Book Review: The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Milay

 

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Where do I even begin with this one? It’s been 10 days since I finished reading this gem and I’m still left speechless. Just thinking about it stirs something in me that I can’t even dare explain. It’s beautiful. The Sea of Tranquility is one beautiful piece of literature that I would even go on saying that books like this one is the reason why I read.

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Title: The Sea of Tranquility
Author: Katja Milay
Date Published: November 13th 2012
Date Read: May 27th to June 18th 2016
My book format: Kindle edition

 

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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.

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Honestly, the title wasn’t a big come on to me. I mean – The Sea of Tranquility – you don’t get a lot from it – no hint of romance, no hint of the genre it was written under, no nothing. So I wasn’t really expecting anything from it at all. Just saw it in my TBR + it was in my Kindle + I have some sort of a free time = why not get into it, so I did. Didn’t know that what I had in my hand was going to be one of my most favourite books ever. Everrr!

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Book Review: Sustained (Overruled Book #2) by Emma Chase

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How do I make a review of a PERFECT BOOK, I have no idea. I’ll probably just ramble all the good things in Emma Chase’s latest masterpiece and hope that it would be enough to entice you guys to read it.

GUYS. THIS BOOK. IT IS PERFECT. 

Quick Stats

Title: Sustained (Book 2 of the Legal Briefs Series)
Author: Emma Chase
Date Read: September 8th to 12th 2015
Date Published: August 25th 2015 by Gallery Books
My book format: eBook/Kindle copy
Goodreads blurb:

A knight in tarnished armor is still a knight.

When you’re a defense attorney in Washington, DC, you see firsthand how hard life can be, and that sometimes the only way to survive is to be harder. I, Jake Becker, have a reputation for being cold, callous, and intimidating—and that suits me just fine. In fact, it’s necessary when I’m breaking down a witness on the stand.

Complications don’t work for me—I’m a “need-to-know” type of man. If you’re my client, tell me the basic facts. If you’re my date, stick to what will turn you on. I’m not a therapist or Prince Charming—and I don’t pretend to be.

Then Chelsea McQuaid and her six orphaned nieces and nephews came along and complicated the ever-loving hell out of my life. Now I’m going to Mommy & Me classes, One Direction concerts, the emergency room, and arguing cases in the principal’s office.

Chelsea’s too sweet, too innocent, and too gorgeous for her own good. She tries to be tough, but she’s not. She needs someone to help her, defend her…and the kids.

And that — that, I know how to do.

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Book Review: Champion by Marie Lu (Spoiler Free!)

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Finally! Finally!!!  I’ve waited so long to finish the Legend trilogy by Marie Lu and I finally did so today! And aaaaah. ❤ I’m so happy and ecstatic and I just have so many feels about how it all ended! Champion, the last and final instalment in the trilogy, is just perfection! However, since I want all my book reviews here to be spoiler free, I will try my best not spoil anyone here 🙂

Quick Stats

Title: Champion

Author: Marie Lu

Date Published: September 9th 2014

Series: Third and last book in The Legend Trilogy

My book format: Paperback, published by SPEAK 

Goodreads summary:

He is a Legend.
She is a Prodigy.
Who will be Champion?

June and Day have sacrificed so much for the people of the Republic—and each other—and now their country is on the brink of a new existence. June is back in the good graces of the Republic, working within the government’s elite circles as Princeps Elect while Day has been assigned a high level military position. But neither could have predicted the circumstances that will reunite them once again. Just when a peace treaty is imminent, a plague outbreak causes panic in the Colonies, and war threatens the Republic’s border cities. This new strain of plague is deadlier than ever, and June is the only one who knows the key to her country’s defense. But saving the lives of thousands will mean asking the one she loves to give up everything he has. With heart-pounding action and suspense, Marie Lu’s bestselling trilogy draws to a stunning conclusion.

 

My thoughts

Skipping a review on Prodigy ‘coz I think it’s my least favorite in the trilogy. It’s not bad, but I guess I’m thinking that there’s a third book so whatever happens in Prodigy won’t really be what the ending will be. 🙂

Anyway, I just wanted to say that AAAAAHHH. THIS BOOK. IT’S FREAKING. AAAAAH. NO WORDS. IT’S SO PERFECT!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE MARIE LU!!! ❤ I hated, though, that I read it outside, with actual people seeing me actually reading! Ugh. Had I known that the ending was that perfect and heart breaking at the same time, I would have read it inside my room so I can sob, cry, and wail myself ’til I can no longer handle it! 😦 Sigh.

Day and June are my ultimate OTP, guys! They’re like my favorite of all time. Sorry to say, but probably more than I love Tessa and Will from the Infernal Devices – and you guys know how much I love love love Tessa and Will – so with me comparing June and Day to them, it only means that they’re so perfect and siiigh. I have no words. Again. It’s. That. Good.

I love how Marie Lu made the perfect combinations in this book – it’s so fast paced, with all that’s happening in the war between the Republic and the Colonies, and at the same time you don’t know what’s actually going to happen in the end! Are they gonna take away Eden again? WIll the Elector Primo and June be together in the end? And ultimately, IS DAY GOING TO LIVE? 🙂 Aaaah, these questions are all bugging my head until the last chapter and I was surprised how Marie Lu came up with the perfect ending! It’s not the most perfect ending for some, as I have seen reviews that aren’t satisfied with the way it all ended, but for me, it’s the best possible thing that could happen, and I love that it’s how it all wrapped up!

I especially loved the way Marie Lu writes. She’s so direct and she made the two characters relate well with the reader. I also love that each Chapter ends with a mini-cliff hanger that will make you flip the pages faster on to the next ‘coz you’re too intrigued by the last chapter 🙂

I also especially loved Day’s personality – how he is the perfect combination of  man who loves his family, who will fight for June, and who protects his Republic even to the extent of giving up his life ❤ Aaaah, Day. He’s just too perfect ❤

Lastly, my favorite part of the book is the last Chapter, where Marie Lu shows what happens ten years after. ❤ It’s the perfect wrap up and just the perfect ending! Sorry, I know I’ve said “the perfect ending” a million times in this post already, but it just is!!! I could rave about this book for forever but I don’t wanna spoil you guys! 🙂 I definitely recommend it!!!

The Boklander Rating

 

 

5 Stars

 

 

So that’s it guys, I’ll se ya next post, and happy reading always!

KAT SIGN