Ninth House

Ninth House

Book - 2019 | First United States edition.
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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.
Publisher: New York :, Flatiron Books,, 2019.
Edition: First United States edition.
Branch Call Number: FANTASY
Characteristics: 458 pages :,map ;,25 cm.
Alternative Title: 9th house

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sofiazowie Nov 26, 2020

The book that reignited my love of fantasy. If you like dark compelling stories filled with magic, murder and ivy league secret societies this is a must read! The writing is excellent, fair warning some of the themes are quite violent. The first in a new series by Leigh Bardugo who is well known ... Read More »

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sofiazowie Jul 17, 2020

If you like dark compelling stories filled with magic, murder and ivy league secret societies this is a must read! The writing is excellent, fair warning some of the themes are quite violent. The first in a new series by Leigh Bardugo who is well known for her fantasy novels.

Leigh Bardugo dramatically turns away from the fare of her YA novels in this dark and gritty fantasy set at present-day Yale. Alex Stern is plucked from her past of drug addiction and murder to be offered a second chance – to join the House of Lethe and monitor the occult activities of the eight ... Read More »

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takeclare Jan 04, 2020

Ninth House is based on a beguiling premise - a young woman with a dark past who can see ghosts joins an organisation tasked with overseeing the dark occult practices of Yale University's secret societies. For me, however, this novel faltered under a surfeit of plot intricacies, and a hackneyed p... Read More »


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takeclare Jan 04, 2020

Ninth House is based on a beguiling premise - a young woman with a dark past who can see ghosts joins an organisation tasked with overseeing the dark occult practices of Yale University's secret societies. For me, however, this novel faltered under a surfeit of plot intricacies, and a hackneyed protaganist.

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