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Ninth House (Alex Stern, #1)
Ninth House (Alex Stern, #1) | Leigh Bardugo
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myellenbee
Ninth House | Leigh Bardugo
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This was such a good book! I couldn't put it down. This is the story of Alex Stern, a freshman at Yale. She is a high school dropout from LA, but recruited to be in the Ninth House. But why her? Ninth house monitors the 8 secret societes. They are more than the rich and powerful, they wield magic. Alex is overwhelmed trying to keep up with her studies and her ninth house responsibilities.
And then things really get busy!
TW rape, drugs, murder

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Booknerd222
Ninth House | Leigh Bardugo

I‘m putting this on hold for now

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LibrarianRyan
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#bookreport

1. Finished Ninth House. I liked it. Review later
2. Completed 2 gn galleys
3. Finished 5 picture books

Pretty good week.

Cinfhen 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼💜 20h
Bookzombie Yay!! 👏🏻👏🏻 20h
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LindaGrace812
Ninth House | Leigh Bardugo
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So, so, so good. I loved this book! It has everything I love in fiction: College/boarding school? Check. Magic in the current world? Check. Strong female characters and female friendships? Check and check. I can‘t wait for the next in the series!

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ElishaLovesBooks
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Mehso-so

This one is tricky to review. There‘s no doubt that Leigh Bardugo can write AND tell a good story. But. This story has so many side plots and extra details that didn‘t need to be there. And all of that bogged down the story and all the fantastical magical elements lost some of their appeal. I also think it should be a single book instead of the first in a series. I do love that the main character is a badass female!

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DeeLew
Ninth House | Leigh Bardugo
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I forgot to post my BOTM box for this month. I‘m pretty stoked for all three of these books. 🤓 #botm Also, please welcome @JacquelynCore to Litsy! I have been telling her what a great community this is. ❤️ 📚

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Copwithabook
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Oh wow. I was not ready for how much this story would pull me in. I didn‘t want to leave this world, I didn‘t want to leave Alex, so I read the last 100 pages at a snail‘s speed. I‘m relieved and excited to know there will be another book. Bardugo is truly a master!

lele1432 So glad to hear it's a winner! Also, is the snake on your copy embossed? It's beautiful. 😍 2d
Copwithabook @lele1432 yes it‘s embossed! @bookish_wookish gave it to me in a Halloween swap. I‘m so glad I have a beautiful hard copy of this book to hold on to 1d
bookish_wookish So glad youre enjoying it! ☺️ 1d
lele1432 Nice! It was a good deal getting it from BOTM, but I must say your copy has some extra bells and whistles lol. 1d
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JacqMac
Ninth House | Leigh Bardugo
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The Santa Clause Parade is on TV tomorrow. We always have hot chocolate and candy canes. But the youngest has a serious mint aversion. I spent a horrible amount of time trying to find some that were not mint. When I finally found some, I also found a book on sale. No regrets.

Clare-Dragonfly I‘m surprised you had a hard time! I see so many that are not mint! Lots of weird flavors. Two years ago when I was pregnant there was something at work where people brought in a dizzying array of different candy canes to share with everyone… 😋 2d
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled It was just fate - karma, really, for being a good mom, right? 😉 2d
JacqMac @Clare-Dragonfly I was surprised, too. Usually there is a good variety and cherry is often very easy to find. I don‘t know why it was so hard this time. 2d
JacqMac @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled That‘s what I told myself. 😆 2d
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JustABookWyrm
Ninth House | Leigh Bardugo
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Another great read from Leigh. A troubled young girl with a gift from childhood that lands her a place amongst the magical houses in Yale. A murder mystery with a hell of a lot of magic and the supernatural tied in. Loved it!!!

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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
Ninth House | Leigh Bardugo
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Okay forgive me this is basically the same picture I took a few nights ago but this time with cake! I'm a grownup so I can have cake for dinner if I want to.

Lindy 🍰👍 3d
Megabooks 💯👍🏻 3d
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Copwithabook
Ninth House | Leigh Bardugo
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This is how my weekend is going to go. Lots of meds and a little reading between many many naps. Hope I can kick this cold over these few days off.

LeeRHarry Hope you‘re feeling better soon! 3d
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coffeeandwashitape
Ninth House | Leigh Bardugo
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I loved this book! Secret societies at Yale with paranormal elements? Does it get any better?

LibrarianRyan I just finished it and I too quite liked it. 3d
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Kamisha
Ninth House | Leigh Bardugo
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Anybody else have animals that think they‘re WAY more important than your reading? 😂

TheLibrarian 🙋🏼‍♀️ 3d
Bookzombie 💕🐶 3d
Slajaunie YES!! Two cats and two dogs that think they are more important than everything! 💙🐾 3d
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Tiffiney
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I don‘t read a lot of fantasy novels, but this got so much hype I decided to give it a try. I really enjoyed it! It starts kind of slow so I‘d say go with the audible version. I look forward to the sequel 😊

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Kimberlone
Ninth House | Leigh Bardugo
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My November #BOTM finally arrived this week...too bad I‘m leaving for vacation today and won‘t be lugging around a hardcover so it‘ll have to wait til I come back home.

Chab256 I like that edition of Gone with the Wind I spy on your shelves. 😉 4d
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annieftbooks
Ninth House | Leigh Bardugo
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I don't usually read urban fantasy but i loved this book. Leigh Bardugo has finally come out ot her comfort zone and it has been a success in my opinion. I loved the story, the writing, ALL the characters... Alex's backstory is so well written and her characters are always so amazing... Idk, Bardugo never ceases to amaze me and i need to read the next book ASAP!

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Booknerd222
Ninth House | Leigh Bardugo

Does anyone know if you can suggest books for #botm? I really want the second book to Get A Life Chloe Brown

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Booknerd222
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AnansiGirl
Ninth House | Leigh Bardugo
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The #humannature of book worms. Always collecting tbrs that stack faster than they get read.

#tsundokuisalifestyle #MOvember @Cinfhen

Cinfhen Preach 🙏🏼❤️ 5d
Reviewsbylola Same “problem” over here. 😆 5d
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eraderneely
Ninth House | Leigh Bardugo
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This was just at my scary/creepy threshold, but not over. I may not have kept reading if I didn‘t like Leigh Bardugo so much.
Dark story with kickass ladies. Yale and the secret societies are what drew me in, but loved it for the characters. Ready for book 2!

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coral_chanel
Ninth House | Leigh Bardugo
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⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
I loved Ninth House!! The writing was amazing and the story overwhelming at times but wow. Just wow. I need more Adult books written by YA authors because this was incredible.
I met Leigh Bardugo 😍😍📚
@Waterstones held a Q&A and signing with her and I‘m honestly so happy ♥️



#leighbardugo #ninthhouse #grishaverse #sixofcrows #crookedkingdom #kingofscars #bookstagram #authormeetngreet

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eraderneely
Ninth House | Leigh Bardugo
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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
Ninth House | Leigh Bardugo
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First bath in my new house! I am so excited about this book, hoping my expectations aren't too high. I loooooved the Six of Crows duology so much.

Kimberlone I‘m still waiting for mine to come in the mail from #BOTM 😩 6d
LibrarianRyan I‘m enjoying it. 6d
CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian @Kimberlone Oh no! I hope it comes soon! 6d
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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian @LibrarianRyan Glad to hear it! Just finished the prologue and I am intrigued! 6d
LibrarianRyan @CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian I‘m a little over half. I was trying to get it done for BN book club. Almost everyone there hated it. But it wasn‘t really in any of their wheel house. Most were literary or mystery readers. I‘m a sci-fi but so it is fun for me. 6d
CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian @LibrarianRyan Since I was already a fan of ths author it was a no-brainer for me. I'm a literary omnivore for pretty much all genres! 6d
GatheringBooks i love all her books, especially the grisha trilogy. 6d
LibrarianRyan @CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian I own her books. I just have not read them yet. 😁 6d
CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian @LibrarianRyan I highly recommend Six of Crows. One of my all-time favourite books! 6d
CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian @GatheringBooks I read the first in that series and didn't like it as much as Six of Crows. Should I persevere and read the second one? 6d
LibrarianRyan @CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian It's sitting on my book shelf. and so is the sequel. And I have the out of print bag and socks. Hope to get to it soon. 6d
GatheringBooks @LibrarianRyan oh it gets waaaaaay better in the second book. the second book is where my favourite character appeared. you will recognize him immediately. this trilogy is the only trilogy i have re-read and i found it still as powerful. 6d
LibrarianRyan @GatheringBooks isn't six of crows a duology? Okay, I see on goodreads that she eventually plans to write a book 3. 6d
GatheringBooks @LibrarianRyan ooops i meant to tag @CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian - i was referring to the grisha trilogy! 🤣😭😂🧚🏼‍♀️📚📚📚 6d
BookishTrish Congratulations on the new home! 4d
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The.Intentional.Reader
Ninth House | Leigh Bardugo
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Beautiful new BOTM came today. Looking forward to this one-secret societies, forbidden magic and some other weirdness.

cherinium Still waiting for my copy... 6d
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saresmoore
Ninth House | Leigh Bardugo
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Joy-kitty and I are set for the chilly, rainy evening.

AlaMich One of our three kitties was a fire-lover. She would come when she heard the whoosh of the gas jets. 😄 6d
saresmoore @AlaMich Too cute! Miss Joy prefers that we leave a cushion out for her. 6d
PageTurner789 How is this book? Are you enjoying it? 6d
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sprainedbrain I can‘t wait to hear what you think of this one! 6d
saresmoore @PageTurner789 I only managed to read about 10 pages before I was interrupted by children, but I‘ll keep you posted! 6d
Branwen I really really liked this book! I hope you end up liking it too! 😀💕📚 6d
saresmoore @Branwen That bodes well! I haven‘t read anything else of hers, but the premise is right up my alley. 6d
amanda__reads__horror Loooooved this book! 5d
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Booknerd222
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Booknerd222
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wine.tea._and_paper
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I started this book last night and WOW Leigh Bardugo just throws you right into the action!

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GypsyKat
Ninth House | Leigh Bardugo
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My autographed copy finally came from Books A Million! It was about two weeks later than expected (which was okay with me because I wasn‘t ready to read it anyway) and for the inconvenience they sent me a $5 gift card. I‘m happy with any amount of money to spend on books! 👍 #BookMail

That-Bookish-Hiker Nice! I really enjoyed this book. Hope you like it! 1w
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LibrarianRyan
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This weeks #weeklyforecast is more 9th House, my manga about witches, at least one GN galley and 4-5 picture books.

Cinfhen I keep trying to pick up one of my ARCs but it‘s not holding my attention at all😬 1w
Lifeisasnap Oooo, what is that adorable fabric cover you have?? Does it cover your Kindle? @Cinfhen I have a few I am having a hard time reading, also. I don‘t like not enjoying a new book. 1w
LibrarianRyan @Lifeisasnap no. It‘s a “Book Hugger” I designed for my hard cover books. It‘s similar to a book sleeve except it stays on you book while you read. I hope to get my Etsy shop opened soon. 1w
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Lifeisasnap It‘s wonderful! The fabric truly is adorable and fun. I look forward to when you open your Etsy! 1w
Tera66 @LibrarianRyan Im so happy you are going to finally do an Etsy store! I love the one you sent in our swap. They are so clever! Proud of you, friend. 1w
LibrarianRyan @Tera66 I have like 15 I need to put snaps on. And after the Vday sun with Josh and Dad and Mom I‘m going to work on them. I had to put everything up because of the boys and not having my craft room done. I currently have lots of skulls because I was on a roll in August. But life... 1w
LibrarianRyan @Lifeisasnap thank you. I only made two of the retro space pattern. One for me and one for a swap partner. But I have some other fun ones. 1w
Lifeisasnap Can‘t wait to see what you have! 1w
Cinfhen You sent me one too that‘s awesome, Ryan!!! I‘m glad you‘re taking your “hobby” to the next level ...you‘re super talented! 🙌🏻💚 1w
Cinfhen Yeah, I think I need to stop requesting books on Netgalley based on blurbs @Lifeisasnap because they are almost never as good as I‘m expecting 🤨 1w
Tera66 @LibrarianRyan Make sure you post on here when you open up shop. I love skulls and having two couldn't hurt!😊 1w
kspenmoll Love your book huggers! 1w
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Karizma
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LauraJ Hell yeah! 1w
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cjk
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Mehso-so

I really wanted to like this more than I did. I loved the concept of each house having it‘s own signature magic, the exploration of privilege vs. Alex‘s upbringing/past, and of course, a strong female MC, but in the end it just fell flat. #unpopularopinion

Samplergal Bummer. I just bought this bc it was B&N book club. 1w
Slajaunie I enjoyed the book. @Samplergal 1w
cjk @Samplergal I definitely think I‘m in the minority here- I haven‘t come across a negative review yet. I hope you do enjoy it. 😊 (edited) 1w
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IheartYA
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So beautiful 🖤🖤🖤 1w
IheartYA @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks thank you so much❤ 1w
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emmaturi
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I am enjoy Ninth House at the moment. These are my library books I got out today. I like how they carry the red vibe! #librarybooks

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MsLeah8417
Ninth House | Leigh Bardugo
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Weekend reading plans...

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Mtroiano
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Book mail is the best mail! #botm

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emmaturi
Ninth House | Leigh Bardugo
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Day 8 #gratefulreads - book and beverage
I am enjoying Ninth House so far!
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

OriginalCyn620 🙌🏻📚🖤 2w
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TheKidUpstairs
Ninth House | Leigh Bardugo
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This is the first book I've finished since my littlest one was born. It was a fun read, and I'm excited that Bardugo plans to continue writing this world. The one thing I will say is I'm not exactly sure what makes this "adult" fiction versus her YA writing. Is it just because the protagonist is a little bit older? How are these things decided?

#Booked2019 - new in 2019
@Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Bookzombie I‘m not sure how they decide that either. 2w
That-Bookish-Hiker They talked about this at her signing I went to. Because the characters are in college and the themes are a little more adult is why they classified it as adult. 2w
Cinfhen That seems like a “silly” barometer for classifying a book, the age of the protagonist ....still glad you enjoyed it!!! How is your little one??? How are the boys??? 1w
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TheKidUpstairs @Cinfhen it really does, eh? But either way, it was a fun read, and in the end that's what matters most! Little one is doing great, she's a good sleeper which makes a world of difference for her mama 😁 And the boys are doing great too, both in school now and loving it! How are things with you? How was your visit to Canada? (I know it was a while ago, I'm totally behind the times!) 1w
Cinfhen Loved Timmy Horton and those Timbits!!!!! 1w
Cinfhen Glad to hear your gang is all well 💜 1w
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Slajaunie
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Excellent book. I could not put it down or stop listening as the case may be. It was an adult Harry Potter. I love Potter so it was right up my alley. There were some major sexual situations that may be a trigger so be aware. Bardugo said in an interview that she worried it might be too much but she felt it was necessary because of how things truly were when she attended Yale.

ginaking This arrived with my Book of the Month shipment today. Excited to read it! 2w
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kellyann28
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🖤💖🖤💖 My taste in books varies greatly, as seen by my BOTM picks for this month 💖🖤💖🖤

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Kimberlone
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According to #BOTM, I picked the right book this month! ♏️

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emmaturi
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#gratefulreads - today is favorite bookish item. I like any type of note pads or anything else for writing!
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

OriginalCyn620 👍🏻❤️😊 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks These are cool!!!! 2w
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wine.tea._and_paper
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Eeeee! My BOTM came in the mail yesterday! 😁😁 I cannot wait to start these!

What did you pick this month?

juls29 I got the Guinevere Deception also! I can‘t wait to hear what you think of it! 2w
wine.tea._and_paper @juls29 I‘m so excited to read it! I just love Keirsten White‘s writing 💓 (edited) 2w
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Jilly6183
Ninth House | Leigh Bardugo
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My November #botm arrived! 🤓

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annkuch13
Ninth House | Leigh Bardugo
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This has immediately risen to my favorites list. I actually wanted to just start it again once I finished, which is crazy rare for me. I got that same kind of magical feeling that I get when reading American Gods for the nth time. This book has everything (insert Stefon gif here) on my checklist. Murder? Check. Hidden magic? Yup. Dark academia setting? Definitely. Ghosts? You betcha. Secret societies? Check.

TW: drug use, magical date rape

Karisa I felt the same way! Did your copy have the author's annotated pages at the end (beginning scenes of Alex and Darlington)? 😍 2w
annkuch13 @Karisa No! Thats so cool. Which edition is that in? 2w
Bookzombie Great review! 2w
Karisa @annkuch13 It was in the Kindle version. Made me love Leigh Burdugo even more! 2w
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LibrarianRyan
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My #weeklyforcast is a bit late but here it is. My new books from @Easytiger , the rest of Ninth House, and the rest of I hate Fairyland Book 2. Plus 5-10 picture books.

Bookzombie I love your book wraps that you made! 2w
TheBookAddict Those covers look interesting. I don‘t have a child to read picture books to, but I‘m thinking that I may start reading some just for my own enjoyment. 😊 do you have any recommendations for me? 2w
jb72 Edward Gorey books are so much fun to read. 2w
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erzascarletbookgasm I want to read that Edward Gorey! And I super like your book cover! 2w
Cinfhen Great photo!!! Your #WeeklyForecast looks FUNtastic 💕😜 2w
LibrarianRyan @TheBookAddict Um yes! Start with Ain't Gonna Paint no More. Anything by Aaron Reyonlds and.or Ryan Higgins and/or Amy Crouse Rosenthal (I might have spelled that wrong). And for just great illustrations, anything illustrated by David Catrow. He has written some of his own work, but is most known for illustrating others works. Some of the best, I wanna iguanna, Stand Tall Molly Lou Mellon 2w
LibrarianRyan @TheBookAddict Some of my favorite “odd“ titles: The Mole who went in search of a who dun it, and I would really like to eat a child. Plus Walter the Farting dog! 2w
LibrarianRyan @erzascarletbookgasm Thank you. I made a matching one for another litten for the Sci-Fi swap. I am going to start selling them on Etsy for the holidays. 2w
TheBookAddict @LibrarianRyan 😊 thank you for the suggestions I‘ll be looking for them at the library. 2w
Easytiger I would love to buy some books covers from you :) 2w
LibrarianRyan @Easytiger I‘m getting my Etsy shop together. First batch is a lot of skulls. It seems I was in a mood. Hopefully soon. 2w
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Latrelwhite
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The mesmerizing adult debut from Leigh Bardugo, a tale of power, privilege, dark magic, and murder set among the Ivy League elite.

Great discussion last night at Barnes & Noble good reviews all around. I don‘t read many fantasy dark novels but this one was actually well put together and intriguing.

ImperfectCJ I enjoyed this one, too, especially the relationships between the women in the novel (well, most of them...). Our local B&N book club was sparsely attended, as usual, but good discussion. The bookseller and I talked about how it echoes in either tone or content several other books, like Lev Grossman's The Magicians and Donna Tartt's The Secret History. 2w
Latrelwhite @ImperfectCJ 😳You are over my head...😂 Our meeting was sparsely attended as well it was three of us and one didn‘t finish. Do you see a sequel coming??? 2w
ImperfectCJ @Latrelwhite Ha! Sorry, I slip into English-major mode too readily. 🤓 There's supposed to be a second novel, and Goodreads says 2021 publication date, but I haven't seen that anywhere else. 2w
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bohemian_yogini
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This was FUN! I enjoyed this book so much more than I originally anticipated - which made this quick read even better. Bardugo is a master of character- and world-building and does not disappoint her fans or first time readers with her first step away from the young adult genre. I highly recommend for any fantasy / murder-mystery fan out there! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 #bookswithbohemianyogini

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bookish_wookish
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Opposites attract! I got a little of everything this month! 😃