Verum by Courtney Cole || Mother of curve-balls!

February 1, 2015 | Posted by Genesis in Book Reviews | 3 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.
Verum by Courtney Cole || Mother of curve-balls!Verum
by Courtney Cole
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Psychological, Romance, Suspense
Publication Date: February 2, 2015 by Lakehouse Press Inc.
Format: eARC
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5 Stars
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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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I don’t even know what I read. My mind is a complete mess. I thought Nocte was a mess but VerumVerum is way past craziness. It’s..I can’t… I don’t think I’ll be sane enough after this and what to think of life. My review might end up being a mess but it’s because I still can’t form coherent thoughts on this.

Verum continues right where Nocte left off, that Calla needed to ask Dare something. But of course, in a book full of secrets, Calla needs to figure out everything on her own. The people by her side are merely there to guide her. The twists and turns this story has…everything is dark.

I knew that getting into Verum was going to be difficult. Why? Because I knew this was going to fuck with my head but I never could have imagined what this book had in store for the reader. It is darker than Nocte, darker than any book I’ve read.

I high-lighted a bunch of things of this book so I wouldn’t miss a thing. I thought I had it figured out…I really did but no. Courtney Cole just had to throw the mother of curve-balls at us, the kind you never see coming even with glasses. I definitely thought Nocte was a slap to my face until I read Verum. Nocte‘s slap was mild compared to Verum‘s slap to my face. Verum was more like pushed down the stairs, smashed a vase on my head then the slap that throws me on the floor. After that, a kick to my stomach that leaves me gasping for air.

The mystery, the suspens…they don’t end. They never stop. They will follow you until the last page. You may want to rip your hair out because this book will really mess with your head. I think the reason many people have liked this series is because it is not paranormal nor fantasy nor dystopian, yada yada yada. It is contemporary but it is psychological, meaning these things can happen in real life. Maybe not Calla’s story but the conditions that are presented in the book can happen and that is what’s scary.

The truth is revealed and believe me, you won’t be prepared for it. What you thought you knew, you might as well throw it out of a window because you won’t be correct. The truth is much darker than I had anticipated.

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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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