Saturday, July 26, 2014

Review: Breaking Nova by Jessica Sorensen

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Title: Breaking Nova
by Jessica Sorensen
Series: Nova #1
Also by this author: Shattered Promises
Published by Forever on September 3rd 2013
Genres: contemporary, new adult, romance
Pages: 224
Format: eBook

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?


I don’t even know where to start….this books started off strong with a really sad premise. What I thought would be a book about their self-discovery and finding happiness turned out to be a really fricking annoying wahhhh woe is me story. More like self-loathing. I get it. You had some bad ish happen to you, and it was tragic, but when the hell are you going to get over it? It was a little excessive. Like 75% of the book excessive. Let me play you the worlds smallest violin. I’m all about character growth. If it’s that slow going I get annoyed. I want to love it, I really do. I’ve heard great things about it but it’s just not working out for me.

Let me start with the subject matter….death and drugs. My heart was gutted from the get go. I hated that these two had to go through such heartbreak at a young age. Two tragedies and completely different outcomes. I kept waiting for a plot twist that never came. For me, the content of the book doesn’t seem like something out of the norm for me but would probably be more interesting to someone that hasn’t lived that way. Maybe I’m desensitized to it and that’s why I didn’t find it as enjoyable. It was predictable.

I have a love-hate relationship with the end of this book, but I don’t think it could have saved my overall opinion of the book. Honestly, I hated most of it. Like I said, the beginning started off strong, then it was a suck fest, and the ending was awesome. Fucking cliffhangers! I normally do not oppose them but I was kinda hoping something really shitty would happen. I guess if it went where my mind wanted to there wouldn’t be a Saving Quinton. Don’t judge me. Obviously I liked it enough to continue reading the whole thing. I just kept hoping it would get better but I was left feeling disappointed. I want to read the next book just to find out what happens.

Jessica 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.