November 21, 2022
The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune
A tightly wound caseworker is pushed out of his comfort zone when he’s sent to observe a remote orphanage for magical children. Linus Baker loves rules, which makes him perfectly suited for his job as a midlevel bureaucrat working for the Department in Charge of Magical Youth, where he investigates orphanages for children who can do “unusual things”, have tails or feathers, or are young witches. When Extremely Upper Management sends Linus to an island orphanage for especially dangerous kids, and he meets them, Linus begins to see things differently.