The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay

16117442Release Date: June 4, 2013
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Publisher: Atria Books
Age Group: Young Adult
Shelfability: Covet
Pages: 448
Format: eGalley
Source: Publisher/NetGalley
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One of my favorites this year.

I know I won’t be able to do this book justice in this review. Really, you don’t even need to bother reading this review, just go get this book and read it. You won’t be disappointed.

This novel is beautifully written. It’s heart-wrenching and depressing, yet at the same time it’s incredibly uplifting. Millay somehow evokes every emotion possibly from her readers. Witnessing these two damaged teens, and I hate to use the word damaged because it sounds so limiting, but they have both experienced such grief and somehow they come out on the other side and in the end find each other. It’s powerful and incredible.

The Sea of Tranquility isn’t what I would classify as a YA romance. Sure there is a bit of a love story in there, but this story is much more on the character driven side of things.

It’s a tad slow at the beginning. I remember thinking “am I going to like this?” Needless to say it wasn’t what I was expecting, but it ended up being so much more.

Nastya and Josh are truly unforgettable characters and I can’t wait for you to meet them.