5 Stars for THE TRUTH ABOUT MUD by Christina L. Rozelle- BOOK REVIEW – MUST READ 


Series: A ‘Mangleblood Rose’ Story

Author: Christina L. Rozelle 

Genre: Middle Grade Fiction

Length: 68 pages

ISBN: 9781505884487 

Publisher: A Spark in the Dark Press 

Cover by: John Gibson www.TheBookDesignGuy.com 

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 

* I received a free autographed, softcover copy of this book from the author through the Goodreads Giveaway program. 

Thistle and Fane are young as far as trolls go. They are also best friends. 

Thistle wears a medallion necklace that was given to her by her Nan. “Before a stupid crow gobbled her up.” That medallion is Thistle’s most prized possession. 

When a crow swoops down from the sky and steals her precious medallion, Thistle will do anything to get it back – even leave the Clearing and cross the Mangleblood River. 

According to Thistle, “No one had ever crossed Mangleblood River before. At least not that [she] knew of. Because of the name, you know … Bunch of scaredy-trolls and superstitious bloombabies.”

So, Thistle and Fane set out on a quest to retrieve her medallion and what they discover will change their lives … FOREVER. 

I loved this book. At only 68 pages, it is a quick read but there is a whole lot of story packed into its pages. 

Christina L. Rozelle has created a fascinating and richly imaginative world that will draw readers in and make them instant fans of the ‘Mangleblood Rose’ series. 

“The Truth About Mud” has lots of great lines that will appeal to the middle grade reader, such as: “…he laughed so hard he farted and killed a swarm of mosquitos.” These terrific one-liners will also put a smile on the face of adult readers. 

I absolutely cannot wait to read the next book in the series and to sign up for “The Rozelle Army” at http://repute.com/68sS9

I rate this phenomenal middle grade adventure as 5 out of 5 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 

Whether you are a middle grade reader, a young adult or even an adult, I highly recommend this book and I am adding it to my MUST READ list. 

I almost forgot to mention the wonderful cover apart. From the font to the colour palette, to the graphics, it is absolutely stunning. I am very impressed by cover artist John Gibson who can be found at:   www.TheBookDesignGuy.com 


Christina L. Rozelle is a native of Richardson, Texas. She is a writer of dark YA and adult fiction laced with light, doused with horror, tinged with romance and always an adventure. 

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