The Sea of Tranquility
By Katja Millay
(Atria Books, Paperback, 9781476730943, 448pp.)
Publication Date: June 4, 2013
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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.
Katja Millay grew up in Florida and graduated with a degree in film & television production from Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. She has worked as a television producer, and a film studies and screenwriting teacher. Currently she resides in Florida with her family. The Sea of Tranquility is her first book.
‚eoeA heart-stopping, emotional journey from the first word to the last. Hands down my favorite book of the year...and quite possibly all of infinity.‚e
"A stunning debut. The Sea of Tranquility stole my heart, broke it, robbed me of breath, and made me ache. Read it and fall in love with Katja Millay's raw, lyrical writing."
‚eoeEqually heartbreaking and uplifting‚e"a riveting, unforgettable read.†Absolutely brilliant.‚e
‚eoeEveryone should read this book at some point in their lives.†It was GORGEOUS and unforgettable. A must-read!!‚e
‚eoeI am finding it difficult to express with mere words just how much I adore this book. It touched me in a way that only a few books before it have. It left my heart aching, filled with sadness and despair, love and hope. So much hope.‚e
‚eoeThe Sea of Tranquility†reminded me that books aren't†just†entertaining; they're more than that.†This†was more than that. It caused me to feel, invaded my thoughts, my heart...it became a part of me.‚e
‚eoeOne of the most AMAZINGLY written books I have read to date! Simply BEAUTIFUL! I was so connected to the story and it‚e(TM)s characters, I completely tuned out everyone and everything around me while reading.†I felt like I was there and I never wanted to leave.‚e
‚eoeThe best advice that I can give readers who are considering reading†The Sea of Tranquility†is BUY IT NOW! †The Sea of Tranquility†by Katja Millay is one of the best books of 2012. †It definitely earned its spot on my MUST READS list.‚e
"This is the kind of story that stays with you because you can‚e(TM)t stop thinking about it."
-Cristina's Book Reviews
"Fans of character-driven fiction will find much to admire in this deeply felt novel that is an excellent example of crossover fiction."
"Alternating first-person narratives allow Millay to delve into the minds of both of her main characters, and she keeps readers on the edge of their seats...Populated with perfectly realized teen characters‚e"not a stereotype in sight‚e"this is the ideal crossover novel."