VERUM : The Nocte Trilogy

  • by Courtney Cole
  • Narrated by Simone Tetrault
  • Series: The Nocte Trilogy
  • 6 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.


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Customer Reviews

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not as good as the first book

good book...... really Crazy. i had a hard time focusing on the book. my mind kept wandering away and eventually i got tired of rewinding. does that mean i was bored? no. This book is meant to be read, with your full attention. I can't offer that.
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- Bright, D

A total mind game - my head hurts

I am so lost after reading book 2 in this trilogy. I loved the first book, Nocte. It flowed well and had an incredible twist at the end that I did not see coming. But this book had so many layers to it, and the reader isn't necessarily routed in reality reading it, so I feel like I'm in a fog and clueless. At each corner, I'm wondering if it's a hallucination, a delusion, or reality - it can get frustrating.

In this book, we travel with Calla and Dare back to England to visit her mother's family's estate. There are so many questions we're faced with to answer. Who is the boy in the gray hoodie? What does Calla's future hold after each reading of her cards? She feels like she's being watched...but by who? What the heck is Dare hiding? With this part of the mystery, you could come up with a billion different scenarios to get ahead of the story, but we don't actually find out confirmed details. We're left hanging at the end to wait out this mind game until book 3, Lux, releases.

“…your mind is closed. You don’t see things for what they are, you see things for what you think they should be.”

I do love how Courtney Cole writes. A staunch English major or copy editor would go nuts reading this one with its run-on sentences, lack of punctuation and repetitive words...but I call it brilliance. It flows like it's human. It flows like I'm riding a continuous wave into the beach. As a reader, I truly feel like I'm in Calla's mind - as scary as it is in there. And some of the most interesting quotes to include in a story...

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

"It's a rabbit hole and I'm the rabbit and I'm crazy."

I need Lux, like ASAP!
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- Jennifer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-24-2015
  • Publisher: Audible Studios