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Thursday, February 12, 2015

Review: The Paper Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg

The Paper Magician (The Paper Magician Trilogy #1)
by Charlie N. Holmberg

Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult
Publication: September 1st, 2014 by 47North
Format: kindle
Source: NetGalley
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Ceony Twill arrives at the cottage of Magician Emery Thane with a broken heart. Having graduated at the top of her class from the Tagis Praff School for the Magically Inclined, Ceony is assigned an apprenticeship in paper magic despite her dreams of bespelling metal. And once she’s bonded to paper, that will be her only magic… forever.

Yet the spells Ceony learns under the strange yet kind Thane turn out to be more marvelous than she could have ever imagined — animating paper creatures, bringing stories to life via ghostly images, even reading fortunes. But as she discovers these wonders, Ceony also learns of the extraordinary dangers of forbidden magic.

An Excisioner — a practitioner of dark, flesh magic — invades the cottage and rips Thane’s heart from his chest. To save her teacher’s life, Ceony must face the evil magician and embark on an unbelievable adventure that will take her into the chambers of Thane’s still-beating heart—and reveal the very soul of the man.
I absolutely adore the cover of this book. It's absolutely gorgeous! And the blurbs sounds really good. Which is why I wanted to read The Paper Magician in the first place.

Ceony had wanted to be a smelter, but was assigned an apprenticeship in paper magic under Magician Thane. Who would know that paper magic could be more wonderful? Creating an animated paper creatures, bringing stories to life... Ceony lived a quiet life until a woman showed up, and Ceony discovered the forbidden magic of an excisioner.

I like Ceony right from the start. She's a wonderful character. Charlie N. Holmberg writing is magical. I love the learning process—the paper magic study Ceony had with Thane. Kinda made me feel like learning Origami now. And Fennel, the paper dog sounds amazing.

Some parts of the story were kind of slow, but I really enjoyed this book and Ceony's adventure to save Magician Thane. The Paper Magician is a wonderful, magical reads with a tiny hint of romance. I admit that I didn't have a high expectation of this book. I was scared that the book will be a disappointment. But whew! This book was a great book and I'm glad that I read it. Now I just can't wait to read the second book.

Thank you Netgalley and 47North for an advanced copy of this ARC.

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