Saving Quinton

Saving Quinton

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by Jessica Sorensen
     
 

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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

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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 . . .

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"Beautifully written."—RT Book Reviews on Breaking Nova"

Romantic, suspenseful and well written—-this is a story you won't want to put down."—RT Book Reviews on The Coincidence of Callie & Kayden"

Sorensen's portrayal of... relationships and long-distance love, as well as the longing to escape one's past, raises her above her new adult peers."—RT Book Reviews on The Secret of Ella and Micha

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781455582754
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Publication date:
02/04/2014
Series:
Nova and Quinton
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
116,173
File size:
789 KB

Meet the Author

Jessica Sorensen is a #1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who lives with her husband and three kids in Idaho. When she's not writing, she spends her time reading and hanging out with her family.

You can learn more at:
http://jessicasorensen.com/
Twitter @jessFallenStar
Facebook.com/JessicaSorensensAdultContemporaryNovels

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Saving Quinton 4.5 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 42 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
gah! apparently this is now a trilogy. wishing I had known that going in. I have enjoyed the series but would have loved to not have to wait so long to finish it. so many authors do this now and I read SO many books I can't keep track of who is who when there is so much time in between the installations.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Samantha Rivera for Readers' Favorite Saving Quinton is the story of a young woman who is struggling to make a life for herself after tragedy caused her to completely shut down for an entire summer. For that one terrible summer, she saw the worst of what her world had to offer, but she also saw a boy that she could easily imagine herself in love with, a boy she left behind when she left that terrible world behind. Now Nova is determined to find Quinton again and she’s determined that this time she’s not going to make the same mistake and leave him behind yet again. This time she’s going to save him and bring him back into the world with her. For anyone that has ever known someone who spiraled out of control, this book is definitely inspiring. Nova experienced the loss of two people she loved, one by his choice and one by a freak accident. Now she’s determined not to let Quinton be the next sacrifice. She is definitely the inspiring type of person that many of us wish we could be and she doesn’t give up on the people she loves. Quinton is someone that I definitely couldn’t help but care about, and every time he would make a bad decision I couldn’t help but feel a little crushed, just like Nova. I found myself glued to this book trying to figure out if he would make it or not as I was pulled into his downward spiral. Nova, Tristan, and Quinton are definitely the type of characters you don’t easily forget. An excellent book about the dangers and problems associated with drug abuse and trying to overcome them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I finished this in one day; too captivating to put down. I cried like a baby. Please tell me this isn't the end of Nova & Quinton's story! Like Breaking Nova, this is a very emotionally draining read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was far more intense than Breaking Nova and at times was difficult to read. The author makes it easy to feel a connection to the characters and the hopelessness they feel. Very engaging series and i look forward to the next book.
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SezjbSB More than 1 year ago
Saving Quinton was I would say more heart-wrenching than the first book Breaking Nova, the sense of devastation and defeat is at times so depressing, but sometimes you have to hit rock bottom to realise that things need to change, and in this book things definitely get really bad. This book is sometimes hard to get through, the look into a life of drug users/dealers is far from pretty, not only the psychological but the physical effects the drugs take on your mind and body is extreme, until you're nothing but a shell of the person you used to be, some people don't want to be helped and believe in their minds that going down this road is what they deserve, this could not be more true for the characters in this book. I'm not going to go too much into this story because I don't want to spoil anything for anybody who hasn't yet picked up any of the books, just know that drug use has spiraled completely out of control with Quinton and some other characters from the previous book, even moving onto the heavier drugs, just to be able to forget and not to feel anything, Nova who has gotten herself on the right path is determined to track down Quinton and convince him to go to rehab and that his life is worth living. I shed a few tears throughout Saving Quinton, not only for Nova and Quinton but for Tristan and even Delilah whom I've come to immensely dislike, it's a life that I could only imagine and dread, the worthlessness these characters feel is just distressing and the realisation that this is their life and they are probably going to die from it makes for a story that's dark, depressing and heart-breaking. I can't wait for the next book, I really need to know what's going to happen next, these books whilst focusing on a difficult subject are just so addictive and I find myself flying through them once I pick them up. For people looking for a new adult series that's a whole lot more darker than your average contemporary romance then definitely give the Nova series a go.
Mikki4ABookishEscape More than 1 year ago
4 dark, heartbreaking, raw, unforgettable stars! Oh my God!!! My heart is completely broken! When I finished reading Breaking Nova, which is the first installment of the Nova series, I was under the impression that things were going to turn around for Nova and Quinton. I was so proud of all that Nova accomplished in her journey and I was crossing my fingers that she could make Quinton see that there was something better for him. A life worth fighting for. After going back to school, and taking a step back from everything that happened to her, Nova is determined to help Quinton. She travels to Las Vegas and is on a mission to save Quinton from the darkness that his life has become. At the beginning it's not easy. Quinton is lost in a world of drug and violence and he wants her far away from it. Nova is determined to do whatever it takes make him leave all of that behind and start a new life. As days go by, they start getting closer again, but Quinton's life start spiraling down and there is not stopping in. Nova will do whatever it takes to save Quinton. Even if it means putting herself near temptation. Some scenes in this book were really hard to read. I was left speechless of how Jessica Sorensen wrote this story. This story is told from both Nova and Quinton's POV. I felt like I was there and living this dark journey with them. I was waiting for some lighter moments to come along, but they never did. This story kept on getting darker. Quinton's addiction to drugs kept on getting worse and my heart broke for him. I wanted him to find his way out of this. His cousin, Tristan, has a big part in this book as well. They share the same addiction, but Tristan life took an unexpected turn by the end of the book. I loved all the moments that Nova and Quinton shared together. You could feel Quinton falling for Nova. He did not want to feel these emotions, but she got under his skin. Even if they had tender moments together, the ugliness of Quinton's addiction too over. It was hard for Nova to let go, but she did an amazing job of dealing with this difficult situation. By the end of this journey my heart was in a million pieces. I really hope that the next installment in this series is the beginning of Nova and Quinton's HEA. They deserve to be happy and to finally see the light at the end of this dark tunnel. I give, Saving Quinton, by Jessica Sorensen, 4 dark, heartbreaking, raw, unforgettable stars!
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slz52 More than 1 year ago
This book broke my heart, it was so dark, yet the hope that Nova has for the future is so uplifting. The only problem,,,,Nova can't save everyone and she really thinks she can. I think what took place at the end should have happened way earlier, I realize there wouldn't have been this good book but... just saying.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read the first book in this trilogy and was completely hooked. The second book equally frustrated and sadden me and the third was all about recovery and redemption. Jessica has a way of expressing emotions to the point of which, in some cases, you actually feel the characters pain, saddness or happiness, and thats what makes this trilogy so enjoyable. I love how the relationship of nova and quinton ends up in this book and I am so happy with how each of the characters (except deliah) end up. i will say though, I felt this book seemed a bit rushed, as though it ended abruptly. All in all i loved and thoroughly enjoyed this trilogy and am saddened that it has come to an end.
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Jillyjello More than 1 year ago
I did enjoy this book. It took you into the world of drugs and how it affects you, what you are willing to do, how it affects your family, and your values. It was graphic and detailed all the while a love story. I encourage people to read it. It doesn't just hit the surface of the reality of drugs but paints an ugly picture that all need to see.
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I couldn't wait for this book to come out! I loved it. It made me cry and hope for Quinton. But Novas strength and will to never give up was amazing. It is a must read for sure! You won't be disappointed!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a great book to read looking forward to the next book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was excellent! It really captured the struggles one has with addiction and that no matter how much we love someone and want to help them, they have to want to help themselves. I can't wait for the final book! Great series!
BlkosinerBookBlog More than 1 year ago
I wanted to read Saving Quinton because I enjoyed the first book Breaking Nova, and I wanted to see where time and perspective would leave Nova, and if she could indeed as the title suggests, save Quinton.     It is pretty dark and gritty where Quinton is, worse than he was at the end. Getting both POV we really get in his head and see how dark it is, what leads him to continue taking drugs to get in that state of forgetfulness, where his demons don't torment him and he no longer sees Lexi's blood on his hands.       Nova really wants to help him, to see him through his rough past and come out the other side of addiction. I really appreciated where she was and the look she has even after Landon and her dad, that she can be in a place of healing. She had the best of intentions, and wanted to get their relationship to an even better place it was the summer before.      This book ends with hope, but it really does drag Quinton through the mud to get to his darkest place before he can ever even think of leaving this lifestyle of drugs to forget lifestyle. He thinks that is all that he deserves. It is downright hard to read, and my heart hurts for him seeing how he lives, what lengths he goes to try to protect Tristan as well as try to forget.      Nova is so strong, but she also knows that she is tempted at times, but she keeps her resolve. That doesn't mean that she isn't hurting for Quinton or at times thinking that it is hopeless or feeling defeated. She also gets to a rather dark place, but luckily she's realized that she can ask for and accept help and lets her mom and friend Lea be there for her. She's grown a lot, but I would have liked to see some of that. Her working for the hotline, some of her revelations, but I suppose that would have had to be its own book.      I think that Saving Quinton was realistic though. There wasn't a wave a magic wand fix. Family relationships are complicated, drugs will mess you up, and pain and trauma do not go away on their own.      This story did kind of leave me saying, wow that wasn't an ending. But looking back, in a lot of ways, it was good for the story, although there is lots of room for wanting the next book in your hands right as you finish.  Bottom Line: Dark but realistic story laced with hope, but seeing that you have to get to the bottom to want to climb to the top. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great series tough content
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Hazel_G More than 1 year ago
5 Strung Out, Emotional, Angsty Stars! The Review: I have the biggest book hangover I’ve ever experienced right now. Its been two days since I finished Saving Quinton and I still feel like I’m submerged into the chaotic, bitter desolation I felt during this read. My emotions were one constant stream... a huge black void that sucked my mind into its nothingness and refused to let go. I knew going in this was going to be a hard read. Book one, Breaking Nova proved that when it left me heartsick and mournful for days after reading it but I was also left with a inkling of hope at the brilliant cliffy and a determined need to find out what happened next. I feel much the same way with this one. As dismal as it was, and trust me when I say it was dark, depressing and its angst meter was off the charts, it was also one of the most beautiful stories I’ve ever read. I completely, heart wrenchingly, cherishingly LOVED this book! Characters and Story... When we meet Nova in Breaking Nova, she’s in torment, drowning in all her guilt and pain, from knowing she couldn’t save her boyfriend, Landon, who killed himself. She’s torn apart and hurting and her light is nearly extinguished. But her story takes a small turn when she finds Quinton who’s in even more pain and despair than she is. He gives her pockets of time where she can concentrate on him, wondering what his losses are, what his life has turned into and she also gets side tracked by the amazing kisses they share and the patient listening he provides. And then there’s the drugs, which they both turn to. Quinton has his own sad story and though he finds Nova beautiful, his pain overshadows everything else for him. A car accident took the lives of his girlfriend and his cousin, a car he was driving, and he feels the entire world blames him for their loss. He feels he should have died with them. He WANTS to have died with them. Together, Quinton and Nove drown, sinking further into the abyss, until the end when Nova realizes she has a reason to keep going and she chooses a different path. The path of life. She’s left Quinton behind but when Saving Quinton opens up, she’s on a mission to bring him into the light with her. But two problems stand in her way. One, she has to find him and two, Quinton scorns the light and doesn’t want any part of it. When we see Quinton again, he’s much worse than when we left him in the first book. He’s a junkie, living in a crack den. There’s no nice way of putting it. That's what his life has become. He cares about nothing but that next fix, that next line he can snort to carry his pain and thoughts away. His self loathing goes deeper than bone. Its so ingrained in him, so much a part of him, it is essentially all that he is anymore. The hate he feels for himself goes to the core, its part of his makeup now, part of his essence. You can still catch a glimmer of hope in the way he thinks that other people shouldn’t be as low as he is and you can see that flickering glimmer when Nova is around... and it is that flicker that Nova latches on to, grasps hold of and yanks so hard that even Quinton sees the glimmer flare every so often. But there’s always the drugs to darken his light, dull out his senses and offer an open door to escapism where there are no feelings, no guilt, no memories and no solid, concrete thoughts to hold on to that will weigh him down and drown him completely. He hasn’t totally and completely given up though. There’s still a very thin thread tethering him to this world and that's what Nova has to find, has to show him in order for him to come back into the light. Thoughts... I loved Nova’s character. This girl never gave up. Even when things were hopeless and even when she started to drown once again and get sucked back into the despair she worked so hard to leave behind, she NEVER. GAVE. UP! Quinton was remarkable, even in his morbid hate for himself. This guys self abhorrence was excruciating to read and his thoughts seared into me and left me wounded. But the author makes you love him despite his addiction because he’s not a bad person. He’s not even close to a bad person. He’s just a boy in pain who needs someone to reach out and show him his inner strength so that he can save himself. Told from alternating perspectives between Nova and Quinton, this book is dark, it’s deep and it’s all consuming. Once I picked it up, I COULD NOT, WOULD NOT put it down. I had to know how their story ended. I had to know if that small spark of life in Quinton was enough to bring him back from the edge. These characters endure painful, miserable, addicted lives. Their stories are powerful and real. The author didn’t take an shortcuts in telling their story. There was no quick fix. They all struggled, some fell completely and others were barely hanging on. The Wrap Up: I love this author! Jessica Sorensen has a true gift for getting inside the readers head. She writes thought provoking angsty stories with amazing and exceptional characters. This book and the story of Nova and Quinton will stay with me for a long, long time to come. And the best part? Its not done! This book leaves off with a cliffy, just like book one did. Its abrupt and you fear for the characters and you aren’t sure where its heading but also like book one, there’s hope. And really, that's what their story is about. Note: *Written for Craves the Angst Book Reviews* - Saving Quinton is book two in the Nova series and is a New Adult, Drama, Romance written by Jessica Sorensen. I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review by Forever (Grand Central Publishing) through NetGalley.
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