BREAKING NOVA

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Breaking Nova is a mature new adult book that deals with hard issues that some readers might be sensitive to: suicide and drug use. Although beautifully written, this book is not for everyone as it is very dark and some scenes are exceptionally gut-wrenching. A proven storyteller, Sorensen knows how to wring every emotion out of her reader, but Breaking Nova almost tilts too far into the too dismal territory. Some readers might find themselves conflicted and riding-the-fence over this one because so much of the book is so emotionally heavy that the lighter moments of brevity are few and far between.

Nova Reed has suffered the devastating loss of her boyfriend, and she’s not sure who she is without him. That is until she meets Quinton Carter, a boy who reminds her so much of Landon, with his sad and sorrowful honey-brown eyes. Nova and Quinton are both broken on the inside, and it’s this mutual aspect that attracts them to the other. But Quinton made a promise and by getting closer to Nova, he knows that he’s essentially breaking that vow. Will Quinton allow his destructive lifestyle to be the endgame, or will Nova be able to convince him that he’s worthy of her — and life?  (GRAND CENTRAL PUBLISHING, dl $.99)

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Susannah Balch