Quentin goes to a college interview and instead ends up getting invited to take a test to get into a magical college. The story follows Quentin through his time at college and the year(ish) after.
This book is Not Harry Potter, at all, not even a little. The characters in this book are unlikable, but in a very real human sort of way. I kinda hated this book for most of the time I was reading it and then finished it and immediately wanted to pick up the next one. That wasn’t because of the ending so much as it was more enjoyable after the fact (does that even make sense?). Most of this book is paced slower than I would expect but it still sucked me in. I really think looking at these books as individuals doesn’t work as well as judging the entire series which I know isn’t going to work for everyone but I do think it’s the best way to view this.