November 21, 2014

5 Star Review: NOCTE by Courtney Cole {And Giveaway Opportunity}

Title: NOCTE

Author: Courtney Cole

Source: eARC from author for review


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.

My take...

Get ready for one hot mess of a rambling review. Seriously, I don't even know where to begin. Do I start with the storyline that was ten kinds of messed up but oh so appealing at the same time? Do I start with how the last third of the book was my favorite and had me reading like never before so I could seek out its secrets? Or maybe it was the last few pages that had me weeping uncontrollably. Yeah let’s start with all of that.

This book will take you through a roller coaster of emotional turmoil. You will be chomping at the bit to find out what the author is trying to convey. You will be gripping your book and/or reading device DESPARTELY, all just to know what the hell is going on. The storyline is cryptic. The storyline was absolute madness. The storyline was one that will have me waiting on pins and needles for the next installment.

I will say that the first two-thirds of the book was a bit...well, not slow, but not action worthy. Until I get to the last third of the book and realize it was. All along it had been and I just failed to see it for what it was. Staring me in the dang face. That last third of the book had me flabbergasted and amazed all at once. The last third of this book had me thinking that Cole is a literary genius and I was just a lowly reader who had finally seen the light! I was floored with what flows through that noggin of hers and spills out on paper. I may be coming off a bit drama'ish...but I am not one for psychological reads. And this one did a number on me. So yeah, I think Cole is a super genius for getting everything out like she did and ending like she did. Did I mention I cannot wait for book 2 yet?

The last few pages had me sobbing like I have never sobbed before. Sure if may be the pregnancy hormones that are streaming through me right now. Or maybe it was the relationship that Calla shared with her twin brother, Finn. I have a twin brother and only wished we had a fraction of the relationship they had. But those last few pages, when all is revealed, I cried like I have never cried before with a book. Sobbing! My heart and my soul were hurting beyond normal feelings I have ever felt with a book.

I am not sure I can wait until February for VERUM. Everything within me is aching to know. To know what the hell that ending was about...what Calla was going to ask...what the flippity what is going on! I most definitely recommend this read to you and hope you will give it a go. I can almost swear to it that you will love it.
 5 Whoa the Whoa-What Just Happened-Give Me More Stars!

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