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

Posted November 6, 2014 by Kim in 5 Stars, In Review / 2 Comments

In Review: Nocte (The Nocte Trilogy #1) by Courtney ColeNocte by Courtney Cole
Series: The Nocte Trilogy #1
Genres: Contemporary, Dark Romance, New Adult
Publication date: November 3, 2014
Publisher: Self-Published
Format: eARC, 277 pages
How I got it: From the author
Add it: Goodreads
Buy it: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
My rating:


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.


In Review My Thoughts

I have to be honest here: I have no idea how to review this book without giving away everything that makes it nothing short of fantastic. I absolutely refuse to spoil one single second of this story, so expect a short “OMG BUY THIS BOOK” type of review.

From the first page, Nocte will grab you, sink in its claws and hold on tight until the very last word, when you’re left gasping for breath and desperately wanting more. Seriously, I kept trying to flip pages on my iPad, knowing that couldn’t be it. There had to be more. Yes, there is a cliffhanger… and it’s a doozie. Consider yourself warned.

This book is beautifully-written and a glorious mindfuck. I’ve read (and LOVED) quite a few dark romance novels, but none of them have ever been quite like this. The underlying mystery unravels slowly and organically, page by page, as the story goes on.  When it’s time for you to read this book, make sure you clear your schedule. You won’t want to put it down once you’ve started.

With complex characters, sexy romance, a great mystery and more twists and turns than you can wrap your head around, Courtney Cole knocked it out of the park with Nocte. I’ve been a fan of Courtney’s new adult books for quite awhile now. But now? Now I want more books just like this one. There’s still a little over a month to go in 2014, but there’s a pretty good chance Nocte will wind up on my best of 2014 list. Verum, the second book in the Nocte Trilogy, is at the top of my “must have” list for winter 2015. But, it’s going to be a long, painful wait until February…

I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.


About Courtney Cole

Courtney Cole is a novelist who would eat mythology for breakfast if she could. She has a degree in Business, but has since discovered that corporate America is not nearly as fun to live in as fictional worlds. She loves chocolate and roller coasters and hates waiting and rude people.

Courtney lives in quiet suburbia, close to Lake Michigan, with her real-life Prince Charming, her ornery kids (there is a small chance that they get their orneriness from their mother) and a small domestic zoo.


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