Wednesday, 26 February 2014

ARC Review : Saving Quinton (Nova, #2) By Jessica Sorensen

Summary :

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 . . 

Review :

“How do you get through to someone who doesn’t want you to get to them? How do you save someone who doesn’t want to be saved?” 

ARC received through Netgalley!

This is, without a doubt, one of the most depressing books I've ever read. That is not to say it was not well written or well researched. However, I wouldn't think this would be something that an addict would want to read...recovering or not, there is an honesty to Quinton and Tristan's actions and thoughts that is painful. Almost too painful for me to read. Definitely too painful for me to enjoy. 
Most of us know someone dealing with addiction, but from what I've witnessed, it's these two specific substances that are supremely addictive...heroin and crystal meth. It hurt to read about. It made me edgy. It took any romance within this series, and the somewhat budding emotion from book one and blew them all to hell. 
There was no happy here. There was no bright light at the end of the tunnel. Quinton has no redeeming qualities in this book. He is an addict in every sense of the word, so immersed int the world of drugs and addiction that he's removed from normal society. The biggest thing I took from this book was the perseverance and complete stubbornness of Nova. The girl just won't give up on Quinton. 
If this were strictly for young adults and there was a clear cut message here about how easy it is for normal teens to get sucked into partying too hard, forgetting their morals, and spiraling into heavier and heavier drugs, I would have no problem. But that's not the case. Here, there were extenuating circumstances...suicide, horrible accidents and terrible guilt, blaming and depression that proceeded the drug use.
I am hoping against all hope that there is another book and that we get some closure for all of these people...Delilah...that poor girl, holy crap. Tristan and and Quinton. I want it so desperately.

Rating : 3/5 Stars