Book review: The Treemakers By Christina L. Rozelle

Book review: The Treemakers By Christina L. Rozelle

Title: The Treemakers.
Author: Christina L. Rozelle.
Genre: YA dystopian Sci-Fi.
Publisher: A Spark in the Dark press.
Publication date: December 3, 2014.

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“Sometimes in life, there’s sadness. But it doesn’t take away from the love, and the joy, and the beauty, and the friendship that remains.”

Christina L. Rozelle.

If you want to read a book in one sitting, this is it.
An authentic story about Family, tragedy, adventure, love, hope, perseverance, self-discovery and friendship.

Official description.

Stay on guard. Be aware of your surroundings. Notice the nuances. Cover your tracks. Always be prepared. Question everything.
This is how you stay alive, Joy. And this is how you keep the ones you love alive.

Sixteen-year-old Joy Montgomery, daughter of Zephyr the Magnificent, the great magician, can only reminisce of better times. Before the Superiors. Before the uprisings. Long ago. Before the dying Earth ripped the family she loved away from her.

In this desolate dystopian future, the Greenleigh orphans are “privileged” with the task of building mechanical trees for Bygonne, so their world behind The Wall can breathe another day, and so the Superiors may continue their malevolent reign.

Lured by a yearning for freedom, tenacious curiosity, and hunger for adventure, Joy discovers hope and magic amid the misery, and power in her promise to care for those remaining, whom she loves enough to risk her life for.

To save them, herself, and the boy she adores from the abuse and slavery by the Superiors, Joy must entrust the aid of an unlikely ally who harbors a dangerous secret.

With an intriguing stranger at the helm, Joy and the treemakers embark on an intense and terrifying, yet liberating quest for the truth about the existence of the forbidden paradise beyond The Wall.

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.

This is the first book in the Treemakers Trilogy, a series that appeals to fans of Divergent, The Hunger Games, The Maze Runner, and other dystopian/scifi favorites who are looking for something refreshing and new. With heart-pumping action and spine-tingling plot twists, it’s sure to leave you flipping pages until the wee hours of the morning.

My review

“You take the dark with the light and build on.”

Christina L. Rozelle.

Sometimes, I come across a book accidentally and fall in love. Then I wonder why isn’t it so well known.
That’s what happened with the Treemakers.
I was lucky enough to find the book for free on Amazon for a day. The title intrigued me. I didn’t even read the description. I downloaded it on my Kindle and finished the book in the same day then bought the other two volumes.

One of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I was unable to put it down.

It broke my heart, mended it, then broke it again. It made me cry, laugh, smile and fall in love. This book is the perfect gift for your friend, niece, girlfriend or boyfriend.

Wow. Seriously, this is the first word that comes to my mind when I think at this unique dystopian novel, followed by: Gut-clenching. Heart-racing. I Need More than 3 volumes.

In this dystopian future, the Greenleigh orphans are forced to build mechanical trees for the dying world of Bygonne so the world behind the wall can breathe another day.

The Superiors don’t even pretend to care about them. All they want from the children are the trees. Building them is difficult. Every wrong move can end their life. Attempting to escape outside is not an option… If they want to stay alive. The air on Earth doesn’t have enough oxygen anymore, surviving outside is not possible.
The ocean and the blue sky… are only stories that brighten their dreams.

The oldest children take care of the small ones especially Joy or Momma Joy, how the kids got used to call her and Jax, Joy’s best friend.

One night, when they’re looking for supplies for the children, Joy and Jax make a discovery that will change their life… Forever. From there, they embark on a journey that will change everything they’ve ever known.

A picture with the quote:"Fear is the greatest illusion of all... Face it, fight it, and be free."

This book was original. interesting. It was real. Christina L. Rozelle didn’t gloss over the scary, sad or hard to read parts. They were there, written with talent. I Can’t even explain how much I loved this book. The best YA distopyan book ever. The characters made mistakes, suffered, and their mistakes had consequences.

The world building is extremely well done and the characters come alive naturally from the moment you start reading.
The Treemakers is the kind of book you don’t want to put down.

the characters.

“To smile, though there’s pain. To laugh, though there’s sorrow. To love, no matter what. And to forgive.”

Christina l. Rozelle.

There are many characters. All of them are amazing and their story is beautiful and heartbreaking. I will not tell you what I mean, It’s up to you to find out if you want, but… This is what I will share:


Joy is The strongest female lead I’ve ever met in a book.

She doesn’t need to pass any test to be a hero. From the first chapter you will see that she is already a born leader and a well built character. Sure, she matures, suffers and changes, but at the end of the trilogy you can recognize her

What I love about her is that even if she is in love, she doesn’t think constantly at it. The book isn’t built around her love life, her relationships don’t take away from the action, plot, friendship and mystery. She doesn’t abandon her family for a boy.


I loved and wanted to slap him at the same time. He is the big brother to the small kids and Joy’s best friend. A complex character in the end, but I can’t say more because I don’t want to give spoilers. He is not perfect and in my opinion that’s what makes him great.


All I can tell you about Smudge without giving spoilers is… Her backstory is great, She is an original character, strong and smart.

The other children and characters.

They have important roles too and you will be surprised when you see what they need to go through. This Author knows how to make the reader love her babies.

Pros, because I have no cons.

“You really don’t know someone until they’ve been pushed to the edge. Will they fall … or fly? Or maybe, sometimes, it takes falling to learn how to fly.”

Christina L. Rozelle.

It’s hard to make me say that there are no cons in a book. There are things I complain about like too much focus on the physical features, love triangles and much more. But The Treemakers made me fall in love completely. I rarely find all the things I like in one series, but this one had it all. I will not complain If we will have another volume!

What I love and appreciate is that Every little thing has consequences. If you choose to read, you will understand what I mean at the end of the first volume. Christina l. Rozelle earned my respect.

  • Strong female character.
  • Phenomenal world building.
  • Relatable characters.
  • Vivid descriptions.
  • Realistic.
  • Original ideas.
  • And unique places with fitting names.

Even if The book is classified as Young adult, In my opinion it holds a much broader appeal. If you love a really well-written book with intriguing plot twists, unique characters and vivid descriptions, this is for You.

No matter how I describe this book, the characters and the brilliant work Christina L. Rozelle did, I am not doing them justice. No matter how amazing I make it sound, my words are not enough. You need to read the trilogy, you will not regret.

The Image is of a devastated wasteland and the quote says: "What has been destroyed here has also been brought to life."

Get the Treemakers Trilogy

I love The Treemakers. I highly recommend the trilogy, and I rate it seven stars. This book is too good, five isn’t enough.
The Treemakers is like the seven stars hotel you’ve never visited. Now you can.

If you want to support Christina L. Rozelle, You can buy the books from ere:
The treemakers by Christina L. Rozelle, Amazon US
The treemakers, Amazon UK
The treemakers, Amazon CA
The soultakers by Christina L. Rozelle, Amazon US
The Soultakers, Amazon UK.
The Soultakers, Amazon CA
The Seeker’s keys by Christina L. Rozelle, Amazon US
The Seeker’s Keys, Amazon UK
The Seeker’s Keys, Amazon CA

You don’t need to buy a Kindle if You don’t want. You can read for free using the Kindle application for phone or desktop

Read the first volume for FREE

In the picture You see a twisted metal tree with chains swinging from it. Behind it is a vast wasteland, and at the bottom, there's the tagline: "Lured by freedom, fueled by love." The title is The Treemakers.

About Christina L. Rozelle

An amazing, courageous and talented author, Christina L. Rozelle resides in a small town in USA with her wonderful children and Furbabies. She is the Momma of The Treemakers, YA fiction and The End Saga, Adult fiction.

Please support the author by reading her books and reviewing them on Amazon or Goodreads.

If you want to Follow Christina, You can find her on:
Her website,
Facebook page,
And Facebook YA group

About the pictures I used.

They’re not mine, They belong to Christina L. Rozelle. When I finished the trilogy, I knew that I wanted to review it. So after a few days of thinking what images should I use, I wrote a Message to Christina L. Rozelle. I asked her if She could help me With some pictures and their description because I am blind, but I still want something good for my sighted readers. She was really Nice and gave me the pictures you see in this post. So Thank you, Christina L. Rozelle, you are amazing!

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