A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik

A Deadly Education

Scholomance #1

Naomi Novik

fiction fantasy adventurous dark mysterious medium-paced

313 pages | first published 2020

Description

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 strategi...
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Moods

adventurous 87%
dark 78%
mysterious 50%
funny 37%
tense 36%
emotional 11%
challenging 9%
hopeful 5%
lighthearted 4%
reflective 2%
inspiring 1%
sad 1%
informative 0%
relaxing 0%

Pace

medium 54%
fast 34%
slow 11%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 53% | Character: 31% | Plot: 13% | N/A: 0%

Strong character development?

Yes: 73% | It's complicated: 14% | No: 10% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 64% | It's complicated: 25% | No: 9% | N/A: 0%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 87% | It's complicated: 8% | No: 3% | N/A: 0%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 79% | It's complicated: 14% | No: 5% | N/A: 0%

Average rating

3.91