THE SEEKER’S KEYS – The third and final book of THE TREEMAKER’S TRILOGY – RELEASED TODAY – Read my 5 Star Review

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Title: THE SEEKER’S KEYS   

Series: THE TREEMAKER’S TRILOGY

Author: CHRISTINA L. ROZELLE

Type of Book: EBOOK

Genre: YOUNG ADULT FICTION, DYSTOPIAN FICTION

Length: 438 PAGES

Publisher: A SPARK IN THE DARK PRESS  

Release Date: DECEMBER 3, 2016 

ASIN:  B01M73AK5A

Price: $2.99 USD

Rating: 5 OUT OF 5 STARS 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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OFFICIAL DESCRIPTION:

Where is The Wall?” I asked my father one night while he brushed my hair.
“Somewhere east . . . And you’re going to find it one day, I know you are. I hear,” he whispered, “there’s an underground passageway that leads straight there.”

Joy Montgomery’s life has never been as it seems. She knows this now. Her tragic journey has been a complex mirage of dreams and illusions set in place by her ancestors’ secrets and driven by the calculated genius of her late father, Zephyr the Magnificent. In the Greenleigh Tree Factory, under the rule of the wretched Superiors, he’d prepared her for this future as if he’d already known the outcome. He’d instilled into her the quest for truth, freedom, and love, and had given her the strength to guard with her life those she now protects, some of whom she must risk her life to save.
Now, the treemakers and the saltminers are split over Bygonne. They must acquire the Seeker’s Keys with the help of Zephyr’s clues, which also must be found along the way. Stakes are high, war is coming, and now, Joy has everything to lose. Will they be triumphant, like Cheyenne said they’d be, and grasp the promised victory? Or will they face defeat at the hands of Lord Daumier and lose the future waiting for them on the other side of The Wall?

“What did you see in me?”
“That you’re a hero. You’re my hero.”
“I’m no hero, Joy. Don’t ever forget this, okay? You’re the light in the dark. You’re the love that conquers fear and evil. You’re the hero, Joy. You always have been, and you always will be.”

*** This series is intended for mature YA audiences, as there are mature themes (some abuse, some graphic violence, some sexual situations, some language, character deaths, etc.) which may be too emotionally intense for younger readers, and/or disturbing to those sensitive to such content. ***

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MY REVIEW:

This trilogy is absolutely amazing. If the main characters were not teenagers, this would most likely not have billed as Young Adult fiction. It will appeal to readers ages 16 and up who love dystopian fiction.

Someone asked me today what it was that I thought made for a great dystopian book. I did not have to go far to look for answers, Those answers came directly from THE TREEMAKER’S TRILOGY and from this final installment; THE SEEKER’S KEYS. I believe that the main factor in a good dystopian fiction novel is the world-building. If the world is not detailed enough then readers will see through it and not want to continue reading. That is not a problem with this series. The world the characters are living in is horrific and the fact that people were considered expendable may be hard to believe, but author Christina L. Rozelle has done a fantastic job of detailing how the world got to be the way it is in the books.

This last book is a bit different from the first two in the series. In THE SEEKER’S KEYS the “narrator” does not remain a single person. It is told from four alternating viewpoints which allows readers the privilege of getting inside the heads of characters who we previously only knew through Joy’s filters. For me, this fleshed out characters I hadn’t felt I knew as well as some of the others.

At the end of the second book there is still an unresolved love triangle involving Joy. This triangle disappears in this book and concrete decisions about who she chooses are made. Of course, this has far-reaching ramifications, but at least she finally made up her mind.

I do not want to give too much information away but I can tell you that you will NOT be disappointed with this book. It is full of action, emotion – both happy and sad (just like real life) and an epic conclusion. There are quite a few scenes that will surprise readers, which in my mind makes this book even better.

I rate THE SEEKER’S KEYS as 5 out of 5 Stars and with this trilogy I truly believe that Christina L. Rozelle has now joined the ranks of the highest echelons of Young Adult Dystopian Fiction Writers.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:


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

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Book Two is just as amazing – maybe even more so – 5 Star BOOK REVIEW for THE SOULTAKERS by Christina L. Rozelle 


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.
MY REVIEW: 
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. 
FAVOURITE QUOTES:

“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 
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: 


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

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One of the Best Young Adult Dystopian Science Fiction books I have read in YEARS! 5 Stars for THE TREEMAKERS by Christina L. Rozelle – BOOK REVIEW 


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 

ASIN: B00P49KVKG 

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. 


Superficially this looks like a typical Young Adult Dystopian story, but once you begin reading, it quickly becomes apparent that it is so much more. 

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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