This is book number 2 in the Liaden Universe Theo Waitley series.
Theo, star pilot wannabe and troubled misfit has been accepted, against all her expectations, to Anlingdin. It's the Hogwarts of star piloting academies, and Theo has been selected to train there with the best-of-the-best. Even better--she can finally leave behind the gawky, misfit days of teenage angst her previous life so complicated before. Great Liaden star pilots are born with a bang and not a whimper--and Theo has set a course to graduate from misfit to genuine maverick.