system where the Moon people dwell.
     
    I'm not really a fan of dystopian novels. Not sure if that is because I usually balk at trends, or just because I prefer to seek Utopia than Dystopia. Before reading this book, I could count on one hand the dystopian novels I have read and enjoyed. In fact, I could fit it on just three fingers - The Hunger Games trilogy. I'm not even that fond of dystopian movies but have watched a few noteworthy ones - Book of Eli, I am Legend, The Running Man...
    But then I discovered David Estes and his Dwellers saga - and bought the whole series. I was hooked from the opening page.
    What Estes lacks in finesse, he more than makes up for in story line, characterisation and cracking pace.
    Adele and Tristan are the two main protagonists. As is the norm in YA novels, they come from opposite ends of the social spectrum. Adele is the imprisoned daughter of two rebellion leaders; Tristan the rebellious son of a wealthy yet corrupt president. From the minute they lock eyes across the prison fence, it is love at first sight - or is that pain at first sight?
    I must admit, Estes almost lost me with all the insta-connection. I prefer love to happen gradually, and not to feel like I'm being whacked over the skull with a forced romance. To me, it's about me, the reader, falling in love with the characters at the same pace that they are falling in love with each other. However, I pushed through all spine tingling stuff and immersed myself in the real story - that of Adele's escape from prison and her quest to reunite her family.
    Electrical current insta-love aside, Adele is a great main character. She's no damsel in distress, waiting around for a guy to come and save her. Adele's kick ass - she can fight, she's smart, and she's got a truck load of courage (though there were a couple of times when her super skills almost came off as cartoonish). She's supported by her two fellow prison escapees - Tawni and Cole. My only real complaint about Adele: she is sometimes cold and standoffish, though given her past, it is easy enough to accept she may be that way. She can also be a little self-absorbed, which means I ended up connecting more with Tristan and the supporting cast  than Adele.
    Ah Tristan. What can I say? He is a great character. Devoted, honest, moral (as opposed to his immoral father), tender, sweet, brave, funny... I fell in love with him almost as fast as Adele did. He wants to be Adele's knight in shining armour, even though Adele is probably better equipped to protect him! Supported by his best friend and 'boy servant', Roc, the two flee the wealth and privilege of the Sun Realm to find and free Adele. The easy banter between Tristan and Roc was probably my favourite 'relationship' of the whole series. They have this wonderful chemistry that makes them both so likeable. The pair also had the endearing habit of leaping out of the frying pan straight into an even hotter fire.
    I also loved Adele's father. At the risk of showing my age, I drew parallels between him and my own husband - a man who can fight and defend himself, and who has taught all of our children (especially our girls) how to defend themselves but would never condone of them being the aggressor.
    There were a few technical issues. In the early chapters, Estes relies heavily on info dumps to give the history of how mankind ended up living beneath the earth. This history would have been better off being slowly revealed through dialogue and action. He also is a little heavy handed with his adverbs, and in telling rather than showing. These three things combine to tear the reader out of the story, disengaging them from the action.
    There were a couple of scenes where we would read the action from Adele's point of view, and then get the exact same scene retold from Tristan's viewpoint. While it is possible to gain extra insight into each character's actions by retelling, it comes at the very real risk of boring your audience.
    I found a few issues with the world building as well. For instance, I cannot recall any mention of trees, grass or any kind of farming areas, yet there was mention of cardboard, beef and potatoes. It left me scratching my head, wondering how they got their hands on such 'earthly' goods.
    It was also impossible not to draw similarities between the Dwellers and the Hunger Games; not when Adele comes from a mostly mining community, has a little sister who contrasts a little too closely with Prim, and is a kick ass female protagonist more than capable of looking after herself. Then you have President Nailin and President Snow, both tyrannical leaders who share so many personality traits they're almost interchangeable, the Sun Dweller and Capitol citizens who have an identical avant garde fashion sense, and an oppressed majority rising up to rebel against the ruling minority.
    Still, as I mentioned earlier, the pace is frenetic and the overall storyline unique and compelling enough to overlook a few minor weaknesses and just enjoy a cracking good story. What truly saves this book from being just another dystopian teen romance is both the action, and the extended relationships. In fact, I would go so far as to say the real love story is not Tristan and Adele but the unbreakable bonds of friendship - as evidenced by Tristan and Roc, and Adele, Tawni and Cole.
    As the first book of the series, Estes left plenty of things unresolved at the end - the mystery of Tristan's mother, the fate of Adele's mother... Also, having united the two factions, he sets about immediately separating them again. But that all makes you want to read the next book in the series to find out what happens to them all.
    If you love dystopian novels, and haven't read David Este's Dweller saga, get your hands on a copy of The Moon Dwellers pronto. You won't regret it.

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  • Posted May 24, 2014

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    I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for a

    I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.




    I never thought that I would enjoy a dystopian story but The Moon Dwellers captured me from the first chapter. This is a well written fast moving story. David Estes has created three worlds inside of Earth and he has made them so realistic that I felt like I could actually see them. The characters are great. I could identify with them as real people with real emotions. The Moon Dwellers is a fast paced, heart pounding story of people in a world beyond my imagination. This is a very good story!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 4, 2014

    CAUTION: THIS REVIEW IS NOT SPOILER FREE REVIEWED AND RECEIVED F

    CAUTION: THIS REVIEW IS NOT SPOILER FREE
    REVIEWED AND RECEIVED FOR AN HONEST REVIEW 

    Alright, alright gather around folks for my first ever review. Please note: This is not a very good review, I'm not a technical person so it's mainly my ramblings!

    I first saw this book when the author, David Estes befriended me on goodreads. I must first say that dystopian novels are my absolute favorite. So when Mr. Estes took time out of his day to request a friendship I immediately accepted. As I peered closer at his name I realized it said he was an author. So naturally, I click his page and my eyes are drawn specifically to The Moon Dwellers. My interests were sparked seconds after I saw the cover. I'll admit the cover is so simple, yet so alluring - I love it. Moment's after I read the synopsis I was in deep. I did not hesitate to purchase and begin the book.

    To my delight - the book instantly draws you in, beginning with Adele and her family being dragged violently away by the enforcers. This later draws on to Adele being placed in a prison where she meets two amazing character's during this time she locks eyes with a attractive boy named Tristan. The ONLY thing I have to nag about is the insta-love; however, I have this thing for characters driven to protect one another. When Tristan sees a burly man threatening Adele he is driven to making sure the girl he connected to is alive and well. Meanwhile, Adele and her new friends hatch a plan to break out - a task of which they succeed which leads them to rescuing Adele's doll faced sister. 

    During this time Tristan and Roc - oh my, this duo is absolutely adorable. These two made me laugh multiple times, but they face their own challenges which involves Tristan protecting his smart alec bestfriend/brother against multiple foes such as the cannabalistic loony woman - as bad as it was, I found myself smirking at the brotp going on here. They are just two chivalrous, amusing men who seek out Adele and her friends - only wanting their best for the Dwellers who are suffering through poverty and bombings brought on by a nearing rebellion.

    Ugh, I don't want to summarize the book but all I can say is you can see the characters evolve and face so many hardships (Cole, one of Adele's friends - has possibly the saddest back story that made me so angry at the people who hurt his family, UGH disgusting, vile cretins). Anywho this story is an emotional whirlwind that evokes emotions all over the board. I recommend this to anyone who wants to enjoy a unique dystopian story with characters who face trials but never give up and protect one another tooth and nail.

    I am very pleased with this book, I'm glad I gave it a chance and I anticipate other works from David Estes.

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  • Posted February 27, 2014

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    I was given this book in exchange for an honest review. This wa

    I was given this book in exchange for an honest review.

    This was an excellent start to a series. I loved the authors style of writing. This is a fast-paced story with very likeable characters. This story grips you from the beginning and is action-packed. Can't wait to read more in the series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2014

    Great series

    I couldnt put the series down!!!

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  • Posted December 18, 2013

    This excellent dystopia grabbed me right from the very beginning

    This excellent dystopia grabbed me right from the very beginning and didn't let go! It blew me away - great concept, excellent heroine, well-developed and relatable characters, realistic dialogue, and awesome world-building. The dual POV between Adele and Tristan flows remarkably well. I know I didn't do The Moon Dwellers justice in this review, but it was an action-packed, page-turning journey from beginning to end. If you liked The Hunger Games, Divergent, Legend, or The Maze Runner, you should most definitely try The Moon Dwellers! I highly recommend it! I'm super excited for the sequel, The Star Dwellers, and I will be starting Fire Country next. David Estes is an author to watch.

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  • Posted December 11, 2013

    Although this book contained some of the usual aspects seen in m

    Although this book contained some of the usual aspects seen in many dystopian young adult novels, it succeeded in keeping me entertained until the end.  I enjoyed the idea of a future where the country is forced underground into what is called the Tri-Realms.  On the top you have the Sun Realm, where the wealthiest reside, the middle class lives in the Moon Realm and the poorest live the deepest in the Star Realm. 

    I really appreciated that there wasn’t any insta-love, but at the same time the romance was very mild so look elsewhere if you want a book heavy on the romance.  The characters were a little typical but still interesting.  You have Adele, the badass heroine who is sent to prison through no fault of her own, now on a mission to find and save her family.  Then there is Tristan, the rich son of the president, intent on breaking away from his father’s unjust ways.  Adele and Tristan are drawn together by some mysterious magnetism, hopefully explained in a later book.  The supporting characters were very likeable and achieve their purpose in helping the main characters on their quest.  

    The book did leave you with many unanswered questions, enough questions that I would have been annoyed if I had to wait for the sequel.  Looking forward to the next!

    On completely unrelated note, I LOVE the cover!

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