The Moon Dwellers (The Dwellers #1)


The Moon Dwellers

I don't particularly like confrontation.
Unfortunately, confrontation seems to like me quite a lot.

 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.
Author: David Estes

David Estes was born in El Paso, Texas but moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania when he was very young. David grew up in Pittsburgh and then went to Penn State for college. Eventually he moved to Sydney, Australia where he met his wife. They now live together in their dream location, Hawaii. A reader all his life, he began writing novels for the children's and YA markets in 2010, and started writing full time in June 2012. Now he travels the world writing with his wife, Adele. David'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.

Costumer Review:
Wow! What can I say about this book? It is absolutely awesome. That is definitely the first word that comes to mind when I think of Moon Dwellers.

Adele, a Moon dweller, has been sentenced to life in the Pen. She has come to terms with what her life is going to be like. But then she sees Tristan. Son of the president, he would never notice her right? But when their eyes meet for a split second something happens, they feel a connection. Now with her new found friends in the pen Adele is determined to escape the pen, find her family and bring them back together. But will she be able to succeed and will she be able to find Tristan and see if he feels the same, or will she be doomed to spend life behind bars for a crime she didn’t commit?

I really enjoyed this book. It was fantastic. I was drawn into this new dystopian world from the first chapter and was intrigued as to find out what was going to happen. This was the first book I have read by Davis Estes and I will definitely be reading his other work as well, I was amazed by his ability to completely hook me to the story within a few pages and have me sat on the edge of my seat unable to put the book down as I desperately needed to know what was going to happen. I am definitely a fan now.

I loved the characters in this book and how none of them is how they seem. I loved Adele and I really connected with her and felt through her. I loved how we figured more and more about this world and the other characters through her journey. I felt like everything she was going through I was going through as well and I needed to know what happened to her.
I really loved Tristan as well and how he is definitely not what you would expect from him, being the president’s daughter and I loved how you found more about his good side and how he wanted to see change more as you went through the journey with him.
I really loved that this book is told from a split perspective. I really love books told from multiple perspectives as I feel like you can get two sides of the story and really feel like you are going on two different journeys at the same time. This is definitely the case in this book. You are going on Adele’s journey of putting her family back together as well as going on Tristan’s journey to defy his father and chase after what is right.

I don’t know what I was expecting when I started this book but it definitely was not the amazing new series that I found. I will definitely be following Adele and Tristan’s story right to the end and I cannot wait to find out what happens next. An amazing start to a new series and I can’t wait to read more.
--Kayleigh (from Goodreads)