This has become one of my favorite books to listen to! I read it the old fashioned way and then grabbed it on Audible to relive the fun prior to the show debuting on SiFi. The narrator handles the snarky, angsty, sarcastic humor even better than my internal voice had. Magic is REAL and, thankfully, so are the characters. It's a group I love to go on magical adventures with... so I do, repeatedly.
I was brought here from the t.v. series when I realized it was a book. I love when I get a deeper understanding of a show by reading it's original source. The two mediums are so far removed from each other, including different names, personalities and actual events, that it hardly seems like they are related at all. I pushed through the extraordinarily boring and depressing book in hopes that something would happen that would make it worth all the hours of listening. Nothing ever did. I am not motivated to listen to the rest of the series and on top of that, I am not even interested in watching the second season anymore. Just a real bummer experience.
I had high hopes for this story, but it failed. It was not engaging, jumped around, repeated the same sentences, was very anticlimactic, and just not great literature. I kept listening hoping it would get interesting....but it never did.
The pacing and characters in this book were completely unlike anything I expected. I thought I was reading another Harry Potter derivative wunderkind coming-of-age novel. I was wrong. The characters are flawed and dynamic and they change and the story progresses in a way that I was not expecting at all. Sometimes you he literally every single character on page. But, stick with it. I promise you you will enjoy this book.
I can't really specify a single thing about this book that I really hated, it was more a culmination of a lot of different things that bothered me. The characters are just shitty people, meaningless plot (but I guess that was the whole point of the book), and the book was a little too heavy on the references.