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Review: Nocte (The Nocte Trilogy #1) by Courtney Cole

Posted on 28 November, 2014 by in Courtney Cole, Review / 1 comment

Review: Nocte (The Nocte Trilogy #1) by Courtney ColeNocte by Courtney Cole
on November 3, 2014
Pages: 277
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four-half-stars

Save me and I'll save you...

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.

Whoa! I went into this book not knowing what it was about and purposely staying off Amazon and Goodreads so that I could go in blindly and I am SO GLAD that I did.

Nocte was a completely different read than prior books of Ms. Cole’s that I have read and I have to say that I may have loved this even more than her prior books.

Mysterious, fresh, dark and thrilling – this was something so exciting and different that I was captivated right from page one.

This review will be shorter than most because I truly believe you have to go in as I did – not knowing anything. I squeezed this little gem in between reads because I was in a slight book hangover and I am so glad that I was able to. I devoured it in one sitting…it was SO good.

Some things I will leave you with…

  • I wasn’t sure what was a figment of my imagination and what was real. I will say that I was suspicious of everyone and everything.
  • I would probably categorize this as a dark psychological thriller as it definitely played with my mind and at the end left me shocked and surprised and of course wanting more
  • Courtney was able to step out of the box and give the reader something so well thought out, well written and executed
  • The characters were relatable and I adored them all – yes there is a hot guy with a British accent (Dare) and a girl who had such a big heart, protective and nurturing (Calla) and her twin brother (Finn) who while suffered from mental illness, I was completely engrossed in his journal entries and the meaning behind his writing

So in short, BUY IT AND READ IT! I really don’t want to tell you more other than you will be left with your jaw hanging open as we all wait patiently for book 2 in this series Verum, which I CAN’T WAIT to delve into and learn what all of the secrets are!!! I am HOOKED!

four-half-stars

About Courtney Cole

Courtney Cole is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling novelist who would rather write than eat chocolate. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business, but no amount of working in the corporate world could quell her urge to write.

Courtney was born and raised in Kansas, home of incredibly friendly people and the most horrendous weather on the planet. Because summer days were so hot, she grew up reading stacks of books… and when she didn’t like the ending, she wrote her own.

Courtney has relocated to Florida where she writes beneath palm trees. To learn more about her, please visit her website, www.courtneycolewrites.com. To sign up for her newsletter and receive exclusive sneak peeks and super-fan perks, go here: http://smarturl.it/CourtneyColeEmail.

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