The House In The Cerulean Sea
  • The House In The Cerulean Sea
  • The House In The Cerulean Sea
  • The House In The Cerulean Sea
  • The House In The Cerulean Sea
ISBN: 1250217318
EAN13: 9781250217318
Language: English
Pages: 416
Dimensions: 1" H x 8.25" L x 5.38" W
Weight: 1.113334 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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A 2021 Alex Award winner
The 2021 RUSA Reading List: Fantasy Winner
An Indie Next Pick

One of Publishers Weekly's Most Anticipated Books of Spring 2020
One of Book Riot's 20 Must-Read Feel-Good Fantasies

Lambda Literary Award-winning author TJ Klune's bestselling, breakout contemporary fantasy that's 1984 meets The Umbrella Academy with a pinch of Douglas Adams thrown in. (Gail Carriger)

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

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It's amazing the way that TJ Klune writes these emotional, powerful stories with such rich characters and plot lines that carry you through without feeling like any time has passed while you read it. This book quickly became one of my favorites and holds a special place in my heart.
   A New Fave!!
This book is amazing!! I love the fantasy aspects that are worked into the storyline instead of being the main focal point. There’s also an LGBTQ+ Part of the storyline which is subtle yet empowering. Beautifully written and a new favorite
   Great entertainment
The book was selected for the book club. I'm so glad we didn't pass this one up because it was a good choice to recommend a book that is Young Adult Fiction. When the library was closing, we had a lively discussion that was still going strong when we left. We were talking for almost two hours. The author got preachy at the end of the book, but that's only a small part of the book. I was the only one who thought Arthur and his band of lovable outsiders was a reference to King Arthur.
   Homosexual Content
I decide if I want to read a book with a homosexual theme. The summary that was advertised did not mention this part of the plot. This was a waste of money. Disappointed.
   Sweet, Heartwarming and thoroughly LOVELY
One of the sweetest and warmest books I have read in a long time is The House in the Aegean Sea. It was a fun and endearing story with a group of magical children who you can't help but root for. This was not what I was expecting but it was what I needed. The characters were lovable to the very end. This is my first book of 2021. This is a story of kindness and it's clear from the author's note. It was the right book at the right time, given the craziness of the United States. I think you will learn that Hate is only a few people shouting, desperate to be heard, because it is loud. You will overcome it if you remember that you are not alone and that you are not the only one. I haven't seen anything that claims this book is a YA book, but it reads a bit like YA to me. It's very sweet and loveable.
   BEST BOOK OF 2020
Oh, dear. All prior reviews are true. This book is amazing. I loved this so much I didn't want it to end. I fell in love with all of the characters. I loved the way Lucy and Talia joked with each other. When they went into town, my favorite part of the book was. I enjoy seeing the children interacting. The author used previous chapters in the last half of the book to give the writing a descriptive feel. I still enjoyed every page of this book despite the predictable ending. I am not ready to leave this place and I hope we can get a sequel. I hope you enjoy this book as much as I have.
   Breath of fresh air
It was a breath of fresh air when I finished it a few weeks ago. I was looking for something that would grab hold of my attention and give me an escape from reality. This book did exactly what it said it would do. I'm normally not a fantasy reader with the exception of the Harry Potter series, but this was highly recommended by a friend and I decided to read it. It had an HP feel to it, which is a good thing. The characters are comical but with a good message and there is hope throughout the book. If this type of book is outside your normal reading, I would highly recommend it for anyone who enjoys the genre and a good step in. Excellent uplifting and delightful.
   Not what was described.
It's not a good way to get a gay romance out there, and it's not a good way to tell a story about the magical children.
   Unexpected, but beautiful.
This book was not what I was expecting. It was well written and slow moving. The action happened in spurts, with careful unraveling of the details in between. It wasn't like anything I would normally stick with, but I'm glad I did. The parallels between this magical world and our current reality were stunning. It spoke about prejudice and acceptance and spoke out for what's right, even when it's outside your comfort zone. Lessons can be learned from the pages of this story.
   Another well-deserved one click, 5 stars!
Once I started reading again, I was so enamored with the story that I kept reading. The book takes familiar pieces like orphanages and the Series of unfortunate events and creates a unique and fascinating world. This book is a definite winner because of its inclusion of a queer mid-life romance with some of TJ's characters. There is a lot of comic relief and adventure waiting for you along the way. I'd love to see more in this universe, but this book leaves you with a sense of hope for the future. Most definitely recommend!