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The House in the Cerulean Sea
The House in the Cerulean Sea | Tj Klune
Lambda Literary Award-winning author TJ Klunes breakout contemporary fantasy 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 placeand realizing that family is yours. "1984 meets The Umbrella Academy with a pinch of Douglas Adams thrown in." Gail Carriger, New York Times bestselling author of Soulless At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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angieinwonderland
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Like Under The Whispering Door, I loved this book for the lesson, the comfort and the journey. The story telling transports you into changing with the protagonist. Your typical feel good book but with teeth.

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peanutnine
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We waited in a ridiculously long line for TJ Klune to sign my copy but it was worth it 🌊💕

Nutmegnc I was there!! 🥰 1w
peanutnine @Nutmegnc oh man I would have suggested to meet up if I knew! 1w
Nutmegnc @peanutnine next year! What an amazing festival. 1w
peanutnine @Nutmegnc it was so great! 🥰 1w
marleed Oh cool! 1w
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TheBookDream
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Pre-class reading. #collegelife

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MsLeah8417
Panpan

😔😔😔🥺

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BeckyWithTheGoodBooks
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Pickpick

This wonderfully endearing fantasy novel made my heart explode. Klune creates a setting and characters that are irresistibly lovable, and his virtuous message that it is ok to be different is beautifully rendered here. The additional themes of belonging, chosen family, and the inherent value of children as people are especially poignant. By the novel‘s end, I found myself guffawing through happy tears. Thank you, Mr. Klune, for all this color. 5⭐️

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BeckyWithTheGoodBooks
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My reading goals for #superseptember! This is a mix of #LMPBC, #bookspin, #camplitsy catch up, and library books. I love making lofty goals for the readathons and challenging myself to read instead of stare at a screen (an exception for the new season of GBBO, though! 😋). Other goals are to get organized for #scarathlon2022 (my first one) and get my early bird points! Happy Reading all!

Andrew65 Best of luck, and a great reading list. 😁 2w
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MrsBibliophile
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This was such a cute story! It definitely gave me Mrs. Peregrine vibes. Such likable characters, and a beautiful ending!

The only downfall, for me, was that it felt a little juvenile at times. However, a truly lovely book! I would recommend to anyone.

📚📖Happy Reading!📖📚

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Littlewolf1
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@slategreyskies congratulations, you made it to the island, and here are the five books that made it with you. You have a really fun list, and I hope you enjoy the reads I have picked for you. Happy reading😊 #TrappedOnAnIsland

slategreyskies Oh, these are great choices! I‘m excited!! Thanks! 🥰✨ 1mo
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Areader2
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Pickpick

What a wonderful book ,I wasn‘t sure of the main character Linus but I loved his journey, I loved the world and all the little nuances of each spectacular character! What creative book with so much significance!
#20in4 special

Andrew65 Brilliant 👏👏👏 I need to read this. 1mo
PaperbackPirate I loved this book! Glad you loved it too! 🧚🏼‍♂️🟢😈🔥🐈 1mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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I LOVED this book!! I would also choose any book written by Alice Feeney! 🖤🖤

#LittensWanttoKnow

Play 💗 tag me 💙 tag friends

LaurenMags I loved that book too! TJ Klune is a wonderful storyteller! 1mo
LaurenMags @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Under the Whispering Door is really good. Same dark sense of humor that I love. 1mo
FromMyLectory I really hope the Eddie Flynn series by Steve Cavanagh gets picked up for a tv adaption! It'll be bonza 🥰 1mo
corireadslife Agree!!!! I would love to see cerulean sea come to life! 1mo
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StellarDoc
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Me time, now with cat. #CatsOfLitsy #Loki

Liatrek 😻😻 1mo
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StellarDoc
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Smrloomis Loved this book 💕 1mo
StellarDoc @Smrloomis I'm 120 pages in, and it's delightful! 1mo
Smrloomis @StellarDoc yes!!!! 🥳 1mo
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Melismatic
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A solid modern staple for schools, in my opinion. 💙

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ontheBL

"Hate is a waste of time. I'm far too busy to hate anything."

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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Yes! Lots of times, but especially after reading the tagged book! I love those characters 💙

Best would be spending time with William and reading in my chair while he‘s watching tv!

Worst would be the Fridays I go back to work 🥴

#WondrousWednesday

Have you played @Mustlovebooks1088

Mustlovebooks1088 Best part of the week is Friday! It‘s waffle Friday and ice cream for snack! Yep. Every Friday. It‘s my treat for me 🤤🤤🤤 worst part is Sunday eveningish when the depression sets in thinking about work on Monday haha 2mo
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Susanita
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🥚The tagged book gave me a book hangover. When I said that to my friend who‘d recommended it, she said: Yes! What a great expression!
🥚🥚I like all parts of the week! Except…Sunday afternoon/early evening. Not a work thing but a spouse thing. He often works Sunday, but I never know when he‘s going to get home. It‘s almost always later than I expect.
#wondrouswednesday

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Sapphire

“There is no place for idealism in government service”. 25 years a fed and this made me laugh!

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KPS-BOOKS-45
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Pickpick

Loved it!
One thing can change your life, forever!
Love will find a way.

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SusanLee
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Linus, Arthur and the children immediately come to mind! #quirkycharacters #artfulaugust @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

Mustlovebooks1088 I‘ve heard such great things about this book! 2mo
The.Great.Catsby Such an amazing book!! 2mo
Eggs Great choice ❣️ 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks LOVE this book and characters!! 🌊 2mo
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mlwayers

He felt the gazes of dozens of people tracking every step he took, but he kept his head held high. After all he‘d been through, after everything he‘d seen and done, what his colleagues thought of him didn‘t matter in the slightest.

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AmyK1
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I don‘t usually do fantasy but I loved this one! #letterH #alphabetgame @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Tagging @wideeyedreader

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks My choice too! Loved it! 2mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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I loved the tagged book!! 🌊

#AlphabetGame
#LetterH

Share a favorite book beginning with H 📚 tag me 🏷 tag friends

Elizabeth2 My favorite book from last year‘s reading. Loved it so much. I gifted it to both of my bonus daughters, and they both loved it, too! 2mo
TheSpineView Loved that book too! Thanks for the tag! 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Elizabeth2 🌊❤️ it was sooo good! Have you read ? 2mo
Elizabeth2 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I haven‘t but I‘ve heard good things! 2mo
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JoJo13

The things we fear the most are often the

things we should fear the least. It‘s irrational, but

it‘s what makes us human. And if we‘re able to

conquer those fears, then there is nothing we‘re

not capable of.

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PaperbackPirate
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Here‘s my reading summary for July! It was an excellent month of reading, so it‘s hard to choose one favorite for the month.
Want to guess which one I picked?

It was…

The House in the Cerulean Sea!

#Bookly

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SusanLee
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I do agree with most reviews that this is a wonderful read! It‘s light, nicely paced with interesting little characters. It is a mix of Harry Potter and Peculiar Children in my opinion 😅 Though LGBTQ, the author didn‘t over do the romance. In fact it was with good taste and I liked the way it slowly evolved. Such a memorable read! #roll100 @PuddleJumper

PuddleJumper Awesome! 2mo
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Goleemn
Pickpick

A touch of sci-fi, a bit of a love story, dystopia vs almost utopia, and magical beings all wrapped up in a great story. So many things about acceptance of differences and learning to open up to love. Really enjoyed this book and I will offer it as a choice book for my students (high school age).

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DogMomIrene
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Amazon Prime Day goodies have arrived! Cannot wait to use the mildliners. The books will have to wait because so many library holds have poured in. Feeling fortunate that an abundance of books is my biggest “problem” right now 📚💛

asleepby9 Loved The House On The Gerulean Sea, you‘re in for treat with that one! ❤️ 3mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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📚 the characters in the tagged book plus Nina Hill!
📚📚 the above 🏡 🌊
📚📚📚 a long hot bath 🛀

#SundayFunday

ozma.of.oz Ah yes! That beautiful island! Thank you for sharing! 💙 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @ozma.of.oz 💙💙💙 3mo
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Veebee
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1. The Kiterunner
2. Fantasy/ Literary fiction
3. The House on the Cerulean Sea.

@wondrouswednesday @ Eggs Thanks for tagging me.

Eggs Thanks for playing 👏🏻🤗👍🏼 3mo
Jensol77 The Kiterunner was amazing. Did you read A Thousand Splendid Suns? 3mo
Veebee It's on my TBR. I have heard it is based on struggles of Afghani women. Is it also a tear-jerker like the Kiterunner? 3mo
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Branwen
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Pride Month: Last Day! 😭❤️🧡💛💚💙💜

For this last day of June I decided to feature one of my favorite contemporary authors and the two books that made me fall in love with his writing! They are absolute perfection! 📚💕

#pridemonth #queerbooks #lgbtq

melmes Need to really get into his writing ✍️ again never finished 3mo
melmes his books 3mo
Branwen @melmes I highly recommend them! ❤️ 3mo
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TheIntrovertedDodoBird
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A tale to swoon over. Utterly delightful in every way. The House in the Cerulean Sea is like a warm embrace or a cozy blanket on a chilly day. A feel-good novel, set on a whimsical island inhabited by an array of eccentric orphans with rather splendid gifts. Klune strikes again with a marvellous tale of finding a place to belong. Absolute must read! These characters carve themselves a home in your heart! And it's delightfully romantic too ♡ Xx

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TheIntrovertedDodoBird
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"We should always make time for the things we like. If we don't, we might forget how to be happy."

~ The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune.

Which is why every bibliophile surrounds themselves with books and makes time to read them ♡ Xx

Aims42 🙌🙌🙌 3mo
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MsRadioSilence
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I‘m behind on my reviews, but I‘ve read 34 books this year! This is the first time I‘ve filled out this page in one of my bullet journals, and I‘ve already got a second one ready to go.

marleed What a cool page! 3mo
TheAromaofBooks I love this layout!! 3mo
MsRadioSilence @marleed @TheAromaofBooks thanks! I think i found it on pinterest. Lots of lines haha 3mo
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Scochrane26
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A re-read for me, this time on audio. Still all the 🌟. I laughed in the car most days because the kids are hilarious. Lucy is still my favorite, but I had forgotten how funny Talia is. The narration was great, except the narrator‘s pronunciation of “gazebo”.

DHill I loved this on audio! 3mo
BookwormM I love Talía 3mo
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Nicki_K
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Such a magical read. One of those books that stays in your heart and soul a long time after you have read the last page. This book was captivating in not just the prose used but also the storyline. A timely reminder of how even the most lost/lonely of people can find family and love in the most unexpected of places. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐#tjklune #thehouseintheceruleansea #tea_sipping_bookworm #goodreads #litsy #thestorygraph #bookqueen #bookstagram

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DHill
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I did not expect to love this as much as I did. Undoubtedly due in no small part to Daniel Henning‘s narration. It was so perfectly done it felt like watching a movie.

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TheRiehlDeal
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Mehso-so

This is between a pick and a so-so for me. I‘ll admit I wasn‘t too thrilled with this book for some reason. I was struggling to get through the ebook at one point, but then I switched to the audiobook and I was able to finish. Daniel Hemming does a fantastic job at voicing the characters.

I don‘t think I‘ll be reading any of his other books. I heard mixed reviews on UTWD, so I don‘t think this author is for me.

#unpopularopinion

3⭐️
6/15/22

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TheRiehlDeal
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#WondrousWednesday

1. An island

2. Where the Crawdads Sing

3. Rogues: True Stories of Grifters, Killers, Rebels and Crooks by Patrick Radden Keefe. Due to be released on June 28th.

Eggs 💕📖🤩 4mo
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LadyCait84
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Pickpick

I read this book with a near-constant smile on my face and the sweetest aching in my heart.

Infinitely charming, full of so much whimsy and warmth. I love it when books feel like a hug, and this one was just a wonderful squeeze from start to finish.

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ShyBookOwl
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"Oh dear," Linus Baker said, wiping the sweat from his brow.

? #firstlinefridays

CoffeeNBooks I loved this book! 4mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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🌊 yes! Definitely!
💙 yes, but also all of the rave reviews on Litsy!

#Two4Tuesday

Want to play ? @Birdsong28 @quietjenn @Q84

TheSpineView I loved that book! Thanks for playing! 4mo
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GingerAntics
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Pickpick

This was as beautiful and wonderful as the first time I read it. The audiobook is even better because Daniel Hemming does the best voices for everyone, even if he can‘t say the word gazebo (which, admittedly, was weird). Somehow I totally forgot about Arthur being a phoenix. I don‘t know how I managed that. Still is heartwarming and brilliant as ever.
#TJKlune #TheHouseInTheCeruleanSea #PrideMonth #LGBTQ

Nutmegnc I love the audiobook. Percy is my favorite!! 4mo
GingerAntics @Nutmegnc the narrator did an AMAZING job!!! 4mo
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GingerAntics
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This is another reread for pride month, but it‘s the first time I‘m listening to the audio. (I think everyone knows where this is going next… I‘ve got my tea and Kleenex on standby.)
#TJKlune #TheHouseInTheCeruleanSea #PrideMonth #LGBTQ

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DebinHawaii
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#BookMoods
One of, if not my favorite book read in 2022 so far made me smile, chuckle & even tear up. Lucy & Talia & their snarky & often inappropriate comments, quips & mutterings made me #LaughOutLoud 🤣🤣🤣

*Borrowed character artwork from Pinterest

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I LOVED this one!! 💚💙 4mo
Eggs Well done 👍🏼 4mo
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jenniferw88
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BeaG I loved this one. 4mo
Clwojick Yesss! Still probably my favourite read of the year, and I finished it on January 4th! It‘s so good! 💙 4mo
Freespirit Lovely book ❤️ 4mo
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Insightsintobooks
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Currently reading this book and I‘m enjoying it so far.

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Nikki_E
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Pickpick

Five star read. Maybe best book of 2022. Time will tell.

Nessavamusic Love this one!! 4mo
The.Great.Catsby Totally agree!! 4mo
CoffeeNBooks This is one of my favorite books I read last year! 4mo
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Nikki_E
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I am in love with this book. I have this ridiculous smile on my face as I‘m reading because I am just so in love.

The.Great.Catsby Easily my favorite book that I have read this year!! 4mo
Suet624 Why haven‘t I read this book yet? Everyone loves it. 4mo
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