Sunday, December 23, 2012

The Sea of Tranquility: A Novel by Katja Millay

The Sea of Tranquility will be released in paperback, June 4, 2013.  You can get it now in ebook format.

This book is exquisite. It is the very best YA book, I have read this year. I was hooked from page one.
The character's are superb. The storyline is fascinating and the writing is phenomenal. I haven't read anything quite like this before. Prepare yourself for an emotionally intense read.

Nastya Kashnikov is the new girl in town. She stands out, not because she's beautiful (she is) but because her self imposed muteness and the way she dresses. Dark, sultry and heavy handed in the makeup area.

Josh Bennett keeps to himself, his young life has been tragic. He has lost everyone he has ever loved to death and as a result has put up a hard shell.

Drew is, Josh's best friend. One could say his purpose is comic relief, however he is so much more than that --- he is an important, central character.

The story is told by both, Josh and Nastya. Nastya hasn't spoken a word since the day she remembered the horrific details of her life altering assault. Josh is a loner and has essentially isolated himself. Drew is the quintessential popular, good looking, party boy, who just happens to be Josh's best friend. These three character's immerse themselves in one another lives and essentially help one another in unexpected ways.

This story will haunt you. It is dark, emotional and beautiful. It is character driven and focus on major themes such as power, love and loss.

Grade: A+

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