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Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

Ninth House

by Leigh Bardugo

Quick take

A secret Yale society is into some spooky stuff. Like off-record surgical prophecies and real, live (dead?) ghosts.

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  • Buzzy

  • Magical

  • Graphic violence

  • Sexual Content

Why I love it

I adore Leigh Bardugo’s YA books—the shippable characters (I’m a Kanej ride or die), the deeply lived-in worlds, the breakneck audacity of her plotting. All of that can be found in her adult debut, but Ninth House ticks with a different kind of heartbeat. It’s a tale of threadbare survival, a pick-up-the-jagged-pieces story that kicks off long after its hard-baked heroine’s life has already fallen...


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. By age twenty, in fact, she is the sole survivor of a horrific, unsolved multiple homicide. Some might say she’s thrown her life away. But at her hospi...


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    November 2019