Saturday, February 1, 2014

Review: Saving Quinton by Jessica Sorensen

Title: Saving Quinton
Author: Jessica Sorensen
Series: Book Two in the Nova Series
Published By: Forever ((Hachette) February 4, 2014)
Source: ARC Copy Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
My Rating: 4 Stars!


Book Description:
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 . . .











After feeling so despondent and rung out from Breaking Nova, I almost, almost, didn't want to even pick this one up. Breaking Nova, tore my heart out and mangled it. I ached for Quinton and I was in anguish over what would become of him. How could the ending have been so brutal and so hard to live with? Why couldn't I get him out of my head?

I knew if I picked this up that once again my heart would be ripped out and stomped on, more than likely, more than once but I did it anyways. Oh why must I torture myself with these hard realistic, heartbreaking reads?

Because, simply put, the writing and the journey make it all worth it, oh yes, they do. And Sorensen knows how to write them. So raw and gritty and sometimes you are so put off and disgusted by what happens to those beautiful characters that she writes, that even though you love her for her writing and having  created them in the first place, you can't help but hate her for all the pain she puts them through as well. 

And just like I suspected from the very beginning this wasn't an easy read. Once again it was gut churning and sad and there was a lot of heartache along the way for all involved. It was gritty and some scenes left me feeling dirty and in need of a good shower simply because I could so vividly see Quinton's surroundings and the living conditions he was in. It was awful. 

There are some tough situations and scenarios and unfortunately not a whole lot of happiness or light moments, in fact, I think this might have felt darker than the first one. But the writing was captivating and real if not raw feeling.

Truly my heart broke for everyone and my only real complaint was the ending. Where was my happily ever after? Was that really how it ended? Is there going to be another one, because dang it, there better be. I did not put that much time, emotion and feeling into this to be left hanging like that. I don't even know what to think other than once again I am left wishing that I would have waited to start this one until all the books were out. Until I knew for sure that it had an ending or maybe even a beginning for Quinton and Nova.

Am I disappointed? No, not really, just anxious for the next and anxious for all to have their happily ever after like I so desperately want them to have.







*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*

18 comments:

  1. I love her writing, and am so behind on her books..I need to just schedule them in. Lovely review Ali :)

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  2. Okay, until I know there will be a third and final book I flatly refuse to read Breaking Nova, I refuse! There, now she'll have to write one... :-)

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  3. I've been needing happier, funny books lately. I'm sure I'll need heartache soon, though. ;D

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    1. This will be a good one to start when you are ready for this kind of read Christy. ;)

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  4. I have heard such amazing books about this author. I love books that break your heart and this one seems to destroy it. I like it. Anyhow I'm glad you picked this one after the first one and that you enjoyed it. Great review, Ali :)

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    1. They are all definitely very much emotional reads and I couldn't read them every day but every once in a while they are just the type of reads I need.

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  5. Okay, I have this one to read also, but I was waiting on it before reading the first one, because I remembered your review from it. Now I think I am going to have to wait to see if there is a third, because I think I would be a wreck at the end. I am doing the release day launch for this, but I think I just might have to put of the review. Don't know if my heart can take it. You review was so moving and real.

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    1. Awww thanks so much Ellen, it was a hard read and I do still sort of wish I would have waited but I am pretty sure there will be a third. There just has to be!

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  6. I haven't read any of her books yet, but I've heard a lot of good things!

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    1. You should definitely give them a try.

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  7. I really like Jessica Sorenson, and I have been afraid of picking these up because of the tissue factor. But knowing that it's worth it, I will give these a try.

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    1. I hope you do try something of her's, she really is a great writer.
      Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  8. I almost requested this one, but then I realized this was part of the series and was like oh pooh.. but wow does the series sound emotional O_O
    but with everything going on in this series, it does sound like one I would want to read after all are out or else I'll be thrown a tantrum heh.

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    1. It can be really hard waiting, especially if the wait is a long time because you never want to forget anything.

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  9. Wow this sounds like a beautiful but emotional read! I think I'll learn from your beautiful review and wait until all the books are out so I can save myself some of the in-between books angst. So glad to hear you loved this even if the wait is tough! Lovely review :-)

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