The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune: A Book Recommendation

The House in the Cerulean Sea

The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune

The House in the Cerulean Sea features Linus Baker, a strict rule-following case worker responsible for managing the Department in Charge of Magical Youth. One of his tasks is to evaluate the potential threat posed by six magical children, one of whom is believed to be capable of causing the end of the world.

Arthur Parnassus serves as the guardian of these children. He is committed to keeping each of them safe, even if it means putting the world in jeopardy. As the story unfolds, Arthur’s hidden secrets come to light.

This story feels like a cross between Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and John & Hank Green’s idea for the evil baby orphanage. It’s a strong case for nurture vs nature. I also love the bits of philosophy sprinkled in!

If you want a book about leaps of faith, found family, queer love, standing up to bigots, and radical acceptance then this one is probably for you.

Hate is loud, but I think you’ll learn it’s because it’s only a few people shouting, desperate to be heard. You might not ever be able to change their minds, but so long as your remember you’re not alone, you will overcome.

T.J. Klune, The House in the Cerulean Sea

If you’re giving The House in the Cerulean Sea as a gift, here are a few things to consider:

The vibes are enchanting, funny, hopeful, emotional, and inspiring with a medium pace.

It’s the perfect book for anyone who likes to read about magical creatures, loves savvy children, and enjoys Bobby Darin’s music. It also has really strong character development.

Permission to judge a book by its cover!

This is such a wonderful cover! I love how it helps paint a picture of the unusual island where the story takes place. It’s fantastical and gorgeous. @bookmarkedbestfriends took the most magical photo by the sea.

magical creatures

*The House in the Cerulean Sea fulfilled my POPSUGAR Reading Challenge prompt for a book with mythical creatures.

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