Ninth House (Barnes & Noble Book Club Edition)

Ninth House (Barnes & Noble Book Club Edition)

by Leigh Bardugo

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This Barnes & Noble Book Club Edition includes an annotated chapter with hand-written notes from Leigh Bardugo in the margins, as well as a discussion guide.

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.

"Ninth House is the best fantasy novel I’ve read in years, because it’s about real people. Bardugo’s imaginative reach is brilliant, and this story—full of shocks and twists—is impossible to put down." - Stephen King

"Ninth House is one of the best fantasy novels I’ve read in years. This book is brilliant, funny, raw and utterly magnificent — it's a portal to a world you’ll never want to leave." - Lev Grossman, New York Times bestselling author of The Magicians

"Ninth House is the best thing I’ve read in a long time. There’s so much magic here that you'll begin to feel it seeping into the room around you as you read, and characters so real you ’ll practically hear their voices in your ear. Leigh Bardugo has written a book so delicious, so twisty, and so immersive I wouldn’t blame you for taking the day off to finish it." - Kelly Link, author of Magic for Beginners and Get in Trouble.

"Leigh Bardugo's Ninth House rocked my world. I could not get enough of sinewy, ghost-haunted Alex Stern, a heroine for the ages. With a bruised heart and bleeding knuckles, she risks death and damnation — again and again — for the people she cares about. I was cheering her on the whole way: from the first brilliant sentence of this book to the last. More, please, Ms. Bardugo." - Joe Hill, New York Times bestselling author of NOS4A2

"In this mesmerizing novel, Leigh Bardugo introduces us to Alex, a high-school dropout who gets a free ride to Yale because of a unique talent. Bardugo's New Haven is plausible and frightening, and I was one rapt reader." - Charlaine Harris, bestselling author of the True Blood series "With an aura of both enchantment and authenticity, Bardugo's compulsively readable novel leaves a portal ajar for equally dazzling sequels." - Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Atmospheric...Part mystery, part story of a young woman finding purpose in a dark world." - Booklist (starred review)

"Genuinely terrific...The worldbuilding is rock solid, the plot is propulsive, and readers will be clamoring for a sequel as soon as they read the last page." - Library Journal (starred review)

"Excellent...Bardugo gives [her protagonist] a thoroughly engaging mix of rough edge, courage and cynicism." - Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250266453
Publisher: Flatiron Books
Publication date: 10/08/2019
Edition description: Barnes & Noble Book Club Edition
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 7
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.60(d)

About the Author

Leigh Bardugo is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of fantasy novels and the creator of the Grishaverse.With over 3 million copies sold worldwide, her Grishaverse spans the Shadow and Bone Trilogy, the Six of Crows Duology, The Language of Thorns, King of Scars—with more to come. Her other works include Wonder Woman: Warbringer and short stories that have appeared in The Best of and the Best American Science Fiction & Fantasy. She lives in Los Angeles.

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Ninth House (Barnes & Noble Book Club Edition) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous 3 days ago
I enjoyed this book. A very different take on magic in a secret society, academic kind of way. It was slow going in the beginning and I felt I had to work for it going forward, but by the halfway mark I was hooked. I loved the very detailed descriptions of Yale’s campus and all of the secret society lairs. Quite a few surprise plot twists too! Now I am invested, and I want to see how these characters evolve. Especially Alex and Darlington!!! Can’t wait to read the next book!
Verkruissen 4 days ago
Imagine if magic was a secret society you could join and you didn't even have to be magically talented? Like Hogwarts for rich ivy league muggles. This is the world that Galaxy Stern (Alex) finds herself in after waking up in a hospital after the grisly murder of her drug dealing friends. Alex has always been able to see ghosts, and this talent uniquely qualifies her to become part of the Lethe. A group that regulates the eight magical societies to make sure that they are doing nothing that will hurt anyone on the outside and that they are following the rules. These groups can build the fortunes of the wealthy or secure political positions or create a new best seller for someone who has writers block. When a murder happens nearby the campus Alex suspects that a society has their hand in this and it's not just a normal homicide. This story was really hard to put down. I've already started recommending it to my co-workers! I thought Alex was an absolute rebel. She's got a troubled past that helps her work the system to find out the truth. She is likable, tough, smart and I cannot wait to see what happens next!
Bookyogi 9 days ago
Ok, so that answers that. Leigh Bardugo can transition easily from YA to Adult. Alex, Darlington, and Dawes are new favorites added to the list of fantastically inventive characters. I can’t wait for book 2.