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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2018: #14 – Godmother: The Secret Cinderella Story (Carolyn Turgeon)

I chose this as a palate cleanser after my last read, and it didn’t quite end up as I expected. This starts out as sort of a retelling of Cinderella, except something has gone terribly wrong. Lil, Cinderella’s fairy godmother, fell in love with the Prince instead of Cinderella, and for her troubles she is banished from the fairy kingdom, doomed to live her days

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