A NEW YORK TIMES, USA TODAY, and WASHINGTON POST bestseller. One of Publishers Weekly ''s ''Most Anticipated Books of Spring 2020'' One of Book Riot ''s ''20 Must-Read Feel-Good Fantasies'' ''I loved it. It is like being wrapped up in a big gay blanket. Simply perfect'' - V.E. Schwab, No.1 New York Times bestselling author of The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue He expected nothing. But they gave him everything. Linus Baker leads a quiet life. At forty, he has a tiny house with a devious cat and his beloved records for company. And at the Department in Charge of Magical Youth, he''s spent many dull years monitoring their orphanages. Then one day, Linus is summoned by Extremely Upper Management and given a highly classified assignment. He must travel to an orphanage where six dangerous children reside, including the Antichrist. There, Linus must somehow determine if they could bring on the end of days. But their guardian, charming and enigmatic Arthur Parnassus, will do anything to protect his wards. As Arthur and Linus grow ever closer, Linus must choose between duty and his dreams. An enchanting story, masterfully told, The House in the Cerulean Sea is about the profound experience of discovering an unlikely family in an unexpected place - and realizing that family could be yours. ''A witty, wholesome fantasy that''s likely to cause heart-swelling'' - The Washington Post ''A modern fairy tale about learning your true nature and what you love and will protect. It''s a beautiful book'' - Charlaine Harris, no.1 New York Times bestselling author '' 1984 meets The Umbrella Academy with a pinch of Douglas Adams thrown in. Touching, tender, and truly delightful'' - Gail Carriger, New York Times bestselling author of Soulless
In Nova City, there are extraordinary people, capable of feats that defy the imagination. Shadow Star protects the city and manipulates darkness, and Pyro Storm is determined to bring the city to its knees using his power over fire. And then there''s Nick who . . . well, being the most popular fanfiction writer in the Extraordinaries fandom is a superpower, right? Instead of fighting crime, Nick contends with a new year at school, a father who doesn''t trust him, and a best friend named Seth, who may or may not be the love of Nick''s short, uneventful life. It should be enough. But after a chance encounter with Shadow Star, Nova City''s mightiest hero (and Nick''s biggest crush), Nick sets out to make himself extraordinary. And he''ll do it with or without Seth''s reluctant help . . . Rainbow Rowell''s Fangirl meets Brandon Sanderson''s Steelheart in TJ Klune''s YA debut: a queer coming-of-age story about a fanboy with ADHD and the heroes he loves.