This book came highly recommended.
Why this book?
I had just wrapped up reading whatever it was I was reading, and I mentioned casually that I would like to get into a good series. I missed getting know characters really well (like when I read all of the Longmire books in a month). That is how I landed on The Magicians which is the first in a trilogy.
What is it about?
This book is about magic. It isn’t about a magical world as much as it is about a handful of people being told that magic exists and they may or may not have the gift.
There is a pretty excellent bad guy.
While I love characters that are not perfect, I really wanted to slap all of these characters (except Elliot) at multiple points.
I liked this book.
I didn’t think I would read the other two upon finishing it, but I did end up reading the final two books in the trilogy. I greatly enjoyed the second and third books. This book, however, is not on my favorites list.
It was alright.
I’m glad I read it, because it laid the groundwork for the two that follow.