Ninth House - Leigh Bardugo

Ninth House

By Leigh Bardugo

  • Release Date: 2019-10-08
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 617 Ratings



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.


  • Amazing

    By aag119
    Couldn’t put it down
  • Took awhile to get into

    By Ariseathletics
    I found the first 30% to be really slow and almost stopped reading...but I am so glad I didn’t! It really picked up and all the puzzle pieces came together unexpectedly. My husband heard me gasp aloud a lot, which is a good sign! Thanks for another great one Leigh!
  • This Book is pure dribble

    By sboisture
    I cannot believe a publishing house would actually publish , as in, waste good paper on this tripe. I read voraciously and have put several books aside, but out of pure irritation (seriously I have spent every second reading this feeling really annoyed), I decided to read to the end and I can promise you you are wasting your money on this one. It is full of aimless descriptions and misleading innuendos that not only go absolutely nowhere they ATTEMPT to fool the reader into thinking there are multitudes of mysteries. Well, there are none, they are all bottomless black holes to nowhere. This is without doubt the single most overblown, boring rot I have ever had the displeasure of reading. So, lest you doubt this review I am stopping short of reading the last paragraphs because, frankly, I don’t want the author to have the satisfaction of another second of my attention. I don’t care where Darlington, the Gray Groom end up colliding along the Yale scale because honestly what is going on inside this book has been obvious since chapter three. It’s a big pile of rubbish. Do yourselves a favor a buy yourself a good burger and fries instead!
  • Worth it

    By bkgh249
    I love Leigh’s work, and this did not disappoint. SO GOOD.
  • I enjoyed this!

    By Bookjunkie71
    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!
  • Fantastic

    By ESAD
    I was so impressed with this story of Yale’s secret societies, magic and the dead. The story flowed in a way I must now attribute to a compulsion spell, I cannot wait for more of Yale, Lethe and most importantly Galaxy Stern.