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The House in the Cerulean Sea por TJ Klune
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The House in the Cerulean Sea (edição 2020)

por TJ Klune (Autor)

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Lambda Literary Award-winning author TJ Klune's breakout contemporary fantasy An Indie Next Pick! One ofPublishers Weekly's "Most Anticipated Books of Spring 2020" One ofBook Riot's "20 Must-Read Feel-Good Fantasies" 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. "1984meetsThe Umbrella Academy with a pinch of Douglas Adams thrown in." --Gail Carriger,New York Times bestselling author ofSoulless… (mais)
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Título:The House in the Cerulean Sea
Autores:TJ Klune (Autor)
Informação:Tor Books (2020), 400 pages
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Avaliação:*****
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Really gets at the dilemma of a thriving autonomous seclusion vs troubled integration with a judgemental society. A bit fantastical and saccharine at times, but not annoyingly so. ( )
  albertgoldfain | Oct 16, 2021 |
The tale is a charming, if obvious, fable related to acceptance of those we don’t understand or who are not like us, as well as finding your home/family and taking risks in order to keep it. The children completely stole the show, I would probably read a series just with stories about them.

The narration of the audiobook was my biggest problem. The narrator did a fine job, and I actually pictured the setting to be somewhere on the East Coast of the US. The problem was, there was enough British vocabulary mixed in that it was continually jarring to hear it in an American accent. ( )
  Annrosenzweig | Oct 15, 2021 |
Linus Baker, a DICMY (the Department In Charge of Magical Youth) inspector, comes to Marsyas Island to inspect the orphanage there.

There were times when I thought the AUTHOR'S MESSAGE was getting a bit heavy-handed, but the characters worm their way into your heart enough to overcome that and make this book a delight. ( )
  Robertgreaves | Sep 28, 2021 |
This book is everything. Fighting prejudices is an everyday battle. It becomes especially difficult when it is children who are being judged and neglected and criticised.
"Change starts with the voices of the few. I will be one of those few because they taught me how. And I know that I'm not alone."
"We are who we are not because of our birthright, but because of what we choose to do in this life. It cannot be boiled down to black and white. Not when there is so much in between. You cannot say something is moral or immoral without understanding the nuances behind it. I refuse to believe that."
Linus Baker and Arthur Parnassus end up with the most amazing magical set of children I could ever have imagined.
This is definitely a 5 star read and more if given an option. ( )
  VipashaAiyer | Sep 28, 2021 |
At age forty, Linus Baker has a quiet life, living in a tiny house with his car and his records. As a Case Worker at the Department in Charge of Magical Youth (DICOMY), he spends his days overseeing the well-being of magical children in the hands of government-sanctioned orphanages, writing reports in detail and handing them in.

One day, Linus gets summoned by Extremely Upper Management and given a highly classified assignment: spend 30 days observing the orphanage at Marsyas Island where six dangerous children are being taken care of: a gnome, a sprite, a wyvern, a were-Pomeranian, an unidentifiable green blob, and the Antichrist. But the children aren't the only secret at the island and Extremely Upper Management also wants Linus to keep an eye on the caretaker, charming and enigmatic Arthur Parnassus.

As Linus begins to grow closer to both Arthur and the children, he must decide to either keep the house up and running, or close it for good and watch the world burn.

What a delightful book! I was always looking forward to reading it because I knew it would make me smile. It was a great change in reading material for me since my last couple of books have been on the darker side. I fell in love with this novel the first time I even saw the cover revealed - I'm a sucker for the pink and blue of a sunset. But then to see the review that marked it as "being wrapped in a big gay blanket", I was sold! The children were all just wonderful and innocent (yes, even Lucy). The relationship between Arthur and Linus blossoms so beautifully.

The voice of Linus in this book caught me right away. He first reads like a stickler for rules but you still see his gentle side, especially when he's speaking with children. Yet, he still follows the rules, constantly reading the RULES AND REGULATIONS monstrosity, writing crazy details reports... But then you get to see him slowly change the longer time he spends at Marsyas Island. Like little things of: no longer wearing a tie (though, that has nothing to do with Phee giving him a hard time about it), or being able to have full conversations with Theodore... just little things that every time they happened, a big smile would spread across my face and I'd have the thought of "you're falling in love with this place".

This story is all about finding that place you belong, with people you love and enjoy being around, and having a place to grow. Linus goes through so many changes that by the end of the book, he's a completely new person, but you've watched him gradually change and grow into this new, brighter, and caring new man.

I don't even know where to begin with my love for the children. The way crazy, ridiculous, and morbid things would come out of six-year-old Lucy's mouth would, at the beginning make me raise my brows, but halfway through I would just laugh and roll my eyes. Talia and her gnomish grumbles about wanting to hit someone over the head with a shovel and bury them as fertilizer for her garden. Sal, and the way he conquered his fears. Phee, and her love for the forest and plants. Theodore, and his little horde he had under the sofa. Chauncey, and his love and desire to be a bellhop.

I can't say enough about how much I love this book. Every time I catch a glimpse of spine on my bookshelf a smile will form on my face. This has already soared to being in my Top 5 personal best loved books. I can't recommend this book enough to those who just want a nice, feel good read. ( )
  oldandnewbooksmell | Sep 24, 2021 |
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Lambda Literary Award-winning author TJ Klune's breakout contemporary fantasy An Indie Next Pick! One ofPublishers Weekly's "Most Anticipated Books of Spring 2020" One ofBook Riot's "20 Must-Read Feel-Good Fantasies" 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. "1984meetsThe Umbrella Academy with a pinch of Douglas Adams thrown in." --Gail Carriger,New York Times bestselling author ofSoulless

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