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Reviews of Fiction Books: Everything from Young Adult Romance to Crime Thrillers

The Sea of Tranquility - Katja Millay Find this review and more at received from Netgalley. This review is not biased in any way. There was no money, gifts, discounts, or favors exchanged for this review.The Sea of Tranquility gave me hope for New Adult books. Most of their plots are: Girl has terrible super-secret secret. Boy has terrible past. Boy is a misogynistic person. Boy meets girl. Magic insta-love, but they don't know it yet. Boy is still misogynistic, but gets super possessive. Random, confusing stuff happens. Boy gets more possessive and even more misogynistic.The end.Instead of the extremely annoying overused plot line, we get a girl named Nastya. Yes, she has a secret past, but in this book, it's actually written well. It's not the cliche' d past, either. It's something completely brilliant and wonderful.Basically, she's this girl who won't talk. To anyone. Because of reasons I won't explain because you need to read this book. She's been completely scarred because of said reasons I shan't explain. To cope, she decides to wear all black. Except for the possibly illegal amount of skin she's showing.However, her inner narration is completely brilliant. Screwed up, but brilliant. Nastya's sarcastic and mocking, just the way I like my protagonists.Josh Bennett's life is also completely screwed up. Cliche'd, but still amazingly written. Everyone around him dies- so many people, in fact, that no one comes near him. And he likes it that way.Until the inevitable meeting of Nastya.Alright, I didn't completely love him. And, for some strange reason, that makes me love the book even more.And this is a book where all the characters are developed, not just the main two.Guess what? There's no insta-love. Which automatically gives this two extra stars, not that it needs any. Their relationship starts out as a sort of friendship, but then ends up as something more. I'd call it something else, but I can't think straight right now because of this book.I can go on so much longer, but you get the gist of it. So, run off and go read it. In fact, I'll give you an incentive to do this: She wears both a black and a pink bra.

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