Tuesday, February 18, 2014

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

Title: Saving Quinton
Series: Nova, #2
Author: Jessica Sorensen
Category: Romance/ Contemporary
Genre: New Adult/ Mature content
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 
*ARC Received From NetGalley for an honest review*
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  

I think something is a bit off with me, why you ask? Well because I love an emotional book that’s dark, gritty, and just emotionally plays with your heart. I do, in fact, crave books like this. I love emotional turmoil. I find that odd, and I’m not sure what that says about me. I can, however, say one thing; Saving Quinton was just the kind of emotionally intense book I just love.

I fall in love with this series, the characters and their situation, when I read the first book. It was quite a ride. And Saving Quinton was a great next book in the series. And just as emotional! I love where the book picked up and seeing where the characters were at. And though it hurt my heart, I couldn’t get enough of the characters!
"Hope is what keeps me searching for Quinton- what makes me determined to find him and help him."
I’m really happy to see where Nova was in this book. She has overcome a lot and really made something of herself. But her past still clings to her in many ways. Quinton being a major person in her past whom she just can’t move on from. Something I do admire about Nova is her determination. When she set her mind to find Quinton and help him, really made me respect her character. And, of course, how Nova cares so much for Quinton.

Quinton is definitely a character I like. However, he really broke my heart in this one. Where he was at, just took my breath away. I can’t help but feel for him and want him to get better. I don’t want to go into where he was mentally and emotionally-don’t want to spoil anything, but I will say seeing him and his struggles just broke my heart. And I cannot wait to see him overcome his situation because I have a feeling he will.

There were also a few side characters I really enjoyed getting to know. Some I even got attached to and became very proud of. And something I must point out, getting the story from both Nova and Quinton’s POV really made the story that much more… I don’t know… heart wrenching. 
Nova was the light and I was stuck in the shadows...
Jessica Sorenson knows how to deliver heart wrenching stories that’ll split you open and make you hurt. Yet, she adds an underlining of hope you just cling to. I think that is why I like reading her books so much. No matter who gritty and dark and emotionally stressed they make me, I can always feel that hope.

I think the book moved at a very decent pace and that everything built naturally. It did take a while for some things to get rolling, but I never complained. Well, except for that cliffhanger! Dear lord, that cliffhanger (I really need the next book)!! Besides that, I really got lost in this book.

All in all, I think Saving Quinton is a great addition to the series. It made my heart hurt, yes, but also made me very hopeful. It was dark and so very scary real. Gritty and consuming. Definitely not for the faint of heart! But I do recommend this series to those who love books that are like that! 


  1. I love the emotional gritty reads, so if there is something wrong with you then there is something wrong with me as well lol! This sounds like a great series! Awesome review!

  2. I crave books liek this too, there is nothing wrong with you, unless it is wrong with me too, lol

  3. Oh wow Magen!! What a beautiful review!! I have been hanging to read this book for ages and after that review I need to dive in to see what has happened with Quinton!! I loved the first book in this series so much and I know it's going to be just as dark.... I'm looking forward to it!!

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

  4. Idk, I was a bit blah with the first book so I was on the fence about reading this one, but I do wanna know what happens to Quinton. I wish I loved dark, gritty books as much as you, haha. Great review!

  5. I love emotional books that are intense and play with your feelings too. I love to cry when a book is fantastic and emotional because I feel close to the characters and they feel so real sometimes, just like friends.

    Great review.

  6. Amazing Review Magen. I love books like this also. I know a lot of people don't, but dark, gritty, and emotional stories are my favorite. This story made me experience so much pain and heartache for Quinton, and it seems like Jessica Sorensen's stories always make me cry. I loved Nova's persistence when it came to helping Quinton, and agree that we are given hope. I'm really looking forward to the next installment in their series, and hoping for a happily ever after.

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape


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