With a tagline of ‘save me and I’ll save you’, I knew this book was one that wouldn’t linger long on my To-Be-Read wasteland. It sounded exciting and any reviews I had seen mentioned dark and twisty so in I dived. I love books with murky, mysterious plots!Nocte by Courtney Cole
Series: The Nocte Trilogy, #1
Published by Inc on 3 Nov 2014
Genres: New Adult, Suspense
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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
First Line of Nocte by Courtney Cole:
“My name is Calla Price”.
My thoughts on Nocte by Courtney Cole:
Is it dark and twisty, yes and YES! So you might be wondering why only 3.5 stars. I really, really enjoyed it but I was expecting something just more twisted, more tangled, more unguessable. I think the secret revealed itself to me a little too early, probably because I also read another book earlier this year with a similar(ish) secret.
What are the chances?! And I really wish I hadn’t as if you don’t prematurely anticipate the curveball, then Nocte would have a much bigger impact. And no, I’m not naming that other book as that would kill two books with one review! Trust me, I wouldn’t do that!
But putting that aside, this book is messy, very uniquely written and despite guessing the main plot, the author kept me turning pages quickly to get the proof I needed. There are some creepy scenes in bizarre locations and I loved that I felt a little bit freaked while reading as I felt anything could happen.
I’m not going to talk plot and I’m not going to talk about characters as I’m too terrified of dropping in an accidental spoiler. Suffice to say I liked Calla, I liked the romance and I adored the setting. And there are lots of Latin references (which you might guess from the name) and the addition of a dead language to the book added to the eerie atmosphere.
I will most definitely be picking up Verum when it’s released as I anticipate more mind-fuckery ahead and I want to know what that is going to be.
And yes I know this is one of the shortest reviews I’ve ever written but it’s for your benefit really. Have fun figuring it out for yourself! And by the way, there is a cliff-hanger but the author has made a Facebook page so that readers can freak-out together on in. I think that’s a neat way of dealing with the trauma of a cliff-hanger! Nicely done Ms Cole 🙂
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Who should read Nocte by Courtney Cole?
I’d recommend this to folks who like NA books with twists and secrets and a simmering romance. If you enjoyed Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas, then you should also really enjoy this (and no this ISN’T the book with the similar theme!).