The wait for Leigh Bardugo’s long awaited follow up to her adult fantasy series is finally here and exceeded all of my expectations and more. “Hell Bent” is dark, mysterious, impeccably written, and one of the best sequels I have ever read. I thought I was prepared for this installment after reading “Ninth House”, but Bardugo continues to deliver unpredictable plot lines and compelling character development, all while striking the perfect balance of humor, tension, and the macabre. Get ready for a hell of a read!
*Check content warnings for both “Ninth House” and “Hell Bent”*
Review By Molly
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Alex Stern returns in another tale of murder and dark magic set among the Ivy League elite
Galaxy Alex Stern is determined to break Darlington out of hell–even if it costs her a future at Lethe and at Yale. But Alex is playing with forces far beyond her control, and when faculty members begin to die off, she knows these aren’t just accidents. Something deadly is at work in New Haven, and if Alex is going to survive, she’ll have to reckon with the monsters of her past and a darkness built into the university’s very walls.