Blogtober ARC Review // Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

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Huge thanks to Gollancz for sending me a review copy of Ninth House!

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 hospital bed, Alex is offered a second chance: to attend one of the world’s most elite universities on a full ride. What’s the catch, and why her?

Still searching for answers to this herself, Alex arrives in New Haven tasked by her mysterious benefactors with monitoring the activities of Yale’s secret societies. These eight windowless “tombs” are well-known to be haunts of the future rich and powerful, from high-ranking politicos to Wall Street and Hollywood’s biggest players. But their occult activities are revealed to be more sinister and more extraordinary than any paranoid imagination might conceive.

8 thoughts on “Blogtober ARC Review // Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

  1. Ah, Bec this review is amazing. I’ve literally just posted mine! I totally agree with you on Alex – I want to both be and be with her 100% haha! Honestly this book was just EVERYTHING


  2. I agree with your thoughts on the book! Alex is a fantastic character, and I hope we get to see more of Darlington in the next book too. I agree that the harder parts of the book are not there for shock value, but to give us insight into characters or add to the story/add to the message of the book. I loved your review!


  3. Such a detailed review! I honestly don’t know how I haven’t read Ninth House yet with all of the positive things I’ve heard.
    Having read this review it’s definitely being bumped up my TBR!
    Also, I love your photography so much. It’s just so stunning!


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