Sunday 8 February 2015

Review ~ Saving Quinton (Nova #2) by Jessica Sorensen

**ARC Received for honest review**

Review by Donna ~ 4.5 Stars

“And my future, well it seems pretty much dead, like I’m walking towards a coffin, ready to tuck myself in and pull the lid shut. Then maybe someone will do me the favor of burying me below the dirt, where I can stop breathing, stop thinking…”

This is the second book in this series, the first being Breaking Nova, therefore I would recommend reading Breaking Nova first. This book is an emotional roller coaster. As you all know I love emotion, I crave it and at times this book was intense, I was in heaven...and hell. This book is not pretty, it is heavy on the angst with a lot of emotions thrown in for good measure. It covers tough subjects especially drug abuse and I am not talking about the odd dabble either.

Nova has not seen Quinton for quite a while and cannot stop thinking about him and it seems Quinton is the same, even through his drug induced daze and stupors thoughts of Nova are the only light in his darkness. Nova decides to try and track Quinton down, and that is no easy task.

Quinton is drowning in guilt, depression and drugs, his life is on a downward spiral and he seems intent on destroying himself. Guilt is an awful emotion and it is eating away at Quinton, he is on the slippery slope and it seemingly can only end one way.

“I wake up every morning feeling content that I’m drowning in darkness. Blissfully, mind-numingly content, without worrying or being haunted by my fucked-up past because I can’t feel a fucking thing. At least after I take my first hit.”

Nova does finally find Quinton after a lot of searching and she is shocked by what she finds, this is not the Quinton she knows. Nova has been saved and now it is Quinton’s turn. She wants him to know he is missed, he is loved and he is cared out. He has to let the guilt go and that is going to be the hardest thing along with letting go to everything else.

This book will hurt when you read it, Jessica Sorensen is never one to deliver a traditional romance, you know that you are always going to have broken and flawed characters, their romantic interests will never be run of the mill but there are always so many hidden, underlying messages that bring her characters to life.

“Nova was the light and I was stuck in the shadows all the time except for a few moments when she touched me, kissed me, let me touch her, and I couldn’t avoid her light…”

There are many times I wanted to slap Quinton, believe me, he is not the most lovable character in this book but you cannot help but empathise. Nova was a saint in this book, there is only so many knock backs a person can take but she dug in deep and never gave up.

“How did I get to this place? How did I think living this life would be better than being dead?”

This book is intense, it is not an easy read but it was a fantastic instalment. I love Jessica’s writing style and you cannot help but be drawn into this tale of woe, it was an extremely addicting read. I must admit the flashbacks were rather annoying and did interrupt the flow of the story for me but other than that, I loved it all.

I cannot wait to see where book 3 takes us, hopefully it will be full of happy!!

“How do you get through to someone who doesn’t want you to get to them? How do you save someone who doesn’t want to be saved?”

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