TeriLyn's thoughts: The power of Tillie Cole's writing knows no bounds, in my humble reviewing opinion. I have devoured and loved every Tillie Cole story I've read am a forever fan. With the Hades Hangmen series she's created characters who so easily plant themselves within my reading heart. But with Souls Unfractured, with Flame and his Maddie/Maddie and her Flame - she elevated this series even higher. There is nothing to prepare you for the wickedly tormented pasts of Flame and Maddie, nothing will stop the tears. These two, these two extremely fragile, broken characters embody pain and hope and dark and light and love and hate within themselves and through a kinship, a friendship, a relationship so potent it'll knock you sideways.
Ms. Cole's writing is as strong as ever and really just very incredible at that. Her words read as your heart pumps full of adrenaline reliving the anguish Flame and Maddie have survived. It breaks when they're telling each other of their dreadful, awful, twisted pasts. It soars when they're together and rejoices in how much they mean to each other, in knowing each of these broken characters have given each other the chance to heal. Tillie Cole knows how to tell a great story and there's nothing else quite like Souls Unfractured.
There are many, many, many great reviews on this book, on this series as a whole. It's a book to prepare yourself for reading. Souls Unfractured is the best of the three as Tillie Cole packed it with everything: great losses and gains, emotion, angst, torture - honestly the gambit of emotions I felt during this journey can hardly be relayed. If you've followed the Hades Hangmen series you're aware of the significance of Flame and Maddie, you know a little bit of what they went through - trust me when I tell you, Tillie Cole goes beyond what you ever thought these two people could have possibly endured. If you haven't started this series, well, what are you waiting for?