Book Review : The Nocte Trilogy by Courtney Cole


Title : Nocte ( The Nocte Trilogy #1)

By : Courtney Cole

Published: November 3rd 2014

By Lakehouse Press, Inc.

Genre:  NA – Romance – Mytery – Dark – Contemporary

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.



5 / 5 Stars


“I wrote this story the way it needed to be written. I couldn’t sugarcoat it. I couldn’t water it down. It is this way because the story demands it. I’m not sorry.”

Wow guys, this book is absolutely amazing. I mean, UNBELIEVABLE.


First and as I always do with books that amaze me, like this one , give merit of this incredible writing for Courtney Cole. It was my first experience reading one of her books and I can say that obviously not be the last.

The plot is brilliant from the start until the last page, I can assure you that I wanted to solve everything that was going on, trying to guess the end and I could not !. And of course, I love that has been so hard for me to solve , everything that happens is so unexpected, has left me speechless in the last pages.
So in terms of mystery and revelation that contains wins all my stars 🙂


“But just because we can’t see something doesn’t mean it’s not there.”

I liked the character of Calla, a very strong girl and her connection with her brother is really unique, I also like the bold and somewhat daring she is along the plot, especially with Dare, these hot dialogues they have are addictive, they make me blush more than once.
I confess that there were times when I was thinking like:” You should not be looking for your brother instead of want to have sex with the super sexy guy?” LOL . But then in the course of the history you will understand more how things work. 🙂


And of course then we have Dare is the perfect guy we all want in our lives, YES. But above all it is a super interesting character who always is keeping secrets and that is a mystery surrounding him what makes you can’t stop reading. This sexy British boy completely won my heart, and all the way you can realize how sweet he is :3. I hope he don’t disappoint me in the next one ! That gives me so much fear and uncertainty .


“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.”

The Finn’s POV is amazing , is that this book is so well written that it amazes ; These chapters have all the mystery, which gives much suspense the book and manages to leave you breathless! . Omg, LOVE THOSE CHAPTERS SO MUCH! . #goosebumps

The place where the story takes place it’s beautiful , I think it is, of the places in contemporary readings , one of that I liked the most for its great beauty , manages to be scary and be lovely at the same time.

And finally, the last 50 pages are just WHAT THE F*** really still can’t believe what I just read!.
All revelations and all my tears!. #ICAN’TWITHMYSELFRIGHTNOW.


I don’t want to spoiler anything to you guys , but I really want to recommend this book, even to read it , if you want to , like a stand-alone. I can assure you will love it :D, but once you finish it I think you will die of wanting to continue to the next one 🙂


Title : Verum  ( The Nocte Trilogy #2)

By : Courtney Cole

Published: February 2nd 2015

By Lakehouse Press, Inc.

Genre:  NA – Romance – Mytery – Dark – Contemporary

The truth shall set you free.

My name is Calla Price and I’m drowning.

My new world is a dark, dark ocean and I’m being pulled under by secrets.

Can I trust anyone? I don’t know anymore.

The lies are spirals. They twist and turn, binding me with their thorns and serpentine tongues. And just when I think I have it figured out, everything is pulled out from under me.

I’m entangled in the darkness.

But the truth will set me free.

It’s just ahead of me, so close I can touch it. But even though it shines and glimmers, it has glistening fangs and I know it will shred me.

Are you scared?

I am.



5 / 5 Stars


“Run, little mouse. The hawk is coming, and you’re going to get eaten.”

Man !, this really know how to play with your mind.

Seriously guys, I’m a mess right now


It was so good !! I CAN’T BELIEVE IT!

Again I can say that this reading is crazy, they had said to me that was like Mara Dyer style (trilogy which I love), but I do not seem to be as well, in fact I think that this book is a thousand times crazier than anyone I have read before .

I think this trilogy deserves many more readers!. It’s so original, without arguing it has a very intelligent writing, where you never imagine what will happen next , I mean, NEVER!


The incorporation of the new characters, has been brilliant since they have contributed much to the plot! And I’ve loved one more time the landscapes where history elapses, which is in England, with the rainy and cold weather makes it even more creepy at times


“Dear Reader, Dante Alighieri said, in his Inferno: “Do not be afraid; our fate cannot be taken from us; it is a gift.” Dante lied. Our fate must be worked for. It must be paid for. With tears. With blood. With everything we have. And it is not until the end, the very end, that we will know if it was worth it.”

Almost made me a heart attack, to that end so unexpected !!


Well , Courtney Cole has made me a fan and now , I want to buy all her books lol , in fact I think it’s a brilliant writer, really, not many have the talent to keep you engaged with the story without getting bored for a second, leaving you on the edge of seat almost the entire book#Applause


So , I can be here and talk about how wonderful it was this book for me, but I can not without spoilers!, Again highly I recommend this trilogy especially for lovers of mystery, romance and unexpected endings ! 🙂


Title : Lux  ( The Nocte Trilogy #3)

By : Courtney Cole

Published: October 28th 2015

By Lakehouse Press, Inc.

Genre:  NA – Romance – Mytery – Dark – Contemporary


My name is Calla Price and I’m broken.

My pieces are all around me, floating on the wind, even as I desperately try to grasp them.

Who is dead? Alive? Insane?

What is the truth?

I don’t know.

I do know this: The darkness is strangling me. With every breath, I choke on another lie.

My mind has protected me, but that shield will soon be lowered.

All will be revealed.
Every answer to every question.

It’s all been leading to this.

Don’t be afraid.
Be terrified.



3 / 5 Stars


Who is dead? Alive? Insane?
What is the truth?
I don’t know.

I’m a little disappointed by the turn that history has taken in this book, and although I liked, has left me confused and a little upset because I have not received the answers that I was looking for , it’s more, I still have it.

If there is another book probably I would understand but it is the last one which it is what gives closure to the story and it is conclusion to everything that’s happening in the lives of the characters, but no. we haven’t a closed conclusion. And that was my main problem.


“You aren’t understood, and I can’t explain it. That doesn’t mean you’re crazy.”

when I found myself in the moment to rate the book honestly I I didn’t know what to put in there . In terms of the trilogy I still think it’s very good and I recommend it because the writing and plot are excellent. The only thing I feel right now is that the writer failed to keep up with the line of the plot and everything started to get weird (bad) and didn’t make much sense to me.

So overall I would give exactly 4 stars throughout the trilogy, and I tell you, do not be discouraged, because although my review is not very good, I can tell you that not all have the same way of seeing things so that should give you a opportunity and perhaps be surprised :).


“we’re all prisoners. Prisoners of expectations, prisoners of responsibility, prisoners of life.”

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12 thoughts on “Book Review : The Nocte Trilogy by Courtney Cole

  1. Great series reviews!! That last book killed the whole series for me. I was truly rooting for this trilogy and from book 1, I started recommending it to some people but then after that last book, I was like “STOP!!! DONT DO IT!!” I was very highly disappointed. In the end, nothing made sense and I was left with “wtf are you serious right now?”…I kinda didn’t like how the author also left a note explaining the ending, in my opinion I don’t think that is necessary.

    Did you read the novellas??

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    • I think exactly like you , the last book was so disappointing, I expected a great ending that will answer my questions and it wasn’t like that 😦 on the other hand I might recommend the first book because it’s amazing !, and maybe even the last one works for others. I didn’t read the novel and I’m really not interested in doing it now. I’m glad that you liked it isn’t a popular trilogy so it’s great to find someone who has read it and has feel the same as me, we can suffer together lol

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      • Lol!!! I feel the same as is so rare to come across someone who’s read the trilogy. However, I have spoken to two other people who felt the same as us. So we definitely are not alone with these disappointed feelings.

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    • It is !, ie , despite the fact that the last book disappoint me a little bit I’ll continue to recommend this series, if you want to read something with unexpected twists, mystery and creepy is for you 🙂


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