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I love to read. I am very eclectic in my reading but I especially enjoy erotica and erotic romance. I also like movies, live theater and concerts, hockey, and counted cross-stitch.

NINTH HOUSE by Leigh Burdugo

Ninth House - Leigh Bardugo
Alex (Galaxy) can see ghosts.  Lethe House at Yale wants her to help monitor the other Houses at Yale so that their "work" does not harm the reputation of Yale.  Alex is mentored by Darlington who disappears before showing her all the ropes.  A townie is murdered and Alex is sent to see if any of the Houses are responsible for the death.  Everyone is telling her to step down but something is off for Alex and so she investigates on her own with the help of Dawes, another member of the Lethe team.  What she finds is unexpected and unwelcome.
I love a kick-ass broad and that is what Alex is.  She came up the hard way, got involved in drugs and other things.  She figures maybe her life is starting to look up with a fresh start on the other side of the country at Yale.  She has no idea of what she faces.  She is smart and learns as she goes especially with Darlington gone.  She follows her instincts.  She is not above putting a little hurting on someone if need be.  Dawes is interesting.  Alex and she do not get along at first but eventually Dawes sees what Alex is.  They have each other's back which is good because what is on the surface is not what is reality. 
The story is fast paced when Alex begins to check out the murder.  There is a lot of action.  There is a lot of otherworldly aspects to the Houses as well as history of the town and the Houses.  It kept my interest and I cannot wait for the next book.