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Sunday, October 21, 2012

The Sea Of Tranquility Review

I stumbled upon this book today while looking around on Amazon, and wow is all I can say after buying and reading it. This book by Katja Millay is beautiful.  I don't even think there is another word for it other than beautiful.  The characters she has created in this book were amazing and just so well written.  Literally, I got goosebumps while writing about the book because it is just that good.  Seriously, if you don't have a kindle app, or something to read kindle books on, this is the book you need to get that device to read it on.  I know I get really passionate about some books, and this book is at the top of my passion list right now.  It is phenomenal.  

First of all the characters: Nastya, Josh, Drew, Clay, you will love them all.  They are so realistically and wonderfully written, you can't help but become crazy emotionally invested in them.  I literally felt the raw pain that these characters went through at some points in the story.  It isn't one of those stories that just takes all the twists and turns and dumps them on you all at once, this one is a slow burn.  It keeps building and building and it is completely wonderful.  The emotions that you experience with these characters are so raw that you can't help but to just be in awe after every page you read.  I literally forgot where I was when I was reading this because I was so engrossed in every word.  

You will not read this story and come out empty handed.  This is one that will take you on a journey and you will come out with something powerful.  This book's message is so deep you can't even being to comprehend all the emotions you feel after you've ended it.  I know I can get super passionate about books, and this one is at the top of my passionate about list right now because it blows good out of the water.  This book needs to be in stores because it is that amazing.  Pick it up now, because if I write anything else about it, it will probably sound like I was paid to do a rave review about it (I wasn't).  By the way, the ending line of this book was one of the best things I have read in awhile. 

I live in a world without magic or miracles. A place where there are no clairvoyants or shapeshifters, no angels or superhuman boys to save you. A place where people die and music disintegrates and things suck. I am pressed so hard against the earth by the weight of reality that some days I wonder how I am still able to lift my feet to walk.

Full of rage and without a purpose, former pianist Nastya Kashnikov wants two things: to get through high school without anyone discovering her past and to make the boy who took everything from her pay.

All 17 year-old Josh Bennett wants is to build furniture and be left alone, and everyone allows it because it’s easier to pretend he doesn’t exist. When your name is synonymous with death, everyone tends to give you your space.

Everyone except Nastya, a hot mess of a girl who starts showing up and won’t go away until she’s insinuated herself into every aspect of his life. The more he gets to know her, the more of a mystery she becomes. As their relationship intensifies and the unanswered questions begin to pile up, he starts to wonder if he may ever learn the secrets she’s been hiding or if he even wants to.

The Sea of Tranquility is a slow-building, character-driven romance about a lonely boy, an emotionally fragile girl, and the miracle of second chances.

Please Note: This book contains mature content including profanity, drug/alcohol use, and sexual situations/language.

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