Ninth House

Ninth House

Book - 2019
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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 U.S. edition.
ISBN: 9781250313072
1250313074
Branch Call Number: URBAN FANTASY BARDUGO
Characteristics: 458 pages : map ; 24 cm

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Katie_Dublin
Oct 16, 2019

Great introduction to a new magical world. If magic were real, this is the unsanitized version of what would actually happen. Can't wait for more in this series!

DCLadults Oct 10, 2019

A New & Noteworthy pick. A mesmerizing debut of power, privilege, dark magic, and murder set among the Ivy League elite at Yale University. And Yale has secret societies where young girls die. Perfect for Halloween and beyond.

debwalker Oct 08, 2019

Barnes & Noble book club pick for October 2019.

OPL_KrisC Jul 23, 2019

Good worldbuilding, but it moved a little slow at times and takes awhile to get into.

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