The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay
Publisher: Atria Books
Review by: Mary
Full of rage and without a purpose, former pianist Nastya Kashnikov wants two things: to get through high school without anyone discovering her past and to make the boy who took everything from her pay.
All 17 year-old Josh Bennett wants is to build furniture and be left alone, and everyone allows it because it’s easier to pretend he doesn’t exist. When your name is synonymous with death, everyone tends to give you your space.
Everyone except Nastya, a hot mess of a girl who starts showing up and won’t go away until she’s insinuated herself into every aspect of his life. The more he gets to know her, the more of a mystery she becomes. As their relationship intensifies and the unanswered questions begin to pile up, he starts to wonder if he may ever learn the secrets she’s been hiding or if he even wants to.
Whoa. Listen up folks. You're going to need this book. I was hooked from the very first page and I was glued to whole story. I had every emotion available coursing through my body and I just couldn't get enough.
Nastya doesn't speak. I knew something horrific had happened to her and I couldn't wait to find out. Damaged girl needs saving. Shows up in boys garage and watches him build stuff. Boy also needs saving. They are the story of thinking she is unlovable and he believing everything he loves dies. Totally tragic and gut wrenching.
I wanted them to love each other. I wanted them to be loved by each other. I wanted them to know they were each other's savior. The whole thing was brilliant. It has been a long time since I've read a tragic story that I didn't feel bogged down by. It was heart warming and I so want there to be another book. Put The Sea of Tranquility on your radar people. It needs to be at the top of the list.