Author: Courtney Cole
Series: The Nocte Trilogy #1
Published by: Lakehouse Press Inc
Publication Date: November 3, 2014
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.
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.