Teaser Tuesday: Ninth House

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by The Purple Booker. If you want to join in grab your current read, flick to a random page, select two sentences (without spoilers) and share them in a blog post or in the comments of The Purple Booker.


This week my teaser comes from Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo. I have to confess I haven’t started reading it yet as I’ve just started an ARC of another book but as I’m probably not supposed to share any teasers from that (it’s not out till April 20) I’ve decided to dip into this instead. It is a book I’ve been looking forward to so I’m sure it won’t be long till I am reading it.


My Teaser

He realised her shoulders had gone loose and easy. Her stride had changed. She looked a little less like someone gearing up to take a swing.

Pg37 Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo


BlurbNinth House (Alex Stern, #1)

The mesmerizing adult debut from #1 New York Times bestselling author Leigh Bardugo

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.

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