Book Review: The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune.

“A home isn’t always the house we live in. It’s also the people we choose to surround ourselves with.”

The House in the Cerulean Sea’ by TJ Klune is the book I wanted to read for so long. It was on my tbr, since the time I saw it everywhere on my Instafeed with all those positive reviews.

So, what did I feel about it?  Liked it or not? Or in love with it? Or didn’t like it at all? Hmmm… read further to find out.

Linus Baker, at forty living a quiet life in a tiny house with his devious cat. He works as a caseworker in the Department in Charge of Magical Youth. His boring life takes a magical turn when he is summoned by Extremely Upper Management and given a curious task. He has to travel to Marsyas Island Orphanage run by Arthur Parnassus, where six dangerous children reside: a gnome, a sprite, a wyvern, an unidentifiable green blob, a were-Pomeranian, and the Antichrist.

He has to figure out whether these children are so dangerous that they are likely, bring about the end of days. The plot is full of magical creatures and also contains some sweet (queer) romance. There’s a lot to like about The House in the Cerulean Sea, whether you count it down as its pretty cover or the humor or the philosophy of life that this book delivers. Still, it is not something I prefer to read. It’s just that I am not that much into fantastical creatures.

There’s no doubt that the story is simple, heart-warming, and uncomplicated. But I guess it is a little bit too sweet for me. Also, in my opinion, it could have been cut short. I liked it, but I am not as much in love with it. 

Rating: 3/5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Published by Elysian Bookgraphy World

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