In Leigh Bardugo’s Ninth House, Galaxy “Alex” Stern is the most unlikely member of Yale’s freshman class. The sole survivor of a horrific and unsolved multiple homicide, 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 on campus tasked by her mysterious benefactors with monitoring the activities of Yale’s secret societies. But their occult activities are far more sinister and more extraordinary than any paranoid imagination might conceive.
She’s joined by V. E. Schwab, author of The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue, a tale of a woman in 18th-century France who makes a proverbial deal with the devil. Freed from one miserable fate only to be rushed into another, Addie then begins a hauntingly lonely journey spanning three centuries in search of a sense of identity and someone, anyone, with whom she can genuinely connect.
Moderated by Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello, Miami Book Fair program coordinator.