Hopin’ to Pass
A Deadly Education (Scholomance, volume 1)
By Naomi Novik
Naomi Novik’s 2020 A Deadly Education is the first volume in her Scholomance series.
Antisocial Galadriel “El” Higgins has survived her time in the combination school/death trap of Scholomance; this despite her manifest lack of social connections or powerful allies. A meet-cute in the form of an unrequested rescue by the Scholomance’s self-appointed hero Orion Lake upends her sullen life.