2020: #22 – Ninth House (Leigh Bardugo)

Ninth House is Leigh Bardugo’s first foray into the non-YA arena, and I think she does well. This is a dark, twisty, contemporary fantasy story set at Yale. At this Yale, the secret societies all practice magic, and one society, the House of Lethe, is there to watch over them and keep them in line. Though “house” and “society” may be a little generous, as

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2020: #5 – The Starless Sea (Erin Morgenstern)

I read The Night Circus several years ago, so I had a little bit of an idea what to expect to this new book from Morgenstern. Basically, it would have beautiful descriptive language, but would meander and probably jump around. And I wasn’t wrong! The Starless Sea is basically the story of Zachary Ezra Rawlins, a college student who happens upon a strange old book in the library

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