A Review On Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

The world of Galaxy “Alex” Stern is a mess, but when given the opportunity for a second chance, what is in it for her? The world of Ninth House with murder, secret societies, ghosts, and the unseen, Yale is not what you expect.

Ninth House brings us to a world that we are least expecting, especially when Alex Stern shows us the power a woman can have. With her talents, it is unexpected what a reader can gain out of reading this book. All the more, Ninth House captures your attention without you realizing it.

Book: Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo
Series: Alex Stern #1
Publication Date: October 8, 2019
Tags: New Adult, fantasy, mystery, thriller, paranormal
Links: Goodreads | Ebook | Paperback | Hardback | Audio
Read: November 25, 2020 to December 9, 2020


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.


Rating: 4 out of 5.

Spoiler Free Review

The world of Galaxy “Alex” Stern is a mess, but when given the opportunity for a second chance, what is in it for her? The world of Ninth House with murder, secret societies, ghosts, and the unseen, Yale is not what you expect.

Ninth House brings us to a world that we are least expecting, especially when Alex Stern shows us the power a woman can have. With her talents, it is unexpected what a reader can gain out of reading this book. All the more, Ninth House captures your attention without you realizing it.

I gave Ninth House four stars, loving the way that this book managed to capture my attention while reading it. Once I started reading it, I couldn’t put it down. My first instincts were to not read it as I was not sure about the thriller/horror aspect to the book, however, as a non horror reader, I found that this was not too heavy that I had to take breaks or I had to stop reading this book. It gave the perfect amount of mystery and intensity that I really enjoyed while reading and I found myself enjoying every second of it. I loved the murder mystery aspect of it and am a huge fan to murder mystery so I was able to read it with interest.

As a non horror reader, this is a perfect way that could potentially ease your way into starting to pick up more horror reads. I found this intense yet not too scary that I had to put down. Leigh Bardugo constantly captures my attention when I read books and I’m glad that I came to pick up her books this year. Ninth House was an amazing addition to my reading list and I am happy that I was able to read this.

I hope you guys have a great day, please like and comment down below if you enjoyed this book as well or if you plan on reading it!

Loves,

Veronica Chen

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