Reading this book felt like a warm fluffy blanket. Linus Baker, a solitary fortysomething, is given a new assignment from the Department In Charge of Magical Youth. He's meant to inspect the Marsyas Island Orphanage, run by the enigmatic Arthur Parnassus, to determine the danger its residents might pose to the world. He's not supposed to fall in love with the place, the children, and maybe even Mr. Parnassus himself. (Kristi)
The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ KlunePublication Date: 2020.