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Hell Bent
Hell Bent | Leigh Bardugo
Alex Stern returns in another tale of murder and dark magic set among the Ivy League elite Galaxy Alex Stern is determined to break Darlington out of hell--even if it costs her a future at Lethe and at Yale. But Alex is playing with forces far beyond her control, and when faculty members begin to die off, she knows these aren't just accidents. Something deadly is at work in New Haven, and if Alex is going to survive, she'll have to reckon with the monsters of her past and a darkness built into the university's very walls.
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KristiAhlers
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Mehso-so

Admittedly I read a lot of books. I mean a lot a lot. This is the follow up to Ninth House and I probably should've revisited that book before reading this one. There was so much I'd forgotten from the first book and as a result this wasn't the most fulfilling read ever. This is a dark one, friends so if that's not your cuppa perhaps pass on this one. #bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 3d
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bookish6
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I loved this book even more than the first one 😍
Of course, it ended on another cliffhanger though.

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Portable_Magic
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NOT a fan of this cover but SUPER excited to be starting in on this next in series read! Thoroughly ENJOYED Ninth House so let‘s see what Hell Bent brings. 🤓📖

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TheBookStacker
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It‘s so cold and I will not be leaving the house until it gets warm. Loves Ninth House and very excited to start this! #botm

Magpiegem I do not like that cover one bit 😬 6d
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ICantImReading
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Pickpick

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

This had more of an urban fantasy feel than the first book. I loved diving deeper with these characters - into their backstories and literally into the depths of hell! I especially relished the development of the indomitable Alex and the… ahem… glowing Darlington. It was equally dark and fun, and I was captivated for the entire twisty, demonic ride! #BOTM

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Clare-Dragonfly
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Pickpick

Ahhh, I loved it! Darker and twistier than Ninth House, though once again I found a certain villain reveal to be predictable in a satisfying way. Then again, I‘m not sure I remember Ninth House that well so maybe it‘s not darker and twistier 😂 I do feel like it went deeper and the next book will go deeper still. I do believe that Galaxy Stern can save the world.

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Saknicole
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Pickpick

Obviously I‘m going to be dying for the next few years until the next one is released. #darlington #darkacademia

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jackilynn
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Pickpick

While I didn't enjoy this one nearly as much as Ninth House I still couldn't put it down. I need more!

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Nessavamusic
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Bailedbailed

DNFing for now. I may come back to it, but I am not in the mood for New Adult college age characters at the moment. I also may want to reread the first book before diving back in again, as it totally takes off from where book 1 left off with no style of recap.

Read-y_Picker Thanks for the warning. Guess I‘m going to have to set aside some time to reread first. 1w
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Meshell1313
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Mehso-so

Ok I‘m totally agreeing with @Erinsuereads on this one. Totally mixed feelings. I couldn‘t stop reading it and liked it but it was good not great. At times it even felt a little da Vinci code to me if that makes sense. Basically Alex will do anything to get Darlington back and who is really is and what she can do gets revealed in the process- along with everyone‘s deepest traumas and secrets. #Babbitt rabbit ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 3 stars.

Erinsuereads Oh god that moment in the book when the cover becomes really real ☠️☠️☠️☠️☠️ 1w
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Erinsuereads
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Mehso-so

Here is my blog for Hell Bent if anyone is interested!

https://mylifewithinthepages.wordpress.com/2023/01/26/review-hell-bent/

dabbe Lordy! That cover! 😳 2w
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tphil10283
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Pickpick

This is a very entertaining book that has some allegorical themes I think. The characters are very good and it‘s got a little something for everyone that likes fantasy and doesn‘t mind if the theme is patently absurd. It‘s the character development in the book and not the story that makes it engaging in my opinion.

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TrishB
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Been to see Leigh Bardugo talk tonight.
A lot of nervous young women asking her questions - you could feel the love in the room! It was great ❤️

LeahBergen How fun! 2w
sarahbarnes So cool! 2w
Meshell1313 Ah maz ing! 🙌 2w
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💞💞💞 2w
persephone1408 Im so jealous😊 2w
Cupcake12 My daughter loves her books x 2w
squirrelbrain How wonderful! Did C go too? 2w
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Erinsuereads
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Mehso-so

I don't know. My feelings are complicated on this one. Like, was it good? Yes. Was it great? No. Did I zip through? Yes. Did I always enjoy it? No.

I felt the same way about Ninth House too. There is something off about them but I keep coming back....

Also will never be able to look at a glow stick the same. Iykyk

Speaking of glow sticks....I have a book hangover. Everyone hit me with your favorite smut.

julesG ?? Re: Glow sticks. — I read the book and listened to the audiobook at the same time, I think the narration is what pushed it to a "pick" for me. — Smut ? not sure, but how about a romcom? 2w
Meshell1313 In the middle of it now and I couldn‘t agree more!!!! 2w
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hes7
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This week‘s #WeeklyForecast

Cinfhen I love how your graphics look each week!!! So eye- catching!!! I bailed on the Marra last week … hope you have a better experience 😘 2w
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aCleverDuck
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Is sitting in your car outside your apartment for 40minutes the audiobook equivalent to “I couldn‘t put it down”?

julesG Yes! 3w
Sparklemn Yes indeed! This may be the only book I've ever pre-ordered. Can't wait to start! 3w
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julesG
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Pickpick

Alex is determined to get Darlington back. She knows where to find him, the access is the tricky bit, not to mention actually getting him free and out of his prison.

This was dark, especially the flashbacks to the characters' pasts.

Bardugo showed again that she can write adult fiction/Urban Fantasy.

#JoyousJanuary #readathon
#SeriesLove2023
#Booked2023 #AboutAMonster

@TheSpineView @Andrew65 @BarbaraTheBibliophage @alisiakae @Cinfhen

Andrew65 Well done, another author I need to get to. 👏👏👏 3w
swishandflick Are there any non-spoilers you can provide that help explain that creepy cover? *shudders* 3w
julesG @swishandflick Alex had a white pet rabbit in California. The white rabbit turns up several times. It feels a bit 'Lewis Carroll - Alice in Wonderland' at times. That's the most spoiler free I can come up with. 3w
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swishandflick Thank you! At least there's an actual rabbit connection, because the creepy anorexic rabbit freaks me out. Haha 3w
julesG @swishandflick I think the rabbit was the most spoiler free option for the cover. - - oh, and the rabbit is wet. That's why it looks so anorexic. It's wet for a reason. 3w
swishandflick Gotcha gotcha!!! Thank you! 3w
TrishB Waiting for my daughter to finish! She hasn‘t started yet. But as she paid for it I‘m waiting (im)patiently! But at least I know it‘s worth waiting for. 3w
Lucy_Anywhere I really enjoyed Ninth House so good to know the sequel is just as good! 3w
DogMomIrene 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 Waiting for my library hold. So glad I put this in hold months ago🤩 3w
operagirl Can't wait to find out what happened to Darlington! 3w
Cinfhen Ok, I need a monster book… but this is a sequel, right??? And it‘s more fantasy, so probably not this book. 3w
julesG @Cinfhen Yes, it's the sequel to 3w
Cinfhen @swishandflick you had me chortling 🤭 I love your anorexic rabbit comment!!! That is SUPER FREAKY!!!!!! 3w
julesG I'll let you know, when I stumble across another monster book that's not part of a series. 3w
Cinfhen Thanks so much 😘 3w
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jackilynn
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So, excited to finally be picking this one up!!! Probably one of my most anticipated books of 2023.

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Bookish_Viking
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Being from Wisconsin, I'll take that as a compliment.

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TheBookDream
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Lunch and book!

Soubhiville Yum! 3w
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Beachesnbooks
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My long-awaited January #botm , and my socks for completing the 2022 reading challenge, got here!

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Kitta
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The shard isn‘t on litsy yet but I‘m excited to read urn #botm

swishandflick Ooh! Was The Shards an add-on? I overlooked that completely! 3w
Kitta @swishandflick they just added it as an option! I delayed ordering because I heard a rumour it would be added. 3w
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kelli7990
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Today, I‘m sharing a book I preordered on June 20, 2022. It has beautiful artwork inside the book too. This is the sequel to Ninth House. I haven‘t read Ninth House yet but I preordered the sequel to it.

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NotCool
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“I‘m not good at lying.”
“How are you going to get better if you don‘t practice?”

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knoves
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Ahhhh. Need to finish #MidnightLibrary so I can start this. Finalllllyyyyyyy. Also can we talk about now upset I am that it arrived damaged!? 😭🫠

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Branwen
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Trying to get as much reading done as I can before heading in to work! Starting today I am working nine days in a row! 😱 (send prayers! 🤣) I can't put this book down! It's absolutely explosive! I'm so torn between continuing to power through it, or trying to slow down to make it last longer! 💕📚 #catsoflitsy #rumpel

RaeLovesToRead Rumpel, you model 🥰🥰 4w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Sending prayers and I thought 7 days in a row was tough 😫 4w
rubyslippersreads 😻😻😻 4w
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vivastory Sending thoughts your away! My copy of this arrived just a ocuple of days ago in my botm box. 3w
Branwen @RaeLovesToRead She loves being the center of attention, that's for sure! 😹 @rubyslippersreads 😻😻😻 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you! 💕 I'm looking forward to a lot of reading time next weekend when it's all over! 📚 @vivastory Thank you! 💕 I need all the positive thoughts I can get to push me through until I get to next weekend! Did you start it yet? What do you think so far? 3w
vivastory I was planning on starting it today but I didn't sleep very well so I'm going to wait until later this week (after I finish the new Grady Hendrix.) I'm very excited though! 3w
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Branwen
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LOOK AT THESE BEAUTIFUL ENDPAPERS! 😱 And this is just the regular edition! 💕📚💕

IndoorDame Wow 🤩 4w
MoonWitch94 🤩🤩🤩 4w
Clare-Dragonfly 😍😍😍 I got it in ebook… I‘m kind of jealous! 4w
Branwen @Clare-Dragonfly You might need to get the hardcover too! 😂 @IndoorDame @MoonWitch94 @ShelleyBooksie RIGHT?! 😍📚💕 4w
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Branwen
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Here I come, Hell Bent! 💕📚 I've been waiting since 2019 for this! 🎉🎉🎉

knoves I got my insert too soooo pretty 😍 4w
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GypsyKat
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I almost forgot it‘s book release day! 🖤

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inthegreensandblues
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Today's the most exciting book day I've had in ages. Besides a gifted book that I very much wanted, I also picked up these two preorders. Super excited about Hell Bent and trying to decide if I want to reread Ninth House first or not... 🤓

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julesG
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#BookMail on publishing day. Did not expect the delivery today. We'll, actually I did, but I got the tracking message that its out for delivery at about 7am, it's past 3pm now. That means either the new postie is very slow, or took a long lunch break.

Anyway, it's here. It's joined its siblings on #MountTBR. 😁

IndianBookworm I loved the hashtag!😍😂 4w
TrishB Ours came today too! We‘re going to see the author in a couple of weeks and I‘m trying to decide whether to read first! 4w
julesG @TrishB OMG!! I can't tell kid#2. Bardugo's Six of Crows was one of the books that made her start reading English books. 4w
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TrishB 😮 do you want pictures!? 4w
julesG @TrishB Yes, please. 4w
TrishB 👍🏻 will get my kid2 to take, she‘s much better. 4w
julesG @TrishB Thanks! 4w
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Saknicole
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I am so excited for these two books! Only 3 days until HELL BENT (ie the Gentleman Demon of Lethe) and 3 weeks until Chain of Thorns!

Is anyone else dying in anticipation?!

TrishB My daughter! Waiting for Hellbent. We are then going to see the author talk about it in a couple of weeks. (edited) 1mo
Saknicole @TrishB that is so awesome! I have been loving all her instaposts teasing the book. 1mo
Kimberlone You know I‘m more than happy excited for Chain of Thorns, but I‘ll be trying to get both from Libby 1mo
Saknicole @Kimberlone I have both preordered from B&N so I can always bring you my copies later if the loans are too long of a wait! 1mo
Kimberlone @Saknicole i might have to take you up on that if the wait is too long (esp. for chain of thorns!) 1mo
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kelli7990
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I preordered Hell Bent and I‘m sharing the exclusive print that I received. I like it. It‘s so cool. I haven‘t read Ninth House yet but I still want to read it.

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Beachesnbooks
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January #botm pick! Can't wait to read this one.

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ICantImReading
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It was hard for me to only pick three this month! I think I should probably re-read Ninth House before picking up Hell Bent, so I don‘t mind that the box will ship a little later! #BOTM

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nitalibrarian
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January #botm are up! These are my picks. I also got the magnets as a reward for finishing the Reading Challenge. Hell Bent is a pre-order, so the box won't ship until the 10th.

Jemgirl2014 Is that something new? They hold the early releases now? I‘m not liking that. 😕 1mo
swishandflick @Jemgirl2014 I think it just depends on the requirements of the author and/or publisher. Some allow for an early release and others don't. I'm guessing this one doesn't *need* an early release because a ton of people are gonna buy this book regardless of whether or not it's through BOTM. 1mo
Jemgirl2014 @swishandflick Ah. That does make a lot of sense. Thanks! 😊 1mo
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Catsandbooks
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Looking forward to a great reading year in 2023!
#newyearnewbooks

KateReadsYA Love your picks!! Hope you have an awesome new year 🤩 1mo
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vivastory
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This is so exciting! On the one hand January 10, '23 feels so far away. On the other, I have so many books to keep me occupied until then.

vivastory Did you see this announcement @Branwen ? 10mo
Branwen @vivastory I DID SEE IT! I THINK I SCREAMED FOR LIKE FIVE STRAIGHT MINUTES WHEN I SAW IT! 😂🤣 It really does feel like forever away though! 10mo
vivastory @Branwen 😂 I dig the creepy cover 🤘 10mo
Laughterhp Oh!! This is so exciting! 10mo
batsy On the plus side, I have time to read Ninth House since I've been "planning to" ever since it came out ? 10mo
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swishandflick
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I guess it's finally time to read my copy of Ninth House that's been sitting on the shelf for far too long 🐇

BookBelle84 It's so good! This is so exciting! 10mo
FantasyChick I'm so excited for the next book but I'm really up in the air on how I feel about that cover 🤣 10mo
Jas16 Oh that is exciting news! 10mo
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Kimberlone You know, I didn‘t love Ninth House…I thought the premise was fantastic and the driving force of the investigative plot worked, but there we‘re a few elements that really turned me off. I am curious about the sequel so I will probably still check it out, but I will be borrowing rather than buying this time. (edited) 10mo
GondorGirl I liked Ninth House way more than her YA books, so I'm really glad we finally have a date for the sequel. The cover totally creeps me out though! 10mo
BookwormAHN So excited 🐇 10mo
Breanne1 Reminded me that I have this on my ebook shelf to read. 10mo
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