Tuesday, January 15, 2013

The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay

Goodreads Description:

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.

Former piano prodigy Nastya Kashnikov wants two things: to get through high school without anyone learning about her past and to make the boy who took everything from her—her identity, her spirit, her will to live—pay.

Josh Bennett’s story is no secret: every person he loves has been taken from his life until, at seventeen years old, there is no one left. Now all he wants is be left alone and people allow it because when your name is synonymous with death, everyone tends to give you your space.

Everyone except Nastya, the mysterious new girl at school who starts showing up and won’t go away until she’s insinuated herself into every aspect of his life. But the more he gets to know her, the more of an enigma she becomes. As their relationship intensifies and the unanswered questions begin to pile up, he starts to wonder if he will ever learn the secrets she’s been hiding—or if he even wants to.

The Sea of Tranquility is a rich, intense, and brilliantly imagined story about a lonely boy, an emotionally fragile girl, and the miracle of second chances

Mary's Review:

I had this book forever on my Kindle, but like some others it got lost in the shuffle.  Finally, I got to it and I could KICK myself for not reading it sooner.

Best part of book:  This was such an amazing book! I loved it from the beginning to the end! Josh and Nastya are amazing and wonderful characters! Katja Millay kept this book going from the very first scene.  There were a lot of unanswered questions, but that was what kept me wanting more.  Nastya's "silence" throughout the book was an outstanding.  I loved her personality, courage and her determination to find "the guy".  At times, I just wanted to reach through the Kindle and hold her.  Josh is my new fictional boyfriend.  His "silence" is just as loud as Nastya at times.  Also, just like Nastya, there were times I wanted to reach with the Kindle and hold him too.  When their paths finally crossed I loved every interaction with them

Not so great about the book:  NOTHING!  This was so good!  It kept you questioning and wanting more!  I would recommend for everyone!

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