Monday, September 30, 2013

Book Nerd 101's Stop on the Breaking Nova Blog Tour

I am so excited to be spotlighting Breaking Nova on my blog today and to be a part of the Breaking Nova Blog Tour.  I have been a fan of Jessica's for a little over a year now and she just amazes me with each new book she releases.  Obviously this one was no different!!!


(from 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?


Jessica Sorensen


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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My Thoughts
So let me just start by saying that this has to be one of my absolute favorite books by Jessica that I have read so far.  The raw emotion that is intertwined into the chaotic lives of both Nova and Quinton, is so haunting, but most importantly extremely real.  This book is intended for an older audience.  The story draws the reader in right at the prologue.  For the two main characters who had to endeavor such pain and suffering and the burden that is carried is so complex.  As the saying goes, when it rains, it pours.  That is the best way to describe both Nova and Quinton's situations, without giving anything away.  Sorry everyone, no spoilers in this post!! 

Nova is an extremely strong lead character.  She tries to control every aspect of her life with her daily routine.  After the trauma she endured, she needed to feel in control of everything around her.  As for Quinton, ladies, he is mister mysterious and one emotional rollercoaster ride.  However, that's what makes this character so raw and real.  His life changed one night and he will never get it back again.  He makes a promise that he intends to keep, until Nova turns his world upside down.  They are definitely what each other needs to save them from themselves.  However, neither one wants to let the other in and that becomes an up and down, merry-go-round one might call it, ride.  Overall, they have amazing chemistry and they are just drawn to one another no matter what.  The other characters in the story play well off of each other.  Nova's best friend, Delilah, helps Nova during hard times, but soon becomes a problem herself.  I really feel for her and the destructive path that the story leads her down.  All of the characters take a walk on the "wild" side and wander the path of self destruction.  Some make it out and others not so much.  As for the guys, Dylan and Tristan, I'm not a huge fan of Dylan's.  He reminds me to much of someone I use to know and I'm just not digging it.  He does however make the story interesting.  Tristan, I feel for him.  He lost a lot from his life and he just seems to be losing himself.  He's just going with what each day brings, no matter what it is, but doesn't seem to catch a break.  I really hope things look up for him soon!!

Well I can ramble on all day about this book, it was really just that good.  So I definitely give this book 5 stars, more if it were allowed.  It was another one of those books that once it starts going, you can't put it down no matter how hard you try.  I had to see what was going to happen next.  As for the ending, it takes a turn, that normally I would be completely opposed to, but for this storyline it is perfect.  Nova is beyond strong and her true personality shines and I just adore that.  I can't wait to see what Jessica has in store for these emotional complex characters that I love!!!  So overall, this is a read for a mature audience that is looking for a storyline with real life obstacles and how some people deal with traumatic hurtles.  It is an emotional rollercoaster ride that sends you spinning, but in a good way.  Great work as always Jessica!!! :)
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