The House in the Cerulean Sea, by T. J. Klune
Publish Date: March 17, 2020
Published by: Tor Books/Macmillan Audio
Audiobook Narrated by: Daniel Henning
Length: 12 hrs 12 min (400 pages)
My Rating: ★★★★★ (5 out of 5 stars)
A magical island. A dangerous task. A burning secret.
Linus Baker leads a quiet, solitary life. At forty, he lives in a tiny house with a devious cat and his old records. As a Case Worker at the Department in Charge Of Magical Youth, he spends his days overseeing the well-being of children in government-sanctioned orphanages.
When Linus is unexpectedly summoned by Extremely Upper Management he’s given a curious and highly classified assignment: travel to Marsyas Island Orphanage, where six dangerous children reside: a gnome, a sprite, a wyvern, an unidentifiable green blob, a were-Pomeranian, and the Antichrist. Linus must set aside his fears and determine whether or not they’re likely to bring about the end of days.
But the children aren’t the only secret the island keeps. Their caretaker is the charming and enigmatic Arthur Parnassus, who will do anything to keep his wards safe. As Arthur and Linus grow closer, long-held secrets are exposed, and Linus must make a choice: destroy a home or watch the world burn.
An enchanting story, masterfully told, The House in the Cerulean Sea is about the profound experience of discovering an unlikely family in an unexpected place—and realizing that family is yours
The House in the Cerulean Sea is a story that feels both timeless and unforgettable. It’s the story of found families, found selves, learning to live with and overcome fears, understanding the unknown, soft romance, and of course, finding home. It made me smile, it made me laugh, it made me cry. This is one of those books that will stay forever in your heart as a place of comfort, love, hope and belonging. Continue reading “Book Review | THE HOUSE IN THE CERULEAN SEA, by T. J. Klune”