“The House In The Cerulean Sea” by TJ Klune

The House in the Cerulean Sea, by TJ Klune

About the book, from Tor/Macmillan:

“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.”

About the Author, TJ Klune:

“TJ KLUNE is a Lambda Literary Award-winning author (Into This River I Drown) and an ex-claims examiner for an insurance company. His novels include the Green Creek series, The House on the Cerulean Sea and The Exraordinaries. Being queer himself, TJ believes it’s important—now more than ever—to have accurate, positive, queer representation in stories.”

Why I selected this book for the inaugural Tucson Tome Gnome Giveaway:

  • The story begins in September, which is appropriate since it is currently September. It’s the start of fall – the best season of the year!
  • Includes positive gnomish representation. Let’s be serious, we need more of this – we’re not as evil as everyone thinks that we are, we’re just mischievous…
  • The story references tomes – wonderful, glorious tomes.
  • At its core, the tome is all about finding your family and accepting yourself. Who doesn’t need more of that?
  • You will feel all of the feels – you’ll laugh, you might cry, and if nothing else you’ll feel all warm and fuzzy!
  • Every character is lovable yet flawed in believable ways – you’ll probably resonate with at least one character (I know who I most resonated with) 🙂
  • This story is full of positive LGBTQ+ representation: love is love, friends ❤

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