Dec 16, 2012

The Sea of Tranquility

I get sick of writing my story sometimes. I've written close to 70k, and I'm guessing I probably have another 40k or so to go before it wraps up (yeah, here's to wishful thinking and the many words I have yet to spin together). When I've hit a mental wall, I read. A lot. And what I've read recently has blown me away: The Sea of Tranquility.

Isn't the cover beautiful? To me it depicts a tale of soft emotions and lots of touchy-fluffy feelings but WOW was it far from that. There were emotions, yes, but the uneasy kind.

This is a story about a girl who is running--running away from the past, from everything that was once familiar to her, from something that was torn away from her to a kind of salvation she doesn't ever expect to find. It is a character-driven novel that deals with some very heavy subject matter.

To be honest, I didn't like Nastya to begin with. She intimidated me a lot. I was scared of her and scared for her. But I got completely immersed in the rich language that Millay weaved together to form the most powerful inner dialog I have come to read in a while. Millay took me to the most uncomfortable, dark places in Nastya's mind--to the the kind of things you don't ever want to experience or think about--and made it real, honest, believable, and utterly raw. This is not an easy-relax-on-the-beach type of book. It is a heart-wrenching and insightful tale that breaks your heart but then fills it up again with hope at the end. 5 out of 5 stars!


  1. ooohhhh...I wanna read this..when i have time for myself ..aue!

    1. yes do, i highly recomm it!