I am not a huge fan of Young Adult fiction as I have professed multiple times on this blog (You can read them HERE and HERE) because the plots can get rather cheesy, run-of-the-mill and at times repetitive. But alas, I have a weak spot for most stories set in dystopian worlds even if it is a YA literature, something I personally blame George Orwell for creating this perfect story (read: Nineteen Eighty-Four) set in a totalitarian state.
There is admittedly no shortage of YA dystopian novels in the market but “The Moon Dwellers,” first book from The Dwellers Saga, is a hidden gem in this vast market self-published by author David Estes. Before you write it off, I am willing to testify that the storyline is as good as those released by publishing houses, sporting polished writing and an original plot that will suck you into the novel’s chilling fictional world.
Think the Hunger Games but grimmer, packed with more action, and a much faster pace. This has also been featured by Buzzfeed as one of the novels to read if you have enjoyed The Hunger Games.
Set in a dystopian world where humans are forced to move underground, citizens are now ruled by a dictator who divided the country into three realms, the sun, moon and star. The most privileged class lived in the sun realm, which is nearest to ground level and receives most artificial light. The least privileged class in contrast is forced downward to reside in constant darkness in the star realm. Continue reading