Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Saving Quinton by Jessica Sorensen: Release Day!

SAVING QUINTON by Jessica Sorensen (February 4, 2014; Forever E-Book; $4.99)
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 . . .

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About the author:
Jessica Sorensen is a #1 New York Times and USA Todaybestselling author who lives with her husband and three kids in Idaho. When she's not writing, she spends her time reading and hanging out with her family.

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GIVEAWAY- 5 digital copies of Saving Quinton, and 5 special bound copies.

Christy's 5 star review! :

Saving Quinton (Nova, #2)Saving Quinton by Jessica Sorensen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 I want to save you stars!

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It’s been almost a a year. A year since Nova Reed has seen Quinton Carter. Nova has spent the last year healing. Getting her life back on track. She’s doing the best she can in school, with her family and friends. No matter how good she’s doing, she can’t forget about him. Quinton. The boy who made her feel again. She knows from a few phone calls, Quinton has spiraled even further out of control. Nova can’t do nothing. She makes it her mission. To help him. To save him.

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Quinton has been a mess. Going further and further into drug abuse. Not caring what happens to him, anything or anyone around him. He is going towards a downward spiral and it feels like it’s too late to do anything but go further down. And he doesn’t care. Everything Quinton has ever cared for is gone. Everyone is gone. And all thats left are the drugs. The numbing. The slowly killing himself, one line at a time.

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Nova gets to Vegas where she knows Quiniton will be and finds him. She is in shock. She knew it would be bad, but this is worse than she could have imagined. The way he’s living, and the way the drugs have taken their toll over the last year, it shocks her.

Quinton can’t believe his eyes. Nova Reed is standing before him. Why is she here? What does she want? She just wanted to see him, to check on him? No one has cared to do that in a very long time. It gets him thinking.
I still can’t stop thinking about Nova... how she showed up last night. Showed up to see me. I’m still trying to process it. That someone would actually want to come see me, actually care enough about me to take the time to do so.

Spending time together isn’t easy for either of them, but Nova feels its necessary. It’s difficult for her to see him this way, but she can’t just leave him like this. She cares about him. The feelings she had for him have never really went away. Quinton is in self destruction mode. He has spent the last year not caring about anyone or anything. But there is something about Nova. Something that makes him want to care. Is it enough?
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.

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Quinton is starting to make small changes, enough to make Nova hope. Hope that things will get better. Hope that he will be able to turn his life around. Quinton feels the changes too, but he doesn’t know what to do. He can’t quit the drugs, the self destruction and self hate. He feels for Nova, but are his feelings for her stronger than the hate he has for himself?
I’m changing and I don’t like it. I’m feeling things and I don’t like it. My self-destruction plan is becoming complicated and I don’t like it. I don’t like anything at the moment, yet I keep doing the same things over and over again. Keep seeing Nova. Letting her affect me- change me. But I can’t seem to help it.

Lets be honest. I know when starting a Jessica Sorensen book I can expect a few things. Broken characters, tears, emotions all over the place, and the possibility of a gnarly cliffhanger. This book lived up to my JS expectations. Sometimes I wonder why I do this to myself. Reading her books can stress me out, make me crazy emotional and waiting for the next book in one of her series can be like torture. Plain and simple- I like to FEEL. She is a favorite author of mine because she can make me feel in almost every book she writes. And the writing is superb.

Now how I felt about the book and characters- Nova’s strength was good to see. Nothing better than seeing a damaged character regain their strength. I loved that she never gave up on Quinton. No matter how bad things got, she wanted to be there for him, to help him. Quinton... my poor broken boy. I felt so bad for Quinton. He broke my heart. I’m just trying to keep the hope alive that things will be better for him in the next book. That he will be able to clean up, forgive himself and heal. Saving Quinton isn’t an easy book to read. Heavy drug use, tough subject matter etc. If you’ve read Breaking Nova, you get it. This takes it to a bit of a different level. I was on edge the entire time I was reading. Was I happy with the ending? Somewhat. It could have ended in a worse way. Is there a cliffhanger? Yes. Of course there is. But it isn’t brutal. The next book in this series is scheduled to be released in April (thank god) so not much longer. If you can handle the tough material, and you’re in the mood for an emotional, beautifully broken series, I recommend you pick these books up!

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I know how hard it is to breathe again and it makes me understand, even though I don’t want to, that Quinton might not give in and let me help him breathe. That maybe all of this was pointless and no matter how hard you try to save someone, it might not turn out the way you want it.


**ARC provided by publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review**

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