Published by Viking on August 11th 2009
Genres: Fantasy & Magic
Source: Owned Audible Book
Like everyone else, precocious high school senior Quentin Coldwater assumes that magic isn't real, until he finds himself admitted to a very secretive and exclusive college of magic in upstate New York. There he indulges in joys of college-friendship, love, sex, and booze- and receives a rigorous education in modern sorcery. But magic doesn't bring the happiness and adventure Quentin thought it would. After graduation, he and his friends stumble upon a secret that sets them on a remarkable journey that may just fulfill Quentin's yearning. But their journey turns out to be darker and more dangerous than they'd imagined.
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While I liked many of the characters in this book (Elliott and Jane in particular), I didn’t really like Quinton until the very, very end. But the end was enough to at least make me entertain the idea of reading the other two books. The pacing of the story felt weird, though, and the magic was way too complicated.
*Part of my A Book a Day Challenge
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