Book Review: Ravage

Ravage (Scarred Souls #3)

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Is finding one's true love worth committing the greatest sacrifice of all?

Taken as a teen, prisoner 194 was stripped of his name and freewill, meticulously honed to be a ruthless machine. Even as he tries to fight his captors hold on him he knows that obedience is the only way to save his sister, who is the one person that keeps him from turning into a monster.

As a young girl Zoya Kostava barely escaped the brutal attack that killed her entire family. Now twenty five she lives in secrecy. That is until she hears her brother also survived and is living with their greatest enemy.

Zoya risks her safety and anonymity to find the brother she thought dead and is captured by a beautiful, brutal man. A man who both captivates and scares her, in him she sees a soul as lost as her own.

They both have so much to lose will they be able to save each other…and survive.

TeriLyn's thoughts: **Ravage generously provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.**

The mind of Tillie Cole must be quite an interesting place. In her third book of the Scarred Souls series Cole once again explores the deepest parts of human depravity. It'll shock and outrage you, it'll make you feel so much more for her characters. Ravage is told mainly from the points of views of 194 and Zoya with a couple chapters from Luka. It is not a stand alone book, in my opinion this series should be read in order. 

I've been a fan of this series from the beginning. The darkness of human nature Tillie Cole continually portrays never ceases to engage me. Her stories come from a place of raw honesty and empathy. Her writing matures with each book. The story of 194 and Zoya and their roles in this tangled web of a world Cole has created was as consuming as the others. However, for me, something was off in their relationship, in the romance. I missed the connection I felt with the previous books main characters. While Cole dug deep into their past and pulled out their flaws and vulnerabilities so well as individuals, an aspect of their chemistry and need for each other just didn't quite click. 

This series consistently moves forward though adding more depth and layers to the ultimate story and goals of all of these characters. And in that aspect, the story really excelled and has me just as intrigued in how it all works out as I ever was and I very much look forward to the next installment of the Scarred Souls series. Ravage left much open to be explored and I'm confident in Cole's story telling to take me even deeper into her interestingly depraved world.

Lori L. Clark

She Reads New Adult Admin: Lori L. Clark

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