Snapshot of The House in the Cerulean Sea: Middle-aged Linus Baker works for the Department in Charge of Magical Youth. Think of this story as Harry Potter meets Miss Peregrine. He is sent to Marsyas Island to investigate an orphanage housing six quite unusual young residents, including Satan’s son. The headmaster, Arthur Parnassus, begins to open the eyes and heart of Linus in a way he doesn’t expect.
Writing Style: Whimsical and thought provoking…I listened to the audio and it was excellent.
Characterization: Nailed it. So unique and I found myself drawn to all of them in different ways.
Plot: A steady build that feels suspenseful.Interest: The book drew me in quickly and made me curious to see what would happen next.
Bottom Line: Definitely some good messages in this story about looking beyond what can be seen with the eye. I also loved the idea of every individual having value. Some themes went a bit far for my comfort level, but overall a solid read.