The Golden Enclaves
The one thing you never talk about while you're in the Scholomance is what you'll do when you get out. Not even the richest enclaver would tempt fate that way. But it's all we dream ...more
Edit: this review is from July 2021 after I finished the last graduate 😭😭 I haven't read this book as yet don't panic!! ...more
I know nothing about this book, but I am DESPERATE for it thanks to THAT ending. How dare we get left on such a cliffhanger?!?
Ursula K. Le Guin addressed this in her fable The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas, and Naomi Novik does it here as well ...more
read The Last Graduate today,
and somehow come to terms with having to wait a whole year for the next book.
Because I'm just mean like that.
Update: I just finished reading The Last Graduate. Condoning myself to a whole year of waiting was crueller than I could have anticipated. ...more
"I didn’t want to get up and go on in the world, agreeing that it was in any way acceptable for the world to keep going itself."
This is not a comfortable read. A friend noted that I had shown a lot of enthusiasm for this series, and it's true, I have. Novik blends intense emotion with unremitting danger, and the combination makes for an intoxicating, immersive read. Book three in the series is no different.
"But they’d loved Orion only in exactly the same wa ...more
– SPOILERS –
the fact that this series is a ya fantasy, but i’m giving this book 1 star for the romance is pretty much everything you need to know that i might be focusing on the wrong things here, but i’m still so salty about this that i really don’t care.
initially, what drew me to this series was the ...more
⤅ Don't you HATE it when the finale of an amazing series doesn't live up to your expectations???
(Looking at you, Folk of the Air. But this is actually WORSE THAN THAT ONE).
So yeah, considering I gave raving 5-star reviews to the first two books, something has clearly changed. And it's to do with El and Orion. All specific details are in the spoiler tag, but there are some general spoilers throughout.
(view spoiler)[Sorry, but WTF happened to their relationship???? They were adorable and amaz ...more
Well, it wasn’t what I expected from this book. Though in some instances it was quite a twist. Still, I feel a little bit let down by the whole maw mouth horde. You could have done bettet, guys.
So, judging by the annotation, she is going on a quest to save her one true love (i was hoping for that, yay), and in the process turning into darker El, I hope. I love my characters to be served morally grey.
I am ready to turn into a maw-mouth and devour Naomi Novik if she does not deliver a hap
It's no secret that Naomi Novik and I don't really get along.
But, unfortunately, El and Orion's story was interesting enough to make me stay and now here I am, with the same exact issues of a year ago or so, and very less will to deal with it.
To be completely honest, the first book was about finding out if Orion was really evil and the second book was about how is it possible that Orion killed himself - kind of.
The third one, the one right here, is about knowing he' ...more
Yeah, no. This story is a lot darker and heavier than that, and the stakes are so much higher outside the ...more
El is finally out of the Scholomance, so we get to see the rest of the wizarding world here and deal with the larger issues that have been percolating throughout the series ...more
I don't think it entirely came out of nowhere, but this last book truly felt so far removed from everything I adored about the first book that they could have been two entirely different stories. I am just stewing in disappointment.
(view spoiler)[I feel like The Scholomance story really ended in the second book. Already I liked that book a lot less than the first, it had the "final book" feeling where it doesn't really focus on character de ...more
i wanted to address the issue that seems to very contentious with this book in spoiler section below, but non-spoilery; please don't decide to not read this book just because people have stated they weren't happy with their understanding of e ...more
As always, I expect it to be something crazy & spectacular! One love, Schoolomance series! Hope it will be much, MUCH longer than a mere trilogy!
Patience that ate Fortitude? Seriously? Uh-huh.
I ne ...more
Anyway I enjoyed this series and its particular spin on a magical world. I thought the pacing in this book was better than the first two in the series.
Two of my favorite things about this series?
1. The villains make sense. No one is bad for no reason. These evil creatures have a relatable end game.
2. The Mundane ( or this series muggles) World paralleled our current political climate ...more
The roller coaster of emotion and theories that I rode from beginning to end was amazing and wild.
Obviously, it pulled me along to the very end, fraught with emotion and tears and joy, because I read it in a single day.
The only ...more
This book is for… those moments when your neurodiversity just won’t let you not finish a series.
All of Naomi’s good writing and El’s witty lines will not make up for the fact that I do feel somewhat let down by this book. I almost feel bad typing this out, especially because I have a bit of a hard time pinpointing my criticism.
While I could appreciate El as a whole – if you do not love her you are seriously not my kind of person, bye – and empathize with her struggles, I had ...more
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