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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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Tkimsal
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Current read. #FirstSaturdayReaders

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Sace
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Pickpick

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/4

I want to hug this book and never let go.

Jen2 It‘s so wonderful. 6d
LiteraryinLawrence I JUST recommended this book to someone this morning! One of my absolute favorites. 💗💗 Did you know the sequel comes out in the fall?? 6d
Sace @Jen2 unassumingly and quietly so. 6d
Sace @LiteraryinLawrence I will be reading that sequel! 6d
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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I‘m looking forward to this one! 🌊📚🌙💫 release date is September 10th!

#Sea
#SummerSouls

rmaclean4 So excited for this one! 7d
Eggs Exciting 🌊🩵💦 6d
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Sace
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“Linus blinked against the sudden and unexpected burn in his eyes.”

Pretty much sums up my experience with this book so far.

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Sace
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I‘ve been dealing with annoying things for the last couple of days but this book is a nice respite.

dabbe Hoping those annoyances go away soon! 💚💙💚 1w
Sace @dabbe Thanks! (Yertle the Turtle colored hearts made me smile) 1w
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yourfavouritemixtape
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Very late to the party and it also took me very long to finish this book. It was April‘s #doublespin. I liked the characters but the story itself could have been a bit deeper for my liking.

ImperfectCJ I like how literal the title is in German. Much more descriptive than "The House in the Cerulean Sea". 1w
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Sace
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I‘m continuing my experiments in monogamous reading with this month‘s selection for my in person #bookclub

LiteraryinLawrence Have you read it before? If not, you‘re in for a treat!! (But if it‘s a reread you‘re still in for a treat! Love that book!) 2w
IndoorDame Does that mean reading only one book at a time? (I not be good at that!) 2w
CBee This is the BEST book ♥️♥️♥️ 2w
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AmyG Wonderful book. 2w
Sace @LiteraryinLawrence @CBee @AmyG I‘m enjoying it so far! 2w
Sace @IndoorDame Yes. I only read about 5ish books a month when I read multiple books at once so I don‘t think reading one at a time is going to diminish my totals. Plus I think it will help me focus more. 2w
IndoorDame @Sace I used to read that way, and I think I liked it better, but I‘ve never been able to since college. I loved this book, enjoy!!! 2w
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Tkimsal
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June, July and August book club selections. #FirstSaturdayReaders

dabbe Your book club is incredible. Can't wait to read what you think of CERULEAN. That's been on my TBR forever! 🤩 3w
Tkimsal @dabbe Thank you! 3w
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Texreader
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Final book haul for Mother‘s Day including the tagged book for an upcoming #authoramonth @Soubhiville

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Kaylamburson
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This was such a beautiful story about friendship, love, respect, and understanding of all beings and people from all walks of life. There were so many sweet and emotional moments, and even the characters with a bit of an edge make it impossible not to love them. It reminded me a bit of Miss Peregrine‘s Home for Peculiar Children but for adults.
I am so excited for the sequel!

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Blueberry
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Eggs Perfect 👍🏼 1mo
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AkashaVampie
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Finally getting to another TJ Klune book. I LOVED the other one.

#BookishMonopoly

lil1inblue Oh, I love this book! 😍 2mo
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Blueberry
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Eggs Great cover 👏🏻🥰👏🏻 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Loved this one!! 🌊 2mo
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Blueberry
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Eggs Well done 👍🏼 3mo
TheIntrovertedDodoBird I love this novel so much! 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Loved this one 💫 3mo
NataliePatalie Awe yay 3mo
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Blueberry
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1. Important would be Christmas but I also love spending my birthday with my kids.
2. @NataliePatalie, my daughter
3. My growing up family was pretty dysfunctional. But with my kids growing up we played a lot of games and went to a lot of cool places for homeschooling field trips.

#WonderousWednesday
@Eggs

Eggs Silver lining 🥰🫶🏻❤️ 3mo
NataliePatalie Hey that's me 😎 3mo
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kilogolf
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5/5 stars

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Blueberry
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4 people have this on hold after me so I better start it next.

Nutmegnc I have read and listened to this book about 100 times. 💜 There‘s supposed to be a sequel sometime soon!! 3mo
TheIntrovertedDodoBird I love this book so much! The reading experience is so wholesome. Klune is releasing the sequel in September this year 😊. It is one of my most highly anticipated releases of 2024! Enjoy. 3mo
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Chrissyreadit
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I love this idea so much @KateReadsYA ❤️ Litsy is 100% my found family according to anyone who knows me IRL This sounds like an Amazing swap theme!
Tagging a few people who might be interested (and i‘m sure I‘m missing some…sigh) - sign ups are open on Kate‘s page! (also @Gissy i saw you indicated interest on @LitsyEvents )

Gissy Yes! But where I can find the form to enter in the swap 4mo
KateReadsYA @Gissy Hi thanks for wanting to join in with us I added the form link to this post. And if you ever need to find the link just head over to my account. I'll be posting throughout this month with the tag #Litsyfoundfamilyswap 🤗 4mo
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KateReadsYA Thanks so much for sharing @Chrissyreadit I'm so happy you're joining us. 4mo
wanderinglynn Thanks for the tag Chrissy! 💜 4mo
Chrissyreadit @KateReadsYA The copying of link gets me every time! no joke 🤣 4mo
julieclair Thanks so much for tagging me! This sounds like so much fun! Just signed up. 😀 4mo
Gissy I signed up🤗 4mo
Chrissyreadit @Gissy 🎉🎉🎉🎉 4mo
mabell Sounds like such a sweet idea! 4mo
AllDebooks Amazing x 4mo
kspenmoll I tried to sign up & google form said it closed. Am I wrong in thinking I had until 2/10 to sign up? @KateReadsYA (edited) 4mo
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WorldsOkayestStepMom
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Pickpick

This book gave me all the warm fuzzies & I enjoyed every minute of reading it!

LoverOfLearning Such a beautiful book. Easy 5 star for me 4mo
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MommyOfTwo
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Thank you so much @staci.reads both chocolates sound amazing! #jolabokaflodswap
I hope everyone has an amazing Christmas!

Bookwormjillk Fanny Mae is still around? I used to work for them in high school. 6mo
staci.reads Merry Christmas! 6mo
BennettBookworm Such a wonderful book! 6mo
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CoffeeK8
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I didn‘t have as much time to read this year as other years so I can‘t get to a top 23, but I do have a top 10! #top10

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LoverOfLearning One of my top 5 books!! Ioved the characters so much. 4mo
GingerAntics @LoverOfLearning same! I am so excited for the sequel! 3mo
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Cupcake12
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One of the most beautiful books I‘ve read this year. A magical island where six magical but dangerous children live. Linus is sent to assess the children and their caretaker.
The story is warming and wondrous. I adored all the magical children that joined the caretaker, Arthur. Even though he had his own secret to hide. I couldn‘t put the book down and the strong message promoted throughout is that family is always found in unexpected places. 5⭐️

LiteraryinLawrence This is one of my favorites from the last few years! And I hear there is a sequel coming out! 7mo
robinb Great review! I keep meaning to get to this one. 7mo
Cupcake12 @LiteraryinLawrence will have to keep a look out x (edited) 7mo
LoverOfLearning Such a beautiful beautiful book! Part 2 will be out at the end of the year!!! 4mo
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Arvena
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Mehso-so

To me this book felt over the top with sweetness, went into overkill with the morality lessons... I feel like I should have liked this more...

Caroline2 Me too! 🤷‍♀️ 7mo
TheLudicReader I started reading this a couple summers ago and just couldn't get into it...not sure I will pick it back up based on this review. 7mo
willaful I tried twice, couldn't do it. 7mo
monkeygirlsmama I feel like I read or tried to read this awhile back, but maybe not the same book. Will have to investigate further. Either way, sorry it wasn't as enjoyable as you'd hoped. 7mo
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Kgaudiuso
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Literally one of the best books I‘ve ever read. Funny and sweet, with little life lesions along the way. Highly recommend to anyone who enjoys junior fiction.

LoverOfLearning I loved this one! 5 stars for me 4mo
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Booksblanketsandahotbeverage
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Stayed up too late last night reading and finished this book. But no regrets! 🤦‍♀️🙇‍♀️🤷‍♀️ And now I‘m ready for the sequel!

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Lizwarnerpdx
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Absolutely fabulous book! I loved the humor in it. Lucy‘s humor was the best, but I loved all the characters…they were really brought to life for me. And oh so many@good life lessons on this one. Read it, you‘ll laugh and have a good time and perhaps fall in love with an island overlooking the cerulean sea.

LoverOfLearning Chauncey was my favorite. 😭😭😭😭 I loved this book. Book 2 will be out the end of the year!! 4mo
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Bookishlie
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I actually gasped and squealed. My poor husband thought I was having a heart attack. I‘m so excited for this!!!

LoverOfLearning YES! I AM SOOOOOOO EXCITED. 4mo
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Branwen
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THIS IS THE MOST EXCITING NEWS EVER OMG! 😱💕📚💕 Can you guys believe it?!?! Who else is totally freaking out!?

ju.ca.no Yeeees❤️❤️❤️❤️ 8mo
LiteraryinLawrence Whaaaaaaaaat???? Oh my gosh this is epic!!!!!! 8mo
Branwen @ju.ca.no @LiteraryinLawrence BEST NEWS EVER! 💕📚💕 8mo
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jackilynn
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Wait...there's going to be a sequel?!!!! 😱😱😱

CBee STOKED 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 8mo
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Traci1
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😯 OMG, I can't wait!!

BarbaraJean 😲🎉🎉 8mo
ju.ca.no 🥳🥳🥳🥳 8mo
Ladygodiva7 Woah!!!!!! Had no idea!! 🤯😍 8mo
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wanderinglynn 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🎉🥳yay! 8mo
RaeLovesToRead Gaahhhh yes!!!!! 8mo
dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 8mo
CBee Omg!!! I am SO excited, I knew nothing about this!! 8mo
julesG 🥳🥳 8mo
Elizabeth2 I thought he said he wasn‘t doing a sequel?! Oh, how I wanted more time with those characters at the end of that book! ❤️ 8mo
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Hooray! I‘m excited for this, I absolutely LOVED the House in the Cerulean Sea and am happy to see the story continued! Only 11 more months to wait 😂

BarbaraJean So exciting!!! 🎉🎉 8mo
ju.ca.no @BarbaraJean yes😍😍 the waiting time is too long though🥲 8mo
wanderinglynn So exciting!!! 🥳 8mo
dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 8mo
BarbaraJean @ju.ca.no I know, right? They can‘t make us wait almost a year!! 8mo
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TracyReadsBooks
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Okay, not the House in the Cerulean Sea but A SEQUEL!!!

Just saw this on Tor‘s Instagram and there may have been gleeful chortling involved. Beyond excited about this and so looking forward to spending more time with these characters!!!

LadyCait84 Oh this is fantastic news!!! 8mo
marleed Great news! 8mo
BarbaraJean So excited!! The first three posts that show up in my Litsy feed are about this 😂 8mo
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ju.ca.no ❤️❤️❤️ 8mo
dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 8mo
Hooked_on_books No way! 🥳 8mo
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"Arthur says that we should always make time for the things we like. If we don't, we might forget how to be happy.” ✨?✨

This book was a beautiful, hopeful, creative, humorous journey that I‘m grateful to have read! It‘s like if X-men, Umbrella Academy, Roald Dahl, and Wrinkle in Time were mixed together to create a hopeful story about found family and love for the core of who people are. A sweet one I‘ll go back to someday.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2

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dabbe
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#LitsyLoveFallBackToBooksSwap #LLFBTBS #LitsyLove
@Bookgoil @Deblovestoread

@Pogue (Stephanie),
Wow! I won the trifecta with THREE books on my TBR list! They'll help with #Scarathlon, too! I also adore the autumn notecards (perfect for some #LL writing!) and cute little pumpkin plushie. I am in readers-heaven-on-earth! Thanks again! 🧡💜💛

RaeLovesToRead Omg that pumpkin plush is so adorable!!! 🎃 9mo
dabbe @RaeLovesToRead My one dog (of course) thought it was a toy! 🧡💜💛 9mo
Deblovestoread All three books are great and the extras are 😍 9mo
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dabbe @Deblovestoread Thanks to you and @Bookgoil for being such excellent hostesses! 🧡💜💛 9mo
Pogue You are more than welcome. 9mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Great gifts!! 🧡 9mo
Bookgoil So so cute love that plushie!!!! 9mo
dabbe @Pogue 🧡💜💛 9mo
dabbe @Bookgoil 🧡💜💛 9mo
Pogue I did see your post. FYI I loved all those books. 9mo
dabbe @Pogue 🤩😍🤗 9mo
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BookKenz
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Currently reading The House in the Cerulean Sea and falling more and more in love with every chapter. 😍

LiteraryinLawrence Is this your first time reading it? I 💗💗💗💗💗 it! 9mo
BookKenz @LiteraryinLawrence it is! It's so magical and comforting. I can't believe I waited this long to pick it up! 9mo
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Whollybologna
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I‘ve got 11 days and 11 books remaining… definitely possible. 😜#bookspinhingo #bookspin #doublespinbingo

Clwojick You‘ve got this! 10mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Good luck!! 10mo
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plemmdog
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Mehso-so

Someone picked this for my book club. I‘m glad this book exists in the world, but I didn‘t enjoy it.

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bio_chem06
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Sunday porch reading. This book is just delightful. It‘s predictable but I don‘t care, it‘s been a perfect summer read and I can‘t wait to immerse myself in all of Klune‘s fun worlds.

dabbe Wow! That is some porch! 🤩🤩🤩 10mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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“Just because you don‘t experience prejudice in your everyday doesn‘t stop it from existing for the rest of us.” 🩵💜🩵

This was an #Impulseread when I read it years ago! I loved it 🌊 looking forward to reading others by this author ✍️

#BookBinge

Weisubei Beautiful pic ❤️ 10mo
Eggs Beautiful photo 🌳 🪻 10mo
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jenniferw88
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Back to just #bookspin #doublespin as I paid NO attention to my bingo card - I'm SUCH a mood reader! Anyway, here's my list for August @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 11mo
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jenniferw88
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Finally getting round to posting my #roll100 picks for August. However, I've been rearranging my leftover challenge prompts so I'm having to create a new list. @PuddleJumper

PuddleJumper 🌞 🌞 11mo
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MaggieCarr
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Wow. What a pleasure to read.

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kwmg40
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This was a charming story with great characters. I have to admit, however, that I was a little disappointed, given that so many people had raved about Klune's books. My expectations were probably a bit too high, but I really enjoyed the story in any case.

#BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks
#JoysOfJune @Andrew65

fredthemoose I just read this and felt the same way. Very sweet and charming but also felt a little like a cheap Harry Potter knockoff… 12mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 12mo
Andrew65 Excellent. 👏👏👏 I still haven‘t read this. 12mo
kwmg40 @fredthemoose That's a pretty apt description! 12mo
kwmg40 @Andrew65 @TheAromofBooks Thanks for stopping by! 12mo
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fredthemoose
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⭐️⭐️⭐️💫This was sweet. Orphanage inspector finds a special kind of home along a very unique group of children and their caretakers. Some of it had Harry Potter vibes to me, but it was cute.

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RaeLovesToRead
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And here is my friend, Kirsty, telling TJ Klune how Cerulean Sea got her through bunion surgery 😁🤣

@KirstyJW

LiteraryinLawrence Looooooooved Cerulean Sea!! 12mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️ 12mo
AlaMich 😂 12mo
Gissy Signed by the author😱❤️❤️❤️❤️ 12mo
Clwojick 😂😂😂 12mo
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Lizpixie
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Bk7 of #20in4 #readathon & Bk12 of May is done! Wow, have I caught up on my reading or what. Helps that I haven‘t been sleeping much this weekend, pain sux. I loved this book so much. Every character was brilliant(except for DiCOMY & some villagers), the setting was perfect & the romance so sweet. It was the happy ending I needed after the Wayward Children books. Highly recommend.🩵🩵 #FourFoursIn23 #NoBuy2023Bingo #TBRTarot #Roll100 #ReadySetRead

Andrew65 Hasn‘t felt like a Readathon without seeing the big hours you can stack up. Life feels in a better balance seeing this total. 13mo
CBee One of my favorite books!! 13mo
Cinfhen Nice 😊 hope to see you for #GuiltyPleasure 13mo
PuddleJumper Brilliant! 12mo
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Lizpixie
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Next book up is the 1st T.J.Klune book I bought. Would you believe I‘ve bought most of the books he‘s released so far(I think)but haven‘t actually read any of them yet? I‘m about 4 chapters in and loving it so far, I did try to read it previously but I guess it just wasn‘t the right time for it. Once I‘ve finished this I‘ll move onto Under The Whispering Door, then Wolfsong then In The Lives Of Puppets. #20in4 #readathon

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I loved this one 🌊💙 13mo
RebelReader One of my book groups picked this or else I never would have read it. I loved it! 💕 13mo
Andrew65 One day I‘ll actually get hold of these books and read them! Look forward to seeing your review. (edited) 13mo
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K.Wielechowski
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Linus is a by-the-book case worker that checks on orphanages for magical children, which is why he was chosen to check on the extraordinary cases at the far away house run by Arther Parnassus.
Once Linus allows himself to relax and see the residents as more than their magical type, he discovers love and a family he never imagined he could have.

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Oh, how wonderful. How profound. How immeasurably more beautiful this journey becomes, the more it is re-read and cherished. I revisited this old friend as a palette cleanser of sorts. I'd loved my previous book so, and needed something familiar. I couldn't have chosen a better book. There's a dazzling and wholly simple profundity on each and every page. If only the world would listen to the messages within. A tale of hope & found family. Magical.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I loved this one!! 🌊 💙 13mo
BookBr This was such a beautiful book 🥰 13mo
jen_the_scribe I tried listening to this one but I could not focus, I think because of the narrator. I definitely need to try actually reading it. 13mo
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TheIntrovertedDodoBird @jen_the_scribe Was the narrator Kirt Graves? I've heard wonderful things about him, but I far prefer reading the actual novels. It's an absolutely wonderful story. I'll re-read it many times to come. I hope you enjoy it. 13mo
jen_the_scribe @TheIntrovertedDodoBird No, the narrator was Daniel Henning. I tried listening well over a year ago though. I just remember thinking I needed to get the physical book. 13mo
TheIntrovertedDodoBird @jen_the_scribe Oh, I've never heard of him. Grave's usually narrates Klune's novels. If you do enjoy The House in the Cerulean Sea, there's lots of other amazing books written by Klune. The good thing about the physical book is how absolutely stunning the cover is. 13mo
jen_the_scribe @TheIntrovertedDodoBird That‘s good to know! I loved your review so it made me want to try again. Thank you 😊 13mo
TheIntrovertedDodoBird @jen_the_scribe Aw. I'm really glad. That's amazing. Hopefully, I'll see your review on here someday 💜. 13mo
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