Ninth house / Leigh Bardugo.

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    • Publication Information:
      First U.S. edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: 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.
    • Other Titles:
      9th house.
    • ISBN:
      9781250313072
      1250313074
    • Accession Number:
      2019019855
    • Accession Number:
      on1079848575
      1079848575
    • Accession Number:
      fay.667792
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      BARDUGO, L. Ninth house. First U.S. edition. [s. l.]: Flatiron Books, 2019. ISBN 9781250313072. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.667792. Acesso em: 12 jul. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Bardugo L. Ninth House. First U.S. edition. Flatiron Books; 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.667792. Accessed July 12, 2020.
    • AMA11:
      Bardugo L. Ninth House. First U.S. edition. Flatiron Books; 2019. Accessed July 12, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.667792
    • APA:
      Bardugo, L. (2019). Ninth house (First U.S. edition.). Flatiron Books.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Bardugo, Leigh. 2019. Ninth House. First U.S. edition. Flatiron Books. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.667792.
    • Harvard:
      Bardugo, L. (2019) Ninth house. First U.S. edition. Flatiron Books. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.667792 (Accessed: 12 July 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Bardugo, L 2019, Ninth house, First U.S. edition., Flatiron Books, viewed 12 July 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Bardugo, Leigh. Ninth House. First U.S. edition., Flatiron Books, 2019. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.667792.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Bardugo, Leigh. Ninth House. First U.S. edition. Flatiron Books, 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.667792.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Bardugo L. Ninth house [Internet]. First U.S. edition. Flatiron Books; 2019 [cited 2020 Jul 12]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.667792

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2019 August #1

*Starred Review* Bestselling YA author (and Yale alum) Bardugo's first adult novel follows Galaxy "Alex" Stern, a survivor who has won a place at Yale because of her ability to see ghosts. She's the newest initiate of Lethe, the ninth of the university's notorious secret societies, responsible for oversight whenever magical rituals are conducted by the other eight. As Lethe's new Dante, Alex is supposed to learn how all the societies operate, make sure they're not breaking the rules, keep ghosts from interrupting arcane rites, and take a full load of courses and keep up the appearance of being a normal first year student. Then Alex's mentor disappears and a townie with connections to several societies is murdered. Alex's violent past hasn't necessarily prepared her for the academic and arcane rigors of Yale, but she finds she is admirably suited to the role of tenacious detective as she works to understand how all the puzzle pieces fit together. This atmospheric contemporary novel steeped in the spirit of a mystical New Haven is part mystery, part story of a young woman finding purpose in a dark world, and is the first in a potential series. [HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Adults are just as enamored of Bardugo's YA novels as teens are, and many have been anxiously and curiously awaiting this one.] Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Booklist Reviews 2019 August #1

*Starred Review* Bestselling YA author (and Yale alum) Bardugo's first adult novel follows Galaxy "Alex" Stern, a survivor who has won a place at Yale because of her ability to see ghosts. She's the newest initiate of Lethe, the ninth of the university's notorious secret societies, responsible for oversight whenever magical rituals are conducted by the other eight. As Lethe's new Dante, Alex is supposed to learn how all the societies operate, make sure they're not breaking the rules, keep ghosts from interrupting arcane rites, and take a full load of courses and keep up the appearance of being a normal first year student. Then Alex's mentor disappears and a townie with connections to several societies is murdered. Alex's violent past hasn't necessarily prepared her for the academic and arcane rigors of Yale, but she finds she is admirably suited to the role of tenacious detective as she works to understand how all the puzzle pieces fit together. This atmospheric contemporary novel steeped in the spirit of a mystical New Haven is part mystery, part story of a young woman finding purpose in a dark world, and is the first in a potential series. [HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Adults are just as enamored of Bardugo's YA novels as teens are, and many have been anxiously and curiously awaiting this one.] Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2019 August

Galaxy "Alex" Stern woke up in the hospital after an overdose to learn two things: that she was the only survivor of an unsolved bloody multiple homicide and that because of her ability to see ghosts, she was being offered a spot in Yale's freshmen class, provided she join Lethe, the clandestine group that monitors the school's eight secret societies. In this highly anticipated adult debut from YA author Bardugo (Six of Crows), each group specializes in a discipline of the occult, from necromancy to divination, and the members of Lethe are responsible for making sure their activities don't harm anyone, inside or outside of the societies. Alex feels overwhelmed by everything—her Lethe duties, her schoolwork, how to act around people her age—when two things occur: a local girl is murdered and Darlington, her mentor, disappears into a portal to…somewhere. Disturbed by how lightly people seem to be treating the girl's murder, Alex pushes to find out what happened to her and Darlington, uncovering rot, corruption, and some answers to her own history along the way. VERDICT Demand alone would necessitate purchasing multiple copies in all formats, but this is genuinely terrific. The worldbuilding is rock solid, the plot is propulsive, and readers will be clamoring for a sequel as soon as they read the last page. [See Prepub Alert, 4/1/19.]—Stephanie Klose, Library Journal

Copyright 2019 Library Journal.

PW Reviews 2019 August #2

Bardugo's excellent first fantasy novel for adults (following her highly regarded Six of Crows and Shadow and Bone YA series) introduces an antihero who is just the right person to take on rising dangers in an elitist society. Galaxy "Alex" Stern's early life was wrecked by her unusual ability to see "Grays"—earthbound ghosts—but that same ability gains her admission into one of the magic-based houses at Yale. As she struggles to adjust to college life, she's forced to confront evil powers swirling under the thin veneers of tradition and ritual. When a young woman is killed, Alex becomes determined to find the murderer, even if it means dodging attempts on her life and striking eldritch bargains. Alex is the story's gritty, rock-solid heart. While other characters refuse to admit what's happening, too insulated by their own privilege or distracted by banal needs such as funding, Bardugo gives Alex a thoroughly engaging mix of rough edge, courage, and cynicism, all of which are required to get things done. Much of the book's white-knuckled tension comes from the increasingly horrific flashbacks revealing Alex's past, which is still very present in her mind. Fantasy readers, particularly those who love ghosts, will hungrily devour this novel. Agent: Joanna Volpe, New Leaf Literary. (Oct.)

Copyright 2019 Publishers Weekly.

PW Reviews 2019 August #2

Bardugo's excellent first fantasy novel for adults (following her highly regarded Six of Crows and Shadow and Bone YA series) introduces an antihero who is just the right person to take on rising dangers in an elitist society. Galaxy "Alex" Stern's early life was wrecked by her unusual ability to see "Grays"—earthbound ghosts—but that same ability gains her admission into one of the magic-based houses at Yale. As she struggles to adjust to college life, she's forced to confront evil powers swirling under the thin veneers of tradition and ritual. When a young woman is killed, Alex becomes determined to find the murderer, even if it means dodging attempts on her life and striking eldritch bargains. Alex is the story's gritty, rock-solid heart. While other characters refuse to admit what's happening, too insulated by their own privilege or distracted by banal needs such as funding, Bardugo gives Alex a thoroughly engaging mix of rough edge, courage, and cynicism, all of which are required to get things done. Much of the book's white-knuckled tension comes from the increasingly horrific flashbacks revealing Alex's past, which is still very present in her mind. Fantasy readers, particularly those who love ghosts, will hungrily devour this novel. Agent: Joanna Volpe, New Leaf Literary. (Oct.)

Copyright 2019 Publishers Weekly.