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The Sea of Tranquility
The Sea of Tranquility: A Novel | Katja Millay
A School Library Journal Best Book of 2013An ALA/YALSA Alex Award WinnerI 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. Two and a half years after an unspeakable tragedy left her a shadow of the girl she once was, Nastya Kashnikov moves to a new town determined to keep her dark past hidden and hold everyone at a distance. But her plans only last so long before she finds herself inexplicably drawn to the one person as isolated as herself: Josh Bennett. Joshs story is no secret. Every person he loves has been taken from his life until, at seventeen years old, there is no one left. When your name is synonymous with death, everyone tends to give you your space. Everyone except Nastya who wont go away until shes insinuated herself into every aspect of his life. But as the undeniable pull between them intensifies, he starts to wonder if he will ever learn the secrets shes been hidingor 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.
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Centique
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Couple more shots from our little cabin retreat on our winter weekend away in Matakana. I finished this YA novel which was a nice change of pace. Very engrossing story of two broken young people drawn to each other and trying to get past their traumas. Lots of angst but well done. A couple of things were problematic IMO, but others were handled well so I‘m not quibbling. I think if you loved Colleen Hoover‘s Hopeless you‘ll love this.

emz711 ....so it's not about the moon landing.... #nerd 6mo
Centique @emz711 😂😂nope! It does mention the SoT and the moon but only in passing. 6mo
JennyM Gorgeous. Glad you‘ve had a lovely time 😘 6mo
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Scash1114
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I have so many favorite books, but if i was FORCED to pick, i‘d probably say this was my favorite(i read the physical book). So i was SOOOOO happy when i listened to the audible sample, and her voice was PERFECT. Highly recommend it enters your brain in some fashion-physical book, ereader, or audible!!

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imang3l
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Listening to The Sea of Tranquillity.. ❣

CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 7mo
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rubyslippersreads
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Thanks for the #kindlitsy gift, @CBee 😊 I‘m looking forward to this one.

CBee You are very welcome, @rubyslippersreads 🥰 13mo
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rachaich
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Oh I liked this.
I kept thinking about the young characters whenever I wasn't reading it.

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rachaich
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Started this after it'd sat on my pile for ten months. Very readable :)

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PacingTheCage
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Well I said I was going to finish it and I did. A really good book. So glad I read it. Now, I can go to bed.

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PacingTheCage
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Starting my morning off on a good note. Good coffee, Game day mug (NNN CCC STATE! NC STATE!), and so far, good book.

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PacingTheCage
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On to the next #librarybook
#Bleeckersays Hi
#pugsoflitsy
We are all fuzzy warm here.

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GypsyKat
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Today‘s Audible daily deal. Has anyone read this one?

Burghbookaddict I've never heard of this one but its sounded pretty good so I downloaded it 1y
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Bookwormjillk
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Reading while my 7 year old does my toes. Hoping to make it to 12 hours. Decent. #24in48

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Bookwormjillk
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Not a bad one day total. I‘m starting to doze so I‘m not sure how much more I‘ll do. Happy with this though, and really enjoying this book. #24in48

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Bookwormjillk
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Here we go. I got up even before my cat so I could get a good start on #24in48

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kthlnmscrl
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Nastya Kashnikov 👩
#KatjaMillay

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cristiana_de_sousa
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So good
4.5⭐️

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JackOBotts
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Mehso-so

A quick read, but “meh” for me. I can see why/how people absolutely LOVE this book...I‘m just not one of them. 🤷🏻‍♀️ I found Nastya‘s fascination with names & their meanings among the more interesting elements. (My Book Club gets me to read things I would never read otherwise, and I appreciate that.) #CantAllBeWinners

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vanslibanan
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This was recommended to me by my highschool classmate and read it last August 2013. Definitely unforgettable.
5/5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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HiddenGemBooks
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I haven't gotten better. I'm not even close to okay. The only thing I've done is to decide to get better. But I think that may be enough. Im trying to see the magic in everyday miracles now: the fact that my heart still beats, that I can lift my feet off of the earth to walk and that there is something in me worthy of love. I know that bad things still happen. And sometimes I still ask myself why I am alive; but now, when I ask, I have an answer.

Jennick2004 💜 2y
DarcysMom 💜 2y
BarbaraBB 💔 2y
ibeeeg It‘s been a while since I‘ve read this book, and that quote still gets to me. 💔 2y
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HiddenGemBooks
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I don't want to lose you.
But I'd rather lose you if it means you'll be happy.
I need to know that there is such a thing as okay, maybe even good, and it's out there
and we just haven't found it yet.
There's got to be a happier ending than this, here. There's got to be a better story.
Because we deserve one.
You deserve one.
Even if it doesn't end with you and me...🌷💕

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HiddenGemBooks
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Just put this this in #TBR 😍
Such a good and deep passage I found!

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Madhousemouse
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Love, love, loved this 📖 ..... amazing and unique story ❤️😭❤️

DebinHawaii Welcome to Litsy! 🎉📚👍😀 Hope you enjoy it here! 2y
RaimeyGallant Welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon And here's a compilation of Litsy tips that some of us put together:
http://litsy.com/p/aDJja2lMZFFY
2y
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Krissajeldy
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Rory's taking over my book pile. #readathon #dogsoflitsy

DebinHawaii Sweet! 🐶❤️ 2y
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specklife
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*swoon*
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Haru
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Nastya solo quiere terminar el instituto sin que nadie sepa su pasado y conseguir que el chico que se lo arrebató todo pague por lo que hizo. La historia de Josh no es ningún secreto. Todas las personas a las que Josh amó están muertas y ya no le queda nadie. Nastya irá acercándose a él. Pero cuanto más llega a conocerla, mayor es el enigma. Él comienza a preguntarse si alguna vez sabrá quién es ella en realidad, o incluso si quiere saberlo.⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Paula3
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Huh, wasn't expecting a nugget of profound wisdom in this one... but here it is. 💜💚

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suvata
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Mehso-so

Oh so much teenage angst!

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suvata
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Time for a little YA drama.

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Equinm
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Mehso-so

The back story of the two main characters was interesting enough to keep me hooked until the end. However, there was a bit too much teenage angst along with far too many teens essentially raising themselves (a la One Tree Hill...which I ❤️ btw) for my literary liking.

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Foreversweetserendipity
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Absolutely recommend! 5 ⭐️ this book blew me away. For those that loved Eleanor and Park, this book takes it to the next level. I could barely put It down. The characters were well written and the whole story was truly just so well done. Josh and Nastya have both had their fair share of bad things in life, but they have to find a way to live and be ok. To not be robbed by the hand they are dealt. It is an amazing heartfelt journey!

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HotCocoaReads
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I can't get over how much I loved this book! So glad I finally got to this beautiful book that I'd been wanting to read for a while but had no idea how much I'd love it!!! 💕 I pretty much cried through the last 50 pages last night, but cried in a good way. And seriously, how clever is this book cover?!?

Mariposa_Bookworm The cover is gorgeous! 3y
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HotCocoaReads
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We're like mysteries to one another. Maybe if I can solve him and he can solve me, we can explain each other. Maybe that's what I need. Someone to explain me.

Chachic Beautiful shot! 3y
HotCocoaReads @Chachic Thank you!!! These covers are so beautiful it's hard to go wrong! 3y
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Rudis
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A quick but moving read about two teenager's journeys. Surprisingly, this book actually had me trying to figure out the mystery, which isn't something I usually do.

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MMenefee

At the end of the acknowledgments: "Life is short and TBR lists are long. I know that time is precious, and I thank you for spending yours with this book." - Katja

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled This makes me want to read this book right now! 3y
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MMenefee

30% in and I cannot put this down. To hell with all the events I'm supposed to attend tomorrow (which is how I felt about all that before I even picked this book up).

christineandbooks Loved that book!! And I agree... so hard to put down! 3y
Desha Love it...fellow introvert? ☺️?❤️ I always say yes to things and then either because of my health (have a lung disability) or because of "introverting" those plans just have to change...❤️ 3y
MMenefee @Desha Fellow introvert for sure. I hope your health doesn't prevent you from too many activities ... on top of those you have to cancel due to introverting (that's a good word). 3y
Desha Yup that's what happens to us introverts... I've been reading a lot lately about the introverted personality...books like Susan Cain's Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking. I've always been very hard on myself and I'm trying to understand better so I will have more compassion for the realities of who I am! ❤️❤️📚📚📚❤️❤️ 3y
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v_cuev
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Two of my favorite romances that I don't hear about from other readers often enough. #inthemoodforlove #seasonsreadings2016

christineandbooks I just recently read Sea of Tranquility and loved it so, so much! 3y
v_cuev @christineandbooks Both of these made me cry all the tears. 3y
LazyLibrary I adored Sea of Tranquility! Completely unexpected too! 3y
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bookishnerd
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Here is one of my latest bookish buys. #photoadaynov16

mrsh62010 Nice BB8 3y
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wanderlustywriter
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SO LOVELY. This book started off a little slow for me, but that was fine because I love slow-burn relationships and I think that was really the only way to tell the story that really serves these characters the right way. They were heartbreaking and real and the reveal was done really well, and the ending gave me goosebumps. 9/10 ⭐️

LazyLibrary ❤️ loved it! 3y
christineandbooks I agree... beautiful... 3y
Bookcation74 I have had this one on my Kindle for awhile - now I need to move it up on the TBR list! Thanks! 3y
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wanderlustywriter

This book is beautiful and wonderful and such a needed escape this week and I don't want it to end!

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christineandbooks
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I didn't mean to start this but I needed something to read on my Kindle. Then once I started I couldn't stop. The story was heartbreaking and beautiful, told in first person by two narrators that tore me apart as they revealed their secrets and put their lives back together.

LazyLibrary I loved this too! 3y
Kimmiesuze Such a great book. 3y
charl08 Ha! I've done that twice this week. 3y
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wanderlustywriter
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OMG finally someone else who knows the best way to eat ice cream!!! 😂 I thought I was the only one who did this. Another reason to ❤️ this book

[DELETED] 3517561138 That's how I do it too!!! 3y
melbeautyandbooks I do it that way too! 3y
jessberk13 Me too! I always let my Ben and Jerry's Cinnamon Buns "thaw" after I take it out of the freezer ? 3y
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SharonGoforth Me too!! 3y
Titania I actually stick my bowl of ice cream in the microwave for 15 seconds to get it to that just right melty spot. 🙂 3y
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wanderlustywriter
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New book!!!

Books4Ever This book looks intriguing 😊 3y
wanderlustywriter @Books4Ever Only a few pages in and already loving the voice and prose 3y
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ibeeeg
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Oh my heart. It broke into a thousand pieces and was put back together again. This book, it's everything a "YA" book should be. It is filled with broken characters that are real, & we are brought into their realness. They're not easily or readily fixed. They're troubled but they're not. And truly, these characters are not ones to be stuck in a "YA" genre, their reach is far greater and with breadth. {I finished this book on August 30, 2016.}

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bookishfurmom
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I re-read this one because I just couldn't decide what to read next so I just went with an old favorite.

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Jana
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OMG. This book ripped my heart apart. I don't even know how to discuss what a painfully beautiful and heart wrenching story this is. Phenomenally written, too. A lesser writer would have made this a trite, stereotypical YA romance with tortured souls and all that shit. Nope. This was way beyond that. This was intense in the way of All the Bright Places and it will haunt me, too. I don't know why I put off reading it. Don't make the same mistake.

MMenefee I purchased this when it was a kindle deal back in June. Gonna have to move it up on the tbr. 3y
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buchmagie88
Irgendwann fr immer | Katja Millay
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Nächstes Buch ❤
Bin schon sehr gespannt!

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bookishfurmom

I never get tired of this book. I have it read it at least 3 times and it's so amazing. It is for sure one of my all time favorites! I highly recommend it!

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Andrea_booknerd_Jones
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Wow. This was such a great book. I can't wait for more from this author.

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MelodyJones
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The best contemporary fiction novel I have read in 2016. The story is haunting and seductive and heart breaking. I highly recommend this beautiful work to anyone interested in the depths of the human soul and forgiving yourself.