Book Review: A Deadly Education

A Deadly Education (The Scholomance, #1)A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

At first, I didn't think I would enjoy the book because it started out with a lot of world-building and backstory, but three hours into it I found I was thoroughly enjoying El's quirky voice and the superimposition of the life of a high school outsider/loser/nerd on top of this magical school (and this particular high school outsider/loser/nerd adored that). Read deep into the night until my eyes started to feel "gummy" (like El's), slept for three hours, then woke up early to finish.

Note: I also did not find this to be a racist story; rather, I enjoyed the fact that so many positive characters were from diverse backgrounds (the Senior Valedictorian was from Argentina, for example).

Ordered books #2 and #3 today.

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