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by Charlie N. Holmberg
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isanythingopen
isanythingopen rated it 11 months ago
Magic origami. That would be cool talent to learn. If you lived somewhere dry or only did magic outside in the middle of summer. I wonder how he kept his paper garden from constantly dissolving.
Mike Finn
Mike Finn rated it 1 year ago
A bold plot structure and startlingly original magic lifts this, sometimes graphically violent, YA Edwardian adventure into something special SPOILER ALERT I don't normally reveal plot elements but I can't review this book without sharing some of the early events. "The Paper Magician" takes pl...
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AMAITKEN.COM Book Reviews rated it 4 years ago
Rental book As my second Kindle (monthly Prime rental) book, I thought I’d go for a “top” book in my genre. An Amazon imprint publishes it, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. It’s not a long book, but it felt much longer than it should’ve. It’s set back a hundred or two hundred years ago in London whe...
SusannaG - Confessions of a Crazy Cat Lady
This novel was an entertaining way of spending a day locked indoors (it was so hot earlier this afternoon you couldn't breathe outside). Ceony Twill, despite graduating top of her class at her magicians' academy, isn't allowed to pick her discipline of magic. She longs to work magic with metal, b...
rameau's ramblings
rameau's ramblings rated it 5 years ago
I'd heard some bad things about these books through the bookish grapevine and decided to pass, but then Audible was having a sale and I needed distraction. Things happened. Story: Through the first half of the book it was hanging onto four stars with its sheer cuteness. The heroine is snarky and...
Muccamukk
Muccamukk rated it 5 years ago
Ugh. I don't know what to rate this. It has such a fun premise, and a great start, but then about a third of the way in the pacing not only derailed, it went off the bridge and sank to the bottom of the bay. I kid you not, one third (⅓!) of this book is an extended and entirely pointless flashback ...
Stewartry
Stewartry rated it 5 years ago
The Paper Magician had every appearance of something I would love. What a lovely cover. What a wonderful idea for a system of magic.Ah well. What a shame.It is, I think, a terrific system of magic – but there is so little information about other branches that it's hard to know. Paper magic is fascin...
Dispatches from Terabithia
Dispatches from Terabithia rated it 5 years ago
I had somehow taken this book off of my to-read list; don’t even know how it happened, but it wandered over onto my ‘not now’ list and languished there. VERY unique world building, definitely liked it, BUT. There was one part of the book that was just needlessly, endlessly long -- I understand the r...
fruitcakes
fruitcakes rated it 5 years ago
VERY much enjoyed this book. While I think it can be described as Young Adult, it's not very "young adult-y". The heroine is 19, and treated, by and large, as an adult.Very much enjoyed the world building, but if you're looking for historical detail, this probably ain't the book for you. The world f...
Roving Book Club
Roving Book Club rated it 5 years ago
Read by Tiffany and Kim A: This book is a gentle read, introducing a lovely complex-but-simple fantasy world, with magic both light and dark. Well written, lovely characters (though the Quest dragged a bit towards the end). Definitely looking forward to book 2!
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