Friday, January 24, 2014

REVIEW - Breaking Nova by Jessica Sorensen #RPRC2014

 Nova Reed used to have dreams-of becoming a famous drummer, of marrying her true love. But all of that was taken away in an instant. Now she's getting by as best she can, though sometimes that means doing things the old Nova would never do. Things that are slowly eating away at her spirit. Every day blends into the next . . . until she meets Quinton Carter. His intense, honey brown eyes instantly draw her in, and he looks just about as broken as she feels inside.

Quinton once got a second chance at life-but he doesn't want it. The tattoos on his chest are a constant reminder of what he's done, what he's lost. He's sworn to never allow happiness into his life . . . but then beautiful, sweet Nova makes him smile. He knows he's too damaged to get close to her, yet she's the only one who can make him feel alive again. Quinton will have to decide: does he deserve to start over? Or should he pay for his past forever?
"Breaking Nova is a story unlike any other, gritty and painful but so close to the reality for so many it's scary. An agonizingly beautiful read." - S. Varadeaux
I have no idea what my deal is and why I have issues with reading a dang blurb right before I read a book.  I know I read the blurb when it was first available but didn't before I read it. So I was shocked when things went down with Landon and with Lexi.
The story has a good progression and a steady forward march. I absolutely adore Nova, she's an anxiety filled girl wrapped in pain. Trying to get by and get on with her life with a giant void through her center.
Quinton is just heartbreakingly wonderful yet so damaged he only gives himself and let's himself have things that he feels he deserve and happiness isn't one of those things.
Nova is back home from college over summer break and surrounded with memories of the past she has worked so hard to not so much forget as suppress. Her mom and stepdad are good people there's just nothing anyone can do for her. There's just too many unanswered questions for her and not even her best friend Delilah can pull her out of the slump that threatens to swallow her whole being surrounded by memories of what happened and what might have been.
Quinton has moved in with his cousin and he berates himself constantly taking the blame for things that have always been out of his control. He spends his time self medicating and getting lost in girls he cares nothing for. Until he meets her, right as he is moving in and things inside of him shift but he is determined t still be his miserable hollow self.
Nova is not happy that her best friend Delilah is hooking up with her ex but while over at his place she meets him, she is startled by the sight of him and things get dicey the more she's around him.
This story is a really great really gritty truth about people, pain and even addiction. Anxiety and self loathing battle with feelings the two aren't well prepared for and definitely not certain either is ready for. The anguish and honesty of the progression through the pain was agonizingly beautiful and mesmerizing. It wasn't all hearts and flowers like some romance books tend to be and I loved that about this book. It's not just about Nova and Quinton either, it's also about Tristan and Delilah and Dylan.
I absolutely loved the chemistry between Nova and Quinton and I was baffled at how things played out between the two broken souls. It was beautiful and painful to read. Happiness sadness and uncertainty played through me. In the end it was amazing when Nova had her epiphany and now I cannot wait to read the next book!
The depth of issues this book deals with suicide, accidental death and drug and alcohol addiction are brave subjects to tackle and Jessica Sorensen handles them wonderfully and in a very true and real manner. It's a really good read.
I loved alot about this book and I am onto the next one. Yay! Saving Quinton.
I love the way Jessica Sorensen paints a picture I have liked that since I read Fallen Star. I was not disappointed with this new genre she has ventured into and I was so relieved to get my NetGalley request of book two approved when I was nearly done with Breaking Nova.

5 of 5 Hearts
 This song so reminds me of Nova and Quinton when they crash together...

Jessica SorensenJessica Sorensen is the author of The New York Times and USA Today Bestsellers, The Secret of Ella and Micha, The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden, and Breaking Nova, which are New Adult Contemporary novels.  She also writes Paranormal series, including the Fallen Star Series, Shattered Promises, Darkness Falls, and the Death Collectors. She loves writing and reading and is an avid watcher of TV series The Vampire Diaries and Modern Family.  An immense music lover,  Jessica immerses herself in her music as she writes.  She has a broad taste in music, and a list of favorite songs that goes on for miles!  A few of her current favorite bands are Chevelle, Rise Against, Alkaline Trio, Brand New, Death Cab for Cutie, Flight 409, and Nirvana.  Some of Jessica’s favorite “watch it over, and over again” movies include Anywhere but Here, Juno, Pride and Prejudice, The Hangover, and Bad Teacher.



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2014 Review Pile Reading Challenge
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