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A Deadly Education (Scholomance, Bk 1)
A Deadly Education - Scholomance, Bk 1
Author: Naomi Novik
The story of an unwilling dark sorceress who is destined to rewrite the rules of magic. — I decided that Orion Lake needed to die after the second time he saved my life. Everyone loves Orion Lake. Everyone else, that is. Far as I’m concerned, he can keep his flashy combat magic to himself. I’m not joining his ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780593128480
ISBN-10: 0593128486
Publication Date: 9/29/2020
Pages: 272
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  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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4.3 stars, based on 9 ratings
Publisher: Del Rey
Book Type: Hardcover
Members Wishing: 74
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These days, any book with young wizards and a school is going to get compared to Harry Potter, so we'll get that out of the way: this school has no adults and there are things actively trying to kill you every day. Novik is an excellent writer and I enjoyed this very much. El is a wonderfully unlikeable likeable character. Novik does a really nice job making you want to smack her for the first half and then feeling a lot more sympathetic towards her. Obviously the start of a series as there is an annoying amount of set-up - explanations about the school and how things work in this world easily take up half the book. Told with El's first-person POV, it's not dull, but it does go on and on. We get to know a couple other likable characters but the cast is fairly small. Interesting world, good setup for further books, but the last half is definitely faster-paced than the first.


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