You can see my review of the first book here: The Moon Dwellers.
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.
The Star Dwellers by David Estes
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I said in my review of The Moon Dwellers that it's hard to suspend my disbelief about the setting of this dystopian world. I'm the daughter of a coal miner and a supporter of evolution - the science gets me every time the story touches on the setting. It's like a blockbuster action or sci-fi movie relying heavily on suspended disbelief (but I still watch all those movies and I'm still reading this series - I've already purchased the next book).
Sometimes, I just have to tell that little voice in my head, "Shut up, this story is set five-hundred years in the future and who the h-e-double hockey sticks knows what sort of technology is in the background making it all work."
There are implications of advanced technology tucked away from the seeing eyes of this world's inhabitants but readers only see what the main characters see and they aren't allowed to see much of the technology making their world work.
I adore the main female character Adele. I love me some strong warrior women and Adele is shaping into one. I also fell for Ben, Adele's daddy, because he's the one who taught her how to fight (and probably because he's closest to my age bracket - the alternative is Tristan's sperm-donor, President Nailin, the antagonist). This book will probably be my favorite because of the way Ben tugged at my emotions near the end of the book. No spoilers. I bought the next book because I want to know how that situation is handled.