Read by Rowena (Bookseller); This book took my breath away, a heart warming story about finding acceptance, belonging & change.
Told in a wonderfully charming polite way, you can still hear all the unspoken (sometimes spoken) traits of been human. However, the loudest by far is love & what it can conquer.
My 18 year old nephew also read it and agreed.
A charming and enjoyable fantasy. Would definitely read again and recommend to others.
An uplifting, heartwarming tale that's become a New York Times, USA Today and Washington Post bestseller.
He expected nothing. But they gave him everything . . . Linus Baker leads a quiet life. At forty, he has a tiny house with a devious cat and his beloved records for company. And at the Department in Charge of Magical Youth, he's spent many dull years monitoring their orphanages. Then one day, Linus is summoned by Extremely Upper Management and given a highly classified assignment.
He must travel to an orphanage where six dangerous children reside, including the Antichrist. There, Linus must somehow determine if they could bring on the end of days. But their guardian, charming and enigmatic Arthur Parnassus, will do anything to protect his wards. As Arthur and Linus grow ever closer, Linus must choose between duty and his dreams.
An enchanting story, masterfully told, The House in the Cerulean Sea is about the profound experience of discovering an unlikely family in an unexpected place - and realizing that family could be yours.
'Likely to cause heart-swelling' - The Washington Post
Fantasy, Romance, Narrative theme: Identity / belonging, Narrative theme: Love and relationships
H: 197mm W: 130mm