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Book Review – Nocte by Courtney Cole

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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

Our Review

None of us here at Once Upon a Book Blog knew what to expect when we began reading Nocte. We all went in totally blind, not reading any spoilers or having a clue what we were getting ourselves into.  And honestly, that is the way to go into it, completely clueless. The blurb itself doesn’t give a single thing away but still manages to be utterly attention grabbing, inducing within a burning NEED to read this book as soon as possible. And WHOA, what a book. Beautifully written, totally captivating, and completely spellbinding, Nocte solely held all of our attentions from the start. Even now, nearly twenty four hours after we finished reading this book, we are still finding ourselves discussing theories and contemplating what’s to come next. 

Amy– For me, this is one of those books that I am so glad I had someone to talk to and freak out with as I was reading. When I first started reading Nocte, I had no idea what to expect. I knew from the synopsis, that it was going to be one crazy ride. I found myself completely captivated by what I was reading. There was so much mystery and suspense with little bread crumbs of answers dropped along the way. Nocte is definitely one of those stories that will have you questioning everything that you are reading and then when you finally get some answers, you are completely blown away. If the twists and turns weren’t enough to scramble your mind, you were left with one brutal cliffhanger. One that won’t let me stop thinking about this book and anticipating the answers that lie ahead in the next story……

Charmaine- This is a book best read with a buddy or two. Trust me when I say that you’re going to need someone to be hysterical with more than once! From the very first page of the prologue I was completely and utterly lost to the story. There was no chance at me spinning this book out, I needed to finish it… I had to know what was going on. My brain wouldn’t stop working until I did! What I didn’t realise was that at the end I was going to be left bereft of a conclusion, because although there were some answers, it turned out that there was nothing neatly packaged about this ending. There is a question that 2 days on I am still wracking my brain to piece together. If ever a book is both enthralling and torturous at the same time then this is it. Well executed, skilfully written and fascinating to read, I am absolutely hooked…

Kristal – I think I almost lost my mind within the pages of this story. I’m not joking. I was frantically flipping pages and my thought process throughout can only be described as ‘frenzied’. I’d almost feel sorry for Charmaine and Amy (who were on the receiving end of my madness), if we weren’t all in the same boat. The burning need to KNOW, the trickery within the pages, and the perfectly compelling tale being told, all contributed to me being unable to function for an entire day while I devoured this book. And that ending…oh my god, that ending. Is it February yet???

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