My rating: 5 of 5 stars
LOVED IT!!!!!! I just finished reading The Sea of Tranquility for the second time. I have more to say, but I have to think about how to give my review the justice this book so deserves. Wow!!!
Finally wrote a review…
I LOVED this book. It’s so good that it’s staggering and almost makes it impossible for me to write myself. Almost.
My favorite line are these: “Daylight won’t protect you from anything. Bad things happen all the time; they don’t wait until after dinner.”
A powerful line indeed because it is the epitome of the story and where she is coming from so clearly.
And then, there is this one (a stunner line if there ever was one):
“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’m 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.”
Nastya is shattered in what would seem permanent ways; and then there’s Josh Bennett, who painstakingly seems to put her back together piece by piece. I also think Drew and Tierney do the same for her in different ways. I LOVED this book!!!!
I am a writer. I have a huge crush on Gillian Flynn because of Gone Girl and now Katja Millay because her writing and character development is at the perfection level like Flynn’s in a different way.
I’ve read enough New Adult or Mature Young Adult or whatever “they” want to call it these days to unequivocally state that The Sea of Tranquility outstrips them all. This book is so well written from its believable dialog to the exceptional first person point of view to pacing to plot development to story line that it could serve as a study guide for how good writing is done by any writer who desires to improve their own work by learning from Katja Millay.
As for readers, this book is a must-read because it’s incredible and captivating and the story will stay with you long after you’ve read the last page.
I LOVED it!!!