Book Review: The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Milay

 

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Where do I even begin with this one? It’s been 10 days since I finished reading this gem and I’m still left speechless. Just thinking about it stirs something in me that I can’t even dare explain. It’s beautiful. The Sea of Tranquility is one beautiful piece of literature that I would even go on saying that books like this one is the reason why I read.

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Title: The Sea of Tranquility
Author: Katja Milay
Date Published: November 13th 2012
Date Read: May 27th to June 18th 2016
My book format: Kindle edition

 

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Former piano prodigy Nastya Kashnikov wants two things: to get through high school without anyone learning about her past and to make the boy who took everything from her—her identity, her spirit, her will to live—pay.

Josh Bennett’s story is no secret: every person he loves has been taken from his life until, at seventeen years old, there is no one left. Now all he wants is be left alone and people allow it because when your name is synonymous with death, everyone tends to give you your space.

Everyone except Nastya, the mysterious new girl at school who starts showing up and won’t go away until she’s insinuated herself into every aspect of his life. But the more he gets to know her, the more of an enigma she becomes. As their relationship intensifies and the unanswered questions begin to pile up, he starts to wonder if he will ever learn the secrets she’s been hiding—or if he even wants to.

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Honestly, the title wasn’t a big come on to me. I mean – The Sea of Tranquility – you don’t get a lot from it – no hint of romance, no hint of the genre it was written under, no nothing. So I wasn’t really expecting anything from it at all. Just saw it in my TBR + it was in my Kindle + I have some sort of a free time = why not get into it, so I did. Didn’t know that what I had in my hand was going to be one of my most favourite books ever. Everrr!

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BOOK IN MY BAG #1

Book in my Bag is a feature of this blog where I talk about my current read – the book that is currently IN MY BAG and the one that I currently bring everywhere. It’s just like your little what-I’m-reading-at-the-moment update so I can share with you guys all the feels I’m having during those times when I can’t post yet a full blown review of what I’m reading! 🙂 

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Being on a slump sucks. And since I have been in a huge huge reading slump for four months now, I have nothing to review and nothing to wrap up as the month of May came and ended.

Thank heavens, though, I found something up in my Kindle that really caught my attention and is now consuming all my free time and all of me – and that is The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay!

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I didn’t know this book was such a huge thing a couple of years back! It was published in 2012 and I can’t believe that I discovered it just now. Bummer.

So I was browsing through my Kindle hoping to find something that would drag me out of this lonesome and very depressing reading slump. Lo and behold, I accidentally tapped The Sea of Tranquility and it was love at first chapter. This book and I? We’re meant to be.

 

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Life Update!

 

Life Update

I can’t believe it has been four (lonesome) months already of not posting anything here! 😦 I wish I could say I have a valid and legitimate reason for this whole MIA-in-the-blogosphere thing, but sadly I don’t. Really. Only one word, though – SCHOOL. It may be a legitimate reason for some (and for that, I thank you for understanding and for still being here), but I don’t think I am entitled to just leave things without warning or whatever kind of notice I should have given.

If you’ve been hanging out here for a little while already, you’d know that I am in my senior year in law school. Those are actually two of the scariest things for me – SENIOR YEAR. And LAW SCHOOL. But what can I do, it’s here and it’s consuming all of me, so I apologize for not being around here too much. 😦

Anyway, I am sooo back and I promise to try my hardest and my best-est to compensate for the lost time.  I missed interacting with you, guys! 🙂  I missed doing book reviews and I missed doing tags and I miss just about everything in the  universe of book blogs! 🙂

It’s still not going to be hundred percent, full on, book blogging though, because I still have Bar Exams to hurdle this year, but I promise to be around much more. The next 6 months are definitely going to be full of pressure and crazy stress as I review for one of the most difficult exams in my country, but I’ll be around for some fun! 🙂

Missed you all! And I hope to see you ’round here more often now!

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