Ninth HouseBook - 2019
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Recruited to Yale’s House of Lethe to monitor the magical doings of the school’s powerful secret societies, Galaxy “Alex” Stern’s rare ability to see ghosts gives her unique insight into the seemingly random murder of a young student.
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"The house seemed to be humming, buzzing its anxiety. A stranger is here. A killer is here. The lights crackled and flared, the static from the stereo rising.
'Calm down,' Alex told the house as she pounded down the hallway, back to the stairs. 'You're too old for this s%&#.'"
"'But tonight Manuscript will siphon off all the desire and abandon of the holiday to power their rites for the rest of the year.'
'Partying is that powerful?'
'Anderson Cooper is actually five foot four inches tall, weighs two bills, and talks with a knee-deep Long Island accent.'"
"He didn't know how precious a normal life could be, how easy it was to drift away from average. You started sleeping until noon, skipped one class, one day of school, lost one job, then another, forgot the way that normal people did things. You lost the language of ordinary life. And then, without meaning to, you crossed into a country from which you couldn't return. You lived in a state where the ground always seemed to be slipping from beneath your feet, with no way back to someplace solid."
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