Sunday, June 2, 2013

The Sea of Tranquility Blog Tour Stop! And Giveaway!

Welcome to another stop on the blog tour for The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay! Oh my gosh, can I start off by saying how EXCITED I am to be a part of this?!? For realz, this is one of my FAVORITE books I have ever read (you can find my review here) and to be asked to be a part of this is such an honor. The paperback edition of this fabulous book is available on Tuesday June 4th and you all just must must MUST pick up a copy if you have not yet. I'm serious this book is phenomenal and you will NOT regret it. AND you have a chance to enter to win a SIGNED paperback copy of TSoT! 

Ok, so if that hasn't convinced you I have broken down a few (or several) reasons why this book kicks major ass.


Top 5 Reasons Why Nastya Kicks Ass
1. She loves Harry Potter and references it at least 3 times in the book...amazeballs
2. She is a tough chick and doesn't take shit from anyone. Kickass heroine status right here.
3. She loves cake...this is a personal favorite fact of mine ;)
4. She dresses to the nines all the time and wears stilettos to school like every day. Girl has mad skills.
5. She has a Russian name. Automatically gives you stunner status.

Top 5 Reasons to Swoon Over Josh Bennett (And one extra for fun)
1. He works well with his hands...yeah...yeah, I went there and yes I want you to think exactly what you're thinking ;) For real though, he is crazy talented at making hand-made furniture so you know that is automatically husband material. 
2. He smells like sawdust...yummy.
3. He's hot...did I mention that he's hot?
4. He is kind, loyal, and infinitely caring to those he loves.
5. He is vulnerable and strong and just overall manly...rawr.
6. He is swoon-worthy to the max and he isn't even trying to be. He is just brutally honest and it will make you melt.

Top 5 Reasons This Book Rocks
1. The author is one of the nicest and coolest people ever!
2. The writing is breathtaking. Simple as that.
3. Harry Potter is referenced several times and anybody with half a brain knows that this is literary gold. Harry Potter for life! :)
4. The periphery characters make the story complete and add so much more than typical background noise. They are well-developed and you are totally rooting for them as well.
5. ALL THE FEELS!!!!!!!

Top 5 Quotes (and of course, 1 bonus)
Remember when I mentioned that the writing is breathtaking? Well here are my top 5 favorite quotes...you all know how much I love my words :)

1. "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."

2. "'Just so you know,' I inform him, 'one day, I’m going to get tired of sharing your affection with that coffee table and I’m going to make you choose.' 'Just so you know,' he mimics me, 'I would chop that table up and use it for firewood before I would ever choose anything over you.'" 

3. "I didn't belong in this world anymore. It's not that I wanted to be dead, I just felt like I should be...It left me a lot of time to think, lots of time to get angry and feel sorry for  myself. To ask, Why me? To ask, Why? period. I have a black belt in self-pity. I was an expert in the field. Still. am. It's a skill you never forget."

4. “You know I meant it. I am human. And male. And not remotely blind. Do you want me to say it again? You are distractingly, even if-that-is-not-a-real-word pretty. You are so pretty that I bullied Clay Whitaker into drawing me a picture of you so I could look at you when you aren't around. You are so pretty that one of these days I'm going to lose a finger in my garage because I can't concentrate with you so close to me. You are so pretty that I wish you weren't so I wouldn't want to hit every guy at school who looks at you, especially my best friend.” 

5.  "'Thanks for the cat...I named him Voldemort.'"

6. “There are so many things that can break you if there's nothing to hold you together.” 

Am I right or am I right?! Ok, so the giveaway is below and you can also creep on the author on her Twitter and I'm serious when I say she is the nicest and one of the most awesome people ever! SO enter the giveaway below but in case you do not win you can purchase The Sea of Tranquility at multiple retailers here . Good luck! And may the odds be ever in your favor ;)



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37 comments:

  1. This book looks amazing! :)
    (I really loved Grave Mercy by R. L. LaFevers as well as the sequel)

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  2. Kelly! I love this so much - especially because you awarded me with coolest people ever status.:) Thanks for being awesome!

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  3. At the moment the FEELS are coming from The Bronze Horseman!

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  4. The Edge of Never was amazing and Going Under gave me SO many feels. That book was about as angsty as any book can get. It is my favorite of 2013 so far!

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  5. There have been 3 books that I've read that have made me feel for days and days afterwards. The first was The Sea of Tranquility, the second, Hopeless and the third was Going Under by S. Walden. All 3 books are literary genius and must reads.

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  6. Slammed, the Lux series, Significance, and the Sea of Tranquility!

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  7. The Opportunist by Tarryn Fisher brought out a lot of emotions for me.

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  8. Well, of course this book, TSoT. That was amazing. But, also, The Slammed Series. Those books were so crazy awesome. Also, I read a book last year called Coming Home by Laurie Breton. I can not believe how many emotions I felt in that book. And when I thought I had felt the worst and it couldn't possibly turn around and make me ever feel good again, it did. I recommend that book, along with Slammed and TSoT to EVERYONE who asks what is a good book to read. Those ARE my go to books.
    Thanks for this awesome, amazing, wonderful giveaway.
    Mimi
    miminbennett(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  9. Covet, TSoT, Through the Ever Night. I could go on and on....but I won't. :)

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  10. Awesome post, Kelly, love your top fives!

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  11. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver. OMG. So good.

    Christina @ Ensconced in YA

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  12. Blind Obsession by Ella Frank made me feel EVERYTHING.

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  13. Flat out Matt by Jessica Park was an emotional roller coaster for me.

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  14. The Sea of Tranquility gives me ALL THE FEELS! Oh, and Anna and the French Kiss. :D

    Thanks for the chance! (:

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  15. If I Stay/Where She Went definitely gave me ALL THE FEELS. Also, Between Shades of Gray and Before I Fall.

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  16. Hmm.. lets see... This Girl by Colleen Hoover definitely gave me all the feels and more!

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  17. Hmmmm....tough question. However, I just read For Everly by Raine Thomas. It was really good!

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  18. Um definitely Sea of Tranquility! But if I had to pick a second I would say Scorpio Races by Maggie Stievfater

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  19. Hmmm, I can't remember the last time a book gave me all the feels. I've heard such great things about this one though!

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  20. The Fault In Our Stars by John Green. *sigh*

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  21. The Sea of Tranquility definitely. And Shatter Me, Unravel Me. There are SO many. I can't possibly name them all. Thank you for giving us a chance at winning this awesome book!

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  22. Currently reading Shadow and Bone and seriously feeling EVERYTHING.

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  23. This book right here gives me all the feels! The Fault in Our Stars is definitely another one. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  24. Blind Obsession by Ella Frank. IN-FREAKING-CREDIBLE.

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  25. This book has been on the top of my read list for a few months!

    My "all the feels" book would be The Fault in Our Stars. Just too many feels. <3

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  26. Night Circus-- 3 words: OH. MY. GOD.

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  27. the fault in our stars had major feels!

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  28. I really hope I win this book. ;-)

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  30. I have read a lot of good books in the past year, but this one definitely makes the top 5....Maybe top 2 with Flat-Out-Love by Jessica Park. Would love to have an autographed copy. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  31. Captive and Seduced in the Dark by CJ Roberts

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  32. I get carried away easily so I guess a lot of books gives me the feels XD But the MOST that gave the FEELS is SEA OF TRANQUILITY, HOPELESS and FOREVER MY GIRL :)

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  33. Collide gave me the feels...i felt everything as my heart was incinerated.

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  34. my last feels book was Crown of Midnight but I am currently reading Siege and Storm and it's bringing the feels too. I haven't read the Sea of Tranquility but I've heard nothing but amazing things. I will get to it soon whether I win or not. Thank you for the giveaway!!!

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  35. THIS ONE! I just finished this one yesterday and OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  36. I love your Top 5 reasons. They are freakin awesome lol. This book was amazing

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  37. Thanks so much for the giveaway! My feels book of the moment is clockwork princess by Cassandra Clare or Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell. Both of them killed me in a good way.

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