Ninth House [electronic resource] / Leigh Bardugo

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      Summary: " Ninth House is the best fantasy novel I've read in years, because it's about real people. Bardugo's imaginative reach is brilliant, and this story—full of shocks and twists—is impossible to put down." - Stephen King This program includes a bonus conversation with the author. The mesmerizing adult debut from Leigh Bardugo, a tale of power, privilege, dark magic, and murder set among the Ivy League elite. 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. Praise for Ninth House: " Ninth House is one of the best fantasy novels I've read in years. This book is brilliant, funny, raw and utterly magnificent — it's a portal to a world you'll never want to leave." - Lev Grossman, New York Times bestselling author of The Magicians " Ninth House is the best thing I've read in a long time. There's so much magic here that you'll begin to feel it seeping into the room around you as you read, and characters so real you 'll practically hear their voices in your ear. Leigh Bardugo has written a book so delicious, so twisty, and so immersive I wouldn't blame you for taking the day off to finish it." - Kelly Link, author of Magic for Beginners and Get in Trouble . "In this mesmerizing novel, Leigh Bardugo introduces us to Alex, a high-school dropout who gets a free ride to Yale because of a unique talent. Bardugo's New Haven is plausible and frightening, and I was one rapt reader." - Charlaine Harris, bestselling author of the True Blood series
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      BARDUGO, L.; FORTGANG, L.; AXTELL, M. D. Ninth House. [electronic resource]. [s. l.]: Macmillan Audio, 2019. ISBN 9781250230911. Disponível em: Acesso em: 5 jul. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Bardugo L, Fortgang L, Axtell MD. Ninth House. [Electronic Resource]. Macmillan Audio; 2019. Accessed July 5, 2020.
    • AMA11:
      Bardugo L, Fortgang L, Axtell MD. Ninth House. [Electronic Resource]. Macmillan Audio; 2019. Accessed July 5, 2020.
    • APA:
      Bardugo, L., Fortgang, L., & Axtell, M. D. (2019). Ninth House. [electronic resource]. Macmillan Audio.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Bardugo, Leigh, Lauren Fortgang, and Michael David Axtell. 2019. Ninth House. [Electronic Resource]. Macmillan Audio.
    • Harvard:
      Bardugo, L., Fortgang, L. and Axtell, M. D. (2019) Ninth House. [electronic resource]. Macmillan Audio. Available at: (Accessed: 5 July 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Bardugo, L, Fortgang, L & Axtell, MD 2019, Ninth House. [electronic resource], Macmillan Audio, viewed 5 July 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Bardugo, Leigh, et al. Ninth House. [Electronic Resource]. Macmillan Audio, 2019. EBSCOhost,
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Bardugo, Leigh, Lauren Fortgang, and Michael David Axtell. Ninth House. [Electronic Resource]. Macmillan Audio, 2019.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Bardugo L, Fortgang L, Axtell MD. Ninth House. [electronic resource] [Internet]. Macmillan Audio; 2019 [cited 2020 Jul 5]. Available from:


Booklist Reviews 2019 November #2

In Leigh Bardugo's first novel for adults, we meet Galaxy "Alex" Stern, a young woman with a troubled past, as she is brought into the fold of Yale's secret societies and taught of their secret occult workings from a man named Darlington. Alex has a highly sought skill—she can see "Grays," or ghosts, which no one else can see without the help of drugs. Alex learns what she is capable of and how she can use it to her advantage. The majority of the book, told from Alex's perspective, is narrated by Lauren Fortgang, who infuses Alex with a nonchalance befitting the character. She portrays Alex's many emotions effortlessly, and uses distinct and believable voices for all of the characters. Michael David Axtell's voice is pleasing, though more distinction among characters would be beneficial. Listeners may be confused by the choppy timeline and chapter introductions. This book contains graphic violence (sometimes sexual), so be cautious in handing it to any teens who are eager to read anything written by the author. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.