Book Reviews

Book Review: The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay

So you see the title The Sea of Tranquility
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I’m doing a short review since there are so many to choose from and also because I am late to the party!

My favorite part was really just the smaller details woven in.
Her love of name meanings
The chair ♥
Sunshine
Ice cream
I could go on and on

^^^ I guess I really like to cling to the good things and the lighthearted moments, but there was a lot of pain and depression. Nastya hasn’t spoken a word in over a year. She is broken. There is loss and sadness. I’m not going into detail because it’s better to go in blind to everything so you can really feel it.

The ending felt a little rushed, but a lot of ending do when you love the characters so much. You just don’t want to let them go even though you know you have to!

And finally some of my favorite quotes:

–“I know at that 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.” ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

–“I’m going to walk over to you,” I say, taking one step at a time in her direction like I’m talking down a jumper. “I’m going to put my arms around you and I’m going to hold you,” I pause before taking the last step, “and you’re going to let me.”

–“He’s kissing me. And when he does, part of me is lost. But it’s the part that’s twisted and mangled and wrong, and for just that moment, with his hands in my hair and his lips on my mouth, I can pretend that it never existed.”

–“People like to say love is unconditional, but it’s not, and even if it was unconditional, it’s still never free. There’s always an expectation attached. They always want something in return. Like they want you to be happy or whatever and that makes you automatically responsible for their happiness because they won’t be happy unless you are … I just don’t want that responsibility.”

–“You’re not what I expected you to be like.” I catch her eye and she actually looks a little surprised and a lot curious, which I think she tries to hide.
“How did you expect me to be?”
“Quiet.”

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