The Magicians

Author: 
Lev Grossman
The Magicians is Harry Potter mixed with The Chronicles of Narnia and rated "M" for Mature.  A surly teenager, Quentin Coldwater is invited to a school of magic.  With a fair amount of sex, drug use, and violence, this is no Hogwarts.  The Magicians is more mature in other ways, as well.  The characters question the relationship of man, magic, and God.  And Quentin has a complex relationship with his girlfriend.  Additionally, it has one of the most interesting and sinister villians I've read in quite some time.  The Magicians is a page-turner that will appeal to fantasy readers as well as readers of realistic fiction.