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 . . .
“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 save”
Jessica Sorensen’s writing has always held a special place in my heart and the sequel to Breaking Nova was no different. Saving Quinton isn’t what I would call a “normal” New Adult novel. It’s really dark and deals with a lot of difficult subject matter such as heavy drug use, death and suicide.
***If you haven’t read Breaking Nova yet please don’t continue as there will be spoilers for the first book in the series***
Saving Quinton picks up right where Breaking Nova left off, 9 months have passed since Nova left for school and left Quinton behind and is leaps and bounds better than when she left. She’s planning on coming home and spending the summer hanging out with her new best friend and roommate Lea when Nova finds out that Quinton and the whole group has relocated to Las Vegas and is into some pretty heavy drug use. Dead set on saving Quinton because she seems to continue she failed to save Landon before.
This is a lot darker read than I was expecting and I really enjoyed it. Quinton as stubborn and flawed as he is still managed to evoke a lot of feeling in me and I have a lot of respect for Nova. Her perseverance is really commendable she refuses to give up on Quinton when he’d given up on himself. Since the last time she’d seen him he’d fallen even deeper into addiction eventually turning to crystal meth!
There was a lot of detail on the effects of drug abuse woven throughout the book. Sorensen did a really good job at painting a pretty accurate picture of just how far addiction can take you. The secondary characters all aid in showing just how far an addict will go to get their fix.
I will warn that this book does end in a cliffhanger and I wish I’d known that ahead of time! I hate cliffhangers so much. All in all I really enjoyed this book and I’d recommend it. However I will say that anyone with addiction problems might want to avoid itm as it may be a trigger.
Rating: 4/5 Stars
Disclaimer: I received this book in exchange for an honest review from Netgalley.