June 23, 2021

#BookReview: The Last Graduate (The Scholomance #2) by @naominovik

Synopsis: A budding dark sorceress determined not to use her formidable powers uncovers yet more secrets about the workings of her world in the stunning sequel to A Deadly Education, the start of Naomi Novik’s groundbreaking crossover series.

At the Scholomance, El, Orion, and the other students are faced with their final year—and the looming specter of graduation, a deadly ritual that leaves few students alive in its wake. El is determined that her chosen group will survive, but it is a prospect that is looking harder by the day as the savagery of the school ramps up. Until El realizes that sometimes winning the game means throwing out all the rules . . .


Rating: 5 Stars
My Review: After finishing book one I went on the hunt for a review copy of book two which as you can see above won't be out until Sept. this year.  Well I have finished it and it was a bad choice to dive into this one without book three. Because, now I am dying inside and my husband thinks i'm crazy. I finished this and of course it ended on a massive cliffhanger and I will not be able to live anymore without book three in my life.  

This one picks up right after the last students graduate and our heroine El has received a message from her mother to stay away from Orion.  I have to say that this one picking up right where the other one left off was perfect.  With what this book does I would say read them back to back.  Because they are pretty seamless if you do.  It is more like they took a really long book and cut it into two books.  The characters in this one lord we find out so much more about them and fall in love with each of them.  Then of course the Mels come to play and all h*ll breaks loose and then the story twists out of no where and these new graduates have to deal with a new set of issues.  

The story flows ever so nicely and we even get some major heat in this one so be on the look out for some uber sexy!!  This one isn't as gory as book one which was a twist I didn't see coming.  The cliffhanger of course will rip out your soul and I need the next one like yesterday.  I swear if it comes up for review I will drop everything and start reading it.  Because it was just that good. 


Praise for A Deadly Education

“The scholomance is the dark school of magic I’ve been waiting for, and its wise, witty, and monstrous heroine is one I’d happily follow anywhere—even into a school full of monsters.”—Katherine Arden, New York Times bestselling author of The Bear and the Nightingale
“Novik deliciously undoes expectations about magic schools, destined heroes, and family legacies. A gorgeous book about monsters and monstrousness, chockablock with action, cleverness, and wit.”—#1 New York Times bestselling author Holly Black
“A must-read . . . Novik puts a refreshingly dark, adult spin on the magical boarding school. . . . Readers will delight in the push-and-pull of El and Orion’s relationship, the fantastically detailed world, the clever magic system, and the matter-of-fact diversity of the student body.”Publishers Weekly (starred review)

About the Author

Naomi Novik is the acclaimed author of A Deadly Education, the Temeraire series, and the award-winning novels Uprooted and Spinning Silver. She is a founder of the Organization for Transformative Works and the Archive of Our Own. She lives in New York City with her family and six computers. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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