Marie Reviews "The Sea Of Tranquility" by Katja Millay

The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay

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.


A Five Star Full Spectrum Of Emotions

The Sea of Tranquility is one of my recent favorites. Could Not Put It Down. The story was incredibly touching, both Emilia (Nastya) and Josh have suffered so much pain, so much loss, in the short amount of time they have lived. I was in awe of the writer's talent and ability to develop the story, introducing you to the two main characters who were very complex, wrapped up in their pain and still working their way toward healing, and gradually building your knowledge of them, like gaining a new friend. I absolutely loved the way Josh and Nastya fell in love slowly and thoroughly, and the idea that they were meant to do so based on facts given about what happens when you die and then come back that you will discover when you read it.

I don't always recommend reading a book if I thought it was okay, or even if I thought it was good.
I strongly recommend this one. You will surely miss out on something extraordinary if you don't.

I was given a copy of this book for free in exchange for an honest review.


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