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The Star Dwellers

(The Dwellers #2)

4.09  ·  Rating details ·  2,155 ratings  ·  227 reviews
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 m
ebook, 368 pages
Published September 30th 2012 by David Estes (first published September 24th 2012)
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David Estes
Sep 30, 2012 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
The sequel to The Moon Dwellers is finally out! I just wanted to make sure you are all aware :)

What I promise from this book:

-more action

-more ass kicking by Adele

-more drama

-more secrets revealed!

So sit back and enjoy the ride! I finished this book with an 8-hour, 9,000 word session where I was left shaking and tearful with emotion, so yeah, I poured everything I had into the climax. I hope when you read it you can feel what I felt when I wrote it. Happy Reading!

David Estes
Jul 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
I'll be honest here. I really loved The Moon Dwellers. I was really hoping that David Estes David Estes would do even better with The Star Dwellers. I had very high hopes. I read the first 245 pages in one night. I stayed up until my eyes just couldn't focus anymore. Until I realized that my brain was just not taking in the words because I was purely exhausted. I didn't want to stop. But finally at around 2:30 am, I caved into sleep. When I woke up this morning, all I could think about was reading this ...more
Jul 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favourite, arc
This review is also available on my blog, Qwerty

Disclaimer: This review is originally written as a beta review and I have modified it as I read the final version. But since I read the ARC with a speed of Usain Bolt, I might have missed a few changes here and there.

Another disclaimer: Spoilers are everywhere since, like I said before, this review was intended as a beta review.

Well, here comes one more disclaimer: Following the rules of math, the actual rating is 16-stars because the beta version
Looking forward to seeing more of this great story!!
Feb 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I'm a huge David Estes fan, so this may be biased...but I LOVED this book! This is the second book in the Dwellers series, a dystopian series where humanity has retreated underground for survival. We left off in Moon Dwellers with the Star Dwellers invading and bombing the Moon Dwellers, Adele heading off to try and rescue her mom, and Tristan teaming up with Adele's dad, Ben, to try and unite the Moon and Star Dwellers against their common enemy, Tristan's dad.

Things pick up right where we left


I didn't realize I haven't written a review for The Star Dwellers when in fact it is the best book and by far, my favorite among the three Dweller books!!!

Just two months ago, I remember putting my review on hold because I honestly think that my words wouldn't do justice to the action, suspense, and sweet moments this book has to offer! Two months later, I decided to give the review a try. :) So here it goes.

Just like any other series, The Star Dwellers picks right where The
Alana ~ The Book Pimp
The world just gets bigger and bigger. Even the new characters we meet are so rich and multilayered. It's really a reminder that this world, 'the Dwellers', is NOT an overly friendly place. No one is immune from the infection that President Nalin's greed and power have caused.

Nothing is safe any longer. Royalty on down the line to the smallest babe Star Dweller... war is not just coming, it is HERE. The pace that book one set continues as Adele and Tristan fight for each other, and for the hope
Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
Quick review:

Cover:Very Blue
Rating: PG-13
Thumbs Up: 5
Overall: Just as captivating as the last.
Characters: Well done
Plot: A journey that will test every aspect of your life.
Page Turner: Yes
Series Cont.? Absolutely
Recommend: Yes
Book Boyfriend: Tristian

SUMMARY (60 words or less)

Not every time will a five star first book be followed up in equal or better fashion. Have no fear here, this book definitely will not disappoint. I’m so in love with this series, I’m not sure I can wait for the next
Kayleigh {K-Books}
Aug 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: beta, dystopia
Please Note: This is a review of the beta version of The Star Dwellers

Wow! What a fantastic sequel. I fell head-over-heels in love with David's unique dystopian world when I read the first installment of the Dwellers Series, The Moon Dwellers. I was sucked into this underground world and loved every moment of it. In no way did I ever think the sequel could quite live up to the first book. I was definitely wrong. The Star Dwellers surpassed all of my expectations and more. I was just completely a
Sep 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own, favorites
I laughed, I cried and most of the time my jaw was hanging on the floor from the shock!

The Star Dwellers picks up where The Moon Dwellers left off. Adele and Tawni are off to save Adele's mum. A few pages in and already something is happening. I was kept on my toes the whole time, which is a good thing because I was eating it up as fast as I could, like ice cream. :D Not only that but at the end of each chapter I was shocked "WHAT?" "NO WAY" are the sort of things I was yelling at my kindle. Whe
I am a huge fan of David Estes's work. I loved The Moon Dwellers and was so excited to read The Star Dwellers. I tried to read only a chapter a day for a discussion in David's fan group, but after I reached chapter 5 it was impossible for me to stop. I had to find out if Adele found her mother in the Star Realm and I needed to know if Tristan would be able to help unite the Lower Realms. This book took off right from the beginning and let me tell you there were a few surprises that had me asking ...more
Christie Rich
Sep 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed the Moon Dwellers, the first in the Dwellers Series by David Estes, yet this time around I was sucked in completely.

I'm going to be honest here, I didn't relate well with Adele in the first book. Her reactions seemed off to me for some reason, but this time around, I loved her. I loved every minute of this book. Estes creative genius continues to shine in this installment. We get quite a few questions answered and more are raised.

Adele and Tristan are apart throughout a good chu
Karen’s Library
The audio of this book was fantastic! Julia Whelan and Will Damron killed it as Adele and Tristan! I originally read this book a couple of years ago, but listening to the audio performances made it a completely new and thrilling experience!!

My original review:

Another great book in The Dwellers series! The Star Dwellers left me wanting more of this world and the characters I've come to know and love! From the beginning I was gripped by scene after scene of drama and uncertainty of whether the her
Nov 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: david-estes
The middle of the trilogy. Family reunion, new friends and you learn more about the resistance and about how the underground dwellings comes about. I would read all these books back-to-back as one starts where the other leaves off. Very enjoyable series.
Jul 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Even the beta is flawless, review to come after I read the final version.
Nov 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2012
*****Be warned I will not be able to control myself and this review will contain spoilers!!******

I received this book free from the author after being one of the first five to review book one in a read to review, I loved the first book and could not stop reading which worked in my favor getting me this fantastic read. The second installment of the series was just as good if not better than the first, I want to thank the author for giving me this book and encourage anyone to go out and get thi
Jul 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This book was fantastic. I really enjoyed book 1 and was really glad when I was asked to beta read book 2. And book 2 is so much better than book 1. This is easily becoming one of the best dystopia series I’ve read.

The story is fast paced and action packed. I just wanted to keep reading. The story is still told from both Adele’s and Tristan point of view. Sometimes the pov changes still annoyed me and I was sometimes a bit confused because I didn’t remember how the last chapter of this pov had e
Sophie "Beware Of The Reader"
Jan 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: the-bests
So, it’s reading day 2 and I’ve already finished The Star Dwellers, second book of the series. Two books in two days, that’s how addictive these stories are.
What happens in this one? Well, many things as I‘ve now realized it’s this author’s modus operandi: never let the readers get bored but always keep them on their toes.
Adele left to find her mother and free her from The Max. But she is in for a big surprise and she’ll have to overcome deadly ordeals with Tawni. They nearly won’t make it. The
I am really enjoying this series! I really like the different take on a dystopian world with everyone being underground. I read plenty of dystopians and this is a very refreshing take on the genre.

I like how Tristan and Adele's relationship is growing more in this book. I was getting angry with Brody when he seemed like he was getting interested in Adele.

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I love Tawni and Roc.
Reem Eid
Dec 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing
You know how I know a good adventure book? When I think back if I'll ever re-read it the answer's always "No". Weird enough right? Well the thing is with good adventure-filled plot-twist-packed novels like The Star Dwellers is it is such a rollercoaster ride. A good one at that.

The second book of The Dwellers saga was perhaps better than the first one. The characters continue to develop and you get a better idea about the background of each and everyone of them.

Perhaps the character that re
Sep 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I know I like a book when it bleeds into my dreams. After finishing this book, I had a dream of being underground, with a headlamp and gun in hand. It was too short a dream, but long enough for me to remember.

I really love how David made this series into a double POV. It helps the reader learn more about how Tristan and Adele attacks certain situations, the emotions that they feel on any given moment, and how they long to be with each other but still keep their priorities in focus.

This book mad
Karen’s Library
Aug 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Another great book in The Dwellers series! The Star Dwellers left me wanting more of this world and the characters I've come to know and love! From the beginning I was gripped by scene after scene of drama and uncertainty of whether the heroes would make it. And the twists and turns blew my mind as they unraveled bit by bit! I love the relationships between Tristan and Roc, Adele and Tawni, Tristan and Adele, Roc and Esley, and on and on... Thank you, David, for giving me a glimpse of the next b ...more
Chris Sorensen
Jul 18, 2012 marked it as to-read
Almost done with the first book and CAN'T wait for the 2nd! Congrats Mr. Estes!
Karla(Book Addict) Calzada
Sep 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing
deleting reviews if you want to take a look at them you can do so on my blog, link on my profile
Brooke (The Cover Contessa)
Jul 12, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: dystopian
I want to thank the author, David Estes, for providing me with an ARC ecopy of this book to read and give an honest review. It has been a pleasure to know David and to watch his writing grow and progress! I was super excited to be able to read this book early as I really loved the first book!

Blurb from Goodreads:
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 blos
Isabel (Sab The Book Eater)
Dec 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Also posted on Sab The Book Eater

Wow. Just... wow. A lot of second books in trilogies are lack luster in comparison to the first one. But The Star Dwellers isn't one of those. It's ahmazing. It's so good that it adds up to the Dwellers Saga's awesomeness. How do I even begin to describe the emotional roller coaster this book took me on?

The Star Dwellers picked up right where The Moon Dwellers left off with Adele and Tristan apart. I honestly thought that after seeing them together, I would have
Sep 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Now that I've had time to think about it, I have realized that nothing can possibly change my mind about this series and this author…

David Estes is an amazing writer and I love his Dweller series!

Like The Moon Dwellers, there is never a dull moment in this story. Tristan and Adele were forced on separate missions at the end of the first book and even though they have had little time together to develop a significant relationship I don't find it lacking in the slightest. Due to David's brillia
Dec 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Estes’ work The Star Dwellers is no less captivating that the first book in the series. The pages are so full of flowing descriptions that they cannot help to bring the pages to life. As a reader I spent page after page with my fingers crossed, hoping for the best while expecting the worst. With the numerous twists and turns found at every corner I found myself gasping out loud at the unexpected turns of events. There are moments of utter sorrow that you don’t know how to rise above, through whi ...more
Apr 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
Plot- 8/10
Characters- 9/10
Writing- 8.5/10
World Building- 8/10

TOTAL- 8.4/10

Quickie Review- GIVE ME THE SUN DWELLERS NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *shoves smashwords website into my parents' face* <-- my conversation with my parents yesterday. I need it now. Ok, time to review. The Star Dwellers was a great book by David Estes. It picked up right where the Moon Dwellers left off. I thought that the plot was a little sluggish during the middle, and there was more of a psychological focus on the charac
Oct 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
I loved it. I think I loved it more than the first book! There was so much action, it was so intense. The characters really grew on me, which is great because I wasn't so attached to them in the first book, although I can't remember why I felt that way. There were so many great things about this book. Tristan and Roc became so much closer. The circumstances were horrible, but it allowed me to take them more seriously. They still joke around with each other, but they have both changed. Adele, oh ...more
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