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The House in the Cerulean Sea

TJ Klune

I needed something quick that would feel good to read, and TJ Kulne’s YA Fantasy tale of a mysterious oprhanage and a by-the-book child welfare case worker more than fit the bill. Here is a book his is a book about finding a home and what it means to find (as opposed to merely have) a family. The prose wasn’t always as magical as the subject matter, but the characters were good and the love story was very sweet. Felt good, man.

Book Info

Tor Books (2020), 400 pages
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Lambda Literary Award-winning author TJ Klune’s breakout contemporary fantasy Linus Baker is a by-the-book case worker in the Department in Charge of Magical Youth. He’s tasked with determining whether six dangerous magical children are likely to bring about the end of the world. Arthur Parnassus is the master of the orphanage. He would do anything to keep the children safe, even if it means the world will burn. And his secrets will come to light. The House in the Cerulean Sea is an enchanting love story, masterfully told, about the profound experience of discovering an unlikely family in an unexpected place—and realizing that family is yours. “1984 meets The Umbrella Academy with a pinch of Douglas Adams thrown in.” —Gail Carriger, New York Times bestselling author of Soulless (Publisher’s Description)

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