Book Review: The House in the Cerulean Sea

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

Book Rating: 5/5 stars

The House in the Cerulean sea is my new favorite feel-good book. It is charming and easy to read, and such a comfy book.

The story is about Linus, a caseworker at Department in Charge of Magical Youths (DICOMY). He is good at his job, follows the rules just as they are written, has the same day-to-day routine and has no desire to change it. That is until he catches the attention of Extremely Upper Management. You see, Linus’ job is to investigate orphanages and make sure the magical children are taken care of. And in this new assignment, Linus is sent to a mysterious island to investigate an orphanage full of “dangerous” children.

When I say “dangerous” I mean that the children in this orphanage include a gnome, a sprite, a wyvern, a green blob that nobody can really knows what he is exactly, a were-Pomeranian, and baby Lucy Morningstar!

Yep…the anti-christ is a huge part of this novel.

Also in this orphanage is Arthur, the man in charge of taking care of the children.

What happens once Linus arrives at the island a series of events that will make you fall in love with all the characters living in the orphanage. This book has everything! There’s funny moments, there’s a bit of romance, there’s family relationships, while also showing a bit of a political side.

What I liked the most about this novel is how endearing the children were. You can’t help but falling in love with all of them. All of them have been dealt with an unjust life, and you just feel for them because they deserve better.

This novel is about diversity, and acceptance. It’s about love and the innocence of children. It was such a lovely story with a happy ending that made my heart swell. I definitely recommend this novel to everyone who loves fantasy novel with a dash of normal-life in it. I’m sure you will enjoy it just as much as I did!

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