I can’t even put my emotions into words, I’m not sure how to even write a review that this book deserves or to even sum it up. This is one of the best books I have ever read and I know it one that will stay with me for a long time.
I’ve seen this book everywhere I can now understand why it’s so highly recommended, I’m kicking myself that I didn’t pick it up sooner. If you haven’t read this book you need to stop what you are doing and start.
It’s amazing and for it being the first book from this author it’s incredible.
This book is Heartbreaking, it’s beautiful and can’t be put into words it has to be experienced for yourself.
The whole way through I was dying to know the secrets, they were released slowly and I had the image of the author doing a *Mic Drop* every time something was revealed. This isn’t an instalove book, it isn’t filled with sex or petty drama, – it’s about love, pain, strength and healing.
The characters are broken and messed up, they deal with things that you wouldn’t wish on your enemy and you fall in love with them.
“Daylight won’t protect you from anything. bad things happen all the time; they don’t wait until after dinner.”
“I am 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.”
I found myself cheering for the characters, having to get to the end of the book to see what happens to them – I needed to know they were okay!
“I know at the moment what he’s given me and it isn’t a chair. It’s an invitation, a welcome, the knowledge that I am accepted here. He hasn’t given me a place to sit. He’s given me a place to belong.”
This is an instant favourite of mine and a highly recommended read.
My Rating :
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 am 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.
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.
The Sea of Tranquility is a rich, intense, and brilliantly imagined story about a lonely boy, an emotionally fragile girl, and the miracle of second chances.