Title: THE SOULTAKERS
Series: The Treemakers Trilogy
Author: Christina L. Rozelle
Genres: Young Adult Dystopian Fiction, Post-Apocalyptic Fiction, Science Fiction
Length: 387 pages
Publisher: A Spark in the Dark Press
Release Date: December 3, 2015
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
DESCRIPTION/SYNOPSIS FROM GOODREADS:
“What a journey you have been on, Joy Montgomery. But it isn’t over yet . . . . No . . . I’m afraid you have much farther to go.”
Joy Montgomery is a hero. The Treemakers are finally home, safe and free in a well-deserved and long dreamed of paradise. The children can now settle into normal, carefree lives. Or so they thought.
Troubled by secrets their newfound paradise reveals, coupled with tangled feelings toward those she loves, Joy sees the painful truth: they’re still prisoners forever wounded by the effects of a traumatic past.
An ominous warning from a trusted friend strengthens her resolve to never let down her guard, to always be prepared, to be ready for war . . . both inside and out.
Once again, the Treemakers are faced with escaping disaster, and Joy’s strength is pushed to its limit, her sanity pushed to the brink of collapse.
Just when their situation couldn’t get any more desperate, they’re thrust into a series of shocking tribulations that are nothing short of nightmarish.
Will the Treemakers of Greenleigh annihilate the forces of evil that seek to capture and control their souls? Or will the magic Joy thought she found turn out to be just another illusion?
This is the second book in the Treemakers Trilogy. This series is intended for mature YA audiences, as there are certain mature themes (abuse, character deaths, etc.,) which may be too emotionally intense for younger readers.
I wish I had a more eloquent word to express my love for this series instead of the word that immediately comes to mind, which is “WOW“.
The Treemakers Trilogy is so fast paced and so thrilling that once you start reading the first book, (THE TREEMAKERS) you literally are unable to put it down and it is impossible to not immediately begin reading Book Two: THE SOULTAKERS.
Have chores to do? Need to go to work? Too bad. These books are worth calling in sick for – just stay home and keep reading.
There are a few young adult authors that currently write books that immediately pull you into their world, grab your attention and pique your curiosity and imagination so tightly that you feel compelled to keep reading long into the night. THE SOULTAKERS is one of those rare books.
Author Christina L. Rozelle has created a terrifyingly dark and detailed yet believable dystopian future. Perhaps that is what makes this series so fascinating – the sad (and scary) fact that this is a future that is eminently possible.
Christina L. Rozelle seems to have a an incredibly keen understanding of the darkness that can lie in the human psyche while still holding onto hope in people’s inherent goodness .
THE SOULTAKERS is a story of the battle between not only good and evil, but also the battle between hope and despair.
This book has earned every single one of its 5 out of 5 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I could discuss this book for hours and still not be finished talking about it. In fact, even though this series is a Young Adult series, it would make a wonderful book club selection.
I suggest that everyone reading this review should add this book immediately to their “TO BE READ” and “MUST READ” book lists.
“They don’t understand. Uprooting us won’t kill us; it’ll only make us stronger, motivate us to fight harder. To push through the dirt and find the loving light of freedom.” – Joy
“Fear is the greatest illusion of all. We must face it, and fight it, to be free.” – Zephyr the Magnificent
“With you, he seeks to push your mind to the brink of insanity until you can no longer differentiate the truth from the lies. Until your life is a living nightmare.” -Zee
“The more I learn about him, the more I want to murder him in his sleep.” – Joy
– “A drunk man with a grudge is more dangerous than the naked sun.” – Zephyr The Magnificent
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