Book Review: Ninth House, Leigh Bardugo

Ninth House - Leigh Bardugo

Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

Leigh Bardugo is no stranger to readers of her Grishaverse creation: The Shadow and Bone Trilogy, The Six of Crows Duology, King of Scars, and The Language of Thorns. She has also penned Wonder Woman: Warbringer, along with a collection of anthologies.

As a dark fantasy author, you’d think I would have read Leigh Bardugo’s previous books. However, it wasn’t until I had the opportunity to review her latest book Ninth House for the New York Journal of Books that I decided to dive into her world. The reason being, Bardugo wrote Ninth House with adult readers in mind and I enjoy dark fantasy, occult, and history.

I’m now a Leigh Bardugo fan and wait patiently for the next book in this series.

Ninth House Book Review

Below is an excerpt from my review of Ninth House. Click here to read the full review on the New York Journal of Books. If you’ve read Ninth House I’d love to hear your thoughts, please leave them in the comments section. Hint—I adore this book!

“It’s not often one finishes reading a book only to immediately turn back to page one and start all over again. Ninth House, by Leigh Bardugo, is one such book. The story revolves around troubled Los Angeles valley girl, Galaxy “Alex” Stern and her new life as a freshman at Yale. While her non-existent GPA is far from the norm for incoming Ivy Leaguers, Alex has something no one else has. This talent gives her not only a free ride to the prestigious university but also entrance to eight secret societies on campus.



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Mandy Jackson-Beverly studied flute in Sydney, worked couture fashion in London, and has been a successful costume designer in LA, working with artists such as Madonna and David Bowie. She’s danced the tango with Robert Duvall, sewn buttons on coats with John Galliano, and discussed the art of sobriety with Alice Cooper and Russell Brand.

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