The Last Graduate
sequel to A Deadly Education
by Naomi Novik
Del Rey, 2021
Summary: I will try not to spoil this but I will spoil the previous book. This volume picks up where the other left off. El has to make a choice about what she will do about her mother’s warning and they also have to deal with the consequences of actually fixing the machinery in the first book and that the school is now targeting El.
Likes: El is still so grouchy but she has thawed slightly. That ending, I’m not sure I’ll recover but it made sense and it was intense.
Dislikes: There were multiple parts that dragged this time. I still liked the lore and the complicated ways that the school demands work but a lot of this was already established in the first book.
Overall I’m glad I read this because I wanted to know what was going to happen after that cliffhanger at the end of the first book but I’m also happy to go back to my reading of the Temeraire series.