?

Log in

No account? Create an account

Previous Entry | Next Entry

A Deadly Education, by Naomi Novik

All shall love her and despair in a Darwinian magic school published in the Darwinian YA fantasy genre.


A Deadly Education

Del Rey Books, 2020, 336 pages



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 pack of adoring fans. I don’t need help surviving the Scholomance, even if they do. Forget the hordes of monsters and cursed artifacts, I’m probably the most dangerous thing in the place. Just give me a chance and I’ll level mountains and kill untold millions, make myself the dark queen of the world. At least, that’s what the world expects.

Most of the other students in here would be delighted if Orion killed me like one more evil thing that’s crawled out of the drains. Sometimes I think they want me to turn into the evil witch they assume I am. The school certainly does. But the Scholomance isn’t getting what it wants from me. And neither is Orion Lake. I may not be anyone’s idea of the shining hero, but I’m going to make it out of this place alive, and I’m not going to slaughter thousands to do it, either. Although I’m giving serious consideration to just one.


I will not make Harry Potter references, I will not make Harry Potter references, I will not make Harry Potter references...




My complete list of book reviews.

Posts from This Community by “category: young adult” Tag

Latest Month

October 2022
S M T W T F S
      1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031     

Comments

Powered by LiveJournal.com
Designed by chasethestars