Ninth House (Alex Stern, #1)
The mesmerizing adult debut from #1 New York Times bestselling author Leigh BardugoGalaxy “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.

Ninth House (Alex Stern, #1) Details

TitleNinth House (Alex Stern, #1)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseOct 1st, 2019
PublisherFlatiron Books
ISBN-139781250313072
Rating
GenreContemporary, Fantasy, New Adult, Young Adult

Ninth House (Alex Stern, #1) Review

  • شيماء ✨
    January 1, 1970
    I can’t prove this with science and statistics but I bet my life wouldn’t SUCK this bad if I had this book
  • Nick
    January 1, 1970
    I'm a simple man. I see Leigh Bardugo . I press like. I'm a simple man. I see Leigh Bardugo . I press like.
  • Cait • A Page with a View
    January 1, 1970
    I'll just be over here waiting VERY CALMLY
  • Mikee Andrea (ReadWithMikee)
    January 1, 1970
    I JUST DIED. A NEW LEIGH BARDUGO BOOK.JUST TAKE ALL MY MONEY NOW.
  • Brittney ~ Reverie and Ink
    January 1, 1970
    Hah yeah I will never not read something Leigh Bardugo writes.
  • Melanie
    January 1, 1970
    [March 20th, 2019] So, do we like this cover? I feel so torn on it. BUT I know that the inside is going to be a masterpiece so does it even matter? [March 29th, 2018] *screams for all eternity with want* Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch
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  • Chelsea Humphrey
    January 1, 1970
    Do you ever just sit at home with approximately 9,999 books feeling like you have nothing to read because that ONE book you're dying to read doesn't come out until October 1st?
  • Azrah
    January 1, 1970
    There are 70 users that shelved this as young adult.What don't y'all get about the words “adult debut” ????Also ... I am loving this cover. So Slytherin 🐍
  • Kai
    January 1, 1970
    "Darlington liked to say that dealing with ghosts was like riding the subway: Do not make eye contact. Do not smile. Do not engage. Otherwise, you never know what might follow you home."
  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    January 1, 1970
    I would die for you Leigh
  • Fables&Wren
    January 1, 1970
    *empties pockets and hands over my beating heart* It's fine. I'm fine. Ignore me. I'm not fine. I'm having a heart attack but I'm fine. I'm just school girlin' over here. I CANNOT BE MORE EXCITED ABOUT THIS.QUEEN LEIGH BARDUGO, WRITES AGAIN.
  • Hamad
    January 1, 1970
    Damn Queen didn't have to flex on us that hard with this cover!!
  • karen
    January 1, 1970
    leigh bardugouniversity secret societiessinister occult activitiesall of the good things at once.
  • ✨ jamieson ✨
    January 1, 1970
    LEIGH BARDUGO HAS A NEW BOOK !!!! Leigh is an instant-buy I'll read whatever she writes AND GODDAMN the premise of this sounds ..... so good (and! She's leaving Grisha which is exciting, keen to see new things) JUST LET ME AT THIS RIGHT NOW I NEED IT
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  • glória
    January 1, 1970
    leigh bardugo: i am gonna give the slytherins everything they want
  • ☘Misericordia☘ ~ The Serendipity Aegis ~ ⚡ϟ⚡ϟ⚡⛈ ✺❂❤❣
    January 1, 1970
    Definitely want to read this one. This author has given us the totally beautiful and evocative Midnight tales and the culturally inadequate (and ludicrous!) Grisha sequence... LMAO! If she manages not to delve into cultures she has no idea about, she might pull this one off as a worthwhile read.Anyway, the protagonist's name, Galaxy Stern (Star from German) totally bought me. (I hope this time around the protagonist won't be getting drunk on Fruchtsaft oder Kaffee mit Milch, meeting a person nam Definitely want to read this one. This author has given us the totally beautiful and evocative Midnight tales and the culturally inadequate (and ludicrous!) Grisha sequence... LMAO! If she manages not to delve into cultures she has no idea about, she might pull this one off as a worthwhile read.Anyway, the protagonist's name, Galaxy Stern (Star from German) totally bought me. (I hope this time around the protagonist won't be getting drunk on Fruchtsaft oder Kaffee mit Milch, meeting a person named Tschüs, snacking on a bout of Torschlußpanik mixed with Wernweh, doing Porn between her Schlosser und seiner Hund, riding Brautwurst or doing into any other unfortunate and/or stereotypic and/or culturally nonsensical stuff. I'm keeping my fingers crossed! Seriously, enough with writing about an army of Gregs, which is what the Grisha-thing basically was. Bring on more Midnight-Tales-level goodness!)
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  • may ❀
    January 1, 1970
    OH LOOK, LEIGH, MY QUEEN, ISN'T DONE RUINING MY HEART. I NEED THE FEELS AND I NEED THIS BOOK. G I M M E ! ! ! !
  • Zainab
    January 1, 1970
    One can simply never get enough of Leigh Bardugo's writing. Stop lying to yourself if you think otherwise.--Update--Okayyy so not really a big fan of this cover but oh well.
  • Mary S. R.
    January 1, 1970
    [20 March 2019]HOLY MOTHER OF COVERS—is that a snake??? I mean, slay me! Slytherin vibes all over 😁 (I belong to a threesome of houses with very close percentages: Ravenclaw, Gryffindor, Slytherin)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 [20 March 2019]HOLY MOTHER OF COVERS—is that a snake??? I mean, slay me! Slytherin vibes all over 😁 (I belong to a threesome of houses with very close percentages: Ravenclaw, Gryffindor, Slytherin)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.Expected publication: October 1st 2019(Yes, that's already added on my calendar 😜)
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  • Mel (Epic Reading)
    January 1, 1970
    Am I being tricked into reading this because there might be snakes and then there aren’t? This happens a lot. Us snake lovers want good fiction too where our hissing babies are on top and not always evil. Whom I kidding everyone, including me, will read this no matter the content. 😂
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  • Angelica
    January 1, 1970
    me *PATIENTLY* waiting for this book to come out
  • Vicky Who Reads
    January 1, 1970
    okay, friends, ready? PLEASE ADD NINTH HOUSE AS ADULT TO GOODREADS. Not YA. (I can't say whether or not you should add it as NA, but definitely not YA.) Why? 1) It's what Leigh and her publishers want & say it should be classified as. So like...classify it right because it's what Leigh wants!!! 2) It's also misleading to teen readers! Teen readers (and other readers) have a general idea of what to expect in YA in terms of content etc. and if they see Ninth House labeled as YA, they'll also t okay, friends, ready? PLEASE ADD NINTH HOUSE AS ADULT TO GOODREADS. Not YA. (I can't say whether or not you should add it as NA, but definitely not YA.) Why? 1) It's what Leigh and her publishers want & say it should be classified as. So like...classify it right because it's what Leigh wants!!! 2) It's also misleading to teen readers! Teen readers (and other readers) have a general idea of what to expect in YA in terms of content etc. and if they see Ninth House labeled as YA, they'll also think it's in line with the content.But it's not (as Leigh stated), and people + teen readers might not be prepared for that & feel misled that it's not YA, so please label this book accordingly! 3) Categorizing this as YA also falls in line with the incorrect idea that women are less able to write adult SFF. People categorize adult SFF by women as YA a lot of the times because female writers who write SFF are OBVIOUSLY not able to write adult SFF like the cishet white men of yore do. (sarcasm, y'all) There's a really complex culture perpetuated both by YA readers and adult SFF readers that women writing fantasy must be writing YA and it's both - adding to the misogynistic idea that women can't write as well as men- and is disparaging to YA because it looks down on YA because it's for teens. Therefore, please don't add this as YA! It's bad for like...everyone.
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  • Warda
    January 1, 1970
    I AM SO EXCITED ABOUT THIS, IT'S UNREAL!
  • Wendy Darling
    January 1, 1970
    This is going to be so good. :D
  • Mariah
    January 1, 1970
    That. Cover. I'm. Screaming.
  • rin 눈_눈 READ RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE
    January 1, 1970
    WOOP WOOP HELL YEAHfrankly would read anything by Leigh but also it's not YA so im double excite d
  • Ashleigh 🥀
    January 1, 1970
    biTCh that COVERRRRR
  • Alana • thebookishchick
    January 1, 1970
    A dark, cryptic, haunting cover is the actual key to my heart.This just added five years to my life.I need it. Blog | Twitter | Instagram
  • Giselle
    January 1, 1970
    She's an auto-buy author.. I will buy and read her books <3 Ever since I saw THE SKULLS movie with Paul Walker and Joshua Jackson, I was so intrigued by secret societies. This is going to be epic!Oohhh cover is gorgeous!
  • Sunny ✨wordslikefury✨
    January 1, 1970
    Any time a favorite YA author of mine releases a new book saying: “This is adult, not YA. It is not suitable for younger readers.”Me: “YAAAASSSSSSS QUEEN. THE DANGERS YOU ARE CAPABLE OF. TAKE ME TO YOUR DARK SIDE!”
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