Feb 26, 2014
Title: Saving Quinton
Author: Jessica Sorensen
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication Date: February 4, 2014
Overall: 4 out of 5 stars
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 . . .
Saving Quinton was exactly what I hoped for when Breaking Nova finished on that horrible non-ending. I have had my issues with the New Adult genre lately, but this book definitely blew that out of the water. Yes, there are things that I generally find annoying, and think they are cliche and overdone. However, this book tackles those topics head on, there are no cliches about wanting to get better and self-destructive behavior. This is strictly about a girl who briefly entered the drug scene, but managed to get out before doing anything too terrible. She just can’t leave Quinton behind after all he did to help her.
I thought this was a great premise, because Quinton didn’t want to be saved. Quinton wanted to die, and I know that not all drug addicts are like this, but usually there are underlying issues. Quinton’s were pretty major, and he always had emotional issues. It also felt realistic because Nova herself starts to unravel because of dealing with him and trying to help. I do think Nova is naive, but that is part of her charm and she is genuinely sincere.
I liked that even with everything these two have STILL NOT HOOKED UP. They didn’t get together in Breaking Nova and they still haven’t in Saving Quinton. They may have shared a few kisses, but it is not instant love. There is caring on both sides, simply because they’ve shared things with each other and they have a connection. It just doesn’t feel unrealistic.
I thought Jessica Sorensen did a great job because she mostly avoided all of the cliches that have become so common, and more importantly with cliches that were present were just done in a different manner. Quinton was a junkie, and he did all the terrible things that junkies do. I appreciated this because it gave the book a realistic feeling.
I didn’t have high expectations when I started this book, and I’m glad that I was proven wrong. I would give this 4 out of 5 stars, because of it’s uniqueness, and unfaltering look at drug addicts.
4/5 – An Enjoyable Read, Well Written
**Please Note: This review is my honest opinion and I did not receive monetary compensation from it.**
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