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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 f ...more
Kindle Edition, 322 pages
Published November 3rd 2014 by Lakehouse Press, Inc. (first published October 13th 2014)
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Oct 18, 2014 rated it really liked it

Woah. I could not put this book down!! It hooked me from the first few paragraphs, kept me flipping pages like crazy right through to the end… and now I’m desperate for the next one!! If you’re looking for something totally unique, thrilling, and mysterious, but at the same time romantic and sexy, that’ll keep you guessing until the very last page, then you have to try this book. Just dive in and let the story happen!!

Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾
4.5 Twisted Stars

By night, I am free.
No one hears my monster but me.
My freedom is fragile, though,
Because every morning
The night is broken
by the sun
It's a good way to die.

Well...hell...I'm a little speechless here. See here's the thing, I don't read YA. Ever. Or at least I don't make it a point to since it's not my preferred genre. But then I saw Courtney Cole was coming out with this book, and I didn't even think twice before adding. I added it before it even had a blurb, just a not
Lady Vigilante (Feifei)
4 stars!


When it comes to luring me to read a book, I really do have simple standards. A gorgeous cover will usually do the trick but in this case, Nocte not only has a eye-catching cover but an enticing blurb too good to resist and an author letter that gave me CHILLS so whaddya know? This is a book that no matter what I had to read the second it was available to buy. And now that I’ve finished I can say that the author definitely delivered on her promise in her letter. I was repeatedly warned a
Amy | Foxy Blogs
Jan 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Amy | Foxy Blogs by: Kim Bailey
On sale for $.99 ->
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I listened to this one and I thought the narrators did an excellent job. Their voices were haunting and almost dead sounding. It added to the creepiness of the story.

I must confess that after I listened to the first chapter I knew what was happening in the story. I blame Kim for that because she has made me watch and read some weird stuff. Nocte had the vibe of another book I had already read
Oct 18, 2014 rated it really liked it

Title: Nocte
Series: The Nocte Trilogy #1
Author: Cole Courtney
Release Date: November 3rd, 2014
Rating: 4 stars
Cliffhanger:. Yes
HEA: (view spoiler)

Save me and I'll save you...

Wow! This book was just… wow *shakes head * I have no proper words to describe what it made me feel! It’s crazy story. It’s just insane! Yet it is so so fucking good. The best mind fuck I’ve read in quite a while.

Courtney Cole showed how truly talented author she is. Nocte is definitely something
4.5 NOCTE STARS! ★★★★☆

"There is nothing quite so terrifying as the descension of the human mind into insanity" - Calla Price

Well holy cannolis. WHAT DID I JUST READ. I mean, whaa-

I've never read anything from Courtney Cole before but then I saw the pretty cover, that amazing blurb and that author's note. I JUST HAD TO HAVE IT. And boy what a crazy ride it was as my mind is still trying to digest what. just. happened. I feel like I need to re-read this to grasp around the entire idea.

So th
Jennifer Kyle
Oct 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
4.5 ~ 5 Stars

"Save me and I will save you."

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My advice for readers is don’t research this story too much and just jump in blind because this was a whole lot of fun to read in a twisty, keep you guessing way.


Courtney Cole delivered the suspense and will have you guessing and messaging friends. Calla is struggling with a lot of guilt over her mother’s death while her mentally ill twin brother, Finn's welfare is her responsibility. A hot guy named Dare has moved into their famil
S.M. West

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

Wow, my mind was all over the place with this one trying to put the pieces together and figure out the freakin' secret!!

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This is not a standalone. It’s a trilogy and in addition to a secret that's unveiled towards the end of this book, there is also a cliffhanger. BUT, I highly recommend this book! If you like a great mystery, exploration of human psyche and can handle or actually are thrilled (like me
Oct 30, 2014 rated it really liked it

The die has been fucking cast.

Seriously, after finishing the book I have so many questions. It's going to drive me crazy waiting for the next book! My mind is still spinning a bit.


While NOCTE wasn't as dark as I had assumed it would be, it was an intriguing, page turner. The suspense kept me on my toes, with twist and turns around every corner. I'll admit that, even though I guessed the twist, it didn't really take away from the story, because it was executed well. And of course it's a clif
Oct 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing

5 "Secrets. Everybody's got 'em." Stars.

My first impressions after I finished this book...

Nocte by author Courtney Cole is one of those books that grabs your attention from the very first page. It's one of those books that keeps you hooked from the very first page. It keeps you guessing and trying to figure out what each of the characters is hiding and what's going to happen next. But nothing, NOTHING, could have prepared me for the way this book ended, with some very unexpected revelations and
Ⓐlleskelle - That ranting lady ッ
Oct 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Ⓐlleskelle - That ranting lady ッ by: Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5 STARS ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

This is going to be an almost ALL VISUALS review.
(Fine by me if you ask, the book completely won me over, and I was glad to actually write this down my way. I am still thinking an re-thinking all those little details… Wow.)

Thing is, I can’t say much about this book for fear I’ll give you hints or clue you in about the secret it carries.

What can I say about Nocte, really? I am at loss here.
See, when I first asked my friends about this intriguing book, everyone that h
Georgia ♥
5 Secrets in the Darkness Stars

Nocte liber sum...


Holy Shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit...


As many other reviewers have already stated, there is no way that I can review this book without giving away a little bit of the plot and utterly destroying your reading experience. Go for it completely unaware and let it catch you off guard. Let it stomp all over your heart and haunt your days and nights.


So, this is Calla's story. A girl living a life of grief and pain. A coming of age and secrets. So many
Sandy ღCoffee Addict Booksღ
Now when I thought that I'm out of this insanity, there's a new secret to unravel???!!!

Fucking Cliffhanger!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What????!!!!!!! next book will be releasing on February???!!!



6 hours 40 mins later....

Courtney Cole writes one hell of a cliffhanger!!! I have no clue how to write this review without giving away the spoilers!! I can just say that reading blurb is enough to get your attention to read this min
✰ Bianca ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰


"Secrets. Everybody's got'em." -Dare DuBray

There was this huge secrecy involved in the release of this book and I'm not sure how much I want/can tell you about the story ☺
Ok - here's my hopefully totally spoiler-free review:

This is where it all happens....


Astoria, Oregon.

Calla is a 18 year old (soon to be Calfornia - College) girl, who lives in a funeral home on top of a mountain in Astoria.

Which sounds creepier than it is - her Dad is the mortician ... she's not just randomly living
**ARC provided in exchange for an honest review**

Series:Not named
Author:Courtney Cole
Release date: November 3, 2014
Rating:5 stars
HEA: (view spoiler)

If you're still questioning reading this, don't. You don't want to miss out on this one. Dear God. I'm reeling.

We're warned in the Forward of the book by the author:

"I once considered not writing this story. It was too dark, too twisted, too much, too, too, too."

Now that I've read it, I woul
Wendy Higgins
I was totally sucked in by the intrigue surrounding this book, and HAD to check it out. Now, okay, I read it and there's absolutely nothing I can say without giving stuff away, lol! I will just tell you that I read it from start to finish in just over a day, which is rare for me anymore. I had NO idea what was going on - I had lots of guesses, but none were completely correct, so I was definitely surprised. It's suspenseful, spooky, and romantic. The way she wove it all together was amazing - br ...more
Sarah Elizabeth
Didn't see that twist coming!

7 out of 10
Natasha is a Book Junkie
Oct 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
“Do you know what it’s like to not be able to change something?”

How do you even beginning reviewing a book that left you utterly speechless? This fascinating, astonishing, gripping story completely mesmerised me, stealing my mind away from the very first sentence and bewitching it with a reality that kept me questioning everything in it. Including my own mind. Unlike anything I have ever read before—from its atmospheric setting and the level of detail in every single scene, to the me
Peek At My Book Review
Oct 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, pnr, 2014
Rating : 6 OhHolyShitMyFuckingMindGotExplodedIntoThousandPieces Stars


My Views : First I will suggest that you take the synopsis and Author’s note seriously as the author meant everything that she said. When I was reading the book, there were so many possibilities going on my mind of what will happen, what’s the secret. I was always searching for an answer and I did get half of it right but that SECRET… description

“It was you,” I tell him softly. “You’re the thing that brought me back. You gave me re
Mara YA Mood Reader
New Adult Dark Contemporary with hints of paranormal, 1st person multiple

***update: for some random reason I decided to finish this (I mean I made 3/4 of the way.) And I don't want to say anything to spoil anything but I'm changing my rating from 1 star to 2 stars. The ending was cool. But I had to skip ahead a lot***

***I have DNF'd at 72%

I really tried to give this one an honest go. I wanted to like it. I wanted to love it. But I just. Did. Not.

I don't read contemporary. It's not my thin
Sofii♡ (A Book. A Thought.)

“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
Nov 04, 2014 marked it as to-read
Everyone is reading this right now , and I find the story very intriguing.So I need feedback.Is this worth reading?
Setting: Astoria, Oregon
Steamy times? (view spoiler)
Triggers? None

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This book has a VERY slow build-up, but the blend of mystery and suspense was almost perfection! The storyline dragged a bit (around 69%) with Calla Price's thoughts becoming slightly repetitive and the story still inching towards a makeshift conclusion, but the author's careful use of keywords mad
Allison ❤️Will Never Conquer Her TBR❤️

2.5 Disappointed Stars.

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I'm going to go against popular opinion and not rate Nocte stellar. I went into this book with high hopes of an all-consuming page-turner. I instead had a really difficult time keeping focused on the story. My mind wandered as I read. I set it down often and just couldn't get into it. Any other book, I would've dnf'ed it. But so many friends loved it...I painfully held on.

Unlike 90% of disappointed reviews, I'm NOT going to fill mine with spoilers as this is a book you
One of the books I have been anxiously waiting to read this November was new Courtney Cole novel, Nocte. After so many mysterious teasers and no actual synopsis until the very end, I was so curious to see what it will be about. Am I happy that I read it? Absolutely! But was it what I expected? Sadly, no.

It was unexpectedly expected.

Maybe the problem is me and not the book. This year I've read several novels with the same general idea but different approach. I won't talk about what Nocte is abo
Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘

I'm sorry but

Because I can't stand it anymore. DNF at 42%

I managed to get to 64%.

I finished it! I know, I'm impressed too.

Non review quote!

# 1 "I'm Adair DuBray," he tells me, like he's bestowing a gift or an honor. "But everyone calls me Dare."
I've never seen a name so fitting. So French, so sophisticated, yet his accent is British. He's an enigma. An enigma whose eyes gleam like they're constantly saying Dare me

And #1 bis, because I love you people.

"startingly handsome face"

★★★★ 4 Stars ★★★★

Calla Price lives with her twin brother and parents in a mortuary, she has lived her whole life surrounded by death but nothing could prepare her for when death takes her mother away from her so cruelly. Nocte is the story of Calla trying to cope with this awful event as well as trying to help her brother escape his demons. Finn suffers from Schizo-affective Disorder and she has always been protective of him and their close bond.

"He was my brother, my best friend, half of my
Nov 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 01-signed
I don’t think an hour has passed since I put this book down. One word is on repeat, screaming in my head. Fuck. Over and over again. I can’t even try to string together sentences that could explain a bit of what this story is about. This is in fact one of those books where going in blind is a must. I can only hope that as this book spreads around the book community some jackhole doesn’t decide to ruin it by revealing too much.

I have been a fan of Ms. Cole for some time. I’ve enjoyed her contempi
Nov 30, 2014 rated it it was ok
2.5 stars rounded down. I have many reasons for this.

How am I even supposed to review this? I want to,


lemme try.

I can't place a genre on this book, because while it has one/some, it's too subtle. There's some romance, some dark themes and some something-else-I-don't-care-about. Book, why you tease me?

I should have stopped after halfway, when instead of fervently tapping my Kindle, I was eating fun-sized milky bars and googling Spongebob gifs. Not that the story wasn't interesting, it was...just.
Oct 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Creepy, haunting, mesmerizing and utterly addictive, Courtney Cole’s tantalizing thriller will leave you guessing until the very end.

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Courtney Cole, delivers a spellbinding dark thriller rife with secrets, emotion and romance. Nocte is the kind of novel that flares goosebumps to life on your skin, the kind that gets your heart pounding as you devour every page trying to unravel the twisted layers of the story. A story that revolves around a secret.
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Courtney Cole is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling novelist who would eat mythology for breakfast if she could.

She loves giving advice, loving on her kids, red lipstick and blonde hair dye.

Courtney was born and raised in rural Kansas, but has since migrated south. She now lives in Florida and writes beneath palm trees.

Learn more about Courtney and her books at

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