My rating: 4 of 5 stars
4.25 Depressing, yet endearing Stars
Breaking Nova is a depressing, but coming-of-age novel about two broken souls struggling to survive.
Nova was the typical young beautiful girl. She had a loving family and boyfriend. When she was eighteen her boyfriend and first love killed himself and put Nova into a deep depression. Quinton was the all-star guy. He was popular, had friends and loved his girlfriend completely. Until one day, there was an accident and Quinton’s girlfriend and best friend dies.
Both have damning past and both hurt deeply. Can the two move past it?
I REALLY ENJOYED Breaking Nova! I’m surprised to say how much I liked this book because it was so DEPRESSING! There were so many emotions that were poured out onto the pages. You wanted to cry your bloody eyes out or just run for a cup of wine to drown your sorrows.
I love the writing style and as much as I hate descriptive writing, I felt like I was Nova. I felt like I was Quinton. I felt the pain, the heartache and tension.
Nova loved her ex-boyfriend Landon very much. There are times were we get a glimpse of flashbacks and it just melts your heart. Yes, I hate flashbacks, but these little glimpses really build up her character. She struggles in finding herself and has ODC tendencies to compensate.
My head starts to race as I realize the painful truth of the revelation. I am lost. Broken. Searching for something that doesn’t exist
When Nova first sees Quinton, all she thinks about is how much Quinton looks like Landon (tragic right?). Quinton is more messed up than Nova. He stopped living life and started to depend on drugs and not working. He doesn’t do anything all day but drinks, smokes and uses women. He has no direction, but there’s something about Nova that brings memories of the old Quinton (the good Quinton back).
Nova is smiling at me and I can tell she doesn’t smile that often by how hard it is for her. It’s like she wants to be sad, which makes me want to make her happy…
I will say that Breaking Nova isn’t for everyone. Breaking Nova is very long, it’s descriptive, there’s hardly any steam and it’s very depressing, but for some odd reason, I just loved it. Call me crazy, but it reminded me a lot of my college years. I love searching-for-yourself kind of novels and this definitely is it. Be aware of the open cliffy, but the author is very known for that.
An ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review