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The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay
Mature YA
Atria Books (June 4, 2013)


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.

Two and a half years after an unspeakable tragedy left her a shadow of the girl she once was, Nastya Kashnikov moves to a new town determined to keep her dark past hidden and hold everyone at a distance. But her plans only last so long before she finds herself inexplicably drawn to the one person as isolated as herself: Josh Bennett.

Josh’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. When your name is synonymous with death, everyone tends to give you your space. Everyone except Nastya who won’t go away until she’s insinuated herself into every aspect of his life. But as the undeniable pull between them intensifies, 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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Letitia says,The Sea of Tranquility has ruined me for all other books. I think I truly want to cry because this book has ended. It’s over and… I want more. I almost want to say I need more. My heart is simply not ready to let go of this world and these beautiful, heartbreaking characters. And when I say I’m not ready to let go, I mean it—it’s been five days now and they’re still on my mind." – Full review here.

Of course, if I were to take the books at their word, I’d also have to believe that all teenage boys go around calling girls baby, because apparently that’s the express train to romance. He was an asshole a minute ago, but he drops the baby on you and it’s all over. Uncontrollable swooning and relinquishment of all self respect activated.
Ooooh, he called me baby. My panties are wet and I luuuuuuuv him.
Do real boys actually call girls baby? I don’t have enough experience to know. I do know that if a guy ever called me baby, I’d probably laugh in his face. Or choke him.

Paula says, “Oh, the feelings this story elicited from deep in my heart and soul. I adore Josh and Nastya’s story. These two broken souls were trying to survive in a world where they felt like they didn’t belong anymore, and had basically given up on life. And, in each other, they found peace, comfort, companionship, healing, and closure. The depth of the relationship Nastya and Josh form is simply beautiful. This story is unlike any other young adult story I’ve ever read.” – Full review here.

“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.”

About the Author

I grew up in Florida where I spent my time hiding from the sun. Then I moved to NYC where I attended film school at NYU and spent my time hiding from the rats. I was a high school film production/screenwriting teacher in a former life and now I sit at my kitchen table writing stories and ignoring the frightening mountain of laundry threatening to overtake my home. The Sea of Tranquility is my first novel.

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