Ninth House

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Publisher Description

A LOCUS AWARD FINALIST!

The mesmerizing adult debut from Leigh Bardugo, a tale of power, privilege, dark magic, and murder set among the Ivy League elite

Galaxy “Alex” Stern is the most unlikely member of Yale’s freshman class. Raised in the Los Angeles hinterlands by a hippie mom, Alex dropped out of school early and into a world of shady drug-dealer boyfriends, dead-end jobs, and much, much worse. In fact, by age twenty, she is the sole survivor of a horrific, unsolved multiple homicide. Some might say she’s thrown her life away. But at her hospital bed, Alex is offered a second chance: to attend one of the world’s most prestigious universities on a full ride. What’s the catch, and why her?

Still searching for answers, Alex arrives in New Haven tasked by her mysterious benefactors with monitoring the activities of Yale’s secret societies. Their eight windowless “tombs” are the well-known haunts of the rich and powerful, from high-ranking politicos to Wall Street’s biggest players. But their occult activities are more sinister and more extraordinary than any paranoid imagination might conceive. They tamper with forbidden magic. They raise the dead. And, sometimes, they prey on the living.

GENRE
Mysteries & Thrillers
RELEASED
2019
October 8
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
584
Pages
PUBLISHER
Flatiron Books
SELLER
Macmillan
SIZE
23.3
MB

Customer Reviews

Softball_Gurl_0101 ,

Absolutely amazing. Stephen King even said it was good.

Listen, there’s a review that says this book is garbage and left 1 star. What an absolute lie. I will admit the book was sort of slow in the first few chapters and confusing because of the information about the societies. But that quickly passed within the first few chapters. This book is absolutely amazing, I read it within two days it was that good. The characters are WELL developed, we don’t even meet Darlington in the present but the few chapters of him in the “fall” was absolutely grand and me fall in love with him immediately. This author made me ship two characters, Darlington and Alex, even though there was no major sign of them getting together. I was upset with the character, astonished with the character, everything with the character. The world building is fascinating with the societies, something I could have never come up with. I don’t like mysteries or thrillers but this was splendid. I wish I discovered this book later in the year of 2022 because now I CAN’T WAIT for the second to come out 2023. If I don’t like something I return it no matter how far I am, I was hooked immediately. I’m coming down from a reading high and can feel a reading slump coming because that’s how good this book was. I would die for Darlington by the way. SPOILER: if he isn’t back next book I’m going to be very depressed-Gentleman of Lethe. THEORY: what if a nexus is born in California because Alex had absorbed Hellie? Maybe she’s on the other side of the veil, but what if she’s not since Alex hasn’t seen her since? I’m curious to see what’s going to happen next. I don’t like cliffhangers. Haha

antrice117 ,

Captivating

I consumed this book. I couldn’t put it down and nothing got done in my life. Now I am in anticipation for the next book in the series. Characters are well developed and the story has so many twist and turns. A really enjoyable read.

Trishonthetoilet ,

Loved it!

Can’t wait for the next in the series. Easily one of my favorite authors.

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