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"The Cloisters" by Katy Hays is a perfect addition to the world of dark academia literature.

In ‘The Cloisters,’ dark academia gets darker

This fall, as I settled into a routine that mostly involved going to class and then burrowing into my bed for several hours, I began to crave a sense of this adventure. Then, Atria Books (a Simon & Schuster imprint) sent me an advanced reader copy of “The Cloisters,” Katy Hays’ debut novel, and I found exactly what I was looking for.