Sexy Sentence Saturday: The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay

Happy Saturday peeps!

Today’s Sexy Sentence Saturday comes from The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay. Elena read, loved and reviewed the book first (you can read her review here). I read it a couple of weeks ago, and I too absolutely loved it.

It’s one of those books that I want everybody to read and I give it the strongest recommendation I possibly can. I don’t give a lot of 5 ratings because to me a book has to be close to perfection in every way to merit that. This book deserves it. The characters, the story line, the exceptional writing, and the emotions it inspires deserves it.

If you haven’t read it yet…wait no more. Give yourself this gift and experience the beauty of book bliss.

To Katya Millay I say a heartfelt thank you for sharing this story. You have written something extraordinary, and as a reader I am deeply appreciative.

Now for those sentences…

“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.”

“Daylight won’t protect you from anything. Bad things happen all the time; they don’t wait until after dinner”

“People like to say love is unconditional, but it’s not, and even if it was unconditional, it’s still never free. There’s always an expectation attached. They always want something in return. Like they want you to be happy or whatever and that makes you automatically responsible for their happiness because they won’t be happy unless you are … I just don’t want that responsibility.”

“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.”

“We’re like mysteries to one another. Maybe if I can solve him and he can solve me, we can explain each other. Maybe that’s what I need. Someone to explain me.”

“And maybe I’m a liar and I do need it, because being kissed by Josh Bennet is kind of like being saved. It’s a promise and a memory of the future and a book of better stories.”

“I’m going to walk over to you,” I say, taking one step at a time in her direction like I’m talking down a jumper. “I’m going to put my arms around you and I’m going to hold you,” I pause before taking the last step, “and you’re going to let me.”

“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.”

“He’s kissing me. And when he does, part of me is lost. But it’s the part that’s twisted and mangled and wrong, and for just that moment, with his hands in my hair and his lips on my mouth, I can pretend that it never existed.”

“It’s about the dream of second chances,” he says finally. He hasn’t raised his eyes from the paper on his desk and I feel him looking at me without looking when he uses his grandfather’s words. “The narrator doesn’t respect the beauty of life and the world around her, so it crushes her into the ground and once she’s dead, she realizes everything she took for granted and didn’t see right in front of her while she was alive. She’s begging for another chance to live again so she can appreciate it this time.”
“And does she get that chance?” she asks Josh while I desperately focus on the poster of literary terms on the wall and wait for absolution. When it comes, I barely hear it.
“She does.”

“I don’t know if I’m okay. It shouldn’t be possible to be this close to another person. To let them crawl inside you.

“There’s a reverence in the way he kisses me that frightens me, because it’s the most wonderful thing I’ve ever felt.”


There are so many great lines in this book that I’m going to save some for another Saturday 🙂

Tamie Xo

3 thoughts on “Sexy Sentence Saturday: The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay

  1. Lucia says:

    Great choices Elena! Some of them are my favourite quotes too 🙂


  2. Gah! Elena! I adore this book so much. Have read it twice in past couple of weeks!! LOVE!

    xo ~ Bee


  3. kepola222 says:

    I haven’t read this yet… Now I will… Thank you…


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