Ninth House is dark, tense, and has some really snarky lines. The magic system is interesting and the type of magic that we see is both fascinating and terrifying. All of the different houses practice different kinds of magic and while it was a little tricky to keep track of who did what, the variations in magical ability is very cool. Leigh Bardugo has created a fantasy that isn’t all unicorns, sunshine, and rainbows, and a character to match. Galaxy “Alex” Stern is quick with a clever comeback, not afraid to get her hands dirty, and a total Slytherin. I had a feeling about the ending and I do so enjoy about being right. I also really enjoyed seeing my name (different spelling) in the book. I am definitely gonna read the second book right away when it comes out. I would also be in favor of a Life of Lethe book.
Read it for: the dark and tense scenes, the dark fantasy with a touch of murder mystery, and the snarky comebacks.
Read: 1/1/2020 – 1/26/2020
Release date: 10/8/2019
Page count: 458
Audience: New Adult