Friday, October 7

Review: The Sea of Tranquility Katjia Millay

The Sea of Tranquility
By: Katja Millay
My Copy: Ebook for Honest Review
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 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.

The Sea of Tranquility was a bit of a Sixth Sense reminder. No, not that the lead character is dead reminder, but rather that everything is not quite what it appears. Both Nastya and Josh have some darkness in their past. Both of been barely able to tread in the waters of life to keep their heads above water. Curious about one another they develop a very odd relationship. This is what makes this story so intriguing. Everyone hopes of happiness whether we can admit it or not. Josh and Nastya have survived so much tragedy that is only right to want healing and a bright light at the end of this dark and twisted tunnel. Even as the story seems to be developing their are mysteries hidden within these pages. The Sea of Tranquility is not your easy and budding romance. I almost felt like a therapist watching as these two individuals just happen to build a relationship that naturally carries them through an opportunity to heal and elevate out of the depths of despair. This was a powerful story that captivated my attention and demanded my time. Once I had begun this adventure there was not turning back. Katja Millay has such a way of building this world it was as if I was right there the entire time. I loved learned Josh and Nastya, and I was their very own moral support as the journey pressed on. This was a great story that you won't want to miss.

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