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.
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.
book amazed the funny right out of me, but replaced it with something
more. So much more that I can't even curse properly! It was so well
written it hurt. By the end I was bled completely dry of all
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 part of me.
At first I thought it started off slow,
but I'm convinced now that this was for my own good. I needed to put my
baby toe in the water first. I don't think I could have survived being
thrown in. I needed that time. Please...PLEASE don't give up on this
book. You have to trust me that it's all part of the journey, part of
There were times where I felt physically ill. I
wanted to throw up. Maybe I did. In my mouth. Just a little bit. There
was even a point where I wondered why my kindle kept moving. I realized
that it was my shaking hands, my pounding heart and my heaving chest
that kept causing my kindle to have a seizure!
asking yourself how could someone possibly get so emotional about a
book. Easy. At some point between the soulful dialogue and raw
emotion...this book became real. The words defined romance and the
characters touched my heart.
There was something about the emotion of this book that was almost cleansing. I felt, I broke, but I healed! The 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. READ ON!!