Can't Wait Wednesday

A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik {Can’t Wait Wednesday}

Can't Wait Wednesday - A Deadly Education

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, which encourages fellow bloggers to spotlight upcoming releases that we’re excited about.  Howevern, as Jill is no longer actively posting, from now on I’ll be linking to Can’t Wait Wednesday, hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings, which is a spinoff of the original WoW meme.

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Today’s selection and book I’m excitedly awaiting is:


A Deadly Education
(Scholomance #1)

by Naomi Novik
Young Adult – Fantasy
September 29th 2020 by Del Rey Books

Lesson One of the Scholomance

Learning has never been this deadly

A Deadly Education is set at Scholomance, a school for the magically gifted where failure means certain death (for real) — until one girl, El, begins to unlock its many secrets. There are no teachers, no holidays, and no friendships, save strategic ones. Survival is more important than any letter grade, for the school won’t allow its students to leave until they graduate… or die! The rules are deceptively simple: Don’t walk the halls alone. And beware of the monsters who lurk everywhere. El is uniquely prepared for the school’s dangers. She may be without allies, but she possesses a dark power strong enough to level mountains and wipe out millions. It would be easy enough for El to defeat the monsters that prowl the school. The problem? Her powerful dark magic might also kill all the other students.

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I’m way behind on Naomi Novik books. I loved Uprooted, and yet I haven’t read any of her other books yet. But I may need to start with A Deadly Education because it sounds so good!


  • It’s pitched as a “twisted, dark, feminist Harry Potter”
  • It takes place at a magical school without professors, and if you fail, you die.

Really, that’s all I need. This sounds like an eerie, dark book that would be the perfect read for fall and Halloween season.

Tell Me:
Will you be reading this book?

Lindsey xoxo

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  1. I’ve also only read Uprooted and I’m also very excited for this book. It sounds SO good! Luckily the wait isn’t that long anymore. 😀

    1. Haha yeah, lucky it’s not that far away because I’m really looking forward to it 🙂

  2. Great choice! I absolutely love the sound of A Deadly Education and it’s already firmly planted on my TBR! 😀

    1. Thanks, hope it’ll live up to both our expectations! 🙂

  3. What a beautiful cover! The magic school setting is really cool.

    1. It is a beautiful cover indeed! And I’m so ready for a fun new magic school setting 🙂

  4. This sounds promising, and I’m loving the cover!

    1. It is such an intriguing cover!

  5. I’m also so excited for this one! Naomi Novik is such a fantastic writer, I can’t wait to see how she tackles the school setting. 🙂

    1. This just sounds so good indeed, I’m curious for the school setting as well 🙂

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  7. I can’t wait to get my hands on this one either! Hope you love it!

    1. It does sound so good! Hope we’ll both love it 🙂

  8. I’ve never read a book by this author – though I’ve heard great things – bu this one is DEFINITELY a book that I plan to read. It sounds amazing and perfect Fall reading.


    1. This one does sound like the perfect fall reading, doesn’t it? I can’t wait to dive in with my blanket and tea by my side 🙂

  9. I’m beyond excited for this one! So sad that I didn’t get the ARC, but that means I get to buy a beautiful hardback instead. Woop woop!

    1. Me too! And yes, a beautiful hardback is definitely something to look forward to!

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