January 20, 2017

Riot by Tillie Cole • FMR REVIEW


Stolen by the Arziani Georgian crime mob as a child, 152 was raised and conditioned to be a Mona—the most subservient of the Arziani Blood Pit slaves.

Gorgeous and kind, she has been and under the imprisoning influence of the Type B drug and under the command of the Blood Pit Master’s sister, Mistress Arziani, for most of her life, until the Master calls her back home to Georgia.

He wants her under his total control, and Master always gets what he wants.

But when 152 is gifted to the Blood Pit’s fearsome champion death match fighter as a prize, 152 suddenly finds out that the men who appear most brutal, may just own the kindest hearts. And love may be found, even when living in hell.

Freedom, family, love, 152 will have to fight for what she wants and ultimately make an impossible choice.


Review by: Amy C 

This series IS AMAZING!!! Every single word. Every single look the characters give each other tell a story way beyond the words do ribbing them. Eyes searching for eyes. A heart beating for a heart it never knew existed. A feeling, a bond so strong walls could not keep them apart. 

901 and 152 simmered the pages of this book. The feelings that they evoked from the moment Tillie wrote them was outstanding. Her words flow with grace and meaning bringing all your senses to the forefront. You can imagine the scenes, the costumes, the scents in the air. She paints a picture so real you feel like you are there right along with the characters. This book brought so many emotions to my reading. 

The blood pit is no place to find happiness. It's filled with devastated fear. Unyielding humiliation and unforgivable conditions. Being a prisoner in this hell sees no future until 152 enters 901's world. A look starts with a curiosity which breeds a need for more. These two find a happiness with e confines of a nasty cell. They find each others arms for holding, eyes for consideration and hearts for a future. A future that presents itself when they least expect it.

SOOOOO GOOD!!! I just loved this story for the sheer angst. The pits are a horrible place and there is no way to find anything other than contempt there. I swear Tillie drags out the emotions from this story and made me crave each word. I fell in love with the characters and in awe at the story. I completely recommend is story and this entire series.

5 Stars 

Review by: Erin 

I can not express enough love for the Scarred Souls series. Tillie Cole has an amazing ability to put ordinary words together to produce an epic, emotional journey. 901 and 152 are two more scarred characters that have stamped their mark on my heart. Their story is both heart-wrenching and hopeful. I was on the edge of my seat, hanging on every word. There was no way I was going to put the book down till I was finished. All of the previous characters from this series make an appearance in this last book. The outcome of this story left me in a very emotional state. This series has been an incredible experience that I will enjoy time after time.

5 Stars 

Review by: Kim 

Tillie Cole is a master at weaving stories that grip you and hold you hostage until the very end.
This book left me with questions though. 
Did Riot truly bring an end to the horrors of the Blood Pit? Or does this Amazing author have something else up her sleeve?
Riot brings us a confident, cocky fighter who is undefeated. Who has nothing the Master can use to weaken him. That is until evil gives 901 a weakness. One that the fighter he never expected.
901 broke my heart as I watched him struggle to stay strong and unbeatable against anyone and anything.
152 was a bit of a contradiction for me. She has men using her body like its nothing. Yet she shows none of the expected emotions. I'm not sure how I feel about that. Though there was drugs involved. 
The whole Scared Souls cast show up for this book. It was really good to catch up once again with everyone.
Riot brings an end to the Blood Pit in an amazing, gripping conclusion.

4.5 Stars  

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