Ninth House Mobi Ù 459 pages

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Ninth HouseGalaxy “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 hom ARC acuired at Book Expo in exchange for an honest review “There were always excuses for why girls died” Ninth House is a love letter to living and surviving unspeakable abuse This is a book all about trauma and PTSD and healing in any and every way that you can This is a book for victims who have felt they will never get the piece of them back that someone forcefully took This is a book for anyone who was willing to do anything to feel empowered after something horrible occurred This is a book about the dark and the light and the in between phases a human can go through to get their voice backBut this is also a story about a girl named Galaxy Stern or Alex who is from LA but is now across the country and studying at Yale The book continuously switches back and forth from Late Spring to Winter so we get to see what happened in the past and the ramifications it causes for present day AlexIn the Winter we get to see her starting Yale meeting a man named Darlington and learning all about the nine secret societies at Yale with secret magical rituals that they perform Lethe recruits a new freshman every three years to join sixteen seniors every year where they gain knowledge of the occult And Alex was picked because she has a very sought after ability that she has been running from her entire life Also it is Lethe House’s responsibility as the ninth house to keep the others in order and make sure they aren’t doing bad thingsIn the Spring everything is different and Alex is struggling with the weight of so much From missing people to ghosts who are paying her too much attention to a girl being murdered that Alex can’t help but think was because of one of the secret societies and she is willing to do anything to solve the case Even if that means making a deal with one of the ghosts she is supposed to be ignoring “But the trouble had begun on a night in the full dark of winter when Tara Hutchins died and Alex still thought she might get away with everything” Sounds pretty amazing right? And I’m telling you this book’s atmosphere along with the campus setting it was a perfect combination Also you all know that I think Leigh’s writing is a tier above most The uotes I was able to pull from this book? They take the breath from my lungs even upon rereading themAlso this book has a beautiful discussion about privilege and power dynamics Leigh does not hold back truth of what white rich privileged boys and how they feel they are entitled to any and everything and God bless her for that Cycles of abuse and entitlement truly can be passed down leaving terrible things in their wake which will impact so many victims for their entire lives Unchecked privilege is a terrifying thing friends And Leigh is not scared to go there in the terrible acts they commit to the horrible ends they deserve and I really appreciated it and it may have been my favorite element of this book “Beautiful boys who should be happy who wanted for nothing but still found things to take” But you all are probably wondering why I gave this book three stars I’m going to be brutally honest not much happened in this book and surely enough didn’t happen for this book to be almost 50

Leigh Bardugo ç Ninth House Mobi

He 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 sinister and extraordinary than any paranoid imagination might concei This was honestly really disappointingI enjoyed the beginning the world the school setting and the magic seemed interesting but it went downhill fast Soon it was clear that Darlington was the only thing interesting and he wasn’t there for most of the book so blehGenerous 2 star So much potential but did not care for the story at all and frankly the last 3 hours of the audiobook could have simply not existed

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Ninth House Mobi Ù 459 pages × [PDF / Epub] ☄ Ninth House Author Leigh Bardugo – 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 dea Galaxy “Alex” Stern is the most unlikIcide 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 t There were always excuses for why girls diedTo answer your uestion yes it really is that goodNinth House and I had a bit of a slow start The new world that Bardugo has created might not be set in a fictional fantasy universe but it features enough new concepts characters and settings that it takes some time to take it all in Not only does every character have an alias and maybe even a nickname so do the buildings at Yale And since all my Yale knowledge is based on that cute little courtyard from Gil Girls I struggled to figure out where and who and what was going on As soon as I had grasped all of that though I was unable to resist the pull of this dark compelling murderous bookI don't know where to start The book was sombre and thrilling brimming with ancient mysteries magic and the promise of danger The characters were incredibly well painted my favourites being Turner and Dawes The plot was thought out and until the very end it was tense and exciting My only criticism comes with the one or other reveal during the final showdown Bardugo dropped enough clues here and there that the reader could have figured out who might have been behind the murder at the centre of this novel That is until the plot is twisted yet again and delivers an explanation that adds new possibilities that no reader could have suspected It was drawn up out of thin air and therefore not as genius as I had expected it to beNow be warned If this book is one thing it's violent There are some graphic scenes that show sexual abuse There is trauma and pain and it's not glossed over I've seen people get mad at Leigh because she chose to show these horrible acts of violence They accused her of exploiting the pain for shock value I cannot agree with them The novel is deeply feminist and shows characters with a past that is tough that made them survivors Readers also have no right to know whether the scenes in the book are based on the author's personal experiences She doesn't have to justify writing about sexual abuse by proving that she has been in a similar position I do however agree that the book needs trigger warningsI honestly can't wait for the seuel I mean I personally don't care about redacted and whether they'll manage to save them or not but the world that Bardugo created is so rich and leaves so much to discover that I wouldn't mind another three to five books It feels like Alex Stern only just got started kicking assFind of my books on Instagram