Book #1 of 2013
January 9, 2013
The author, David Estes, gave me an ecopy of this book for an honest review. He gave it to me, well, last year. It was last week of November if I am not mistaken. Reading it took longer than I expected not because the book was not good. It was just I was busy for school and I did not have time to read anything during Christmas break.
In a nutshell, the book is about a moon-dweller named Adele, who is imprisoned in a place called the Pen. There, she met Tawni and Cole, who became her partners in crime in escaping the said prison. After the successful escape, she planned on saving her family. Then, there is Tristan, the eldest son of the Tri-Realms president. He left the comfort the Sun-Realm gives him to find Adele, hoping that she holds the explanation for their unusual connection. As both set for their own mission, they found themselves in a middle of a war.
my thoughts about the book:
This is the third dystopian series that I read and so far, dystopian novels have to disappoint me yet. It was action packed and I was never bored. I actually thought it would be nice to adapt this book into a film. Every chapter has its own thing going on. And that makes the book a page-turner for me. Of course, in addition to my curiosity about the unusual and unexplainable connection between the main characters, Adele and Tristan. I was really hoping to find the answer to that connection at the end of the book but… oh well. I guess it was not the right time to reveal it.
Also, I appreciate that the story was told in both Tristan and Adele’s perspectives. I always wonder what the leading male characters think since most of the books I read uses the female lead’s perspective. I got to know the two main characters better. I actually did not dislike Adele. She was brave and strong and skillful in martial arts. She was a cool girl and thankfully, not annoying. And Tristan, I can fall in love with him. Okay, so I actually fall in love with the leads of the books I read, most of the time. *insert mischievous grin here* What can I do? Authors seem to know very well how to make their characters lovable. :)
And the ending, OMG. I really need to have a copy of this series’ next installment, The Star Dwellers. As in ASAP. There were so many questions in my head left unanswered. I don’t want to keep on guessing.
All in all, I enjoyed reading this book. I definitely recommend it to anyone who loves to read dystopian novels, or just to anyone. :D It’s worth the read.