Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that features highly anticipated book releases.
Title: Ninth House
Author: Leigh Bardugo
Publisher: Flatiron Books
Publication Date: October 1, 2019
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.
Why am I excited?
After reading all of her other books (minus King of Scars…terrible I know) I’m completely sold on Leigh Bardugo! Honestly if she can do adult as well as YA I think we’re all in trouble (in the best way obviously). But seriously, I need this book in my life! Occult, secret societies, and a SNAKE on the cover?! Sign me right up!
Are you excited for Ninth House? Have you read any of her other books? Let me know in the comments!