Title: Lux
Author: Courtney Cole
Release Date: AVAILABLE NOW!!

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.

Lux, the final installment in the Nocte trilogy, is the end. The die has been cast and now the time has come for truth. Lux is the pieces of Calla's shattered mind slowly fighting to piece together that truth. Or as much truth as can be found in her fractured mind's memory. Finn tells Calla that she must go back to the beginning, that death is the beginning. This story is that journey back to the beginning. To the truth. To discovering what's real. To separating fact from lunacy. Or at least, I think it is.

While Lux is the story of the truth coming into the light, it's still very much a story told in riddles. It's confusion and chaos and craziness written in a wickedly stunning style. Lux is the finishing touches on the puzzle but it's still puzzling, still unclear, still unpredictable. The more I believed I understood, the more confused I became. Lux is a dark and twisted wonderland where lies are the truth and dreams are real and lunacy is contrived. Up is down and down is up and nothing is as it seems. It's pointless to try to piece together anything because nothing makes sense until it does. This road has been littered with lies and loss and pain and fear and the destination is unknown.

I'm not sure I can say with absolute certainty that I truly understand what the heck I just read. My brain hurts from processing and theorizing and mentally rewinding. I think I get it, but this story is wacked. It's a cluster of confusion, psychological turmoil, and absolute terror. I'm convinced that I know what it must feel like to feel insane after reading this series, to not trust your own mind, to see and hear and feel things that may or may not be real and not trust one's own instincts to decide. This whole story is a mind-bender of epic proportions. It's unputdownable, it's captivating, it's beautifully written. I just can't decide if Courtney Cole is mad or brilliant. I think both and that's fine by me.

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