The House in the Cerulean Sea is a novel by TJ Klune about love, loss, and acceptance. When music executive Kyle McCormick moves to small-town Oregon to get away from the big city life he’s been living for years, he never expects to find not just an accepting community but also his soulmate in Ryan Christenson. As they fall in love and build their lives together, tragedy strikes and tests their relationship like never before. With faith that they can overcome anything if they’re together, Kyle and Ryan must fight for each other against all odds – including themselves.
For who is this book for ?
This book is LGBTQ+ and some of the content might be triggering for certain readers. It deals with topics such as homophobia, suicide, and abuse.
- The characters are realistic and three-dimensional
- The plot is well-paced and unpredictable
- It’s a beautiful, heartfelt story about love conquering all
- The book is too sappy for some people
- The ending may be a bit predictable
- It’s a bit long
Learn more about the author
T.J. Klune is a Lambda Award-winning author, who writes LGBTQ+ stories that make you laugh, cry, and fall in love all over again. When not writing or plotting world domination, T.J.’s hobbies include hiking, being owned by two dog butts named Pogo and Pickles respectively), and quoting movie lines to unsuspecting strangers until they give him the evil eye.
“The House in the Cerulean Sea is a beautifully written love story that will stay with you long after you finish reading. TJ Klune has done an incredible job of creating characters who are both deeply flawed and intensely relatable, and the emotional journey they go on is raw, powerful, and completely unforgettable.”
“I never wanted to put this book down. I laughed, I cried, and then I read it again.”
“Incredibly powerful and moving”
“The House in the Cerulean Sea is one of those books that stay with you long after you finish it. TJ Klune has a way of writing emotion so powerfully that I felt every heartache and triumph right along with the characters. The plot was unpredictable, and I found myself captivated from beginning to end.”