The Sea of Tranquility

The Sea of Tranquility 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 thin

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 KashI 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 he gets to know her, the 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.

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  1. Katja Millay graduated with a degree in film and television production from New York University s Tisch School of the Arts and has worked as a television producer and film studies screenwriting teacher Her debut novel The Sea of Tranquility was a recipient of the American Library Association s Alex Award and was named one of the Best Books of 2013 by the School Library Journal She currently resides in Florida with her family.

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  1. So I ended up creating a new shelf for that book Everyone loved but me.Here I am, all sheepish and disappointed because I, once again, didn t like a praised book as much as I thought I would should So many good ratings for this book So many wonderful reviews, so many people saying they cried over the story I didn t I so fucking didn t It s true what most of the reviewers say, there is no insta love There is what I call NEVA LOVE Or, 800 pages long and still nothing love Or how long can it go on [...]

  2. An infinite amount of stars Beautiful, emotional, powerful, and unforgettable There is a reason why I love this book so much It gets better and better with every read This is easily my favorite book Period A story of strength, love, forgiveness, healing, moving on, letting go, and second chances Both main characters are amazing They are damaged, broken and perfectly imperfect There are so many other secondary characters you will fall in love with Drew After re reading this again, I was going to [...]

  3. Book Trailer youtube watch feature This book amazed the funny right out of me, but replaced it with something So much that I can t even curse properly It was so well written it hurt By the end I was bled completely dry of all thoughtl emotion I was so incredibly close to just repeating, OH MY GOD, WOW OH MY GOD, WOW GET ME A DRINK OH MY GOD, WOW , over and over again for this review, but it s important for me to let you know exactly how this book made me feel How it affected me How it became p [...]

  4. Beautiful Powerful Deep Heart wrenching Believable Uplifting Unforgettable A must read WOW 5 stars One of my favorite reads of the year The Sea of Tranquilityis a beautifully written, deep and heart wrenching drama about two damaged teens surviving unchangeable tragedies, and devastating grief, hurt, and pain learning to cope with them, accept them, and somehow finding healing, safety and finally happiness and love in each other along the way Its quiet and very,veryslow building but it just felt [...]

  5. 5 Stars Beautifully tragic and powerfully uplifting The Sea Of Tranquility is quite possibly one of the most beautifully written books I ve read in its genre The five stars allotted for rating just don t seem to suffice Everything about this book pulled me in from the ample rave reviews decorating , to its calming title and enchanting cover yet all of this was rendered insignificant when I became captured by the artistry within The story opens with a powerful prologue, igniting instant intrigue [...]

  6. STILL ON SALE amzn 2vG2VU1 The Most Amount of Stars I Can Give I love you, Sunshine, I tell her, before I lose my nerve And I don t give a shit whether you want me to or not This This right here This is the kind of story that makes you appreciate words Makes you appreciate when nouns and verbs and adjectives are strung together to form these magical little sentences that touch your heart and you don t even know they re doing it until you re so sucked into the story you can t put it down and 4 ho [...]

  7. In awe Just experienced greatness Have you ever read a book and when you go to review it, you simply can not find the words to do this said book justice Have you ever been so amazed and in awe of a book that you can not put coherent thoughts together Well, The Sea of Tranquility by Katka Millay is that book for me Millay has written a powerful book about two damaged individuals Can they be fixed Can they get a second chance Not sure that we are provided with all the answers However, we are force [...]

  8. Oh my god, I just don t know what to say about this book I seriously considered leaving the rating blank because The Sea of Tranquility isn t something that can easily be summed up in stars, my feelings for it are much complex than that I do realise that I m pretty much the only person in the universe who gave this less than 4 stars and most gave it 5 and there are a number of reasons, but I ll get to those in a minute But it s important to know that 3 stars isn t really accurate at all On , 3 [...]

  9. Nothing is perfect It s not even good yet But maybe This book is not made of sunshine and roses The Sea of Tranquility is full of complex and broken characters Their lives have been full of pain, suffering, loneliness and violence This book takes you on a journey of healing and self discovery It s dramatic, yet ultimately inspiring Nastya is a believable, likeable heroine I felt bad about what she s had to go through I admire her because of her strength, and her ability to move forward She knows [...]

  10. Spoiler Free Review READ THIS BOOK NOW IT S A MUST READ 5 STARS out of 5Genre YA Romance Mature ContentNastya Dying isn t so bad after you ve done it once.And I have.I m not afraid of death any.I m afraid of everything else Nastya Kashinkov is a self inflicted mute at age seventeen She was once an accomplished pianist but then something happens She dies She dies a horrific brutal violent death Yes, death touches her for ninety six seconds before she is brought back to life Only to come back ruin [...]

  11. Some things you just have to learn to live with Nastya doesn t talk Not because she can t but because she chooses not to She tries to go through life unnoticed, while never forgetting that day when her life got taken away from her In an attempt to restart her life, Nastya attends a new high school where nobody knows her She meets a boy named Josh , who is not without problems of his own They become friends and end up helping each other heal I know I m 4 years too late to the party here but I m g [...]

  12. So many glowing reviews for The Sea of Tranquility, yet, I DNFed at 50%.Why Because 1 Nastya is a twit.2 Josh is a caricature3 Both sound virtually identical At a point, I couldn t distinguish whose POV I just read Josh and Nastya were the same character, IMO.4 Why should I care about their class schedules or which teacher was an idiot or the high school angst I mean, who cares 5 Nastya is a twat and I felt zero empathy sympathy for her ordeal 6 Not enough plot I respect all the 5 star reviews b [...]

  13. SOB God dammit I ve been crying for like the last hour Fucking shit heart hurts, my nose is running and my eyes are puffy To say this book broke me would be an understatement I can t write a proper review at the moment because I m an emotional wreck.station But I will saywell hell now I m at a loss for words choked up is coming to me Once I can get my emotions in order, I will attempt at a good review Bravo Katja, this book topped my list I love youriously I love you, not like thatbut you re def [...]

  14. FIVE STARS CANT POSSIBLY BE ENOUGH.I am moved beyond words What an incredibly moving, beautifully tragic novel Poignant, heartrending, moving, touching, emotional, captivating, intense, tragic, wistful, tender, dreamy, hopeful, enthralling, impassioned, sentimental, stirring, inspiring, monumental, unforgettable These are Just some of but not all of my descriptions of this book Whatever I write in my review it will not give this book justice, I know that this story has buried itself in my heart [...]

  15. 5 stars A must read for any of my reader friends, and I don t say that lightly This is one of those books that make me want to re evaluate all of my five star ratings This is NOT just for readers of the YA genre It s for everyone It s not a feel good book, though I did put it down for the last time feeling good Throughout most of it, though, my emotions were in such a turmoil that I didn t know WHAT I was feeling I had sad tears in my eyes, and then angry tears By angry, I mean I was cussing and [...]

  16. I reread this one via an audio book After 3 years I decided to listen to this one and I have three words for the second time I LOVED IT 11 14 2015 LOVED ITYou know it s good when you can t put it down and you stay up reading until you fall asleep with the book in your hands Then you wake up extra early so you can finish the last couple of pages you couldn t keep your eyes open any longer before you zonked out After I finished I had to go back and read the section view spoiler where she first see [...]

  17. Review here Hello Beautiful Book BlogSo you see the title The Sea of TranquilityI m doing a short review since there are so many to choose from and also because I am late to the party My favorite part was really just the smaller details woven in.Her love of name meaningsThe chair SunshineIce creamI could go on and on I guess I really like to cling to the good things and the lighthearted moments, but there was a lot of pain and depression Nastya hasn t spoken a word in over a year She is broken T [...]

  18. People who have never been through any sort of shit always assume that they know how you should react to having your life destroyed As if there s a playbook for surviving hell.The resignation and grief, the guilt and self hatred Especially the getting away from your loved ones thing Bull s eye If you want to learn a bit about how people, in the real world, actually deal with guilt and loss and profound disappointment, this book would be illuminating to you And I can t say that emphatically enoug [...]

  19. image error I hate my left hand I hate to look at it I hate it when it stutters and trembles and reminds me that my identity is gone But I look at it anyway, because it also reminds me that I m going to find the boy who took everything away from me I m going to kill the boy who killed me, and when I kill him, I m going to do it with my left hand WOW AMAZING I ve been thinking about this book all day wondering where to start with this review I just don t know where to start I ve read many other r [...]

  20. When two worlds full of tragedy collide, prepare yourself for some heartbreakSometimes there are books that take my breath away, sometimes my emotions flood my soul, sometimes words cut deep into my heart, sometimes stories don t want me to let go, sometimes I fall in love with a character, with a paragraph, with an author sometimes I just feel like falling.Deep and raw, that s how this story is.It breaks your heart and even makes you enjoy that feeling, it plays with your mind, it makes you wan [...]

  21. I loved this beautiful and emotional contemporary romantic drama I felt caught up in, and utterly swept away by its power, like a small boat being slowly but inexorably driven by the wind into a storm, an emotional storm that left me washed up and wrung out, but somehow richer as a person for having experienced it It s beautifully and poetically crafted every element, every character, all combine and contribute to the artful and emotionally intense world author Millay creates.So what s up with t [...]

  22. RATING 5 Hearts D 3 3 3 Sometimes I just forget how to breathe The Sea of Tranquility is one of those reads that stays with you long after the last page is flipped It s beautifully flawless, defining and then redefining relationships and friendships, and leaving us with a smile on our faces despite its seriousness It s a story of love, healing, forgiveness, family, and second chances as detailed through two stunningly complex, broken main characters Josh and Nastya might have issues that haunt t [...]

  23. 4 stars I think I can believe in hope and I would like to believe in the dream of second chances Well Katja Millay just brought on all of the feels.This is one of those books that has been sitting on my tbr shelf forever I had made a 2015 resolution that I would do my best to read all of the physical books I owned that have been sitting on my bookshelves for months, some even for years The first book in line was this one I cannot believe I waited this long to read it It s such a classic New Adul [...]

  24. TOP FAVORITE My Cast He needs to be able to fix things and make it all better to believe that you re okay so that he can believe he s okay Nastya is an illusion She has changed schools and fled the safety of her family because she can t be who she used to be before her life took a horrific detour She has moved in with her aunt and has begun classes at a new school She also dresses to scare repel other students Josh Bennett is as socially inept as Nastya He has lost every single person he loves H [...]

  25. They say there s a place you go when you diePerhaps it s full of life, laughter, and loved onesPerhaps there s no light, no laughter only darknessPerhaps it s a place you ve never seen beforeOr perhaps it s a place familiar to youYou can t know unless you ve survived deathSurvived and come back But what ifwhat if upon returning to lifeAll you ve discovered is that you re still dead Walking around aimlessly with no purposeWalking around and simply just existingWhat if existing is all you have Wha [...]

  26. I get it I FINALLY get it Everyone s been admonishing me for not having read this book Read it They told me You ll love it Well, you were all right I did enjoy this book Very much.It s sad and melancholy, yet sweet and uplifting The characterization is really beautiful I liked that every single character was flawed in some way Incredibly realistic And not at all forced Everything about them felt natural and realistic And, even though it s been a long while since I was 18, I felt like I could eas [...]

  27. Rating 4.5 Review 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 must 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 and walk Former piano prodigy Nastya Kashnikov wants to get through high school without anyone learning the secrets of her past She also wants t [...]

  28. If we had a telescope, I could show you the Sea of Tranquility She points up at the sky See Up there on the moon You can t really tell from here Is that why you have a picture of the moon in your bedroom You noticed that It was the only thing on the wall I thought you were into astronomy I m not I keep it there to remind me that it s bullshit I thought it sounded like this beautiful, peaceful place Like where you d want to go when you die Quiet and water everywhere A place that would swallow you [...]

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