Book Review – The Dwellers by David Estes

22 Jul

Continuing on from yesterdays post. If you need a distraction these books are perfect. I couldn’t put them down.

WARNING: This post contains spoilers!

The Moon Dwellers (The Dwellers #1)

The Moon Dwellers

Book Description

Publication Date: June 27, 2012
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.

My Review


I don’t think i’ve ever read a book from the Dystopian genre and I wasn’t disappointed! First of all let me say that I find that when an author throws in too many different POV’s you lose perspective on what’s going on. The point they are trying to make especially when the POV’s are so completely…different! And I did not get that impression with “The Moon Dwellers”. In fact I thought it was written quite well. The characters, the creative world that David made was just remarkable. 😀

What made me want to keep reading? Though it may not be a “love at first sight” kind of book, there is seriously something going on between Tristan and Adele. When they first set eyes on each other I was confused because really, just by looking at someone you get a headache. Hummm don’t know about that… But that right there is the reason I needed to keep reading. The mystery behind that one incident made me “all in”!

Adele is an amazing character, thrown in jail for no reason at all. The events that transpired in her life made her cold and resistant to anything good. She is an intelligent, sassy and strong young woman. She has so much love in her but up until the point where she meets Cole and Tawni nothing good has happened to her. And I mean so-so good lol because they had a long hard road ahead of themselves. A journey filled with uncertainty (Tristan), of death (Cole), of happiness (Tawni, El & her father) and fear (the journey itself).

The Star Dwellers (The Dwellers #2)

The Moon Dwellers

Book Description

Publication Date: September 24, 2012
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.

My Review


I loved this book just as much as the first one if not more. I loved that it picked up right where it left off. And the emotions!!! It’s just so full of them…I felt everything they felt. The happiness, the sorrow, hate and rage everything just jumped off the pages.

Adele the female heroin of the story once again is portrayed as a strong willed individual. For someone so young she is quite mature. Doing whatever is necessary for those she cares about.

I loved that she was able to reunite with her father; things with Tristan are coming together. Roc is also an amazing character making some of the tough situations seem light with his humor. And then the journey she takes expecting to break her mother out of prison only to find out that she’s one of the seven generals of the star realm! And I cant forget Roc and Twani, the revelation of there feelings for each other made it that more intriguing.  <– Perfection!

The different POV’s once again were written very well. Both Tristan and Adele’s views were in sync so there was no confusion.

Flawless from beginning to end!

The Sun Dwellers (The Dwellers #3)


Book Description

Publication Date: November 27, 2012
Includes a bonus Dwellers Short Story (Anna’s Story) and a sneak peek at David Estes’ follow up YA dystopian series, Fire Country!With those she’s closest to dying around her, Adele embarks on a secret mission to the Sun Realm to assassinate the President. Along the way she’ll uncover secrets about her relationship with Tristan that she might not be ready to face.Tristan has a secret, too, one that’s been eating him up inside ever since he met Adele. Will he reveal all, and risk the loss of friendship and love at a time when he needs it the most?At the same time, Adele’s mother, General Rose, must lead her soldiers into battle to face the sun dweller army in the hopes of holding them off until Adele can complete her mission. Can she outlast the strength of President Nailin’s elite fighting force?

There’s only one truth in their world: someone must die.

My Review


Once again just as the previous 2 books in the Dwellers Saga The Sun Dwellers is AMAZING! Though unlike the others I felt this one was sadder. There were parts that you could laugh and smile but oohhhh the sorrow. Yet those events that took place are which made me what to cry are the same ones that made me want to rebel along with them. All the characters have noticeably grown. Determined to finish the mission they set out to do for the fate of the Tri-Realms rest in there hands. Spectacularly written!

I enjoyed reading why Adele and Tristan were drawn to each other. The roles both mothers played in making it so that one day in the future these two young, good hearted souls would meet and join forces to make a difference in there world.

I cringed when the “father” spoke of all the horrid things he did. That man is beyond evil! And the more I read the more I hated him. I loved that every character had a role to play. That even the strongest people need help and support from others.

“She told me she needed your help. She told me that she never would have escaped the Pen, never would have rescued her sister, never would have done any of the incredible things she’s done without you.”

“What? She said that?”

“Yes, Tawni, She thinks the world of you, and believe it or not, she needs you as much as you need her. We all need each other. Together is the only was we’re going to get through this. Together.”

Loved it and can’t wait for more!

The Earth Dwellers (The Dwellers #4)

Expected publication: September 5th 2013

The Earth Dwellers is the 4th book in BOTH The Dwellers Saga and The Country Saga. The author recommends that BOTH series are read in their entirety before reading this book (The Moon Dwellers, The Star Dwellers, The Sun Dwellers, Fire Country, Ice Country, Water & Storm Country).

All your old favorite characters from both the Dwellers and Country Sagas come together in an epic 7th book!

When President Borg Lecter threatens to wipe all four native tribes off the face of the earth, Adele designs a plan that will send her deep into the belly of the beast.

At the same time, Dazz must convince the new ice country consortium to the Unity Alliance, a pact with the Tri-Tribes that may be their only hope of survival.

Meanwhile, Tristan is forced to face his greatest challenge, the unification of the Tri-Realms, in an attempt to garner support against Lecter and the earth dwellers.

Finally, Siena and the Tri-Tribes march on the Glass City in an attempt to take the fight to Lecter and his army of killers.

The entire world, both under and above the earth’s surface, sits on the edge of a knife. Will the efforts of Adele, Tristan, Dazz, and Siena be enough to save the ones they love?


If you think these are book you will enjoy and want to purchase  them clink of the name of each individual book and you will be forwarded to the amazon page for each individual book OR you can visit the authors page HERE!

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