The Magicians

Lev Grossman

Shelfie Score: 54%

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Publisher: Random House
Pages: 496


NOW A MAJOR TV SERIES In a secret world of forbidden knowledge, power comes at a terrible price ... Quentin Coldwater's life is changed forever by an apparently chance encounter: when he turns up for his entrance interview to Princeton he finds his interviewer dead - but a strange envelope bearing Quentin's name leads him down a very different path to any he'd ever imagined. The envelope, and the mysterious manuscript it contains, leads to a secret world of obsession and privilege, a world of fr...

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I actually really, really enjoyed this book. I was expecting it to be leaning around 3 stars, but it really blew me away. I feel like this book was about what happens after you achieve everything you want and when there is nothing else to strive to be, no better, no one to beat and how it would affect someone brought up in a competitive society. Of course hi book has all the magic schools and books coming to life and boss battles and such (that were epic by the way), but I still feel like at it's core this is a book about getting bored when there is nothing left to be challenging or nothing else worth doing and I felt real akin with it. The third part of this book was the best by far and I really enjoyed it. I can't wait to read the rest of the series.


Bookaxe Characteristics for The Magicians

Character and Plot:

Characters in depth

Fast-paced plot

Language and Style:

Straight to the point

Language and style central

New Information:

Pure entertainment

Introduces you to new ideas


Explores the darker side of life
Light-hearted and optimistic


No swearing or violence etc
Frequent swearing and violence etc

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