Breaking Nova by Jessica Sorensen
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I never write reviews for books, but this book was a bit life changing. Going into it I never thought that drugs would have such a huge role in the overall novel. I mean that was absolutely crazy.
Sweet, kind Nova. She goes through terrible loss in her life. How she is still standing is quite crazy because she's lost so much emotionally that most people wouldn't be able to live life every day.
Beautiful, conflicted Quinton. He made a mistake. He lost those closest to him. So now he punishes himself because he can't see how wonderful he is. He believes he deserves to dead, when he should fight for the life he still has.
When these two meet, worlds will collide, drugs will be prevalent, and their lives will follow a path they both never thought possible.
I'm giving it 4 STARS because of how amazing Jessica Sorensen can write about death, drugs, and forgiveness all in one book. Tears were shed but Nova's struggle couldn't be experienced without them.
But there are some things about the book that just hurt me.
Number 1, there seemed to be a lot more grammatical and spelling errors.
Number 2, as much as I loved Quinton and his struggles, he is such a different character than all of Jessica Sorensen's other novels that I was a bit disappointed. (view spoiler)[ Especially at the end with the crystal meth, my heart almost broke. Nova got her act together, so why can't Quinton. I understand Sorensen has written 2 more books, so obviously the problem will reach a resolution, but this just almost ruined her books' main guy character for me. Where is the Micha (The Secret of Ella and Micha) , Kayden (The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden) , or even Alex (The Fallen Star). (hide spoiler)]
Number 3, there were times where Nova really aggravated me. She thinks all about how she needs to help Quinton, but every time she is given the chance, she doesn't do anything about. (view spoiler)[ 9 months after seeing him she decides to call him up and she's actually surprised he got into meth. I mean she knew what was going on. It's great to get involved in his life and help him, but after so long... Did she not think about him at all for nine months. How could she not try to go get him. Why did she never call him. I understand she had to get her own life settled. But she also needed to be realistic that he wasn't going to be the same person when she got back. (hide spoiler)]
I thought this was a stand alone for some odd reason but I'm now craving the next book.
Review by Taryn Lee on September 8, 2013.
Book Read on September 8, 2013.
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