How fitting that Cole would quote Alice in Wonderland in this book
Because reading this story felt just like Alice falling down the rabbit hole into Crazytown.
Seriously. In the first book, you knew something was off, there was a sense of unease, an increasing build of tension that snapped in the end, And once it did and you discovered things weren’t what they appeared, even though devastating, you had that few minutes where you thought that maybe, just maybe after some therapy and time, healing could begin. And then WHAM! You get clobbered with a hell of a cliffhanger letting you know that things still aren’t finished and you don’t even know the half of it.
So if the first book, Nocte, was unsettling, than you could say that Verum was unhinged. It was a slightly different experience, as most crazy people don’t know that they’re crazy, and Calla was actually hip to the fact that her mind wasn’t exactly the most reliable of sources. But I actually think that amped things up to a whole new level. To be aware that you can’t trust what you see, what you hear, what you know. That’s enough to drive you over the edge that you’re already teetering on, don’t you think?
While I loved trying to discern reality from fantasy, grasping at the thinnest of straws and all that, I was disappointed to not really get any answers until another major cliffhanger at the end of this book. I mean obviously I really dig this story, but I kind of wanted to drop kick my kindle across the room after that ending.
It was an awesome twist, don’t get me wrong. But yet again we are left with a few nagging questions answered just to raise even more unabatingly maddening questions! Clearly I will be reading the next book because…
I received a copy of this book from Badass Marketing in exchange for an honest review.