The House in the Cerulean Sea

A friend recommended this novel to me, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Even though it was published in 2020, it is very timely, as it deals with accepting others just as they are. It’s a fantasy, about a caseworker, Linus Baker, who works for the Department in Charge of Magical Youth. Linus is assigned by Extremely Upper Management to an island where six exceptional magical youth are living. Talia is a dwarf; Theodore, a wyvern; Chauncy, a jellyfish; Sal, a boy who can shift into a pomeranian; Phee, a forest sprite and finally Lucy, the son of the devil. As scary as the children seem at first, Linus becomes their protector as the some town members voices their disapproval of the children and call them abominations. It’s a tear jerker at times, but well worth the read.

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