An Education in Malice

Posted February 12, 2024 by Carole in Reviews / 5 Comments

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

An Education in MaliceAn Education in Malice by S.T. Gibson
Narrator: Stephanie Cannon
Published by Hachette Audio, Redhook on February 13, 2024
Genres: Fiction / Fantasy / Dark Fantasy
Length: 8 hours 22 minutes
Pages: 368
Format: ARC, Audiobook
Source: Publisher
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Sumptuous and addictive, An Education in Malice is a dark academia tale of blood, secrets and insatiable hungers from S.T. Gibson, author of the cult hit A Dowry of Blood

Deep in the forgotten hills of Massachusetts stands Saint Perpetua’s College. Isolated and ancient, it is not a place for timid girls. Here, secrets are currency, ambition is lifeblood, and strange ceremonies welcome students into the fold.  

On her first day of class, Laura Sheridan is thrust into an intense academic rivalry with the beautiful and enigmatic Carmilla. Together, they are drawn into the confidence of their demanding poetry professor, De Lafontaine, who holds her own dark obsession with Carmilla.  

But as their rivalry blossoms into something far more delicious, Laura must confront her own strange hungers. Tangled in a sinister game of politics, bloodthirsty professors and magic, Laura and Carmilla must decide how much they are willing to sacrifice in their ruthless pursuit of knowledge.  

For more from S.T. Gibson, check out A Dowry of Blood. 

This was a fantastic book! I have wanted to read S.T. Gibson’s work for a while and am so glad that I picked up this book. I am a sucker for dark academia and when you add vampires to the mix, this book became a must-read. Once I started reading this book, I didn’t want to stop because I was completely pulled into this world.

I really liked Laura and Carmilla and couldn’t wait to see how they would be able to navigate this strange new world along with their budding relationship. Laura is new to Saint Perpetua’s College, where Carmilla is the favored student of their poetry professor. Laura is quickly added to the inner circle of the professor and learns that there is more going on than she first thought.

I listened to the audiobook and thought that Stephanie Cannon did an excellent job with this story. Her voice was really perfect for this story and I almost felt like I was right there with these characters. I liked the various voices that she used for the characters and I never had any trouble discerning which character was speaking. I am certain that her performance added to my overall enjoyment.

I would highly recommend this book to others. I found this to be a magical story filled with blood, romance, and characters that I couldn’t help for root for. I hope to read more of this author’s work very soon.

I received a review copy of this book from Redhook and Hachette Audio.

5 responses to “An Education in Malice

  1. A well narrated audiobook is such fun to listen to. I’m not sure this one is for me but I love the cover and the sound of the narrator. I’ll definitely look for other books narrated by her.