Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Book Review! Lux by Courtney Cole (Spoiler Free!)

Lux (The Nocte Trilogy, #3) by Courtney Cole
Publication Date: October 28th, 2015
Genre: NA, Romance, Mystery, 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.

First of all, thank you to Courtney Cole and her publisher for the ARC of my most anticipated release of 2015! I'm so happy to have gotten the chance to read this a little early. Also, side note, this series has the prettiest covers I've ever seen. Underwater images are my FAVOURITE.

My dearest readers,

The poet Dylan Thomas said,

"Do not go gentle in to that good night...
Rage, rage against the dying of the light."

My characters are not gentle.
They raged,
And raged.

I haven't been gentle either,
Not with them,
And not with you,
My words have spun you around,
Tilted you until you didn't know which way was up,
Because we're all a little mad, aren't we?

You had to know Calla's head,
You had to be in her shoes,
You had to feel what she felt,
Because it all had to happen in order.

Now you're at the end.
You're faced with the darkness,
With the truth.
It looms ahead of you,
So close you can touch it.

Go ahead.
Reach out with your finger.
Touch it.
Do it.

I dare you.

The worst part is when the screaming stops. Because silence hides an abundance of sins.
Now, these sorts of books are very hard to review. Especially because this is the third book in such a mind bending series. My brain hurts. I genuinely got to the point where I pulled out my journal and started writing stuff down to sort my thoughts out.

The characters truly made this series what it was. The abundance of personalities and flaws and back stories was what captured my attention from the very first page of the very first book.
I'm a contradiction, an endless, endless contradiction.
With sentences just as disjointed as Calla, the overall feeling of the book was mysterious and unknown. The writing really helped me feel how Calla must have felt and I like that we were so involved, so caught up in the character's feelings that we forget our own names.
He's probably no more than twenty or twenty-one, but everything about him screams man. There's no boy in him. That part of him is very clearly gone. I see it in his eyes, in the way he holds himself, in the perceptive way he takes in his surroundings, then stares at me with singular focus, like we're somehow connected by a tether. He's got a million contradictions in his eyes... aloofness, warmth, mystery, charm and something else I can't define.

He's something hopelessly in style, timelessly romantic.
The twist is oh-so-icky, but I'm very happy with it because I never even suspected that. Never did it cross my mind...

The only flaw with this book was how long it took to release. I say this because I had pretty much forgotten what had happened in book 1 and 2 meaning that as I went through Lux  I had to pick moments up again and remember which means I read a little slower than I normally would have.

The ending was something I was worried about. It's normal that I read a suspense/mystery novel and find myself disappointed by the ending because I guessed it too early or it doesn't make any sense. I was surprised by Lux's ending which is a miracle in itself! Not an ending I would have thought up by any means but an ending I'm happy to have waited for.

Courtney Cole's writing will turn you inside out, upside down. Her words will break your heart, put the pieces back together and shatter you once more. She is a master in the mystery genre!

*This book was given to me for review purposes. All thoughts and opinions are my own.


Courtney Cole is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling 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.

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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1 comment:

  1. Jack Karsten10/31/2015 1:19 am

    Love your review, keep up the good work.