2017 Favorite · Tillie Cole

REVIEW: Sick Fux

Sick Fux
Sick Fux

Synopsis:
When Ellis Earnshaw and Heathan James met as children, they couldn’t have been more different. Ellis was loud and beautiful – all blond hair, bright laughs and smiles. Heathan was dark and brooding, and obsessed with watching things die.

The pair forged an unlikely friendship, unique and strange. Until they were ripped apart by the sick cruelty of others, separated for years, both locked in a perpetual hell.
Eleven years later, Heathan is back for his girl. Back from a place from which he thought there was no return. Back to seek revenge on those who wronged them.

Time has made Heathan’s soul darker, polluted with hatred and the thirst for blood.
Time has made Ellis a shell of her former self, a little girl lost in the vastness of her pain.
As Heathan pulls Ellis out of her mental prison, reviving the essence of who she once was, down the rabbit hole they will go.

With malice in their hearts and vengeance in their veins, they will seek out the ones who hurt and destroyed them.

One at a time.

Each one more deadly than the last.

Tick Tock.


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This book…is fucked. F.U.C.K.E.D.

Tillie was NOT lying when she posted various videos, warning readers how dark this story really is, leading up to its release. Honestly, the warnings only fueled my anticipation.

Let’s back-track a bit… What does every author use as fuel when they write? Music, duh! The playlist link was posted awhile back and I followed it immediately because, duh- it’s TC. When I first listened to it I remember thinking, “Where the hell is she going with this?” It was such an odd combination of music; some of which I admittedly skipped through. BUT! Listening to the playlist now ties everything together and rids the doubt from my mind. It makes sense; it fits.

Ok, back to the present 🙂

The incredible story of Heathan and Ellis is heartbreaking, cruel, and unconventional; yet entertaining and triumphant. This book had everything I wish for in a dark romance: a sadistic love story (duh), adventure, vengeance, blood (soooo much blood), gore, and the uncanny ability to make you question your sanity while reading. (Like, should I admit myself for enjoying this book as much as I did? A padded room is looking mighty fine right about now.) I cringed, I mourned, I smirked, I laughed, and I wanted to be on this adventure. Down the rabbit hole we go!

I usually don’t (ever) wish for books to become movies because A.) Hollywood sucks donkey balls and B.) I selfishly like keeping my version of the story in my head. I can count on one hand the number of times I actually thought an author’s muse resembled their characters- Sick Fux being a recent addition. (Jared Leto as the Joker and Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn) BUT! I would LOVE to see this story made into a movie… More specifically, I want Rob Zombie to adapt this book into a movie. I couldn’t think of a more qualified individual to bring Dolly and Rabbit to the big screen and make them shine. (Honestly, if you’re a fan of Zombie’s films, you NEED to read this book!) I envisioned a young Sheri Moon as Ellis during certain scenes and hot damn did it fit! #GirlCrush

While Raze will always hold a special place in my heart, Sick Fux has stolen the role of favorite Tillie Cole book to date. (Seriously, please have another baby because I need more of these stories from you- LOL!) When you read this book: keep an open mind, and have an imagination. This story is vivid, brutal, and the epitome of dark romance.


Published by Tillie Cole, 2017
ARC provided for honest review / Paperback purchase

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