What Amazon reviewers are saying:
This stands right up there with The Hunger Games as one of my favorite dystopian worlds ever. The writing is top notch, the tension never lets up, and the characters are deep and real. I can't wait to start on the second installment!
Rozelle's The Treemakers has to be one of the best book series I have read in a very long ...If I could give it 10 stars I would. Christina L. Rozelle's The Treemakers has to be one of the best book series I have read in a very long time. Never have I cheered for characters so hard in my entire reading life. These books are not for the faint of heart. The truly ugly side of human nature is showcased at its prime and the perverse and sadistic treatment of our most precious resource, children, is heart wrenching. As I read Rozelle's words I shuddered and cried for the little hands and hearts of the Treemakers. I have had to sit and think of the words to describe these books in this series because frankly they left a very deep mark on me and as an avid reader that fact leaves me in awe. Joy Montgomery or Momma Joy as most know her is as strong a character as they come in heart, spirit, and action. I absolutely loved this book and the entire series.
This is one of the best Young Adult Dystopian Science fiction books I have read in YEARS!!! 5 Stars!
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.
This was a spectacular journey and one that kept me up late at night reading "just one more chapter, just one more". The author creates compelling characters with realistic horrors they are experiencing to the point it's impossible not to bond with them. The story keeps you on the edge of your seat and leaves you wanting more. Well done.
An epic and terrible tale of survival against all odds!
I have not been this sucked into a book in a long time, I may have even run into a wall with my kindle in my face because I just couldn't put it down. But this book is not for the faint of heart, a post apoc dystopia that will leave you reeling! And wanting more!!
Wow Just Wow!!!
This has to be the most unique story I have ever read in my life and I read a lot of stories. I read a book a day and this book has me in such awe! Once I picked it up I could not put it down. I don't like to give a plot away, but there is so much to be said about this book. I got lost in this book. She describes this world and I get sucked in and I can't escape it. The characters are so well described I can almost see them in my head. The emotions that each of them feel I can feel right along with them.
Great YA Dystopian Tale~A Refreshing New Voice
The Treemakers, by Christina Rozelle is one of the most refreshingly new and exciting YA dystopians I've listened to for a long time. It is a vivid tale of strength, loss, renewal, courage but most of all self-discovery.... Ms. Rozelle's characters are her strength as is her ability to create an amazingly real plot with her smooth and descriptive prose. I was living that story with those kids, laughing and crying, holding my breath, cheering and jumping for "Joy" as she and her friends brave adventure after heart-pounding adventure.
What an amazing story! I can't say enough about this wonderful, dark , gritty, and blissful piece of literature! Treemakers gripped me from beginning to end and I am eagerly awaiting the next in this series... a must read people!
Rozelle is my spirit animal!
Christina Rozelle is easily one of my go to favorite authors! I was very skeptical at first about reading a YA dystopian book but I enjoyed it immensely. This was my first read from Rozelle. I don't think I have ever finished a book so fast in my life! The ups and downs and twists will have you on your toes the entire time. The characters are unforgettable and amazing. Even the ones you hate! I laughed , I cried, I really pictured and felt as if I was there experiencing it all right along with Joy and the others.
Awesome Dystopian Tale!
This book was so good! The characters were so believable and the storyline was completely addictive. Couldn't wait to get started on the second book! Definitely a must read!
Attention sci-fi and/or Dystopian readers-This book's for you!!
I loved this book! It was definitely unique, and widly imaginative! It happily was never predictable! It was dark, with blood and death, which really made it more real to me. Life isn't perfect and everything doesn't always work out. I am very connected to very well-developed characters! It doesn't hurt that the spelling was correct and the grammar!! I should spend more time on a glowing review, but I am here to buy the next book! Christina L. Rozelle-one happy reader luvs ya!!!
Do not miss this GREAT read!
This is a fantastic trilogy, one of the best I've read in years. It has everything one could want in a YA dystopian story, it will blow you away, an excellent mix of fantasy with believable characters.
I seldom find a book worth five stars but this one captured my interest in a surprising way. It is listed as young adult and I am an old adult. I am very picky about the sci-fi that I read and I am glad I gave this one a chance. I found it to be very complex, imaginative, well written and extremely enjoyable. These are not terms that I use lightly in writing a review. It is full of twists and turns and somewhat unexpected results.
I am so glad I stumbled upon this series! It is so good, I hope it becomes a NY Times Best Seller. I have told many friends about this series. It was captivating from the first page. I enjoy the characters and the descriptive narrative the author uses. A story about tragedy, hope, perseverance, love and friendship. I love that there was always something unexpected around the next page. It's exciting and I did not want to put it down.
I just finished the first of this trilogy and can't wait to read the next one. The imagery, emotion, and realistic cruelty stir up all our feelings. I'm amazed at the bravery, strength, and love among these kids as they go through all they deal with not knowing if they will ever escape the lives they are forced to lead. No one would be disappointed reading this story!
I read it, I loved it, I reviewed it. YOUR TURN
Buy this book. Buy a shadowbox. Read this book. Put book in shadowbox. Hang shadowbox on wall. It is now what is should be. Artistic in nature, smooth flow, deep and complex. Multi-layered world, and lush descriptions, characters are well fleshed out, just a work of art....
Think "Oliver" in a futuristic destruction of the world setting.
This book grabs you right from the beginning and doesn't let go. The characters are so well written you have an emotional connection to them right away. Some you like and root for, others you despise and hope they fail. Rozelle packs so much emotion into this story that it also becomes part of the reading experience. The struggles of these children are heart breaking, but they are making the best they can of their lives. One reviewer called it a work of art, I would have to agree. Bound to become a classic in this genre. Definitely a must for your library.
One of the best fantasy books I have ever read, so real it can not be put down xxx
Finished the whole series in 1 day!!!! Excellent read.