Reviews – The Scholomance Series by Naomi Novik

Posted November 11, 2022 by Carole in Reviews / 6 Comments

Last month, I listened to all 3 books in this trilogy and had a fantastic time with them. I really enjoyed getting to know El, Orion, and the rest of the group at the Scholomance. Anisha Dadia does a fantastic job with the narration and I found myself reaching for my headphones every chance I could.

Reviews – The Scholomance Series by Naomi NovikA Deadly Education by Naomi Novik
Narrator: Anisha Dadia
Series: The Scholomance #1
Published by Penguin Random House on September 29, 2020
Genres: Fiction / Fantasy, Fiction / Fantasy / Epic
Length: 10 hours 58 minutes
Format: Audiobook
Source: Library
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four-stars

I thought that this was an excellent way to kick off the series! I really enjoyed getting to know El and the rest of the characters. I was especially interested in learning about the Scholomance itself. This is not a normal academy. It can be incredibly deadly and not all of the students will make it out alive. It is important to have a support system in the school if for no other reason than to have someone that can help watch your back.

El has always been an outcast and has had to work hard to make but things change when she starts spending time with Orion. It was great to see the students work together and I liked the dynamics between El and Orion. I listened to the audiobook and thought that Anisha Dadia did a fantastic job in bringing this story to life. I thought that her voice was perfect for the story and added to my overall enjoyment. And hello, that ending made me very eager to jump right into the next book!

I received this book for free from the Library, Publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Reviews – The Scholomance Series by Naomi NovikThe Last Graduate by Naomi Novik
Narrator: Anisha Dadia
Series: The Scholomance #2
Published by Penguin Random House Audio, Random House Publishing Group on September 28, 2021
Genres: Fiction / Fantasy
Length: 13 hours 26 minutes
Format: ARC, Audiobook
Source: Library, Publisher
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four-stars

This was great! I must say that I liked this book even more than I liked the first book in the series. El is no longer a loner and has a group of friends that she seems to work well with. I really enjoyed seeing El and the rest of the students work together to solve a major problem, which just happens to how to survive graduation. I love the way that El has become a leader in the school and the way that everyone seems to look to her for answers.

I was thrilled to see the progress in the relationship between El and Orion. I think that these two are really good together and I love the connection that they share. They are both very good at magic and have taken on a lot of the responsibility for getting everyone out safely. Anisha Dadia continues to do an excellent job with the narration of this series. I thought that she added a lot of action and excitement to her reading. This book ended on a bit of a cliffhanger which left me eager to jump into the next book in the series.

I received a digital review copy of this book from Random House Publishing Group and borrowed a copy of the audiobook from my local library.

I received this book for free from the Publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Reviews – The Scholomance Series by Naomi NovikThe Golden Enclaves by Naomi Novik
Narrator: Anisha Dadia
Series: The Scholomance #3
Published by Penguin Random House Audio on September 27, 2022
Genres: Fiction / Fantasy
Length: 14 hours 49 minutes
Format: Audiobook
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four-stars

This was an excellent way to wrap up a very enjoyable trilogy! I had no idea where the story would go after the events of the previous book and was eager to see the fate of some of the characters. At the start of the book, El is in a bad place since she is so worried about Orion. El and some of her friends devise a plan to save their classmate and end up learning quite a few things that were quite surprising.

I feel like I have been on quite the journey with El, Orion, and the rest of the gang. The characters have all grown a lot over the course of the story. I thought that this installment had all of the action and excitement that I have come to expect from the series. I once again listened to the audiobook and thought that Anisha Dadia did a wonderful job with the narration. I think that her voice is perfect for this group of characters and am certain that her narration added to my enjoyment of the story.

I received a review copy of this audiobook from Penguin Random House Audio.

About Naomi Novik

Naomi Novik is the New York Times bestselling author of A Deadly Education and The Last Graduate, the award-winning novels Uprooted and Spinning Silver, and the Temeraire series. She is a founder of the Organization for Transformative Works and the Archive of Our Own. She lives in New York City with her family and six computers.

6 responses to “Reviews – The Scholomance Series by Naomi Novik

  1. This author has been on my TBR for ages and somehow I’ve never read anything by her. This trilogy sounds amazing and I love that you couldn’t stop listening. That’s the best kind of audio book!