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Smashwords book reviews by Catherine
- The Moon Dwellers
on Nov. 22, 2012
I think this was one of the most captivating books I have read all year. From the 1st few pages I didn't want to put it down. The characters are all strong and capable, their lives have been fair from happy and yet they can still see the value in true friendship. There definitely no frustratingly stupid hero or heroine in this novel.
The world in which the characters live in is wonderfully described so that you can almost feel as though you are walking right there alongside them. This book has so many twists and turns with in that it really holds your attention right till the end. I like that this book ends at a logical place and although I am left wanting to know what is going to happen next, I'm not sitting here cursing the author thinking "how could you leave things there!" which is really refreshing.
The Moon Dwellers is told from both main character's points of view and it flows really well. We don't constantly see the same scene repeated from each character but something new instead. Both are highly interesting and both offer something different and because they spend quite a bit of the story no where near each other, and are from totally different backgrounds, we get a very broad view of what is happening right throughout the whole realm.
This is one of not only most favourite books I have read this year but of all time.
- The Star Dwellers
on Nov. 27, 2012
This book is an awesome sequel to the moon dwellers. It picks up right where we left off. Tristan and Adele have parted ways, each with an important task to complete if the rebellion is going to have any chance of standing up to the Sun Realm. The characters face many challenges along the way and many things were not as they seemed.
Throughout their journeys, we learn more about the characters and watch as they grow into even stronger people. The friendships between those close to them are tested and after everything they go through, become stronger. They all have flaws that they have to learn to overcome.
You couldn't ask for better secondary characters. Roc and Tawni really come into there own. We learn a lot more about them and what makes them like they are. Their advice and support becomes invaluable as the things they face in the Realms continues to become more complex.
We learn more about the original rebellion and its continued efforts to stop the injustice and suffering of the moon and star realms at the hands of the sun realm.
The star dwellers is very well written and there is never a dull moment. You fall further in love with the characters and you feel their joy, heartbreak and fear as though it is your own.
I can't wait to see where the story will take us next in the 3rd installment the sun dwellers.