The House in the Cerulean SeaBook - 2020
A NEW YORK TIMES AND USA TODAY BESTSELLER!
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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Reading The House in the Cerulean Sea reminded me of what it was like to open up a book as a child, and encounter a fantastical place within the pages that surprised me, delighted me, kept me awake late at night to discover more, more, more. This story captures all of the light in the universe an... Read More »
LPL_KimberlyL Dec 17, 2020
What begins as a magical story of an ordinary man with an ordinary life and an ordinary job, is so much bigger and brighter and more wonderful than you could ever imagine. There are magical creatures and a bureaucrat with a heart of gold and ice cream parlors and golden oldies and indefatigable h... Read More »
LPL_LeahN Dec 14, 2020
A lot of books have made me cry over the years, but this is the only one I can think of that brought tears to my eyes just because of how pure, wholesome, and good it is. Prepare to be charmed, amused, and moved by the irresistible cast of characters. T.J. Klune put his whole heart in this novel,... Read More »
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“When something is broken, you can put it back together. It may not fit quite the same, or work like it did once before, but that doesn't mean it's no longer useful.”
“We should always make time for the things we like. If we don't, we might forget how to be happy.”
“A home isn’t always the house we live in. It’s also the people we choose to surround ourselves with."
“Change often starts with the smallest of whispers. Like-minded people building it up to a roar.”
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