Lately I have been trying my best to shorten my TBR pile. The Magicians has been sitting on it for a good six months, if not longer. It was one of those books I bought on a whim because I thought it sounded unique and then I lost all interest. Well, it turns out I lost interest for good reason, because for me this novel just didn't work.
The premise is HarryPotteresque, but the writing is bad. Certain phrases felt out of place which made it feel awkward and clichés are overused. Not only that, the book lacks substance and underlying ideas. It's very one-dimensional and all in all, not a good read.
Publisher: Plume ,2009