The Treemakers

The Treemakers 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

  • Title: The Treemakers
  • Author: Christina L. Rozelle
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 135
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 uprisingsStay 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 is the first 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.

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    1. "You don't realize how big somebody was in your life, until you measure the space of their absence." "How do we know what's really out there? The world is huge! So much we haven't even witnessed! So much potential for life we didn't even know existed." "How awesome-- and tragic-- that all magic is man-made.""Their masks have crumbled, dropping pieces here and there for us to trip over as we try to navigate the storm." "Everything dies, yet, nothing's ever really dead."There's so many great lines [...]

    2. My Name is Caelan and I am 17 years old,male and a junior in High school and this is my first review! My mum has had me reading since i was tiny but I caught the "book fever" while reading Potter, hunger games and the like. My mum said this would be right up my ally, she was right (please don't tell her I said that)The Treemakers is one of my favorite stories I have read. Mrs Rozelle's bleak and terrifying dystopian world is utterly amazing! I found the book original and I was very emotionally i [...]

    3. I received a copy of the book from intafreebieThis book was a brilliant, new idea that fell flat, was boring, and was terribly written.

    4. **I received a copy of this book free from the Author on in exchange for an honest review**Title: The Treemakers (The Treemakers Trilogy #1)Author: Christina L. RozellePublisher: A Spark in the Dark Press, 2015Genre: YA Dystopia, YA Science FictionMy Review:Wow. That was a mind-bending book. I actually have more questions than answers. When I read the description, I was intrigued, and it did hook me from beginning to end. I did feel like some parts had a bit of an “info-dump” because of the [...]

    5. FINALLY I CAN POST!!If you like a book about light in the darkness---if you like a story about love found, maybe lost, maybe only hoped for. If you enjoy having your mental eye ball dried out from trying to take in all of the gorgeous imagery and world building—THEN---_The Treemakers_ is THE book for you!Gut-clenching, heart-racing, sour followed by gumdrops. Gritty but not so that we lose sight of the goal.Firstly:Dude, these kids are pissed!Without giving spoilers, life at the tree factory i [...]

    6. ***** 5 Cranky Stars *****An impressive debut novel from Christina L. Rozelle. Set in a dystopian future after a mysterious cataclysmic event, the main character of the story is named Joy. Joy, the emotion, is devoid in the soulless world she inhabits. Children are slaves, conscripted into the work force of Bygonne, where they work making metallic trees to keep their world from suffocating. i.e. People are literally struggling to breathe.They work for a shadowy group of adults, both merciless an [...]

    7. I’ll be honest – the cover and the interesting title drew me in, but the story does not disappoint! It’s no secret that I love a good dystopian, but it’s hard to tell a good story and have it be real. This book is both. What I loved the most about the book was that it didn’t shy away from being gritty and real and hardcore. These characters are tough! There were some parts that were even hard to read, but it was those parts that made me feel so deeply about the book and characters. So [...]

    8. (I received a copy of this book from the author via Instafreebie )BLURB 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 [...]

    9. 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 disco [...]

    10. What a roller coaster ride this was! If you enjoy dystopian YA books, grab this one and start reading! Ms. Rozelle has a great imagination and her world building is amazing. The characters are great, the villains are hateful and the action is just enough to keep you reading long after you should be in bed!Throughout the book, you think you know what to expect and what will happen next just to have Ms. Rozelle pull another rabbit from her hat. There are some heartwrenching scenes throughout the b [...]

    11. Thrilling, heart wrenching, and hilarious, along with the perfect dash of romance, this book had me captivated from the very first page. My moms friend gave me this book and I was really surprised on how freaking A W E S O M E, it is! Because, before now I wasn't really interested in any Indie author books, but oh man was I missing out. Because The Treemakers is the best book I've read in a long time, so I seriously suggest putting down whatever lame book you are currently reading and go order t [...]

    12. Wow! Wow! Dystopian YA thriller drama?CHECK!!! The Treemakers is a current fav of mine. Christina takes one of the most exciting genres around and makes it so much better! Joy is our main girl of the hour in this book about life in the aftermath of ( no spoilers!) where children and teens are the primary workforce behind the dangerous job of making what's left of our Mars like world livable. The job is dangerous as you find out by the 3rd paragraph! The life of our characters are bleak and grief [...]

    13. WowSuch an amazing imagination Christina Rozelle brings to life with this story. If you love to get lost in a book and just let your imagination flow, then this is the book for you!

    14. What an emotionally intense rollercoaster!!I gobbled it down in two hours . A darker fantasy story but so very well written I can't wait the read the next book in the series. Do yourself a favor and read this bookease!!

    15. 12 16 2015The Treemakers Dystopian YA ebook & Audible By Christina L. Rozelle Narrated By L.StarrTremendously Entertaining.Dystropian/ YA. The Treemakers. What an amazing book. Christina L.Rozelle is Brilliant and will blow your mind with this piece of art. She transports you to a barren world with a landscape from a nightmare. Wonderfully written characters who’s interactions are believable.This story takes place in a land that is still feeling the effects of chemical fallout. Adults are [...]

    16. Here's a story that breaks your heart and builds hope at the same time! Imagine a world, where the air is poisonous, there's no wild life, other than enormous rats called Jumpers, and the smallest of cuts can cost you life. Oh, and you have to work every single day of your life, just to make scraps because everything's taken (what little there is) by Nazi-like bosses called Superiors. The Treemakers, by Christina L. Rozelle, is about a large group of children, treated as slaves in a world where [...]

    17. This book!!! There is so much in this epic and terrible tale! In possibly the worst situation you could ever imagine children in, and being treated so badly I wanted to crawl into this book and exact some vengeance! The world has finally destroyed the ozone layer, and it now depends on the trees made at the treemaker factory, where these precious children are slaves and treated so cruel. Just when you think it can’t get worse, it does. But with that being said, there are so many beautiful and [...]

    18. What a creative and unexpected spin on the dystopian genreThe Treemakers was not at all what I anticipated and I mean that it the absolute BEST of ways! I had, of course, heard nothing but great things about this one so by the time Miss Rozelle's work of art rolled up to the top of my TBR I was more than ready to gobble up a tasty new adventure. The Treemakers did not disappoint. I immediately fell in love with Joy and her crew of misfits absolute favorite of which (though she comes later) is "S [...]

    19. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest reviewI love Dystopian Scifi! and for the most part I really enjoyed this book. The children in the Tree Factory show such amazing characteristics. Strength, resilience, love for each other, selflessness! These orphans were able to create their own family in spite of those who ruled over them. Momma Joy was my favorite! I felt like the evil of the Superiors needed to be expressed, but the way it was expressed was a little more than I could [...]

    20. This is the, I think, third or fourth book in a row I haven't finished lately. This one I hit about 2/3 of the way through before deciding I just couldn't go on. I really, really wanted to love it. That cover is so gorgeous. The concept is actually kinda cool--a society with no trees left, so they make metal trees that oxygenate the air. But then a whole new story world opened up, and then anotherere was really just too much going on without anything really happening. I think a lot of that is du [...]

    21. If you love SciFi and Dystopian books this is the series for you. Christina has created a new dystopian concept you have never read before and it will draw you in. This book is so vivid you can see everything happening reading it. Joy and the other teens at the orphanage have become the adults in this book by working/slaving at the TreeFactory, building trees so that the dying world outside will have fresh oxygen, and taking care of the dying children/slaves inside the factory. Joy begins to pla [...]

    22. I have had this on my "to-read" list for a long time and finally got around to it. Why did I wait so long? I really enjoyed this, and have already started on the second book in the trilogy.This is YA, but there is some sex (hinted at) and blood and gore - so not a babyish YA. Set in a future where the ozone layer has a huge hole in it, and the climate is burning hot with no oxygen, this is a grim future. Children run a factory making artificial trees to produce oxygen, and work as slaves for "Ma [...]

    23. While I'm not a huge fan of YA, I read the description and really liked the sound of this book. It was different and had a different type of setting, so I gave it a try. Joy was young, yet has seen a lot more things then I have because of the world she lives in. She has such responsibilities that I had a very great deal of respect for her because she did everything she was supposed to until she took a stand. She was a natural born leader and I respected her soooo much for everything she did. I l [...]

    24. Check out my blog to see Reviews of Book and Movies, and check out some Recipes!This book brought a very interesting new dystopian approach to the table of story telling. The treemakers are a group of people who spend 12 hours day making different parts of equipment to help create manufactured trees to provide oxygen for their side of the wall in protection from a hole int he ozone. Going outside without heavy protective gear will literally burn you alive as Joy witnesses firsthand. Joy is a typ [...]

    25. ****CONTAINS SPOILERS!****Set in a bleak dystopian future sixteen year old Joy Montgomery is a Treemaker, "privileged" along with dozens of young orphans with the task of building mechanical trees, the only thing providing fresh air to their oxygen starved lives outside of The Wall.Under the brutal reign of the Superiors, Joy and her friends yearn for freedom, finally seizing it after one final, horrifying round of abuse. To save everyone Joy must trust a mysterious, and unlikely ally. In their [...]

    26. From the first pages of this book Christina's ability to build dystopian worlds pulled me in. She created not only a world that was terrifying to think about but also created characters that I really felt myself cheering for. I wanted nothing more to see Joy, Jax, and all the Treemakers free from the evil that the Superiors oozed. I loved the fact that from the beginning that Joy and Jax brought out the true strength in each other and that together they were willing to go to any length to provid [...]

    27. I received an ARC from Netgalley, what follows is my honest opinion.Unfortunately, this can’t be a long review as I DNF’d after 20 or so pages. This is unusual for me as I usually give any book a least a hundred before giving up. But I was hugely disappointed by how the story played out. There could have been a lot of potential in the concept: a dying world where the lower classes are forced to create mechanical trees to render the atmosphere liveable for their ‘Superiors’. Now that soun [...]

    28. Great quality dystopian read. Definitely in the darker side, with violence, death, trigger warnings for (off camera) rape, sexual assault, teen sex handled in a non graphic manner, but certainly targeted towards older teens. Excellent creativity in world building and settings with an eco message that doesn't overwhelm the story, but flows naturally. Villains do seem pretty one-note, and the relationships seem a little off - I guess raging hormones in GR midst of extreme deprivation and danger ar [...]

    29. In a world gone wrong, children toil long hours in a tree factory. The air’s all messed up, and the mechanical trees they make will restore the atmosphere. The tree factory kids, united in their misery, become a family of sorts, with Joy and Jax as leaders. The few adults in their lives are the strangers running the factory, only the strangers consider their work force disposable.But the resilient human spirit finds a way to enjoy stolen moments of freedom, even in the throes of exhaustion and [...]

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