Just like all art, books reflect us. They reflect who we are, they reflect the world, and they reflect our true nature. They are living tomes which convey a beauty and a connection that cannot die. I read Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Classic Lit, Horror, and Non-Fiction.
One part Harry Potter, one part Chronicles of Narnia, one part Catcher in the Rye, and one part something new, The Magicians by Lev Grossman is a fast, fun, fantasy fiction for adults. The book had really good pacing and never dragged, but it feels like Grossman sacrificed depth in the name of pace. There isn't as much world building escapism as in books like Harry Potter and there are a lot of really cool ideas in this book, which doesn't get explored much. It has good, realistic characters (except Alice. Alice was perfect and cripplingly shy, but that just makes you want her more), and really good pacing, but it was a tad predictable. 3/5.