The Paper Magician

The Paper Magician Charlie N. Holmberg
  • Title: The Paper Magician
  • Author: Charlie N. Holmberg
  • ISBN: 9781477823835
  • Page: 233
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Paper Magician Charlie N. Holmberg The Paper Magician 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 app
    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 theCeony 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 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.
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    About Charlie N. Holmberg


    1. Born in Salt Lake City, Charlie N Holmberg was raised a Trekkie alongside three sisters who also have boy names She is a proud BYU alumna, plays the ukulele, owns too many pairs of glasses, and finally adopted a dog Her fantasy Paper Magician Series, which includes The Paper Magician, The Glass Magician, and The Master Magician, has been optioned by the Walt Disney Company Her stand alone novel, Followed by Frost, was nominated for a 2016 RITA Award for Best Young Adult Romance She currently lives with her family in Utah Visit her at charlienholmberg.


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    1. One , she promised herself One until the end And even if there s no door to freedom, at least you know you tried One , Ceony This was a good book At the beginning, I was getting solid heavy magical Daddy Long Legs feelswhich descended solidly into Dickensian feels, specifically, A Christmas Carol Then it became nigh unbearable, because constant flashbacks are not for me, no, sir Excellent premise A heroine that I liked It was just a shame that this turned out to be such a boring book for the l [...]

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    2. This book was sweet and magical Ceony was hoping to apprentice to become a smelter or chef, but Tagis Praff School for the Magically Inclined had something different in mind when they set her up with Mg Thane Ceony wasn t happy with this at all as she didn t see any use to being a paper magician But she was wrong, wrong indeed Mg Thane had a paper skeleton as a butler How freaking cool, but Ceony didn t like it at all Mg Thane got on her good side though when he made her a paper dog since she co [...]

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    3. Have you ever had someone try to tell you a story Because they are excited you get excited and can t wait to hear it But they are speaking so fast that they are leaving out important details which makes it impossible to follow the story So you politely nod your head and pretend to listen even though you are zoning out and thinking of other things Did I bring in all the groceries What was the name of my high school math teacher At the same time your friend really wants to emphasize her story so s [...]

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    4. I give up I tried I really did DNF d at 51%I just can not make myself continue I always feel bad when I don t finish a book but this one just has not captured my interest in the least The premise is good The story however, just bobbles along and I m soooooo pooped from reading it that I want to smash small china doll heads into the wall.I don t care for the main characters.n t care for the storyjust don t careSTOP judging me The only part I liked was the paper folding.I received an arc copy of t [...]

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    5. I m pretty picky about my historical fiction I want it to be, well, historical If it s set in the early 1900 s, I don t want the characters to use modern slang, like something being shot to hell I want them to talk and relate to each other as people of the period did Granted, it does make it tricky for the authors sometimes to make characters that fit in with historical social conventions but that are still appealing to contemporary audiences If all you do is take characters who talk and act as [...]

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    6. I really enjoyed this book The magical system in the book and series, is very unique as magicians bond to certain man made materials like paper, glass, steel, etc and once bonded they can use them For example the main protagonist, Ceony can make a paper bird and it will then come to life and she can use it to scout for danger or find a person.The setting is England around Victorian times, but doesn t have that woman can t do fill in the blank vibe Ceony is very likable and the story took an unex [...]

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    7. This book honestly has A LOT of promise The writing isn t bad, even if there were many times I didn t feel the author was true to time period or location The subject matter was interesting and I liked the idea of the world of magic being split this way, bonding to a specific medium It was also interesting that the world of magic was generally an accepted part of life in this realm of reality But there were some big flaws I couldn t overlook, including a desperately dragging second half that felt [...]

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    8. on the tune of barbie girl by aqua I m a paper girl, in a paper wooorldfe in paper, see ya layer.a paper pup right there,magicians everywhere permutation, Folding is creation.Seriously tho yes, that layer up there is an intentional pun

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    9. A note before I start the review If the author ever happens to read this, or anyone considering writing a book based in a different time or place just saying it is set in England at the turn of the 20th Century doesn t make it so It is very hard to get into it when everything sounds like modern day language and dialogue It sounds exactly how people speak today Even when the story told me the year and the place, I had a hard time feeling it Read D H Lawrence s Sons and Lovers That s how this book [...]

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    10. I was trying to think of what was wrong with this book and the only thing I could come up with is that is too wishy washy When all the details, from the magic rules to the setting to the time to the characterisation, are as so vague it s impossible to get invested in a book.First up, the positives The imagery was pretty and impressive The first third or so of the book had all these cool paper things coming to life and it was so nice It had a similar quality to The Night Circus It had the guts of [...]

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    11. This review is now LIVE on 100% Rock Click on the link to read the full review.How many others had she judged and set aside like that, thinking them no than a one sided piece of paper Quick review What I loved The characters They were funny, peculiar, interesting and very easy to relate to The plot It was new and innovative and I, personally, had never read something like it I loved the different areas of magic, the alternate fantasy universe and the Good vs Evil story line It never gets old Th [...]

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    12. For the past five years, Ceony had wanted to be a Smelter However, while most graduates got to choose what material they dedicated their craft to, Ceony had been assigned This book was very, very frustrating Have you ever read a book and wished another author would steal the premise and write a much better book The premise was fascinating, original and clever A recent graduate of the Tagis Praff School for the Magically Inclined, Ceony had her heart set on becoming a smelter You can only magical [...]

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    13. How many others had she judged and set aside like that, thinking them no than a one sided piece of paper In The Paper Magician, Ceony, a new graduate of Tagis Praff School for the Magically Inclined she has been forced to study a part of magic no one else will paper Upset about not being able to choose to go into the medium of her choice, she is surprised to discover Mg Thane is nothing like she expected When he is attacked by a Excisioner, a magician using flesh as a medium, who then steals hi [...]

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    14. The paper magic was really fun, but literally half the book is spent in someone s memories, which started to drag, and didn t seem to serve much of a purpose besides fostering a one sided infatuation that I didn t care for much Then there s the blood magician threat, which an entire force of magicians and police have been fighting but view spoiler Ceony doesn t even get questioned seriously about what happened and how she succeeded against a blood magician who had ripped her master s heart out h [...]

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    15. In this story, a magically inclined individual versed in the art of Folding can create living creatures, braided belts that protect and vitalize the body, and even beating hearts all out of Folded paper This is not your mama s origami I was hoping for something a bit darker with this Kindle First freebie, but its fairytale air was charming in its own way Although there are some semi wicked sections, there is an overriding innocence to it The writing was fine, the paper magic was different and in [...]

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    16. 3 Stars Overview I finished this book 17 days ago and I m just now actually writing this review Oh well, better late than never right Charlie Holmberg s book The Paper Magician takes place in a fictionalized Victorian era where magicians are bound to one element meaning they can only preform magic using that component The story begins with the reluctant Ceony beginning her apprenticeship in the arts of paper magic, under the care of one Emery Thane Pros I love, love, love this idea Everything ab [...]

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    17. You can read this and other reviews at Things I Find While ShelvingI received a free ARC Via NetgalleyBOOK you could ve been five stars You mostly deserved five stars You were so good Ceony, while talented and smart and possessing a photographic memory, wasn t perfect She didn t get every fold right the first time She didn t take to being a folder right away, and she didn t change her mind for no apparent reason She changed her mind because Emery Thane, while different, is also super freaking ni [...]

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    18. Source I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read to review basis Thanks to Publishing and NetGalley Material made by man, your creator summons you Link to me as I link to you through my years until the day I die and become earth This book started out quite promising, but unfortunately took a big turn for the worse.I found Ceony quite a rude person, and she was also really, really nosey She was rude to her new employer, rude about his house, and whenever given the chance would hap [...]

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    19. DNF 51%Another book that was just not for me I honestly try not to make a habit of binning books, however life is too short for bad books and I can only put up with so much I feel like my lack of enjoyment of this book was my penance for picking a book based on its cover which is awesome btw.I loved the concept but the execution just didn t work for me The main character was alright but nothing special I had no real investment to anyone or anything in this story Hardly anything happened until 45 [...]

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    20. Mostly, this was just badly paced I liked the beginning of this SO MUCH The slow unfolding of the world, Ceony learning about paper, the dynamic between the characters.But then the plotty stuff happened And, first of all, I think it happened too quickly I wasn t invested enough in the world and characters yet And I didn t think Ceony knew enough yet.And then the plotty stuff dragged ON AND ON I was so frustrated with it, but had read enough that I didn t want to DNF it.And I was all ready to shi [...]

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    21. 1.5 Stars Can you hear that That is the sound of all my hopes and dreams being crushed This book looked so good at the beginning the characters were likeable and the magic idea was amazing Magical animated origami sounds like something that was written just for me Can you image animating this Because I totally can I d be folding and animating random things all day long Then the problems start the magical system has no specified set of rules and limitations This of course means that at some point [...]

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    22. 5 exactly what I needed right now stars.The Paper Magician turned out to be a quick and delightful read Set in 1901 London, it gave me a distinct magic y feeling I love so much The atmosphere reminded me of Howl s Moving Castle somehow.It can easily be read as a standalone the ending is well rounded in a way that allows but does not require a sequel Even though the MCs are 19 and 30 years old, the book itself and the world depicted in it are a little naive, as if the book is meant for younger au [...]

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    23. M s bien un 3.5Ante todo, debo decir que al abrir este libro no sab a hac a qu aventura me embarcaba, pues me negu en redondo en leer la sinopsis S lo me dej llevar por la car tula y lo que mi mente fuera capaz de imaginar Y, como es l gico, mi mente traz una ruta muy diferente a la original Sin embargo, y a medida que fui devorando el libro, la historia me enganch hasta dejarme con ganas de empezar Ya el segundo.

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    24. I got this as part of the kindle first program and was so intrigued the moment I read the description I didn t even look at the other books offered A young woman is sent to a magician to learn a magic she was the least interested in considered the weakest and useless of all the different types practiced and against her wishes no less She makes no extra efforts to be pleasing or amenable, going into the new arrangement with quite a chip on her shoulder And after being met by a skeleton at the doo [...]

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    25. Thank you Netgalley for sending me this book in exchange of an honest review.It s one of my first reviews, so I apologise for the grammatical errors Update review Okay I don t know how I feel about this book, It was decent in the very beginning but then it went downhill and then uphill again Its so confusing What I like about this book The idea of the paper magician is very interesting, I ve never read a book about magicians who plays manipulate to be precise with paper The protagonist was not w [...]

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    26. I struggled at times with some of the characterization aspects of this book, plus a touch of insta love However, there were some interesting hints dropped about the rest of the series and I m curious to see how things play out.

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    27. Cuando s que un libro trata de magia, instant neamente me llama la atenci n, as que inmediatamente leo la sinopsis y si me convence lo suficiente no soy tan exigente en estos casos hago lo posible por conseguirlo Con El mago de papel me sucedi exactamente eso, y he quedado satisfecho El principal atractivo de este libro es que resulta original la idea de que los magos sean capaces de controlar los materiales creados por los humanos, pero solo uno de esos materiales, no todos No son magos con var [...]

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    28. Firstly, thanks to Lith for lending me this book It was much shorter than I expected, but there was still enough time to get to know the characters and various descriptions, though these felt a bit long in places I really liked the magical aspects and that the dog was made out of paper There are not enough animals pets in YA, or any books really, and having a paper dog was a really good idea I thought Ceony s learning curve progressed naturally enough and the journey she went on to help her tuto [...]

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    29. THE PAPER MAGICIAN TRILOGY n 1Lettura di gruppo ELDevo ammettere che non conoscevo questi libri Grazie a delle ragazze che li hanno votati, li ho recuperati, in modo da poter partecipare alla lettura di gruppo Ho appena finito il primo volume Mi proprio piaciuto, anche se pieno di difetti Almeno per me In questo primo libro veniamo catapultati in questo mondo di fine 800, in cui per c la magia Una magia diversa da quella a cui siamo abituati E una magia legata alla carta, al vetro, alla plastica [...]

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    30. 2.75 Finally my little review Actually I was quite unsure what rating to give this book On instagram I believe, i gave it 3 stars But after reconsidering for awhile, I guess I m tending to give it only 2.75 The reason is, that I feel that a lot of potential wasn t used well for this story.I very much adore the idea of the magicsystem in the book, especially the paper magic Alsothe blood magic is a nice counter part But I felt like the buildup was first in a way too long, then again the transiti [...]

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