Leigh Bardugo: Hell Bent
Leigh Bardugo

PLEASE NOTE: Registration required. Each ticket includes one (1) general admission seat and one (1) copy of Hell Bent. These books will be presigned and distributed to attendees on entry. See additional details below.

#1 New York Times bestselling author Leigh Bardugo returns to Changing Hands Tempe with her new novel, Hell Bent.  

  • Registration via Eventbrite is required for admission. (One book = one ticket.)
  • Masks are strongly encouraged but not required.
  • Books will be presigned and distributed to ticket-holders on entry.
  • After the presentation, Ms. Bardugo will personalize one (1) copy of Hell Bent or personalize and sign one (1) book or item of the ticket-holder's choice.


Wealth. Power. Murder. Magic. Alex Stern is back and the Ivy League is going straight to hell in #1 New York Times bestselling author Leigh Bardugo's Hell Bent.

Find a gateway to the underworld. Steal a soul out of hell. A simple plan, except people who make this particular journey rarely come back. But Galaxy “Alex” Stern is determined to break Darlington out of purgatory—even if it costs her a future at Lethe and at Yale.

Forbidden from attempting a rescue, Alex and Dawes can’t call on the Ninth House for help, so they assemble a team of dubious allies to save the gentleman of Lethe. Together, they will have to navigate a maze of arcane texts and bizarre artifacts to uncover the societies’ most closely guarded secrets, and break every rule doing it. But when faculty members begin to die off, Alex knows these aren’t just accidents. Something deadly is at work in New Haven, and if she 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.

Thick with history and packed with Bardugo’s signature twists, Hell Bent brings to life an intricate world full of magic, violence, and all too real monsters.


Leigh Bardugo is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and the creator of the Grishaverse (now a Netflix series) which spans the Shadow and Bone trilogy, the Six of Crows duology, The Language of Thorns, and the King of Scars duology—with more to come. Her other works include Wonder Woman: Warbringer and Ninth House (Goodreads Choice Winner for Best Fantasy 2019). She lives in Los Angeles and is an Associate Fellow of Pauli Murray College at Yale University.