Jun 2, 2011
After a wee bit of a reading slump, I picked up The Magicians which I loved loved loved. Even the author doesn't shy away from comparisons to Harry Potter and Narnia - he references both in this novel about a teenager who is accepted to a secret school for magicians. What this book does differently is that it welcomes the messiness and all out angst of teenage life. These students are disaffected youth. They rage at their parents, do stupid hurtful things, and hate their lives. This sort of thing drives me mad in a lot of literary fiction when its attached to adults. However, I give a lot of leeway to fictional angry teens. 8.5/10.
And happy news - the author has a sequel due out this fall. Yay!