Release Blitz + ARC Review: Verum (Nocte #2) by Courtney Cole

2 Feb 2015

   VERUM, the second book in Courtney Cole's psychological mind-bending 
NOCTE Trilogy, is here.


  About VERUM:

  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 STARS! ★★★★★ 


  "We all have our parts to play, and I'll play mine well."

To say I'm left gobsmacked by this read is probably a huge understatement because let me tell you..I AM COMPLETELY STUMPED BY THIS ONE. I'm still trying to figure out how to process all my thoughts into words because this read has rendered me speechless by the end of it all. I felt like my world has spun off its axis because there was just no telling which way is up or down. 

 If you think Nocte was all kinds of batshit crazy and if you think you've known it all, just wait till you get to Verum. Buckle up and get ready to walk the fine line between sanity and lunacy. Be prepared to let your mind be obliterated by the truth.
"The truth is coming, child. Be ready for it."

 Verum picks up directly after the ending of Nocte which left us dying with that burning question Calla needed to ask Dare. However, the answer to that is one that Calla must seek on her own. With this instalment, Calla & Dare must travel back to where it all begins, back to their roots in Whitley where their family estate resides. But in a house full of secrets, Calla will slowly begin to question everything she's known about her life and above all, the people she love most.
"You have to help me, Calla. Help me save you."
Reading Verum was like stepping into a labyrinth with a creepily eerie feeling that trickles down your skin as you navigate through it without an ounce of knowledge of what lies ahead. What the author nailed in this read is putting her readers in Calla's shoes and alongside her, I too felt the confusion, fear and the constant self-distrust of my mind in choosing to believe what has been laid out in front of me.
"My mind is a deep ocean and I'm drowning."
In moments that you've think you're closer to the truth, Courtney Cole pushes you through another door and presents you with a new maze. In a read that is so utterly mind-boggling and mind-bending, I was tumbling down the rabbit hole and there is no stopping from knowing what’s certain and what's not. 


 If you're going to look for answers in this book, you won’t be disappointed. But know that with each answer comes a bigger question in play and even bigger plot twist(s) like never before. I've read a good amount of mindfuckery books but holy pigs and cows, this one truly takes the cake. I didn't see it coming from a light year away and my jaw dropped when I start to digest everything. I was left stumped at yet another mind-blowing revelation which in turn left an ending that painfully crippled me and had me begging on my knees for the next one!


 No doubt my brain is still frazzled trying to decipher every bits of the truth but making sense of it all would prove to be a futile attempt, so my advice to you is just to enjoy this crazy ride you'll be on. The fact that Courtney once again dangles her readers off a precarious cliff, it really does make you wonder what goes on in that amazingly wicked mind of hers. 

 The plot complexity, the continuous mind-tripping and the gripping mystery that looms within; all of which that made this series completely enthralling and unputdownable. 

 I absolutely cannot wait for you guys to read this one and speculate once again where the final book will take us ;)

  Verum is the second instalment in the Nocte trilogy and MUST be read after the first book, Nocte. Verum will be released on February 2nd, 2015. 

  ARC kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.


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    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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