I don’t even know how many more times I’m going to say this, but I love miserable characters. A lot. When I first read the summary of The Sea of Tranquility I knew I had to read it. An angry girl that is set on destroying the boy that took everything from her? Love it.
There was so much that I liked about this book. I’ll begin with the characters. They were so well written and real, that I felt like I knew them in real life. I loved them all. Nastya was better than I thought she would be. She changed from who she was at the beginning of the book and opened up as the story moved forward.
The book was told from both her point of view and Josh’s point of view. They were complicated characters with their own issues so the alternating points of view was helpful in understanding Nastya and Josh. Another thing that I really enjoyed was the pacing of the story. Nothing felt rushed and I felt like the relationships were developing at a normal pace, no insta-love or any of that nonsense.
One thing that I was disappointed with was that the boy who ruined Nastya’s life was not involved in the story as much as I expected him to. From the description of the book, it sounded like Nastya would be trying to get her revenge for most of the story, but nothing like that happened. However, I don’t think I would change anything about how the story played out. Though I was expecting something differently, I’m very pleased with what I did get.
I ended up loving The Sea of Tranquility, much more than I thought I would. Despite my confusing at the beginning of the book with not really knowing what was going on, I was quickly sucked into the story. I’m so glad that I read it, because it’s now become one of my favorite books.