Review: Verum by Courtney Cole

Title: Verum
Author: Courtney Cole

Genre: New Adult Dark Romance
Publisher: Lake House Press

Pub Date: February 2, 2015
Rating: 4 Stars

Our thoughts...

The second installment in this anticipated series left me with more questions than Nocte itself. We pick up right where we left off in Nocte. Calla is still struggling with what is happening in her life, and is getting ready to continue on with her journey.

After reading the first half of the book I kept searching, searching, searching. I wasn’t given a lot of new information, just the same questions from Calla over and over again with nobody giving her answers. We meet several new people in this unfolding story that will later serve a purpose. Calla travels with Dare to England where her mother Laura’s family is nothing less than prominent. We learn that Calla’s grandmother Eleanor, has decided to move Calla into the family estate, where Calla will be provided for and have some stipulations under the guise of Eleanor to claim her inheritance due to everyone in the family being dead sans her and Dare. Since Calla’s parents, Brother Finn, and Dare’s parents/step dad have all died in Car accidents in the past.

Here is where things get a little tricky. Nothing, and I repeat nothing in Nocte gave us anything that mattered, because everything has changed. Without giving to much away Calla has to find out the answers to all the secrets for why everyone is dead, and what evil grandma Eleanor’s agenda is, and why Dare is keeping secrets from her. She doesn’t know if she is coming or going most of the time.

“It’s the rabbit hole, and I am the rabbit, and I’m crazy.”

Oh yeah by the last fifty percent of the book I started believing I was going crazy. Things started shaping up slowly, and we learned that not everything appeared to be what it was in the first half. By the end we learn what some of Dare’s secret was, as well as what is actually happening to Calla, and why everything seems to be a jumbled mess in her mind. There are still quite a few unanswered questions that should shape up nicely once the final installment is out this summer.

4 Stars


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