Friday, December 21, 2012

Review: The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay

title: The Sea of Tranquility
author: Katja Millay
Published November 13th 2012 by Atria Books
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Stunning, phenomenal, marvelous, amazing, I could go on and on, but I think you all have heard it before. This book is excellent, and I mean it. When I give it 5 stars, I mean every single particle and atom of those stars.

I won’t even try to tell you what is inside these pages, but I have to reassure you, it’s heartbreaking and beautiful and it’s why I am such a huge fan of contemporary young adult literature. It is what makes me spend my money and my time every time I invest myself in a book, the hope that I find something remotely as good as this.

I just have to applaud the story, and the characters and the gorgeous writing. And the magnificent way in which Katja Millay develops such a complex plot and topics and makes us feel part of it. I refuse to believe this is her first novel, because that would make her not human, I don’t think you can possess that kind of talent and still call yourself a simple human.

It’s been a while since I went through so many emotions in just one book. I had to remove myself from the scrutiny of other people’s stares because I was a wreck, it was getting to the point I was starting to wonder if maybe I was too invested, but I had reached the no-turning-back point so I just let myself go.

This book is so good I’m sure the other books pick on it and call it names. I had to stop reading and take a minute so my breathing could get back to normal. That’s how good it was, it gave me idiopathic tachycardia, except it wasn’t idiopathic because Josh Bennet and Nastya caused it.

I have to confess though, the angst reached places your mind and my mind can’t comprehend, so I had to take breaks to pull my head together. But I can’t deny I adored every single minute of it.
I want to order people to read it, but I can’t, you have to make the choice and I hope you chose correctly. I will tell people, though; that this book will burn their hopes, and break their hearts and then it will rebuild everything from scratch.



  1. Wow, that cover confused me for a second. I still fall for those optical illusions. Anyway, great review! I haven't heard of this one before but it does excellent (I've always been fascinated by prodigies) and I love a good contemporary too. Merry Christmas! :)

  2. Fabulous review! Yet another ARC on my Kindle that I haven't read but apparently need to read - It sounds incredible!

    Rowena Hailey (Ptarmigan Hunting in Alaska)


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