Book 3, Scarred Souls - A Scarred Souls Novel
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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.
Dark, raw and intense! Boys and girls are stolen in the night to be used for fighting, killing and sex trafficking. This series is not for the faint of heart.
Valentine was stolen from the orphanage with his little sister at the age of 12 and was turned into an assassin for the Mistress who used his sisters captivity to get him to do the things the Mistress wants. Until he kidnaps Zoya. Zoya was able to break through the serum in his system and show him the love that no one has ever given him. Giving him the freedom he did not know how to take back for himself.
I loved Ravage! Tillie Cole did such a good job of taking a monster and turning him back into a man. The love he felt for Zoya and what he would do for her and his sister was felt with every word written.
This is the 3rd book in the series and while it is a standalone, you do have the couples from the first two books continued on in this book. I have not read the first two books but I will definitely be going back and reading them. Valentine's sister is still being held captive and the end of this book hints to the fourth book being about her. I can't wait to find out who will be her warrior that saves her.
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Dark, gritty and emotional
I LOVED this book, I love the series, and I couldn't tell you which is my favorite. Usually there is something that sets the books apart and makes one just a little bit more my favorite and with this series I can't pick one. They are all so raw, dark and gritty. The song You Spin me Round comes to mind at the end of the song...
Zoya Kostava's family was all killed by Jakhua when she was five years old, she was shot and thought killed but was saved. She was raised by a servant loyal to her family and kept in hiding for 18 years. Then news comes to them that the man responsible for her families massacre is dead and they can come out of hiding, and even better her older brother thought lost to her forever is alive. Impulsively she decides she's going to see her brother without escort and is kidnapped before finding him.
194/Valentin Belrov and his sister Inessa were orphans after their drug addict mother OD'd and died. Left in an orphanage where military like men (wraith's) come every couple months and take the children they are terrified. When the wraiths come Valentin scrambles to get Inessa and tries to hide but they are captured by the wraith's. The captors learn early on Valentin can be controlled through fear for his sister and they use that to keep him as their prized pet. He's given an experimental drug like Reap and Raze in the previous books that's supposed to make him a mindless cold blooded killer except that it only works for a very short time and he has to fake his subservience. When the Mistresses love is killed by Zaal she wants revenge and sends 194 in to make the hit for her. To try and get Zaal, 194 captures Zoya.
This book is VERY emotional. I sat there reading on my kindle app biting my nails the entire time, and now I have no nails left and sore fingers from biting the nails below the quik. I've never done that before reading a book. I couldn't put this book down, I binge read it and now I'm left wanting more. I really hope that this series won't be ending any time soon... I absolutely loved this book. Also for those that like updates on past characters you will get to see Kisa and Luka and Zaal and Tahlia. Definite five star read IMHO!!
I stayed up all night because of this book! I could not put it down. Amazing, perfect, fabulous, wonderful, or whatever other words there are simply aren't enough for this book. She has done it again. Her stories are filled with every emotion and just plain genius. Can't wait for more.