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My Review of: The Moon Dwellers


I just finished up reading the Moon Dwellers, by David Estes. It was a very enjoyable, easy read. The biggest thing that drew me to this book was the premise. I wanted to read a book about what humanity would be like if they were forced to live underground and I wasn't disappointed. I thought that the Tri-Realms were in an inventive creation and a completely believable by-product to having humanity living underground. It felt real and that drew me into the story even more. Here is what I thought of the Moon Dwellers.

Things that I liked:

As I said before, the biggest thing that I liked about this book was the society itself, the Tri-Realms. It felt like something humans would do if they were all stuck living underground. Someone would rise up and dominate the rest. It's almost like human nature. And then creating a caste-like system was a nice, added touch. I thought that having Adele, a main character, stuck in prison in the beginning of the book was genius. It kept me wanting to read more and find out how she gets out. I also liked the insta-connection between Adele and Tristan. I knew, as a reader, that there was something more going on there (that it wasn't a love-at-first-sight type of thing) and that also kept me wanting to read on. My favorite character, however, was probably Cole. His backstory really sealed the deal for me. I like characters that are driven by something so much that it consumes them. Cole was definitely that kind of character. The author's writing style was very good. The book was clean and well written. It had a great flow that made it easy for me to keep reading.

Things that I didn't like:

There were quite a few things that I didn't like. There were minor typos and errors here and there but nothing overwhelming. Some of the dialogue didn't really sit well with me. It didn't really feel like something that someone would really say, but again, there wasn't a whole lot of that either. There was a little bit of repetitiveness to the action sequences. Like I said, just minor things here and there that really didn't bother me all that much when I was finished with the book.

Stars: Three out of Five Stars

Overall, I think this book is great. Lots of action, a great plot, a very strong premise and great writing. I enjoyed the read and will definitely read the other two books in the series when I get the chance.

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