Saturday, 2 February 2013

The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay

I'd like to thank NetGalley and the publisher for allowing me to have a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Title; The Sea of Tranquility

Author; Katja Millay

Publisher; Atria Books

Publication Date; June 4th 2013

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.

Goodreads Average Rating; 4.65

My Rating; 5*s

Will I read anything else by this author? I would love to read anything this author writes in the future.

Would I recommend this book? Yes

Who would I recommend it to? Everybody.

Review; What does one say about a book like The Sea of Tranquillity? Well, I find I have nothing to say, simply because this book has left me speechless. I don't know what to say about this book.
I love everything about this book, every little thing and you can bet I'll never forget it. It's going to be a favourite and I'm going to have to buy my own copy of this book. Or maybe several copies so that I can give some to my friends and force them to read it and fall in love too...

This book is one of those books with all the raging reviews, one of the books that your not sure about, because a lot of the time a book doesn't live up to the reviews.
The Sea of Tranquillity does live up to those reviews.

The characters are amazing. They're real. The kind of characters you wish you knew in real life...well most of them are.
The plot, well you've seen damaged person meets another damaged person before, but you have not seen it the way Katja Millay writes it.

I feel like I'm not doing this book justice and like I'm not forming coherent sentences. Like I can't put into words how amazing this book is, how much of an impact it has.

There are only two things that I feel I need to tell you about this book:
This book is beyond amazing.
You should read this book.

That is all, because if I say anything else I will just be repeating how amazing the book is and it really will become incoherent. Pre-order this book! You won't regret it.

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