I just LOVE boxed sets of books! You can get several different titles by several different authors for one low price!
Today a brand new YA Dystopian set just hit Amazon: What Tomorrow May Bring. It's only $2.99 for 11 YA Dystopian reads!
What Tomorrow May Bring - The YA Dystopian Boxed set includes 10 books and bonus chapters from established and up-and-coming indie authors in dystopian literature in a single collection. Each story contains a brand new foreword by its author.
Open Minds, by Susan Kaye Quinn
The Moon Dwellers, by David Estes
Prison Nation, by Jenni Merritt
daynight, by Megan Thomason
Stitch, by Samantha Durante
The Annihilation of Foreverland, by Tony Bertauski
The Girls from Alcyone, by Cary Caffrey
The Narrowing Path, by David Normoyle
The Rain, by Joseph Turkot
Virulent: The Release, by Shelbi Wescott
External Forces (Bonus Chapters!), by Deborah Rix
Buy on Amazon HERE
My Review of The Moon Dwellers by David Estes
My Rating: 4.5/5 stars
YA Dystopians have become my favorite genre over the past year. There really aren't too many I haven't read yet, although there are a few. I'm not sure why I didn't read this one sooner, I am kind of kicking myself right now! This was a thrilling, couldn't-put-it-down kind of read!
The story is a dual POV between Adele and Tristan. Adele is in prison through no crimes of her own. The society is set up like a caste system, and Adele's class, The Moon Dwellers, is considered middle class. Although now she has no rights at all, and is in prison for life. Tristan is royalty, and at the other end of the spectrum. He belongs to the Sun Dwellers, the richest souls in their society. The Sun Dwellers control everything, and take away more and more from the Moon Dwellers and the Star Dwellers (lowest class) every year. The castes are even separated geographically. Everything is underground, after a global destructive event up above the earth.
The story starts off where Tristan is in a parade of some sorts in the Moon Dwellers districts. Adele sees him from the prison yard, and he, her. The both experience an extreme sort of head pain when they lock eyes. Tristan decides he must go back and find out about this girl. He basically runs away to go find her, against his father's wishes. So he sets off with his best friend and servant, Roc.
Adele, meanwhile, has befriended 2 prisoners by the names of Cole and Tawni, and they make a prison break. At the same time they are escaping, the Star Dwellers, who are upset with their lot in life, has declared war on the Moon Dwellers, and is bombing the heck out of their districts. Its utter chaos as Adele runs to try to rescue the rest of her family, and Tristan is chasing after her.
Adele is an awesome, kick butt kind of girl, and I absolutely adored her! Tristan was no weakling, either, as he was trained in sword fighting since he was little. He and Roc have an interesting time of things, though, as they don't have much common sense in the Moon Dwellers districts! They get themselves in more trouble than Adele does! I loved the friendship and brotherhood of Roc and Tristan, and I thought their moments were some of the brightest and funniest!
The bulk of the story was really about these specific groups of people, but towards the end we start to see the bigger picture of this dystopian society, and its impending doom. The ending set things up nicely for the next book, The Star Dwellers!
Make sure you grab your copy! What a DEAL--11 books for only $2.99!