By: Jessica Sorensen
Release Date: February 4, 2014
Series: Nova #2
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 . .
I’ve been reading a lot of books by Jessica Sorensen lately. I know there are a lot of broken people in this world and her books have been an amazing way to highlight those particular experiences that not everyone can have or have to deal with. This book went beyond that level as it dives deep into the world of drugs, so deep you just can’t wait until they hit rock bottom so that someone somewhere can finally save them all.
This book makes me want to be one of those people although I’m not going to lie I’m not part of this underbelly that subsides in the dark corners that we are just too afraid to look at (me included) and I don’t think I could handle being around this lifestyle at all. We are back with Nova and Quinton (Nova is still a really great name). Quinton is still in deep with drugs and the strength and willingness to want to die away is getting to him. He’s doing harder and harder drugs as the book goes on all the while Nova randomly appears and is trying to save him. A lot easier said than done as she learns. Tristen is also very much out of it and I think he is even worse off than Quinton, but still we don’t focus on him as much as we should. Nova after all feels that she can only save one of them at a time and Quinton is her choice.
We find them in Vegas, completely strung out living in filth and it’s just overall a horrible experience, like I said I definitely couldn’t do it. It’s depressing to see Quinton, Tristen, Dylan and Delilah living the way they are living and I wish I could get them all out, well maybe not Dylan because he’s grown quite angry and mean. The characters have shown depth in this book, there are so many layers and reasons as to why they do the things they do and you can’t help for feel for them. It makes you want to make them believe that they are worth something and sometimes things just happen. There are definitely different ways to deal with things and they have all taken the easy yet hard way out.
It was tough reading this book, not because of the book itself but because of the contents really gets you down into the nitty gritty of things. This book was definitely something to read and experience. I love Jessica Sorensen’s books and her worlds are always so very intense. You will not get straight out romance out of these books. And even a kiss is something to work up to in this series. So much guilt and depression, it’s just amazing and how wonderful did they reference the show intervention. Made me laugh but it shows that sometimes TV shows like that really do help.
Love the cover, the series, just everything about this.
I received this book from NetGalley and Forever (Grand Central Publishing), so that I may give my honest opinion and a review. Whether it is good or not please do not let it discourage you from purchasing/reading the book yourself and forming your own opinion. What might be good for me may not be good for you and vice versa. With that said, Happy Reading Everyone!!!