Saturday, 25 April 2015

Book Review (468): Saving Quinton (Nova #2) - Jessica Sorensen

Saving Quinton (Nova #2)

Publication: 3rd February 2015
Publisher: Forever
Pages: 416
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age Appropriate: New Adult
Buy It: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
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 . . .
My Thoughts.
Saving Quinton was I would say more heart-wrenching than the first book Breaking Nova, the sense of devastation and defeat is at times so depressing, but sometimes you have to hit rock bottom to realise that things need to change, and in this book things definitely get really bad.

This book is sometimes hard to get through, the look into a life of drug users/dealers is far from pretty, not only the psychological but the physical effects the drugs take on your mind and body is extreme, until you're nothing but a shell of the person you used to be, some people don't want to be helped and believe in their minds that going down this road is what they deserve, this could not be more true for the characters in this book.

I'm not going to go too much into this story because I don't want to spoil anything for anybody who hasn't yet picked up any of the books, just know that drug use has spiraled completely out of control with Quinton and some other characters from the previous book, even moving onto the heavier drugs, just to be able to forget and not to feel anything, Nova who has gotten herself on the right path is determined to track down Quinton and convince him to go to rehab and that his life is worth living.

I shed a few tears throughout Saving Quinton, not only for Nova and Quinton but for Tristan and even Delilah whom I've come to immensely dislike, it's a life that I could only imagine and dread, the worthlessness these characters feel is just distressing and the realisation that this is their life and they are probably going to die from it makes for a story that's dark, depressing and heart-breaking.

I can't wait for the next book, I really need to know what's going to happen next, these books whilst focusing on a difficult subject are just so addictive and I find myself flying through them once I pick them up.

For people looking for a new adult series that's a whole lot more darker than your average contemporary romance then definitely give the Nova series a go.

I give this 4/5 stars.

The New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Jessica Sorensen, lives with her husband and three kids. When she’s not writing, she spends her time reading and hanging out with her family.

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