Sunday, 25 November 2012

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.

Full of rage and without a purpose, former pianist Nastya Kashnikov wants two things: to get through high school without anyone discovering her past and to make the boy who took everything from her pay.

All 17 year-old Josh Bennett wants is to build furniture and be left alone, and everyone allows it because it’s easier to pretend he doesn’t exist. When your name is synonymous with death, everyone tends to give you your space.

Everyone except Nastya, a hot mess of a girl who starts showing up and won’t go away until she’s insinuated herself into every aspect of his life. 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 may ever learn the secrets she’s been hiding or if he even wants to.

The Sea of Tranquility is a slow-building, character-driven romance about a lonely boy, an emotionally fragile girl, and the miracle of second chances.
WOW! WHAT AN ABSOLUTELY AMAZING AND HEARTBREAKING STORY! i LOVED every little part of it. I cant even describe how perfect this book is and how much i love it. I cant remember loving all the characters so much and being so emotionally connected to them in a book in a while.

Nastya is a broken girl - she has suffered through soemthing badly before and completely turned away from her old life. She is silent and untouchable. No one knows the real her and she doesnt want anyone to. She is angry and closed off and detached from others and wears a facade of someone else to keep everyone at bay, but is so amazing on the inside. She was such an interesting and different character to read about. She is so emotionally broken and no one understood her or could help her. I loved her from the start and really felt for her. At the same time i found her narration of the book just soo funny that i couldnt stop myself from laughing.

Josh is the loner boy - he isnt friends with anyone (except Drew) and has also had a tragic life. He is very similar to Nastya in that way; keeps to himself and is damaged on the inside. I lobed him so much!! HE deserves a big hug and i just love him to pieces. Their relationship is a slow build up and i enjoyed every part of it. They start off not really liking each other but somehow end up spending time together anyway, until gradually, they become closer and closer. Their interaction was swoon worthy and they are just so perfect together. Its obvious to everyone except them how much they love each other.

Drew is also one of my fav characters. He starts off as a stereotypical school flirt who is constantly shamelessly hitting on Nastya all the time but his character develops so much throughout the book. He is soo FUNNY and an asshole as well but i loved him to pieces. I also really liked how he becomes really close friends with Nastya and is such a great part of the book. His friendship with Josh is really great too and i loved the chemistry between all the characters.

There are other people who also play a part in the plot. There is Clay who i really liked who is obsessed with drawing Nastya, then there is Sarah who is Drew's sister that i didnt like that much. Asher is Nastya's brother who i really liked as well.

The whole story is stunningly beautiful. There are moments that make you laugh and other parts that make you cry. Lots of drama but mostly its about Nastya as she evolves throughout the story. You really become attatched to the characters and feel their pain. Its a book that u cant forget about long after you've finished it. I m seriously sad that i have fisnihed it and wont get anymore of these wonderful charcaters anymore. Its one of my fav books of 2012 and highly recommended to everyone!

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