Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Teaser Tuesday ( 18 ): The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay


Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.
Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

This week's teaser comes from the following book:

Title: The Sea of Tranquility
Author: Katja Millay
Publisher:  Atria Books
Published: November 13, 2012
Purchase:  Amazon |  Barnes&Noble

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.


My teaser:

“I know at that moment what he's given me and it's not 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.”
                                                   -pg 154 (Nook)

This book.  Sigh.  So much heartache and, at the same time, so much beauty.  I love these characters!

I'd love to know what your Teaser is!


  1. Been hearing a lot of good things about this one. Will have to add this to my TBR =) .

    Check out my Teaser. Happy Tuesday!

  2. wow awesome teaser. I can't wait to see your review on this book. I have seen it around a lot lately and all great things. my teaser. http://jennreneeread.blogspot.com/2013/02/teaser-tuesday-45-and-top-ten-tuesday-35.html

  3. I have heard fantastic things about this book! And you said heartache... sign me up! Awesome tease!

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

  4. That's a beautiful teaser! I hope you enjoy the book!

    Here's my teaser! :-)

  5. Aaah! This is one of my favorites ever. Awesome pick for the teaser - that's one of my favorite scenes. :)

    Hope you love it as much as I do!
    ~Gin @Addicted to Words
    My TT

  6. Sounds really good.


  7. The Sea of Tranquility is on my TBR list, ready to move to the top. But I need the right mood for it. Thanks for sharing!

    Our teaser.

    Diana @ BookVenturers

  8. I was always wondering if I should do Teaser Tuesdays too, but I have one other meme I`m doing on Tuesday. TT is actually an awesome idea!
    I can`t wait to finally have the time to read The Sea of Tranquility- I`ve read soooo much good about it. And hopefully it`s something like The Fault In Our Stars.

  9. I have a copy of this one and I am very much looking forward to taking this journey!

  10. I have this arc for June release and ooh that teaser is lovely and I cam tell from the language that I am going to simply love this!

  11. What a beautiful teaser from a gorgeous read. I can't wait to dive into this one!

  12. Love this teaser. It's like an invitation to read the book.

  13. I love this teaser. I have had this book for quite a while and haven't gotten to it yet. I really need to. I've heard such good things about it.


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