Monday, January 7, 2013

{ The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay }

Nov 13, 2012 by Atria Books
Format: ebook
Source: Netgalley
From Goodreads:
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.

All Josh Bennett wants is to be left alone, and everyone allows it because they all know his story: each person he loved was taken from his life until at seventeen years old there was no one left. When your name is synonymous with death, people tend to give you your space.

Everyone except Nastya, a new girl in town who 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 a mystery 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.
My Mini Review:

I just had my heart ripped out, stomped on, shreded, blown up, disolved...but enjoyed every moment! What an amazing heart wrenching, beautiful, broken story. And what an amazing set of characters. All of them! Author Katja Millay did an outstanding job with this story. I will be first in line for any of her future books.

I HIGHLY recommend this one to all mature YA readers and adults alike.

I am totally emotionally drained from this one...but it was so worth it.


5 Stars!