by Rana Asfour
There were tears for this one my friends. Fat, cascading, hiccup-accompanied ones. This is THAT book where you live & love every word. "The House in the Cerulean Sea" is storytelling at its finest from Lambda award-winning author TJ Klune published by Tor.
The 2020 novel is about love, family, & being exceptional. It’s about living and caring & stepping up even when just going along is the much safer & more comfortable route. It’s about finding yourself no matter your age, finding your passion in the unlikeliest of places & finding a community that accepts you for who you are becoming at once shelter & home. It’s about a magical island with magical children thought to be so dangerous that they’re likely to bring about the end of days (and in a way they do!!)
It’s fun, genuinely scary in parts but extremely heart warming. I get how some readers thought it heavy on the moralising or even the cuteness but I found it worked and the characters won me over totally and completely. One would have to be made of stone not to. Read it. Now!
You can listen to an excerpt of the book HERE.