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.
Published: June 30th 2012 by David Estes.
What can I say? I really enjoyed this book! (Probably the 4.5 stars gave you a clue... XD)
It's a complete different story, but from what I've read from David Estes so far, this is his trademark: ORIGINAL STORIES.
The writing is fresh and flows quickly and effortlessly.
It had me intrigued all the way! I wanted those two to meet! And the h*** you made me wait David!
The singular way this "insta-love" is presented makes it wonderful.
Eventhough I didn't fall for Tristan the way Adele did, I could totally relate to her and fully understand her motives and feelings. Also his strong pull towards her.
I must admit, this book made me cry. (this is a first, I've never cried with a book but Cole's story is heartbreaking)
Tawni is awesome and so are Roc and Elsey. They are the perfect companions for this journey.
The part about the caves, was incredible. I loved it!!!
This story has a fantastic balance between love and action combined with an amazing end. What else do you want?
I've already purchased "The Star Dwellers" yay!
One more thing people! The Twins Read, one of my favorite blogs is hosting an amazing international, giveaway! Prize: 2 copies of Antonia Michaelis' The Storyteller, where? HERE.