15. The Magicians by Lev Grossman (a re-read) ★★★★
Upon second reading it gave me the opportunity to love certain characters more, and like certain characters even less. The normal world becomes mundane and boring in this tale, and so does the magical world until, as per usual, something is at stake. While embarking on this re-read I was still drawn in by the descriptive and encompassing prose, though I found myself wishing for it to pick up. I do look forward to continuing my read of the second book (for the first time).