Oh my gosh, you guys, it’s THE SEA OF TRANQUILITY blog tour!!! I cannot tell you how excited I am to be a part of the tour. Ever since I first read the book back in November (wow, I can’t believe it’s been that long already!), I have been fangirling for the book and its amazing author, Katja Millay.
THE SEA OF TRANQUILITY is a powerful character-driven contemporary novel surrounding the mysterious and withdrawn Nastya as she begins to develop a relationship with the one person who seems just as beautifully broken as she is: Josh Bennett. Josh Bennett!!! *fans self* Love that boy. Anyway… back to the book… Nastya and Josh really drive the story home, folks. They feel like extremely real people and the novel just flows so amazingly that I found myself gobbling it up and not wanting it to end all at the same time. These characters take you on an emotional journey and you can’t help but get swept up in their stories!
The blog tour for THE SEA OF TRANQUILITY celebrates its paperback release on June 4th, 2013! It actually started out as an indie novel but with all of the praise and glorious feedback it received, the ever-wise-ones at Simon and Schuster took Katja’s story and gave it a home at S&S to reach even more fans!
For the full background on TSoT, here’s the official description from Simon and Schuster:
Publishing Info: June 4th 2013 by Atria Books
Book Info: Paperback, 448 pages
Pre-order: Atria Books || Amazon || B&N || Book Depository || Indie Bound
“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.
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.
Josh’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. When your name is synonymous with death, everyone tends to give you your space. Everyone except Nastya who won’t go away until she’s 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 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.” — From Simon & Schuster Catalog
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
“I grew up in Florida where I spent my time hiding from the sun. Then I moved to NYC where I attended film school at NYU and spent my time hiding from the rats. I was a high school film production/screenwriting teacher in a former life and now I sit at my kitchen table writing stories and ignoring the frightening mountain of laundry threatening to overtake my home. The Sea of Tranquility is my first novel.” — From Katja Millay’s Goodreads author page
Before I even try to convince you further if you haven’t read this book yet, let’s look at the stats, shall we? This is a screen cap of the current rating on Goodreads.com: Out of 12,687 ratings, this book has received an average rating of 4.57 stars. I’d say that’s a pretty amazing rating!!
I know many of you out there have already read THE SEA OF TRANQUILITY and probably already have your paperback version pre-ordered so I want to make this blog tour exciting for all of us TSoT fangirls! (Or fanboys (fanboys? Is that the correct term?)) Just for fun, I want to hear what your favorite aspect of THE SEA OF TRANQUILITY was while you were reading. For me, it was definitely the fact that the characters felt so real. I really fell into sync with Nastya and Josh’s relationship and the surprise character of the bunch who I LOVED was totally Drew! I never expected to be so swept away by these characters. What was your favorite part? The romance? The mystery? Did you love the characters like I did? Was there a certain scene that made your heart melt? Did you bawl your eyes out? (Guilty.)
For those of you who haven’t read the book yet, what are you waiting for!?! No, just kidding. But seriously, TSoT is honestly one of my favorite contemporary novels of all time. I’m sure you can ask a ton of people who have read it and they will all come gushing back to you how amazing this novel was! If you’re not convinced, you can check out my review originally posted on 12/6/12. I’m not sure I did the book much justice in my review, but I couldn’t help from going on and on about the things I loved about it!
I really hope you’ll pick up the paperback version of THE SEA OF TRANQUILITY by Katja Millay coming out on June 4th! I just want to close by saying a HUGE HUGE HUGE thank you to Atria Books who originally sent me the suggestion to download TSoT from Netgalley back in November and also for having me be a part of this blog tour! Thank you to Katja Millay for making me feel like a superstar by always answering my tweets and of course, writing this amazing book! And finally thanks to all the other fans for screaming/crying/laughing/obsessing over this book with me!
If you want to WIN a copy of this marvelous book, there’s one SIGNED COPY up for grabs (which I am totally jealous of, by the way) for one lucky winner, courtesy of Simon and Schuster! Want to win? Just enter the Rafflecopter below! Good luck!
3 thoughts on “The Sea of Tranquility Blog Tour”
My favorite part of this novel was definitely the male characters, particularly Josh and Drew. Something about the way Katja wrote them just clicked with me. They seemed so REAL.
TSoT is my all-time fav book! I love love LOVE IT! ♥ It was such an emotional and breathtakingly beautiful story! It’s a must have on everyone’s Kindle and bookshelf! Thanks so much for a chance to win a signed copy!
tess_halim (at) hotmail (dot) com
Yay!!!! I hearted this book so much! Very happy people can finally get it in paperback!