Over and Under the Sea: Water-themed Books

There’s no stretch of awe and terror like the ocean. These waves have incessantly inspired the imaginations of various worlds. It is an impressive feat articulating feelings that the sea provokes. These books are a few of the countless many to brush against the ocean as a nexus of wonder and fear. A place worthy of alluring sunsets and terrifying nights. A place of underwater caves with crouching stalagmites and shifting creatures. Perhaps a place of sunken ships and sandy cabinets with scrolls and scrolls of diary entries. Dip your toes, cannonball right in, or simply take in the salty air of these stories over and under the sea.

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The Gracekeepers

Inspired by Scottish myths and fairytales, “The Gracekeepers” explores a world divided by those who occupy the land and the ocean. Between a buoy of hope towards the future and a present of isolation and sadness, “The Gracekeepers” navigate love and loss with manifold taste. You can also check out this title as eBook on OverDrive/Libby or as eAudio on OverDrive/Libby.

The House in the Cerulean Sea

Quite possibly the most heart-warming book you will ever read. Linus, a stuffy government worker, goes to inspect a foster-care situation with magical children deemed incredibly dangerous by someone (?) (the government probably) but he comes to learn that the kids, as well as their eccentric foster parent Arthur Parnassus, are a lot more than they seem. You can also check out this title as eBook on Libby or as eAudio on Libby.

Low. Volume 1, The Delirium of Hope

Millennia ago, mankind fled the earth’s surface into the bottomless depths of the darkest oceans. Shielded from a merciless sun’s scorching radiation, the human race tried to stave off certain extinction by sending robotic probes far into the galaxy to search for a new home among the stars. Generations later, one family is about to be torn apart in a conflict that will usher in the final race to save humanity from a world beyond hope.

The Soul of an Octopus

Sy Montgomery explores the emotional and physical world of the octopus–a surprisingly complex, intelligent, and spirited creature–and the remarkable connections it makes with humans. 

This title is also available for checkout as an eBook on Libby and in eAudio on Hoopla