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. By age twenty, in fact, 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 elite universities on a full ride. What’s the catch, and why her?
Still searching for answers to this herself, Alex arrives in New Haven tasked by her mysterious benefactors with monitoring the activities of Yale’s secret societies. These eight windowless “tombs” are well-known to be haunts of the future rich and powerful, from high-ranking politicos to Wall Street and Hollywood’s biggest players. But their occult activities are revealed to be more sinister and more extraordinary than any paranoid imagination might conceive.
“One of the best fantasy novels I’ve read in years. This book is brilliant, funny, raw, and utterly magnificent – it’s a portal to a world you’ll never want to leave.” – Lev Grossman, bestselling author of the Magicians trilogy
“Ninth House is the best thing I’ve read in a long time.” – Kelly Link, author of Magic for Beginners and Get in Trouble
“Mesmerizing… Bardugo’s New Haven is plausible and frightening, and I was one rapt reader.” – Charlaine Harris, bestselling author of the True Blood series