LUX by Courtney Cole || Release Day Review

October 28, 2015 | Posted by Genesis in Book Reviews | 6 Comments

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
LUX by Courtney Cole || Release Day ReviewLUX
by Courtney Cole
Series: Nocte Trilogy #3
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal, Psychological, Romance
Publication Date: November 28, 2015 by Lakehouse Press Inc.
Format: eARC
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3.5 Stars
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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.

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

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Lux is the final book in the Nocte trilogy! I loved Nocte, Verum and Initium a lot! The mind-fuck I went through each one was crazy yet amazing because I was close to losing my mind. You think Never Never by Colleen Hoover had a cliff-hanger? Then you do not know what a cliff-hanger is. I always say that Nocte was the series that helped me suspect everyone in a book where mystery exists so it’s no surprise that Never Never was predictable to me. The Nocte trilogy kept me guessing from every angle. I couldn’t pin-point what happened, who had done what, just everything!

Lux was a major mind-fuck. I was so confused through at least 76% of the book and I was sure I was going to send my medical psychiatric bill to Courtney but sadly, that wasn’t the case. I was expecting for the ultimate twist to the story, what everyone has been hiding, to have a psychological aspect to it like the rest of the story, right? I mean, wouldn’t you? This book had another aspect that played a part and I feel betrayed because the previous books didn’t have this aspect and all of a sudden, bam! Here you go! I felt like someone played with my emotions. I really wasn’t expecting the route this book ended up in. I do have to admit it was very creative from Courtney’s part.

“We’re all a bit mad, aren’t we?”

Other than that, the characters are so complex which made the story all the more exciting! Don’t even try to find logic in the story nor in them. You could go insane if you try. The writing of the story is definitely dark yet beautiful and poetic-like. I’m giving this 3.5 stars because I highly enjoyed everything until 76%. I really hope you guys read this series though because it is worth it. You will go down the rabbit hole and will try to make sense of things. Here is a warning: don’t even try.


Don’t forget to read where it all started! Nocte and Verum are currently on sale for .99 cents!

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Nocte: AmazonBarnes & NobleiBooksKobo • Goodreads • My Review

Verum: AmazonBarnes & NobleiBooksKobo • Goodreads • My Review

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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  • I own the first book of the trilogy but haven’t gotten to it. Sounds like a great series though!! I am sorry the ending seemed to not live up to the rest of the series. Great review!

    Grace @ Rebel Mommy Book Blog recently posted: Review ~ The Martian
    • Even though the ending wasn’t what I was expecting, the series is worth it. The first two books and the prequel are so worth it.

  • I’m so in love with these covers!!!! I have the first and second books, as you know, so I hope I can fit them into my reading schedule soon. I’m not sure they will be for me, but I’m super excited to check them out! 🙂

    Lisa @ Lost in Literature recently posted: Bookish Inspirations ~ Halloween Edition!! 10.28.15
    • The first book cover is my favorite! You really do have to check them out.

  • Hm I want to read it just to see how it ends, but man, the 2nd book really soured me. It was like the author was trying too hard with the mind-fucking by trying to confusing the reader and going round-and round, with things not fully matching up. I don’t know. Maybe being prepared by what you said about the ending, I can try to just take it for what it is, ya know?

    Christy LoveOfBooks recently posted: Brother by Ania Ahlborn
  • Well, I just went and bought the first book. You sold me. haha