Review – The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay


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.


This was such a good book it is YA and is in two different point of views I immediately fell in love with Josh.. but couldn’t help but love Drew also. He played a man whore very well but then the true him came out and well you cant help but love him too. When starting this book I wasnt sure how I was going to like it but it has so many good reviews I wanted to give it a try to see what it would make me feel. I wanted to know what happened to Nastya from the get go but you have to wait and read and that was driving me crazy. I wanted to know what happened to make her react the way she was. There were so many moments in this book that I was able to relate to on a personal level. We have all been though things growing up and every one of us reacts differently. I enjoyed reading the coming of age (as many would say) of the characters in the book! Mostly of Nastya since Josh is very mature for his age and Drew well he is just Drew. haha

She has so much to deal with that she just has to find the person who killed her. Okay so to be honest I wasnt sure after reading

Dying really isn’t so bad after you’ve done it once.

And I have.

I’m not afraid of death anymore.

I’m afraid of everything else.

I had thought okay this is about a ghost.. (because I have said before I don’t usually read the blurbs because I like to not have any idea of where the book is going haha) But was happy to know that no it wasnt. 🙂 I enjoyed a lot about this book watching her find something with someone she never had before and it helped her even if she didn’t want to admit it.

There are many moments when I was reading when in my mind all I could say was WOW. I love when I read a book and there are things that are put in them that stick with me. It took me longer then I had wanted to finish up this book but then I got to a part in there that I couldn’t put the thing down so I was once again up till 2 in them morning reading. The start was a little slow and but for me personally but it got good. There is heart-ach, love, hate, joy, sadness… you name it, it seems to be in there.  And in Josh Nastya has found her match, I loved how they interacted with each other, it was so real. I felt at some parts as if I was there sitting in the same room watching them. But then the interaction between her and Drew had me laughing as well as had my heart aching because I just felt so sad at one point. I had to remember that one point they were all still in highschool because I was getting mad at a few parts thinking god they are acting like kids then had to remind myself they are all still kids. There are moments that in this book you forget the age because of the issues that they are dealing with and facing.

“It amazes me how people are so afraid of what can happen in the dark, but they don’t give a second thought about their safety during the day; as if the sun offers some sort of ultimate protection from all the evil in the world. It doesn’t. All it does is whisper to you, lulling you with its warmth before it shoves you face down into the dirt. Daylight wont protect you from anything. Bad things happen all the time; they don’t wait until after dinner.”

I would not say that it is the best book I have ever read but it was good and I did enjoy it I had an idea how it would end and would have to say that I always enjoy a book that ends how I hope.

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Found my new love for books when a good friend sent me the Sookie books and I was stuck in a paranormal state and only wanted that then I came across Shayla Black and read her Wicked Lovers Series which got me into the contemporary romance with a "twist" and since then I have just been a reading fanatic! And LOVE every minute of my escape from reality. View all posts by Momma's Books

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