Ok everyone, today is the day!! I am reviewing this FANTASTIC BOOK!!! I know it took me a bit, but I’ve got it and I AM TOTALLY COMPLETELY IN LOVE!!! I don’t know what else to say other than this! so, I will give you a little blurb and then I’ll gush like a crazy person!
From Goodreads: 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.
Awesome, ain’t it! Ok, I was part of the blog tour, and I knew it was gunna be good, I just didn’t know HOW GOOD!! 🙂
Ok, so think post appocalyptic… the earth is trashed, so they build themselves a world underground to keep themselves alive, and then the build layers, to put people in classes. The lower the level, the lower the class. The book starts with Adele, 6 months ago, as her family is taken by terrible people in a terrible way. And then, she is in the “Pen” which is literally jail, but they call them “guests” and talk about their “stay” like it’s a good thing to be there. Adele is dying inside, as what else is she supposed to do. She has no idea if her father, mother, and sister are even alive any longer. And then one day she meets Tawni and Cole. *sigh* I have a thing for Cole! 🙂 And the day she meets them, she also sees Tristan, the Prince, or first son, and something strange happens. *dum dum dummmm* hahahahaha
This is an epic journey, with struggle, and trauma, and terror, and pain, and love, and friendship! I have never felt so many emotions all at one time. Mr. Estes has completely stolen my heart and sole with this book. It’s written like a gold medalist swimmer in the olympics, he’s just that good! When Adele decides that Tawni and Cole are her friends instead of enemies, it’s like one epic journey after another, and it becomes a wonderful, yet heart breaking adventure.
I will not give away too much, but Mr Estes- YOU BROKE MY HEART!!! I am not sure if I can forgive you, but I will momentarily forget when you get me book 2!! 🙂 LOL I broke down a bit for the end, and had to compose myself to finish reading.
You get two sides. You get to see things from Adele’s side, and then you get Tristan’s side. I also love Tristan’s friend/servant/bonded-brother Roc. He made me giggle lots. He’s going to be so much fun in the next book. I seriously cannot wait to read more. As things progress, it not only becomes a race to bring Adele’s family home safe, but to try to make a change for the better for the whole world. and trust me when I say, those changes are desperately needed.
I cannot say too much more, as I do not want to spoil ANYTHING for you from this book. But I will say I am seriously irrevocably in love, lust, want, need, must-have right now, for the next book!!! WELL DONE!!!
Now you know you all want to see more, so here’s how you can find the author! and if you want to see my stop on the Moon Dwellers tour, it was HERE
About the author
David Estes was born in El Paso, Texas but moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania when he was very young. He grew up in Pittsburgh and then went to Penn State for college. Eventually moved to Sydney, Australia where he met his wife. A reader all his life, he began writing novels for the children’s and YA markets in 2010. He´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.
Author of the Evolution Trilogy