Book Review: The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune

The House in the Cerulean Sea

By T.J. Klune

🌻🌻🌻🌻 (four stars as rated in Linus’s Sunflowers)

What a delight this little book is. Listen, I know I am a total sucker for sweet, sappy stories, but this thing reads like a dang Disney movie and I… *wipes happy tears away* … I just enjoyed it so much! It really is almost more adorable than it has any right to be. Loved the characters, loved the concept, and loved the dose of snark behind every little idiosyncrasy. To me, the book feels much more like preteen fic than YA. It’s very, VERY family friendly. And any complaints I have are that it may have at times been a little TOO sweet for my taste (which is saying something indeed because this girl’s sugar tolerance is high.) Hence the four stars (sunflower) instead of five. I did cry, but I think I just wanted to cry even more?
I don’t know. It’s very possible that I’m a monster. Read this if you want your insides to feel fluffy and covered in powdered sugar because THAT is what this book will do to you.

Image Description: A flat lay featuring the book, The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune as seen in e-book form on the screen of a white iPad. The iPad is situated on the right half of the square frame of the photo. The background is bright blue and a silver, vintage film camera sits casually beside to book at the top left. The shadows of palm leaves hang over the image, coming into the frame at the bottom left and top right.

Content Warnings for this book: child abandonment, child abuse, neglect of a child, the implication of sexual misconduct with a child, mob mentality, profiling, prejudiced behavior and language 

Have you read this book? What did you think of it?

All the best,


Published by Sarah

My name is Sarah and I can't imagine my life without books. Actually, I can and it's terrible. I'm also into climbing, video games and bothering the nearest cat.

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