The House in the Cerulean Sea

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TJ Klune, Tj Klune, Cécile Tasson: The House in the Cerulean Sea (AudiobookFormat, 2021, Tor)


English language

Published July 7, 2021 by Tor.

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5 stars (2 reviews)

Linus is an uptight caseworker with a heart of gold working for the department in charge of magical youth. When he goes to investigate an orphanage on an island with supposedly dangerous children and an enigmatic leader Arthur, he’s expecting the worst. But it turns out he might be falling in love with Arthur and his charges.

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Review of 'House in the Cerulean Sea' on 'Storygraph'

5 stars

Sweet romantic queer dramedy with charming magical children. My only two complaints are that the general course of the plot was predictable from quite near the beginning and that the Underlying Message was conveyed entirely without subtlety. It's a good message, mind you, but I prefer the moral of the story to be offered rather than being hot over the head with it. But it's a fun and quick read and I definitely recommend it.


  • American literature
  • nyt:trade-fiction-paperback=2021-01-17
  • New York Times bestseller
  • LGBTQ science fiction & fantasy
  • LGBTQ young adult
  • Fiction, fantasy, paranormal
  • Fiction, occult & supernatural