Saving Quinton (Nova #2)
By Jessica Sorensen
Published February 4th, 2014
Forever / Grand Central Publishing
New Adult | Contemporary Romance
Source: Received from Forever (via NetGalley) in exchange for an unbiased review (THANK YOU!)
About the book:
Nova Reed can’t forget him-Quinton Carter, the boy with the honey-brown eyes who made her realize she deserved more than an empty life. His pain was so similar to her own. But Nova has been coming to terms with her past and healing, while Quinton is out there somewhere, sinking deeper. She’s determined to find him and help him . . . before it’s too late.
Nova has haunted his dreams for nearly a year-but Quinton never thought a sweet, kind person like her would care enough about a person like him. To Quinton, a dark, dangerous life is exactly what he deserves. And Nova has no place in it. But Nova has followed him to Las Vegas, and now he must do whatever it takes to keep her away, to maintain his self-imposed punishment for the unforgivable things he’s done. But there’s one flaw in his plan: Nova isn’t going anywhere . . .
As I was approaching the end of Breaking Nova, I knew I had to have the next book in my hands. After a frantic search to make sure it was even OUT, I was lucky to find it on NetGalley. Phew, crisis averted.
Spoiler Alert: If you haven’t read Breaking Nova, this review will make no sense what-so-ever. You’ve been warned!!!
Even though this series was panning out to be such a toll on my psyche, I was truly invested in Quinton’s soul and his redemption. Between Quinton and Nova, his character was the one that I felt the most sorry for (yes, I’m aware my grammar sucks). Even though it felt like both “kids” were being punished for things out of their control, his punishment seemed a bit harsher, more brutal. But that’s just my opinion. I’m sure a book club could dissect that query for hours on end.
At the beginning of Saving Quinton, Nova is recovering. She’s healing and even without all the answers, she’s strong and brave. So brave that she’s determined to make it her mission to save Quinton. But he’s in a self-imposed hell. And he doesn’t believe for one second that he deserves to come back from hell.
Yes, this book was savage, merciless, and a complete kick in my gut.
My review is completely based on a combination of reading and skimming. After just coming off Breaking Nova, I was shredded. That’s about the best word for it. So after reading for a while and seeing what was happening to Quinton, what he was doing to himself, I had to start speed reading/skimming. Again, Ms. Sorensen’s writing was mesmerizing and the story wasn’t a straight line heading in any direction I could predict. So a skimmin’ I went. Hey, I’ve got a family to keep happy and only so many happy pills in my medicine cabinet. A girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do…
The ending… *sniff, sniff*
It’s not easy but it works. My stomach still clenches thinking about how Quinton got there. YES, I will be reading the next book in the series, Nova and Quinton: No Regrets. I’m hopeful this will be a happy ending for them…
About the author:
Jessica Sorensen is the author of The New York Times and USA Today Bestsellers, The Secret of Ella and Micha, The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden, and Breaking Nova, which are New Adult Contemporary novels. She also writes Paranormal series, including the Fallen Star Series, Shattered Promises, Darkness Falls, and the Death Collectors. She loves writing and reading and is an avid watcher of TV series The Vampire Diaries and Modern Family. An immense music lover, Jessica immerses herself in her music as she writes. She has a broad taste in music, and a list of favorite songs that goes on for miles! A few of her current favorite bands are Chevelle, Rise Against, Alkaline Trio, Brand New, Death Cab for Cutie, Flight 409, and Nirvana. Some of Jessica’s favorite “watch it over, and over again” movies include Anywhere but Here, Juno, Pride and Prejudice, The Hangover, and Bad Teacher.
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