TeriLyn's thoughts: Raze, although quite different from other Tillie Cole books, really intrigued me. The dark elements of this book surprised me a little bit. While I know this author very capably delves into the darkness of life through her writing always delivering a powerful punch, I didn't realize the depths she could go. This book morbidly fascinated me. The way in which the unique love story is woven together with this plot about the worst of humanity works really well.
It's unique, different, and poignantly lovely - the story of Kisa and Raze. Told from the dual points of view of Kisa and Raze, the story hails as a dark, contemporary romance. The back story of Kisa's life, the past memories her and Raze conjure, the hell Raze has lived, and the present all conjoin to make a great story. A life each were born into dramatically changes due to greed and the obsessive nature of another.Raze's adolescence becomes something bred straight from hell, one in which he has no control. And Kisa's obedience towards her family life leads her to darkness in her personal life. A chance encounter that turns out to be much more than mere coincidence changes the courses of their lives once again. The unconditional love Kisa shows Raze, the change we see in him is beautiful.
Tillie Cole writes brilliantly. With each book of hers I'm totally immersed in the story; captivated by her words, her characters, her plots. Cole consistently shows us the power of true love with each and every book and that's no exception with Raze.