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.
What can you say about this book, that likely hasn’t been said already? It is beyond sweet. The characters, not just the MC’s, but all the characters, are fantastically well written. They are very distinct, and so much fun. A bit stand-offish to begin with, but with good reason. However, their love for Linus is quick to come around, and was quickly as big as their love for Arthur.
Arthur, with his big heart, and bigger home for children that didn’t fit the mold of “normal” within the magical youth, brought such joy to everyone on the island. Eventually, he won over Linus, who clearly needed what everyone on that island so much wanted to give him.
This story was a bit of a fairytale, with it’s evil powers, and do gooders, and a sweet “monster”, but it was more than that. It was all about love, both romantic, and the love for your found family.
I absolutely loved this book, and honestly would love to take a little view in the future at what their lives are like. An epilogue of the epilogue. 🙂 Nevertheless, if you haven’t read this, sit back, be happy and just enjoy this sweet and lively romp through joy by a master world builder in the queer romance genre.
4.5 pieces of eye candy