Like all Bardugo's books, Ninth House is ultimately a story about privilege, identity, and the bonds that can be formed in adversary.
Reflecting back on the year through the books I read.
It's a masterpiece. I bought it three times.
It's seldom I read a standalone so satisfying. Stiefvater creates a whole world in such a short space of time with this book.
The exquisite descriptive writing brings this story to life.
A fresh and beautifully-written fantasy YA.
I came to Crooks & Straights with that Christmas morning feeling. I read the description on Amazon and thought wow, I’ve got to get my hands on that.
The selling point of this novel is the magic system, which is based partly on colour. It was a nice, fresh, hook.
This book was a bit pretentious but interesting (though possibly not for the prudish, it wasn't overly graphic either).