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10 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Moorhead Public Library BAR (Text) 33500013140694 New Checked out 10/30/2019
Moorhead Public Library BAR (Text) 33500013140702 New Checked out 11/09/2019

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250313072
  • ISBN: 1250313074
  • Physical Description: 458 pages : map ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First U.S. edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Flatiron Books, 2019.

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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. In fact, by age twenty, 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 prestigious universities on a full ride. What's the catch, and why her?Still searching for answers, Alex arrives in New Haven tasked by her mysterious benefactors with monitoring the activities of Yale's secret societies. Their eight windowless "tombs" are the well-known haunts of the rich and powerful, from high-ranking politicos to Wall Street's biggest players. But their occult activities are more sinister and more extraordinary than any paranoid imagination might conceive. They tamper with forbidden magic. They raise the dead. And, sometimes, they prey on the living.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 August #1
    *Starred Review* Bestselling YA author (and Yale alum) Bardugo's first adult novel follows Galaxy "Alex" Stern, a survivor who has won a place at Yale because of her ability to see ghosts. She's the newest initiate of Lethe, the ninth of the university's notorious secret societies, responsible for oversight whenever magical rituals are conducted by the other eight. As Lethe's new Dante, Alex is supposed to learn how all the societies operate, make sure they're not breaking the rules, keep ghosts from interrupting arcane rites, and take a full load of courses and keep up the appearance of being a normal first year student. Then Alex's mentor disappears and a townie with connections to several societies is murdered. Alex's violent past hasn't necessarily prepared her for the academic and arcane rigors of Yale, but she finds she is admirably suited to the role of tenacious detective as she works to understand how all the puzzle pieces fit together. This atmospheric contemporary novel steeped in the spirit of a mystical New Haven is part mystery, part story of a young woman finding purpose in a dark world, and is the first in a potential series. [HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Adults are just as enamored of Bardugo's YA novels as teens are, and many have been anxiously and curiously awaiting this one.] Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.
  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 August #1
    *Starred Review* Bestselling YA author (and Yale alum) Bardugo's first adult novel follows Galaxy "Alex" Stern, a survivor who has won a place at Yale because of her ability to see ghosts. She's the newest initiate of Lethe, the ninth of the university's notorious secret societies, responsible for oversight whenever magical rituals are conducted by the other eight. As Lethe's new Dante, Alex is supposed to learn how all the societies operate, make sure they're not breaking the rules, keep ghosts from interrupting arcane rites, and take a full load of courses and keep up the appearance of being a normal first year student. Then Alex's mentor disappears and a townie with connections to several societies is murdered. Alex's violent past hasn't necessarily prepared her for the academic and arcane rigors of Yale, but she finds she is admirably suited to the role of tenacious detective as she works to understand how all the puzzle pieces fit together. This atmospheric contemporary novel steeped in the spirit of a mystical New Haven is part mystery, part story of a young woman finding purpose in a dark world, and is the first in a potential series. [HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Adults are just as enamored of Bardugo's YA novels as teens are, and many have been anxiously and curiously awaiting this one.] Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Leigh Bardugo is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of fantasy novels and the creator of the Grishaverse. With over 3 million copies sold worldwide, her Grishaverse spans the Shadow and Bone Trilogy, the Six of Crows Duology, The Language of Thorns, King of Scars—with more to come. Her other works include Wonder Woman: Warbringer and short stories that have appeared in The Best of Tor.com and the Best American Science Fiction & Fantasy. She lives in Los Angeles.

Subject: Yale University > Fiction.
Women college students > Fiction.
College stories > Fiction.
Secret societies > Fiction.
Connecticut > Fiction.
Genre: Paranormal fiction.
Occult fiction.
Novels.

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