Books from the Backlog is a fun way to feature some of those neglected books sitting on your bookshelf unread. If you are anything like me, you might be surprised by some of the unread books hiding in your stacks.
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This week’s neglected bookNinth House by Leigh Bardugo
Series: Alex Stern #1
Published by Flatiron Books on October 8, 2019
Genres: Fiction / Thrillers / Supernatural
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From the author of Shadow and Bone, now a hit NETFLIX series
The smash New York Times bestseller from Leigh Bardugo, a mesmerizing tale of power, privilege, and dark magic set among the Ivy League elite.
"The best fantasy novel I’ve read in years, because it’s about real people....Impossible to put down." —Stephen King
Goodreads Choice Award Winner
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.
Don't miss the highly-anticipated sequel, Hell Bent.
Why did I add Ninth House to my bookshelf?
I have never read any of Leigh Bardugo’s books even though I have read a lot of great reviews for them. This book really appealed to me as soon as I read the description and I added it to my Book of the Month box right away. I put it on my shelf once I received my copy and it has stayed there ever since. I do hope to give this one a try sometime soonish.
A Quick Update
Shingles has kicked my butt. Seriously. I only get 2 sick days per year at my job. I took one on Monday and have worked part of the day on both Tuesday and Wednesday. After a few hours at the office, there is just nothing left. I can’t concentrate long enough to read or write reviews. Hopefully, I will be back to normal sometime soon!
What are your thoughts? Have you read this book? Would you recommend it?