The House in the Cerulean Sea - by Tj Klune

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Specifications

Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up

Number of Pages: 400

Format: Hardcover

Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres

Sub-Genre: Fantasy

Publisher: Tor Books

Book theme: Contemporary

Author: Tj Klune

Language: English

Street Date: March 17, 2020
TCIN: 76493631
UPC: 9781250217288
Item Number (DPCI): 248-31-3173
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported

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About the Book



"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"--



Book Synopsis



A NEW YORK TIMES, USA TODAY, and WASHINGTON POST 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



Review Quotes




A NEW YORK TIMES, USA TODAY, and WASHINGTON POST BESTSELLER!
One of Buzzfeed's Best Books of 2022!
A 2021 Alex Award winner!
The 2021 RUSA Reading List: Fantasy Winner!
An Indie Next Pick!

A Black-Eyed Susan Award Nominee
One of Publishers Weekly's Most Anticipated Books of Spring 2020
One of Book Riot's "Best Books of 2020 So Far"

I loved it. It is like being wrapped up in a big gay blanket. Simply perfect. --V.E. Schwab, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue

It will renew your faith in humanity." --Terry Brooks, New York Times bestselling author of the Shannara series

"It's a witty, wholesome fantasy that's likely to cause heart-swelling." --The Washington Post

"The House in The Cerulean Sea is a modern fairy tale about learning your true nature and what you love and will protect. It's a beautiful book." --Charlaine Harris, #1 New York Times bestselling author

"1984 meets The Umbrella Academy with a pinch of Douglas Adams thrown in. Touching, tender, and truly delightful, The House in the Cerulean Sea is an utterly absorbing story of tolerance, found family, and defeating bureaucracy."--Gail Carriger, New York Times bestselling author of Soulless

"Sweet, comforting, and kind, this book is very close to perfect. The House in the Cerulean Sea is a work of classic children's literature written for adults and children alike, with the perspective and delicacy of the modern day. I cannot recommend it highly enough." --Seanan McGuire, New York Times bestselling author of Every Heart a Doorway

"Is it possible to fall in love with someone's imagination? If so, consider me fully smitten. TJ Klune creates worlds where fear and threat can be conquered by kindness, and a tender, queer heart is more valuable than any weapon or power." --David Levithan

"Quirk and charm give way to a serious exploration of the dangers of complacency in this delightful, thought-provoking Orwellian fantasy from Klune.... This tale of found family is hopeful to its core. Readers will revel in Klune's wit and ingenuity." --Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Lambda Literary Award-winning author Klune (The Art of Breathing, 2019, etc.) has a knack for creating endearing characters, and readers will grow to love Arthur and the orphans alongside Linus... fans of quirky fantasy will eat it up. A breezy and fun contemporary fantasy. --Kirkus

"This is a sweet narrative about the value of asking questions and the benefits of giving people (especially children) a chance to be safe, protected, and themselves, regardless of what assumptions one might glean from, say, reading their case file." --Booklist

"This inclusive fantasy is quite possibly the greatest feel-good story ever to involve the Antichrist.... The House in the Cerulean Sea will delight fans of Seanan McGuire's Wayward Children series and any reader looking for a burst of humor and hope." --Shelf Awareness

"A beautiful little gem of both irony and, yes, kindness." --Fantasy & Science Fiction

"TJ Klune is a master storyteller." --The Mary Sue

A delightful tale about chosen families, and how to celebrate differences. --Library Journal

This contemporary fantasy can satisfy any sweet tooth with its found family story and its gentle queer romance. --Book Riot

"If ever there was an author to watch out for, [Klune] is definitely that author." --Culturess Daily




About the Author



TJ KLUNE is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling, Lambda Literary Award-winning author of The House in the Cerulean Sea, The Extraordinaries, and more. Being queer himself, Klune believes it's important--now more than ever--to have accurate, positive queer representation in stories.
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4.9 out of 5 stars with 8 reviews
100% would recommend
8 recommendations

Beautiful book

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
ereciew - 30 days ago
This was a really lovely feel-good story. The writing style is a little bit of a JK Rowling vibe. It’s light fantasy but set in the real world so it’s not overly complicated, even if you don’t read fantasy you would like it. The main character is a gay man, and I am neither of those things, but it was very low-key and not distracting or the focus of the story, though the overall message is accepting those that are different. It’s a very light, heartwarming book that I finished quickly. I laughed out loud more than once, and developed a fondness for some of the characters. This was well worth the read.
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So good!

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
JB - 5 months ago, Verified purchaser
This book was such a good read. Many heartwarming moments. Such a great story!!
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Beautiful story

4 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Mojobo - 7 months ago, Verified purchaser
Not my typical genre (fantasy) but this was a darling story with some great messages. I loved the characters and want to read more from this author.
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Loved

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Pepper - 8 months ago, Verified purchaser
I absolutely loved this book, it was such a feel good and comforting novel.
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The House in the Cerulean Sea

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
SusanB - 8 months ago, Verified purchaser
This was a fun and entertaining read. I definitely had it finished in record time. It gives a nice break from reality!
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A Wonderful Story

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Esp0725 - 11 months ago, Verified purchaser
This was a lovely book. It is a feel-good story. I couldn’t put it down. I love the author’s writing style as well. My only complaint is that it’s not longer!
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So so so recommend

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Sam - 2 years ago
The perfect read for anyone! Loved it.
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Beautiful book

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
annmarief - 2 years ago
I adored this book. The characters are absolutely wonderful and the book is like a hug with words. Loved it so much!!!
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