Series: Alex Stern Book 1
Length: 480 pages
Audiobook Length: 16 hours and 21 minutes
First Published: 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. 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.
Quotes from Ninth House
He needed her and she needed him. That was how most disasters began.
All you children playing with fire, looking surprised when the house burns down.
I let you die. To save myself, I let you die.
That is the danger in keeping company with survivors.
Even alligators have parents, Dawes. That doesn’t stop them from biting.
About Leigh Bardugo
Leigh Bardugo is the bestselling author of fantasy novels. Her novels set in the mythical Grishaverse include King of Scars, the Shadow and Bone trilogy, the Six of Crows duology, and The Language of Thorns. Bardugo’s first adult novel, Ninth House, was published in 2019. She was born in Jerusalem, grew up in Southern California, and currently lives in Los Angeles. Visit the author’s website →