BOOK REVIEW: The Dwellers Saga, #1: The Moon Dwellers by David Estes

The Moon Dwellers

5 stars



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.



I was actually given the free ebook of this by David Estes and his street team in September of 2013. I just now finished it.

I actually didn’t plan on finishing it because I cannot, to save my life, read ebooks. I can read ebook novellas because they’re short, but not real books. I bought The Moon Dwellers on December 31st.

I enjoyed this book so so so so so so so much.

I will make this review spoiler free, just in case any of you would like to read it!

This book was so good. I don’t even know what to say. It was incredibly action packed and an overall fast read! I really loved all the characters.

Tristan is one of the best characters in this book, and not just because he’s incredibly attractive. He’s witty, confident, and incredibly humble despite being the President’s son.

My favorite female character though has to be, of course, Adele.

She is so kick ass. One of the few main female protagonists that is actually not terrible. She’s very brave, that’s the feat that I most admire about her.

The romance in this book was enough to be cute without because disgustingly gross– you know what I mean. It’s like in any other books with romance there’s a lot of cliches and it’s sickening, but not this book.

I feel like this book had the perfect balance of everything: romance, action, sci-fi, dystopia, sarcasm/comedy that it just made it an overall good read.

A gif that sums up my reaction:


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