Author: Naomi Novik

Book Review : The Golden Enclaves

Book Review : The Golden Enclaves

With some cautiously reserved excitement, I preordered The Golden Enclaves, the final entry in The Scholomance Trilogy. The predecessor to this final installment, The Last Graduate, ended with a massive cliffhanger, leaving the fate of the male lead, Orion Lake, looking very bleak—so I was pretty invested in finding out what befell him and how protagonist Galadriel “El” Higgins reacted. I never would have guessed the sequence of events that […]

Posted October 4, 2022 in Book Reviews, Fantasy, Young Adult
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Book Review : The Last Graduate

Book Review : The Last Graduate

The Last Graduate is the follow up to A Deadly Education. Both entries in the series so far follow Galadriel, known as “El,” and her attempts to survive schooling in a magical school known as the Scholomance. All young wizards are crammed in this competitive school in England to survive the many maleficarias  or “mals,” who are attracted by the mana of young wizards and wish to feast on them. This year, […]

Posted July 12, 2021 in Book Reviews, Fantasy, Young Adult
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Book Review : A Deadly Education

Book Review : A Deadly Education

I have not read another novel by Naomi Novik, since Uprooted, but when I read the synopsis for A Deadly Education, I knew I had to read this novel and preordered it. A Deadly Education is packed with so much greatness. I loved the heroine, Galadriel “El” Higgins, from the very first page. I also was enraptured by El’s humorous narration, the world building, the magic system, the social dynamics, […]

Posted October 12, 2020 in Book Reviews, Fantasy
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Book Review : Uprooted

Book Review : Uprooted

When I first heard about Uprooted, I was expecting it to be like Dragon Rose by Christina Pope, which was a retelling of Beauty and the Beast, but with a dragon as the beast! Perhaps I set myself up for disappointment, but I couldn’t seem to like this book as much as Dragon Rose and even struggled to get through it. It really didn’t help that the Dragon of the […]

Posted May 1, 2017 in Book Reviews, Fantasy
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