Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Blog Tour & Review: Breaking Nova by Jessica Sorensen

Warning: This book contains mature subject matter and may be inappropriate for some readers. 
Not recommended for readers under the age of 17.

Nova and Quinton are two young people dealing with great tragedies in their past.

Nova lives her life by the numbers, constantly counting. From the time she wakes up, she counts anything and everything throughout the day to keep control over her life, her emotions, her pain. After returning from school, which gave her a reprieve from her grief, she comes home to the source of her pain and falls ever more into despair.

Quinton just wants to be numb. He doesn't want to feel anything and doesn't think he deserves to anyway. After being kicked out of his home, he turns to the only person that will take him in. A place where he can get high and have sex with no emotion or responsibilities.

When their paths cross, Nova and Quinton find themselves unable to fight all the feelings that start to develop, no matter how hard they try. Nova discovers ways to ease the need to count, one of them is Quinton. And Quinton begins to feel...

Then, a trip with their friends changes everything.

Sometimes you read a book that you think about all the time. The characters and their stories constantly run through your mind. Breaking Nova is a story that haunts me. I had so many feelings that I sat down several times to write this summary and review. I've dealt with many things in my past similar to what Nova has gone through, and I know what it's like to feel lost. I think everyone does or has at some point in their lives. That's why this is such an amazing book. It shows you that even if things seem really bad, they're not always that bad. There is some good, even if for a brief moment. If you can string the little bits of good together, maybe you can make it back. Not always, but sometimes you can get close.

There's no way around it. If you read this book, you will cry. This story is filled with so much heartbreak, you can almost feel it. But there are also times that you will laugh or at least smile.

Breaking Nova is the perfect start to what seems will be an amazing series. I'm anxiously awaiting book 2.

On a side note: I've heard about some reviews criticizing authors for exposing and glamorizing sex, drug use, suicide and probably a hundred other awful things in their books. The sad truth is that all these things are a reality with our kids today. Even in small town Kansas, we have our drug use, teenage pregnancies, violence and suicides. It's not a pretty picture, but it happens. And more often than one might think. Jessica does an incredible job showing the actuality of what can happen to young adults who have lost their way. And how tragedy affects people differently, especially our youth.

This book is AMAZING! Go out and buy your copy RIGHT NOW!

Breaking Nova on Goodreads

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?

You can buy "Breaking Nova" at the following sites:
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Kobo                  iTunes

The New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Jessica Sorensen, lives in the snowy mountains of Wyoming. When she's not writing, she spends her time reading and hanging out with her family.

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*Disclaimer: I have not been paid or compensated in any way for my reviews. Books are either my personal print or e-book copies, borrowed from friends, check out at my local library, ARCs or provided by the author or publisher for free in exchange for an honest review.

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