Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Review: Verum by Courtney Cole

Title: Verum
Author: Courtney Cole
Series: Book Two in the Nocte Series
Published By: Lakehouse Press (February 2, 2015)
Source: Purchased
Genre: NA Mystery/Contemporary
My Rating: 3.5 Stars


Book Description:
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.







Courtney Cole is seriously messing with me. And while I did predict much more in this than I did the first, I am still dying with anticipation with what exactly will be and will happen in book three.

Once again this was a crazy messed up ride and I loved every single minute of it, even the predictable parts and even the parts the contradicted each other, however frustrating it was at times.

I don't know how she does it, but she manages to suck me right into the story and I have to read it. I. Have. To. 

In one sitting no less. Goodbye all those others things I needed to get done today.
None of it matters but this story and finally, finally learning the truth. Learning all the secrets and lies and horribleness. 

And I did learn them. Most of them. Okay, not even close to all of them. 

And now I want more. I want ALL of them. And I might go crazy because that ending about killed me. I won't accept anything less than a happy ending and now I fear I won't get it. Not at all. And I just might hate Cole for that. Just a little. And I might love her too, just a little. 

So why the only 3.5 star rating? Because as much as I loved this, some of it was predictable and not a lot actually happened. Sure a lot was revealed but action wise, not so much. The hot and coldness of Calla towards Dare bothered me, a lot, and I am hoping everything with them will finally come to light in the last book, at least it better Ms. Cole, it better. 






36 comments:

  1. Too bad about the predictability of the story and I hope you'll have the end you want. I know the feeling!

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  2. The cover is stunning, it's a shame it was predictable.. thank you for sharing a great review x <3 Benish | Feminist Reflections

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  3. I haven't read a book by this author, but I can relate. I've recently read Confess by Colleen Hoover and I feel the same thing. As much as I was totally into the story, it just wasn't up to par with her previous work. Great review, Ali!

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  4. I still haven't read book 1 in the series yet, but I'll binge read them when book 3 comes out. I love how you kept your review mysterious! :D
    I'm a little sad that it's a bit predictable, but I'm glad you still managed to enjoy it, Ali! :)
    Lovely review!

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    1. Bing reading them would be a great idea!

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  5. "I won't accept anything less than a happy ending and now I fear I won't get it. Not at all."

    Uh-oh Ali. That doesn't sound good! I need my happy ending! Obviously not every book in a series needs to end happily, but I need the main character and love interest to be alive (and together) when all is said and done, anything other than that causes me stress ;-) I have my fingers crossed for you with the next book!

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    1. Thanks so much Jenny! I am really hoping that I will get some kind of HEA.

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  6. I hate the hot and cold behavior, it drives me nuts! I think I might have the first book. I like the sound of the secrets too.

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  7. Bummer that this one wasn't as solid. I hope that you continue to love the series with the next book.

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  8. Great review I know exactly what you mean about a one-sitting read, my dishes know, my laundry knows, my cooking knows LOL ;)

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    1. LOL, glad I am not the only one! :P

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  9. This is an author I have yet to try. It is hard when aspects are enjoyable, and others leave you wanting more.

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    1. She is a good author but I would wait to start this until they are all out, you will just be frustrated otherwise!

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  10. Thanks for sharing your thoughts concerning the rating - it's good you like the book, despite its flaws.

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    1. I did like it and even feelings of frustration, are better than nothing at all. ;)

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  11. Very mysterious, Ali! This sounds like a read that you could not put down and enjoyed despite some predictability. I hope book three gives you that ending *crosses fingers* and I think I'll wait to hear your thoughts then, but I'm very curious. Also, I know exactly what you mean about enjoying the story, yet you know not much happened to further the plot. Those darn characters running hot and cold!
    Great review :)

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  12. dosen't sound like something I will like :D Lovely Review

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  13. I love that feeling that I HAVE to read something. Now that's a good kind of an addiction.

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  14. Predictability or not, now I am really dying to read it. Great review as always Ali.

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    1. Yay! It is a good read, just crazy at the same time.

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  15. I'm sorry this one was as exciting. I'm glad you still liked it enough, and I hope you get a happy ending!

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  16. I've never heard of this series until I saw this cover pop up all over Facebook. Looked intriguing so I checked it out on Goodreads. Now I really, badly want to get started on the books. Great review!

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  17. I love when I get sucked into a story and can't put it down! Glad you enjoyed this even if it was kind of a middle book. Great review!

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