Sunday, February 1, 2015

Book Review: Nocte by Courtney Cole

Titel: Nocte
Author: Courtney Cole
Series: The Nocte Trilogy #1
Genres: NA, Contemporary, Romance
Publication: November 3rd 2014 by Lakehouse Press, Inc.

Summary (Goodreads):
My name is Calla Price. 

I'm eighteen years old, and I'm one half of a whole. My other half-- my twin brother, my Finn-- is crazy. I love him. More than life, more than anything. And even though I'm terrified he'll suck me down with him, no one can save him but me. I'm doing all I can to stay afloat in a sea of insanity, but I'm drowning more and more each day. 

So I reach out for a lifeline. Dare DuBray. He's my savior and my anti-Christ. His arms are where I feel safe, where I'm afraid, where I belong, where I'm lost. He will heal me, break me, love me and hate me. He has the power to destroy me. Maybe that's ok. Because I can't seem to save Finn and love Dare without everyone getting hurt. Why? Because of a secret. A secret I'm so busy trying to figure out, that I never see it coming. You won't either. 

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My Thoughts: 

I loved this book. I absolutely adored it. You know how when you usually have high expectations for a book, it disappoints most of the time? I went into Nocte having very high expectations for it and also worried that it wouldn't be as good as everyone else was saying. This proved wrong from the first chapter when I was hooked in immediately and could not stop reading.

Nocte is written from both Calla and Finn, her twins brothers, POVs. They both are struggling with losing their mom and their own demons. Finn is battling insanity, and Calla is drowning in sorrow and guilt and worry for her twin. Then there is Dare, the mysterious artist who ignites deep feelings in Calla, pulling her to him yet warning her to stay away.

I couldn't put the book down. I'd heard so much about Nocte and the teasers the author posted had me more than curious, so I was dying to find out what was going on. I was almost afraid of finding out what was really going on and how everything came to be, but I just couldn't stop reading. The writing was addicting and teasers and hints kept popping up in the book and it had my emotions and thoughts running haywire. Most of the time, I had no idea what I was feeling, really. I was a mess, coming up with different theories and speculations of what was going to happen and what had happened and who would do what and how things would turn out to be. None of the stuff I thought would happen did, what did happen though, had me gaping, and staring wide eyed at the screen as things unfolded. I felt like the rug was pulled from under me and I fell flat on my butt. To say that Nocte shocked me would be an understatement. It broke my heart and made me cry but I laughed too because of how genius it was. I loved how the whole time, I thought it was going in one direction and then suddenly it was going in a whole other direction. I love a book that can surprise me, a book so unpredictable it scares me but at the same time pulls me in more.

It was very well thought, and even better written. It was dark and delved into very sensitive topics. I loved seeing, or reading Finns, POV. It fascinated me, the way his thoughts were portrayed and I could almost feel his insanity. It made me very emotional and I cried a few times, especially at the end. What I loved more than Finns POV, was Dare. Oh my gosh, he turned me into a puddle of goo with his hotness. It was impossible not to love him, even though I got the impression he was hiding many secrets and knew more than he was letting on, but the way he was with Calla, the things he did and said had me giggling and swooning like crazy.

And as if things weren't shocking enough, Dare drops a bomb on us that ends the book. I'm dying for the next book, because if Nocte is any indication of how the rest of the series is going, I know Verum will probably destroy me.

This book is one of my absolute favorites. Emotional, steamy and full of surprises, it will have you at the edge of your seat, hungry for more.


"There’s savagery here, there’s grace. But above all, there’s oblivion and no matter what I do, I will be sucked into it."

VERUM, the sequel to Courtney Cole's spellbindingly dark, heartwrenchind new adult psychological suspense, NOCTE, is coming February 2, 2015.

Are you ready?

My name is Calla Price and I'm drowning.

My new world is a dark, dark ocean and I'm being pulled under by secrets.

Can I trust anyone? I don't know anymore.

The lies are spirals. They twist and turn, binding me with their thorns and serpentine tongues. And just when I think I have it figured out, everything is pulled out from under me.

I'm entangled in the darkness.

But the truth will set me free.

It's just ahead of me, so close I can touch it. But even though it shines and glimmers, it has glistening fangs and I know it will shred me.

Are you scared?

I am.

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