Title: THE TREEMAKERS
Series: The Treemakers Trilogy: Book One
Author: Christina L. Rozelle
Type of Book: EBook
Genre: Young Adult Dystopian Fiction, Post-Apocalyptic Fiction, Science Fiction
Length: 288 pages
Publisher: A Spark in the Dark Press
Price: $1.00 on Amazon or Free on Kindle Unlimited
Release Date: December 2014
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
WARNING: Although this book is labeled as “Young Adult,” this book is not suitable for younger readers. There are themes that exist in this book that make it appropriate only for mature audiences. For example, it contains scenes of abuse as well as death of some characters. In my opinion, this book is only appropriate for readers age sixteen and older.
Once in a while you come across an Indie author that you can’t believe has not been discovered yet by a major publisher. Christina L. Rozelle is one of those rare authors. I am 100% sure that once a major publisher discovers this trilogy, they will be signing her up right away. If not, they are REALLY bad at their job.
The characters are so well written that is nigh on impossible not to get caught up in their story.
Everything about this book is amazing. Christina L. Rozelle truly has a gift and I am extremely impressed at how vivid her descriptions are and how I was instantly able to form a highly detailed picture in my mind of what both the Tree Factory and what each of the characters looked like. In fact, this book would make an excellent movie which I truly believe would make the film company that produces it millions of dollars.
Even though this book is classified as Young Adult, I think it holds a much broader appeal. Anyone who loves a great story with incredible depth will fall in love with this book.
The phrase “unable to put down” is often used to describe good books, but it is overused. When reading THE TREEMAKERS, I was literally unable to put it down. I read the entire book within 24 hours and immediately started reading THE SOULTAKERS which is the second book in the series.
I loved the fact that this book was unlike most “Young Adult” novels in which the main character spends much of her time swooning over some hot guy. This book is much more realistic.
If you were to spend your day as a slave – working your young fingers to the bone, being offered only the barest minimum amount of food and water to keep you alive, how could you possibly waste any of your precious energy on romantic interests?
Sixteen-year-old Joy Montgomery is the daughter of Zephyr the Magnificent. He was a great magician, but now that he is dead, Joy has been sent to the Tree Factory. The Superiors run the factory with an iron fist and all the workers are orphaned children. Children who do not perform adequately are sent to the cannibal tribe that lives far away.
They are the Greenleigh orphans. The children build
mechanical trees for the colony of Bygonne, so their world behind The Wall can breathe another day.
To go outside is to subject yourself to a horrific death by suffocation. The world’s air no longer contains enough oxygen for people to survive outside.
Despite the abuse at the hands of the evil Superiors and the horrific living conditions, Joy is somehow able to hold onto hope and she hatches a plan to get not only herself, but all of the children to “Paradise.”
No matter how I describe this book, I am sure that I am not doing it justice. No matter how amazing I make THE TREEMAKERS sound, it is one hundred times better than that. This is a book (and series) that should be added to the “To Be Read” list of absolutely everyone who loves Dystopian fiction with phenomenal world-building, well written characters and a strong female lead.
This book has earned the highest rating possible which is 5 out of 5 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
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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