Nocte by Courtney Cole

Posted November 30, 2014 | 36 Comments

Nocte by Courtney ColeNocte
Author: Courtney Cole
Series: The Nocte Trilogy #1
Published by: Lakehouse Press Inc
Publication Date: November 3, 2014
Format: eBook
Pages: 277
Source: Borrowed
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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.

I didn’t know Nocte even existed until Ali told me I needed to read it. There’s no way I’m turning down a book that promises to be dark and twisted. I crave dark and twisted! So of course, I read it immediately.

Calla and Finn, her twin brother, are close. She’s been his protector all their lives because of his mental illness. After a tragic event, they’re just trying to get on with life. But it soon becomes clear that there is a lot more going on, secrets that need to come to light.

Nocte is type of book where discussing details could easily lead to spoilers, so I’m not going to get into them.  I will say that it’s a bit twisted and will mess with your head. I did figure out what was going on by 10-15%, but that really didn’t diminish my enjoyment of the story. It’s so easy for me to lose interest if I figure it out too early, but that’s where the author’s skills really come in to play. Can they still hold my interest for the remainder of the book? In this case, absolutely. I knew what was going on, yet I was completely engaged and on the edge of my seat at times. I could not stop reading.

There is definitely a creepy vibe going on, but it wasn’t as dark as I had anticipated. Then again, I have a high tolerance for that kind of stuff. It certainly isn’t sunshine and lollipops, though.

Here’s the thing, Nocte is only the beginning. We are taken on a mindfuck of a ride, and we do get one huge piece to the puzzle, but the ending of this book makes it very clear that we’ve only hit on the tip of the iceberg. And believe me, it will leave you feeling desperate for the next one. I am beyond eager to see where the author takes it. I have my theories, but damn, I know it’s going to be crazy no matter what.

I just have to mention that there were supposed to be images included, but they didn’t show up in the Kindle edition. I just had error images instead. So boo to that.

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36 responses to “Nocte by Courtney Cole

  1. From the cover alone I wouldn’t have been able to guess this one is as dark and twisted as your letting on. I do love the cover though and the synopsis. I’m interested in the MC’s relationship with her brother as well. Christy, you’ve officially convinced me to add this book to my TBR.
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  2. Well now I’m just downright curious Christy!!!! I like dark and twisted too, and I definitely want to know if I’ll be able to figure out what’s going on early as you did. Glad that detract from your overall enjoyment though:) Must add this to the list!
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    • Christy
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      That’s funny, because I haven’t seen it at all until Ali sent it to me. I think that was a good thing though.

    • Christy
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      I wasn’t sure if it was paranormal or what when I started it. If you don’t know better, it could almost feel like one at times.

    • Christy
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      I have to give a book even more props when they can keep me completely ‘in it’ even though I’ve figured it out.

    • Christy
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      Really? I don’t usually care to read negative reviews for books I like, but I’m curious as to what they didn’t like about this. Honestly, I think you’d like it.

  3. I have a high tolerance for dark at well, but I can do just creepy. I never heard of this book until now. You have me intrigued. I want more details but yeah, some books you just can’t give those away.

    Side note: I am reading a fucked up book right now. I mean, seriously, my brain feels violated. I am 35% in and I almost threw up once. But I am keeping it secret. My review is in like two weeks. I can’t even imagine how it’s going to end.
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