Wishlist Wednesday: A Deadly Education

Wishlist Wednesday: A Deadly Education

Welcome to this week’s edition of Wishlist Wednesday! Today I am featuring A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik. I am really excited about this new YA fantasy series releasing this fall.

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about and have yet to read. It is a spin-off of the original meme, Waiting on Wednesday, that was formerly hosted by Breaking the Spine.

THIS WEEK’S WOW: A Deadly Education

A Deadly EducationTitle: A Deadly Education
Author: Naomi Novik
Publisher: Del Rey
Publication Date: September 29, 2020

Summary (from Goodreads):

From the New York Times bestselling author of Uprooted and Spinning Silver comes the story of an unwilling dark sorceress who is destined to rewrite the rules of magic.

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 me to do. 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 itself 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.

With flawless mastery, Naomi Novik creates a heroine for the ages—a character so sharply realized and so richly nuanced that she will live on in hearts and minds for generations to come.

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There is so much about this book that has my interest piqued. The fact that it is being hailed as a feminist Harry Potter and it has dark magic makes this one of my highly anticipated books of the year. I haven’t read the author’s previous works, but I have heard great things. Definitely one that I can’t wait for!

About Naomi Novik

Noami Novik

An avid reader of fantasy literature since age six, when she first made her way through The Lord of the Rings, Naomi Novik is also a history buff with a particular interest in the Napoleonic era and a fondness for the work of Patrick O’Brian and Jane Austen. She studied English literature at Brown University, and did graduate work in computer science at Columbia University before leaving to participate in the design and development of the computer game Neverwinter Nights: Shadow of Undrentide. Over the course of a brief winter sojourn spent working on the game in Edmonton, Canada (accompanied by a truly alarming coat that now lives brooding in the depths of her closet), she realized she preferred writing to programming, and on returning to New York, decided to try her hand at novels.

32 thoughts on “Wishlist Wednesday: A Deadly Education

  1. sjhigbee says:

    I’m convulsed with jealousy! Such an ugly emotion… I’ve requested this on NG to no avail:((. And I LOVE her books! I hope you enjoy this one – yes… really I do.

  2. Luxe says:

    Oh my god this sounds amazing!!! I can’t believe this is the first time I’m hearing about this book. I’ll be adding this on my Goodreads and impatiently counting off the days until its publication for sure. Great pick! <3 😀

  3. Vi @Inkvotary says:

    “I decided that Orion Lake needed to die after the second time he saved my life.” Wow, the first sentence of the summary is already thrilling and I have the question “why”. The rest of the summary sounds like this heroine could be a female Harry Potter, indeed. And I am already hooked! Thank you for bringing this to my attention. Happy reading and stay safe and well.
    Vi @Inkvotary recently posted…Waiting On Wednesday #135 – Vortex-Das Mädchen, Das Die Zeit Durchbrach by Anna Benning

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