An Education in Malice

An Education in Malice

Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Hardback Published on: 15/02/2024
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An Education in Malice
This is the perfect spooky dark academic read for autumn
I loved this author's previous work A Dowry of Blood, with the beautiful prose and descriptions of horrific things in such a flowery way, and this book did... READ MORE
Anna at Bluewater
An Education in Malice
Dark, sapphic, devious fun!
Love is sacrifice. One of us was always going to bleed for the other…. Nestled and cloistered deep in the forgotten hills of Massachusetts stands Saint P... READ MORE
Dan - Clifton, Bristol.
An Education in Malice
If you want a sapphic, vampires and Gothic rivalries to lovers full of intimate longing... READ THIS!
If you want a sapphic, vampires and Gothic rivalries to lovers full of intimate longing... READ THIS! A Education in Malice is a haunting, deliciously G... READ MORE
Léa at Brighton
An Education in Malice
Addictive Vampire Retelling
You really can't go wrong with S.T Gibson vampires. I adored 'A Dowry of Blood' and I loved this one too. S.T has such a trademark way of writing, this... READ MORE
Jamie Lee at Trafford Centre
An Education in Malice
Absolutely delectable and hauntingly thrilling from the get go.
As a sapphic obsessed with Carmilla, Vampire storylines, dark academia and gothic prowess... Is it any surprise that An Education In Malice is already my t... READ MORE
Ella-Mae from Lewes

Synopsis

'Love is sacrifice. One of us was always going to bleed for the other.' 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 dark magic, Laura and Carmilla must decide how much they are willing to sacrifice in their ruthless pursuit of knowledge. Sumptuous and addictive, An Education in Malice is a dark academia tale of blood, secrets and insatiable hungers from Sunday Times bestselling author S.T. Gibson, author of the cult hit A Dowry of Blood.

  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • ISBN: 9780356519326
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Weight: 610g
  • Dimensions: 238 x 162 x 36 mm

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An Education in Malice
f/f academic rivals-to-lovers
An Education in Malice is an atmospheric retelling of Carmilla. It is a gothic novel and full of dark academia vibes. It's a very dark and bloody novel ful... READ MORE
Lauren
An Education in Malice
Sapphic Carmilla Retelling
”She kissed me with a martyr’s agonized desperation, like I was the ony sword she ever wanted to fall on, I kissed her right back like the cutting edge of... READ MORE
Alyssa Whelehan
An Education in Malice
A dark, obsessive romance
This book has academic rivals, spicy angsty sapphic romance, a plus size heroine, beautiful prose, bloody secrets, and vampires. Yes please, thank you S.T.... READ MORE
Em
An Education in Malice
Loved this
I loved a Dowry of Blood when I read it. And my god did I love this one. I flew through the book in an evening and being transported back into the land of ... READ MORE
Ellie
An Education in Malice
Ok
An Education in Malice is supposedly a more modern retelling of Carmilla from A Dowry of Blood but for me it lacked the dark gothic vibes that Dowry had. I... READ MORE
Renee_Reads
An Education in Malice
An Education in Malice is a sensual, sapphic dark academia book inspired by Sheridan Le Fanu's gothic novella Carmilla and filled with angst, drama, obsession and VAMPIRES.
Dripping with blood and lust, everything about this book, from the poetry class and academic rivalry to the debauched vampires and their erotic, exhibition... READ MORE
BooksWithBoz
An Education in Malice
Not my usual read, but still loved it
While not my typical read, I took a chance on this book after adoring A Dowry of Blood by the same author, and it proved to be a brilliant decision. A beau... READ MORE
melissa ann Gordon
An Education in Malice
Sapphic dark academia and vampires done right
My expectations for An Education in Malice were pretty high after the fantastic A Dowry of Blood and somehow this book managed to exceed them anyways. It w... READ MORE
Nina Najem
An Education in Malice
The writing style is beautiful, and the relationships are nuanced.
Starting in the fall of 1968, Laura, a small-town girl from Mississippi, moves to a women's college in Massachusetts to study writing. She's particularly e... READ MORE
SheReadsAndSheWines
An Education in Malice
Carmilla retelling
This book sucked me into its vortex and I found I'd read it before I knew it. Laura set off the story as the main character, a determined young women, inex... READ MORE
Micky - bookphenomena
An Education in Malice
A delicious sapphic, gothic novel.
“I often felt like a wolf wearing the skin of a girl, balancing on two legs and hoping no one would notice. But this girl…she undid all my domestication. O... READ MORE
Maddy Attridge
An Education in Malice
Obsessive, Beautiful and Mesmerising
Thank you to NetGalley and the publishers for my e-arc. 5 stars. I absolutely adored this book. It's sapphic and inspired/a retelling of Carmilla an... READ MORE
Eden Mason
An Education in Malice
lyrical, imagery laden haven
Wow. I don’t know how to feel after finishing An Education in Malice, I’ve just been sat here for almost thirty minutes contemplating what I’ve read - i... READ MORE
tej.reads
An Education in Malice
Gothic Carmilla Retelling
Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for providing an ARC to review. There is something so enthralling about gothic literature and the dark academia... READ MORE
Katie Skinner
An Education in Malice
Perfect for dark academia fans looking for an entertaining sapphic romance book!
Thank you to Little Brown Book Group UK, Orbit, and NetGalley for an advanced review copy of this book in exchange for an honest review, which I was really... READ MORE
Linda A
An Education in Malice
A Gothic novel DREAMBOAT of a book
An Education in Malice showcases how Gibson's approach to the vampire genre is a force to be reckoned with. A sister novel to A Dowry of Blood, An Educa... READ MORE
Danielle Wakefield
An Education in Malice
Spectacular!
Thank you NetGalley UK for giving me a free E Arc in exchange for an honest review. S.T. Gibson's latest work marks an absolutely stunning return, show... READ MORE
Liliana Foy
An Education in Malice
Carmilla meets dark academia
St. Gibson has done it once again- packaging up a wonderfully depraved and dark narrative in a swaddling of pleasingly beautiful prose. I will say that thi... READ MORE
Sariann Lehrer
An Education in Malice
5*
Netgalley ARC Vampires you say? I'm in
Amy Moors
An Education in Malice
Loved it
Thanks to NetGalley and the author for an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest review. It’s safe to say that An Education in Malice blew my mind! ... READ MORE
Rebecca Seaward
An Education in Malice
Sapphic dark-academia with a vampire twist? Yes please.
"I wanted to fall at her feet and worship her. I wanted to desecrate her in every filthy manner I could imagine. I wanted her, in every way, all at once." ... READ MORE
Rachel Penfold
An Education in Malice
Realy nice dark academia retelling
Quite an original retelling. I really liked how it took the original love-hate relationship between Laura and Carmilla and gave it a new meaning, while get... READ MORE
MR
An Education in Malice
Salacious & Mesmorising!
I absolutely devoured An Education in Malice by S.T.Gibson. I didn’t think it was possible for the author to wow me more than they did with A Dowry of B... READ MORE
Ivy Lilley
An Education in Malice
Infinite stars!!!
This book was extraordinary. It was so pure and raw and real. Gosh I didn’t think it was possible, but I loved it even more then ADOB, I devoured it! The... READ MORE
Lien Del Re
An Education in Malice
A haunting gothic love story with vampires
This was an interesting read. I disliked Carmilla to begin with, but as I read more of her POV, I grew to understand her a bit more. I feel like the endin... READ MORE
Yggdrasil_dreams
An Education in Malice
A gorgeous gothic tale
Thanks to NetGalley for the ARC. Gibson has such a gorgeous way of writing. It’s so rich and sumptuous and draws you in quietly slowly building up the w... READ MORE
Soapsud
An Education in Malice
dark academia sapphic fantasy with luscious prose
✨Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with a ARC copy in exchange for my honest review ✨ When I was reading this book, Lacy by Olivia ... READ MORE
Tiffany Wright
An Education in Malice
Amazing.
Another amazing book by S.T. Gibson. Followed a similar theme and I’m pretty sure theres a character cross over but don’t quote me! Obsessed with the relat... READ MORE
Sarah Foster
An Education in Malice
Vampires are back and they are everything!
I loved this book, it’s addictive and draws you in instantly. I was swept up into the tangled web S. T. Gibson wove so beautifully with her prose. The book... READ MORE
Dee Hancocks
An Education in Malice
Perfect for Valentine's Day
I was surprised by how easy this book was to get through, I usually find Dark Academia quite heavy reading but I had this finished in 3 sittings, as a full... READ MORE
Samantha Wightman
An Education in Malice
Dark and twist filled fantasy
Huge thanks to the author and publisher for the opportunity to read the ARC, in exchange for an honest review, An Education in Malice is brilliant, it’s da... READ MORE
Emma Renshaw
An Education in Malice
Another solid release by one of my favorite authors
For context, A Dowry of Blood is one of my favorite books of all time. I consider it perfect in every sense of the word. Of course, I soon as I heard S.T ... READ MORE
Joana Freitas
An Education in Malice
A deliciously dark and masterfully written sapphic romance
If ‘Dracula’, 'Carmilla' and ‘The secret history’ had a baby, it would be ‘An history of malice’. It is a truly captivating and intoxicating journey into t... READ MORE
Olga Naden
An Education in Malice
New favourite vampire
I didn't know that this was a second book to a series. I have not read the first one but I still enjoyed An Education in Malice. I think it's a good book a... READ MORE
Bookatiepillar
An Education in Malice
Beautiful writing
Perfect for fans of Ava Reid and Alix E. Harrow
Book Lover
An Education in Malice
ST Gibson does it again!
4.25 stars As always, Gibson’s prose is her strong suit - 10/10 genuinely no critiques. It’s rare that I read many books with this kind of prose as I’m ... READ MORE
Rowan Jones
An Education in Malice
Dark and gothic
A dark, gothic tale of love, death and vampires. The first book I've read by S T Gibson, and although this is the second book in a series, this worked w... READ MORE
Joanne Gibbons
An Education in Malice
Loved it!
This is the first book I have ever read by S.T Gibson, and I really enjoyed it. I cannot wait to read A Dowry In Blood as well, as I’ve heard it is just as... READ MORE
Shannon Hitchcock
An Education in Malice
B eautifully written dark academia with poetry and sapphic vampires
This isn’t a book I’d normally read, but after reading and loving A Dowry of Blood by this author, I thought I’d give it a chance and it was the best decis... READ MORE
Isabella Yoshida
An Education in Malice
Enchanting
4.5 stars Sapphic gothic horror/romance with a bit of Dead Poets society vibes and a lot of Carmilla themes... it was wonderful! The writing was impec... READ MORE
Margaret  Manjarres
An Education in Malice
S. T. Gibson does it again!
S.T. Gibson's writing will always impress me, her prose is so beautiful she could literally write a grocery list and I'd be impressed. This story is a c... READ MORE
Abigail
An Education in Malice
Dark Academia and Vampires... say less!
Laura takes a place at a prestigious all girls school to further her education with a focus on writing, and is quickly drawn into a fierce rivalry with a f... READ MORE
Rebecca  Reynolds
An Education in Malice
captivating
"She kissed me with a martyr's agonized desperation, like i was the only sword she ever wanted to fall on. i kissed her right back like the cutting edge of... READ MORE
phoebe thompson
An Education in Malice
“Love turns some people into birds or beggars, but you make me into architecture”
‘An Education in Malice’ is a modern retelling of the classic ‘Carmilla’, filled with dark academia and a gothic setting. The story consists of a sapphic r... READ MORE
Gabriella Madeline  Lee
An Education in Malice
Wonderful story
I loved Dowry of Blood and since then have been a fan of S.T. Gibson as such I was excited to read her dark academia upcoming novel and I was not at all di... READ MORE
Siobhain (What You Tolkien About)
An Education in Malice
4.5 stars
4.5 ⭐ (minimal spoilers ahead, not enough to mark as spoilers) I kindly received an ARC for this book and, even though it took me ages to actually ... READ MORE
Alexandra Kluvetasch
An Education in Malice
Beautiful!
A dark academia tale set in the mysterious Saint Perpetua's College. We witness an intense academic rivalry between Laura and Carmilla, guided by the deman... READ MORE
Lisa | Scrollwhisper
An Education in Malice
Delicious!!!
It was an absolute privilege to read an ARC of this exceptional book. ST Gibson writes with the most delicious prose that you want to savour and devour in ... READ MORE
Amber Hinde
An Education in Malice
Amazing book!
I was hooked from the very beginning of this book, I couldn't put it down! I finished it in a day and that is not something I regularly do. The character... READ MORE
Catherine Lavin
An Education in Malice
Another great retelling from S.T. Gibson!
In her enthralling follow-up to A DOWRY OF BLOOD (a queer retelling of the Brides of Dracula) S.T. Gibson tackles Sheridan le Fanu’s infamous vampire CARMI... READ MORE
Abby Mason
An Education in Malice
a sumptuous gothic dark academia to devour!
sapphic rivals-to-lovers with a touch of vampires? yes please! this is one of those books that put me in a trance the whole way through. i truly enjoyed... READ MORE
Fatima Omar
An Education in Malice
A vampire story but not like the ones we’re used to!
Happy Release Day to this wonderful book! I read this book in less than 24 hours because I literally couldn’t think of anything other than that story, its... READ MORE
@iam_addicted_to_books
An Education in Malice
Dark Academia at its best
First of all Thankyou to the publishers Little Brown Book Group UK for this fantastic book . I just knew this book would grab me and suck me in leaving ... READ MORE
Carla gott
An Education in Malice
A brilliant dark academia vampire story
I read an advanced reader copy of this book but my review is 100% honest. I was sold as soon as I knew this book was a dark academia, sapphic retelling ... READ MORE
JMMCarter
An Education in Malice
An Education In Malice
Set in the forgotten hills of Massachusetts is Saint Perpetua’s College, a boarding school for girls, where sizzling tension and secrets lie. This story fo... READ MORE
Phoebe Ashworth
An Education in Malice
Beautiful and bloody
An Education In Malice brings us back to the darkly lush world of vampires that we first saw in A Dowry of Blood. It takes place at a college for girls in ... READ MORE
Bunny
An Education in Malice
Camilla Sapphic Vampire Retelling
A well-written, pacy Camilla retelling with sapphic vampires, a dark academia setting and dual POV. The two voices are distinct and I found myself rooti... READ MORE
DJBookGirl
An Education in Malice
A Beautiful Gothic Dark Academia Romance
Love love loved reading A Dowry of Blood by S.T. Gibson so i was hella excited to read another book by the same author! Her writing style is very lyrical,... READ MORE
Tiana Molesworth
An Education in Malice
An Education in Malice by S.T Gibson
This is a book about devotion, when interest turns to dark obsession, when rivalry turns into passion. I meanie it's a dark academia but make it sapphic (a... READ MORE
Raisa Rowshan
An Education in Malice
Great book!
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for providing an eARC of this book. I absolutely loved this. I devoured this in two sittings and it's become my... READ MORE
Preveena Kulaveerasingam
An Education in Malice
A stunning dark academia vampire tale
Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for my eARC. I was sold as soon as I knew this book was a dark academia, sapphic retelling of Carmilla and I wasn'... READ MORE
JMMCarter