Jessica Sorensen has definitely made a name for herself in the New Adult genre and with just cause. She does a great job of weaving a great story with memorable, realistic characters consumed by tragedy.
I knew going into Saving Quinton that it was going to be a long emotional roller-coaster. What I didn't expect was the change in Nova from the first book to this one. She is so much stronger now than she was before, and she is admirable in her mission to save Quinton. It is hard to decipher where Nova's need to save Quinton comes from, is it altruistic or is it because she couldn't save her ex from killing himself and she sees Quinton going down a road to self-destruction? I'm still not sure, but I do believe there is a connection/attraction between Quinton and Nova that keeps them drawn to each other no matter the passing of time or distance.
Quinton is a beautiful disaster. Even as a reader I wanted to help save Quinton. I felt for him in more of an empathetic sense than attraction even though that was there to. It was difficult to try to relate to a character that was so far into a world of abuse and drugs that it was hard to reach. I couldn't imagine what it would take to write such a character, it was heartbreaking to read. But I would do it again.
It's not just Nova and Quinton that drive the story even though they take up a large part of it. There are still the minor characters such as Dylan, Delilah and Tristan. I want to know so much more about them. And I feel for them just as strongly as I feel for Quinton and Nova, which is a testament to Sorensen's abilities as a writer.
I recommend reading the first book (Breaking Nova) before picking up Saving Quinton, and be prepared to feel things that are hard to imagine for fictional characters. Any fan of the New Adult genre or of Jessica Sorensen's other works should try this series.
From the # 1 New York Times bestselling author of Breaking Nova comes a gripping story about what it takes to save the one you love . . .
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 . . .