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The House in the Cerulean Sea
The House in the Cerulean Sea
Author: TJ Klune
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 ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781250217288
ISBN-10: 1250217288
Publication Date: 3/17/2020
Pages: 400
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.

4.2 stars, based on 29 ratings
Publisher: Tor Books
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
Members Wishing: 96
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dragoneyes avatar reviewed The House in the Cerulean Sea on + 727 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
I adored this book! Although it didn't start that way. The beginning was good but it wasn't captivating. I stuck with it since I was enjoying it well enough. When we get to the House in the Cerulean Sea things start to change. The character building really starts up and boy, do we have some awesome characters. I just adored them! The story was great too... morals in the making. When I read the last page and closed the book, I had a great big smile on my face. I see this one sticking with me for quite awhile.
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caljane avatar reviewed The House in the Cerulean Sea on + 5 more book reviews
Linus, case worker for the Department in Charge Of Magical Youth, leads a boring, depressing, friend- and joyless life. He is a stickler for rules and stuffy and without any self esteem. He is the most boring creature in the world and thus the first 10 to 15 percent of the book are somewhat - boring. Luckily not boring enough to put it away, and as soon as Linus hits the island a story with colorful characters begins, even if the author is swinging the moralistic cudgel a bit strongly.
I could have done with a few less sermons on humanity and a more likeable Linus, but I absolutely adored the children and their quirky characters. And I usually don't care for children in adult books at all!

I was introduced to T.J. Klune as an author through gay romance novels, thus expected one here. It is not. While there is some romance blooming a tiny little bit, and two men are involved, this is a beautifully told story about six special need children and their acceptance, and the story about a stuffy, lifeless adult who finds joy in life through these children.

4.5 stars rounded up for a memorable story and characters.
kayladaila avatar reviewed The House in the Cerulean Sea on + 31 more book reviews
The House in the Cerulean Sea did not disappoint. Readers have been raving about this book and I definitely see why. Cerulean Sea is a beautiful story about a middle age man, Linus Baker who is a case worker in the department of magical youth. His job is to go to âorphanagesâ to check on the magical children for their well being. Linus has been doing the same job for 17 years and is treated very poorly. He doesn't care, he really only cares about the children and as a result the only thing personal in his personal life is a cat. That is until Very Upper Management calls him in for a special, secret assignment. Linus Baker's life changes forever. This story has a relevant message of love and acceptance, people fear what they don't know, so we need to educate. It's a beautiful story.
reviewed The House in the Cerulean Sea on + 1052 more book reviews
This felt like Harry Potter meets Good Omens in all the best ways. It was a true delight!
daylily77 avatar reviewed The House in the Cerulean Sea on + 236 more book reviews
This one is a keeper. Loved it.
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I adore this book. It's the most life-affirming story with acceptance first and foremost - accept yourself for who you are, see others for who they really are and accept them, too. Change begins at home.

I laughed, cried, and smiled my way through Cerulean. The humor is dry, the setting is lovely, and the characters are memorable and charming. I will remember them always.

Now I have to find more of Mr. Klune's work!

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