GoodReads Monday

This weekly meme was started by @Lauren’s Page Turners. It is now being hosted by Budget Tales Book Blog. To participate, choose a random book from your GoodReads TBR and show it off. Which sounds easy enough until you have to decide how to choose that book! I think I will use a different way each week, like picking a color or number of pages. I will let you know each week how I chose the book and then something interesting about it, like how it ended up on the list or why I want to read it. Got it? Okay let’s get started.

I am super excited about this week’s pick! I had no idea that there had been a cover reveal a couple of weeks ago, but also a publication date as been announced. The first book in this series was one of my favorites in 2019, and I have been waiting patiently for the next book in the series (Ha!). I still have quite a long wait though, and the cover is a tad creepy, but I am excited nonetheless.

Hell Bent (Alex Stern #2) by Leigh Bardugo

Publication Date: January 10, 2023

Summary from GoodReads:

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.

If you would like to read my review of the first book, The Ninth House, just click on the title. I loved the setting and all of the magical stuff that went on in the first book and I am looking forward to seeing what Alex and everyone else gets up to this time around. As well as seeing Darlington again!

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