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The Paper Magician
The Paper Magician | Charlie N. Holmberg
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 magicforever.Yet the spells Ceony learns under the strange yet kind Thane turn out to be more marvelous than she could have ever imaginedanimating 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 Excisionera practitioner of dark, flesh magicinvades 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 heartand reveal the very soul of the man.From the imaginative mind of debut author Charlie N. Holmberg, The Paper Magician is an extraordinary adventure both dark and whimsical that will delight listeners of all ages.
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Lchnessmnstr
The Paper Magician | Charlie N. Holmberg

About 60% through but losing steam. The characters and story don‘t feel genuine. The story moved along to quickly, he‘s too perfect and she‘s too cynical. I didn‘t get a chance to understand and care about them before the conflict began...

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MeganTurner
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Pickpick

I found this a bit slow at the start and didn‘t know if I was going to finish it. But, I‘m glad I did! Wow, what an adventure. I really enjoyed the storyline and I loved following Ceony on her adventure. I‘m going to read the other books in the series and hope they‘re just as enthralling

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EchoCharlie
The Paper Magician | Charlie N. Holmberg
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Bitch. He. Can't. Hear. You. Learn from your mistakes woman.

(I swear I'm enjoying this book, Ceony is just being exceptionally dumb this chapter)

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Tracey3
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Pickpick

I had no idea what to expect from this book. I never would have predicted the events of this story. I found it difficult to walk away from the book. Now I will read the second book in this series.

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librarygoddess619
The Paper Magician | Charlie N. Holmberg
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Continuing the magic theme. 😁 Is it a sign I want to be able to escape something? 😂🤣😂 Only the heat, friends. So far, it's my cup of tea. 👏👏👏

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ShyBookOwl
The Paper Magician | Charlie N. Holmberg
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After a hectic house buying week & heat wave, I finally woke up to perfect backyard reading weather.

I see this book has pretty mixed reviews. I'm not far in, but so far, I find the characters interesting and the rules of magic unique. I anticipate it being a Pick, but we'll see, I've been wrong before lol

Ironic that I'm e-reading this one lol

SW-T I ended up enjoying it. Read the whole series. Subtle charmer for me. 4mo
ShyBookOwl @SW-T good to know! 4mo
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ShyBookOwl
The Paper Magician | Charlie N. Holmberg
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Tackling The Paper Magician from my TBR while I try to patiently wait to find out if the offer my husband and I just made on a house will be accepted 😧 !!

BridgetteM I loved this entire series! Hope you enjoy it! 4mo
ShyBookOwl @BridgetteM I'm definitely digging it so far! 4mo
ravenlee Good luck! 4mo
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ShyBookOwl @ravenlee thank u! I'm so nervous I've developed a twitch in my thumb 😂 4mo
cmarie I really enjoyed this book! Fingers crossed for you 🤞 4mo
danimgill Good luck!!! I just went through the whole house thing, the waiting is the worst part, I hope you hear good news soon! 🤞 4mo
Melissa_J Fingers crossed for you 🤞🏻 Still in Ottawa? 4mo
Bklover Good luck!🤞 4mo
ShyBookOwl @Melissa_J Thank you! Yes, I love Ottawa and don't think I'll ever leave. I've been here 11 years. 4mo
ShyBookOwl @danimgill It is! So intense but it seems to have worked out. We have now bought it (conditionally) 🎉 4mo
ShyBookOwl @cmarie @Bklover Thank you! We got it!! 🎉🎉 4mo
danimgill @ShyBookOwl aaah congratulations!! 🥳🏠🎉 4mo
ShyBookOwl @Melissa_J oh, and we got it 😁! 4mo
Melissa_J Congrats! What part of Ottawa (maybe we‘ll be neighbours 😊)? 4mo
SW-T Congratulations!!! 🎉🍾🥳 4mo
ShyBookOwl @SW-T thank u 😁 4mo
Bklover Woohoo! Congratulations! 4mo
ShyBookOwl @Bklover thx!! 🤗 4mo
Dragon Fingers crossed 🤞 4mo
ShyBookOwl @Dragon thx! Got it ) 4mo
Dragon Congratulations 👍🎉 4mo
ShyBookOwl @Dragon 😊 thank u! 4mo
ShyBookOwl @Melissa_J In bookish terms, not far from the Elmvale public library branch 🤓 4mo
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wanderinglynn
The Paper Magician | Charlie N. Holmberg
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Mehso-so

An interesting premise, but I found the story uneven and a bit boring at times. So I rate it as a mediocre start to a concept that has promise. I may pick up book 2 just to see if the plot is stronger (& given that this was a debut novel, often book 2 is better), but at this point, it‘s not high on my TBR.

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Mandigolightly
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Mehso-so

Short and enjoyable. More insta-love than I like, and not a lot in character development, but a nice, quick read

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sunnyaltman
The Paper Magician | Charlie N. Holmberg
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I started this book over a year ago, read 30 pages, and put it down. I picked it back up because I wanted something short, and I can‘t believe I didn‘t love it immediately the first time. Just goes to show how much of a mood reader I am!

rretzler I am too! If I don‘t immediately like something, I put it down and start something else. I finish almost everything...eventually. 6mo
sunnyaltman @rretzler same! Books stay in purgatory on my goodreads currently reading shelf, I can‘t stand to take them off 🤣 6mo
rretzler I managed to clean my currently reading shelf up at the end of last year - by finishing them, but I fear there are now 2 more that seem to be languishing there. 😂 6mo
sunnyaltman @rretzler According to goodreads, I started reading Rules of Civility in April 2013. I don‘t even think I own it any more, but goodness knows I‘m not going to admit defeat by removing it at this point! 6mo
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chriss68
The Paper Magician | Charlie N. Holmberg
Pickpick

A quick read with an unusual premise

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Mccall0113
The Paper Magician | Charlie N. Holmberg
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No reason not to buy this and devour it! It‘s on sale!

tpixie Fun name and great cover!! 8mo
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janeycanuck
The Paper Magician | Charlie N. Holmberg
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Mehso-so

Finished up this audio this morning while trying to convince this dog that a bit of exercise won‘t kill her. She‘s still not convinced, given how icy everything still is but we agreed if she humoured me this morning, I wouldn‘t make her go for a walk in the wind storm this evening.

The book was fine - good enough to finish but not good enough to read the rest of the series.

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CoffeeWineBook
The Paper Magician | Charlie N. Holmberg
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Kid home sick, so had time to start on something that‘s been on my Kindle for a while 🤒📚❤️

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KimPossible89
The Paper Magician | Charlie N. Holmberg
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1. The paper magician. 2. Ravenclaw 3. The assassination of Gianni Versace

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bsscriv
The Paper Magician | Charlie N. Holmberg
Pickpick

This entire series is awesome!! YA so a quick read

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Bookjunkie57
The Paper Magician | Charlie N. Holmberg
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Pickpick

I truly enjoyed this adventure. Ceony and Emery have an interesting relationship. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Bookjunkie57
The Paper Magician | Charlie N. Holmberg
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1. Tagged plus Jar of Hearts and British Bedmate
2. Tea currently loving Lipton black tea with vanilla
3. The Pepsi I‘m having with dinner.

#WeekendReads

rachelsbrittain Thanks for joining in ☕😊 10mo
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Mynameisacolour
The Paper Magician | Charlie N. Holmberg
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Pickpick

🌟🌟🌟💫
I enjoyed the plot and descriptions of the different paper folding and spells. This was a light, fast and fun read. ❤🥀🌷

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Bookjunkie57
The Paper Magician | Charlie N. Holmberg
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#HelloThursday
1. 🇺🇸
2. 🇬🇧
3. 🇺🇸 🇳🇿 🇬🇧 (I have many favorites 🤷🏾‍♀️)
4. 🇬🇧 🇮🇹 🇫🇯 🇮🇸 🇬🇱 🇯🇵 (I have big travel dreams)

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 🌎 10mo
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Mynameisacolour
The Paper Magician | Charlie N. Holmberg
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I'm very impatiently awaiting the Tsar's Dwarf to arrive in the mail and found myself between books so I started this one last night. It was a freebie in the kindle store and has mixed reviews but it's pretty interesting so far!

starlight97 Nice photo! 10mo
BridgetteM I loved this series! Hope you enjoy 😊 10mo
Mynameisacolour Thank you @starlight97 & @BridgetteM I haven't read a series in years but it's looking like a definite possibility.😊 10mo
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dariazeoli
The Paper Magician | Charlie N. Holmberg
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Thank you, @NovelGirl82 ! I‘ve been wanting to read this one for awhile now 👍🏻😊

NovelGirl82 Yay! I hope you enjoy it & that you had a wonderful birthday! 10mo
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KimPossible89
The Paper Magician | Charlie N. Holmberg
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“The ghostly images lasted only a moment longer before fading away, as all unread stories were wont to do. “

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Eggbeater
The Paper Magician | Charlie N. Holmberg
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Mehso-so

It's hard to make folding paper appear magical, but this author really tried--and missed the mark a bit. I was a tad bored. There is not enough background on the MC and she doesn't have a personality. The villain of the story is the most interesting and I wish more was done with her and the flesh excising than the milquetoast origami wizards. I think it's me. I am too jaded for some YA, but I loved Harry Potter!

Karisa I felt the same way reading this series. I so wanted to love it more (maybe in part because of the cool cover art). 😂 10mo
Marilyncjackson I love YA but this one missed the mark with me too. I decided to pass on it 10mo
RadicalReader @Eggbeater I honestly thought that was Mary Poppins on the cover 10mo
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Christinak
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Standing on her toes, Ceony peeked around his arm to see him scrawling symbols, one in each Folded triangle. She recognized the shapes as #fortune symbols, the ones drawn on cards at fortune-tellers‘ booths during carnivals. #QuotsyJan19

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Andrew65
The Paper Magician | Charlie N. Holmberg
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Following @IheartYA recommendation on #AdventRecommends I have downloaded and am listening to this one as part of my #24B42019 Readathon.

IheartYA Yay, yay! 👍😁🎉 11mo
TheReadingMermaid Looks like a good one 11mo
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IheartYA
The Paper Magician | Charlie N. Holmberg
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#adventrecommends December 24, the last day. This was fun, and unfortunately went by so quick!
My last recommendation is the Paper Magician (series). It's different and engaging.

IheartYA @BookHoarder32 Haven't read that one yet but it's on my TBR with Holmberg's other books. 😊 11mo
Andrew65 I keep seeing these, I obviously need to read them! 11mo
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Ubergeekygirl
The Paper Magician | Charlie N. Holmberg
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Pickpick

This was a fun quick read, I'll probably pick up the next in the series.

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callunakeep
Paper Magician | Charlie N Holmberg
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Pickpick

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Very fun read! It was a much more simple story than The Fifth Doll, but very fun and I am totally going to read the rest of the series because Emory and Ceony are my kind of peeps!😝. @Maewyn I did 1.5x speed; 2.0 was way to chipmunk-ish! 🤣😂

Maewyn Lol, yeah, I can't take a narrator seriously past 1.5 either.😆 12mo
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callunakeep
Paper Magician | Charlie N Holmberg
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...when you have 42 minutes left in your audiobook and your break at work is only 30 minutes long ... the struggle is real!😖🤣🤓

rather_be_reading ohhh the agony! 12mo
Maewyn Run it at twice normal speed! The narrator will asking like a chipmunk on crack but at least you will get to hear the end of the book.😉 12mo
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PrezBookster
The Paper Magician | Charlie N. Holmberg
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So far so good! Seems like a fun book!

Jennick2004 Love your leggings! 13mo
PrezBookster @Jennick2004 THANK YOU! 13mo
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callunakeep
The Paper Magician | Charlie N. Holmberg
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I needed a new lighter, and since I just started reading The Paper Magician I couldn‘t pass up this one with the paper birds on it! Synchronicity!🤓

Rae2 I will have to look into this one. How is it so far? The cover and title reminded me of a book I read years ago called Paper Mage by Leah R. Cutter. It was quite good. 13mo
callunakeep @Rae2 I had previously read another book by the same author that I absolutely loved, so I thought I would try this series. I am on chapter 9 and am really enjoying it! 🤓💕 13mo
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WeeWeegieBookworm
The Paper Magician | Charlie N. Holmberg
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Next audio listen. Heard good reviews so will hopefully be good 🤞🏻🧙🏻‍♂️🧙🏻‍♀️

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Johanna414
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Pickpick

I‘ve been reading this on my kindle in bed while nursing the baby the last week or so. It wasn‘t spectacular, but was light, fun, easy reading for when I‘m a little distracted. I‘ll probably grab the sequel when it‘s on sale

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Well-ReadNeck
The Paper Magician | Charlie N. Holmberg
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Pickpick

I had been eyeing this one for a long while and finally picked it up to my great delight. Fun, fast-paced and a great new magical world. I‘ll definitely be picking up the other books in this series. (Book one is available on kindle prime; books two and three are $1.99 each on the kindle monthly deals right now)

sebrittainclark I love the magic system is this book! 14mo
TNbookworm Love this series! A new one just came out last month and I'm excited to check it out too. 14mo
TheatreSpaz Oh my gosh I need to read this! On the list to find, now. 14mo
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overtheedge
The Paper Magician | Charlie N. Holmberg
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Pickpick

"Who needs ghosts to haunt a house when you could form his own demons out of paper?"

Ceony Twill, graduating at the top of her class from the Tagis Praff School for the Magically Inclined, is assigned apprenticeship in Folding.
This is first book in this fantasy fiction series. It is well written, with an adventurous and fun concept. captivating unique compelled to read the rest of the series.
I love this cover
Review goodreads.com/overtheedge

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overtheedge
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"As Ceony stood, she realized she didn‘t want to leave this vision. This hope buried deep in Emery‘s heart, so crisp and real that she could smell the sugar welling deep within the flowers‘ stems and feel the lingering heat of the sun that seemed frozen in its descent. It was such a peaceful hope. Ceony wondered if her own heart could create something even half as stunning as this."

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GidgetsTreasures75
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8-13-18: 34th finished book of 2018! Looking forward to reading the rest of this series. 👍🏼👍🏼#️⃣3️⃣4️⃣

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GidgetsTreasures75
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8-10-18: Can you even deal with this? The book and the kitty are the same size! This little guy is amazing! 📖😻

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jouleian
The Paper Magician | Charlie N. Holmberg
Pickpick

⭐⭐⭐⭐ This book as I mentioned before reads a lot like a Harry Potter fanfic and if you look at it from that perspective than this is a very fun read. Unfortunately I do agree with previous reviews about underdeveloped characters and I also felt like I was dropped in the middle of the plot as well as a rushed and forced ending. That aside it was a good book. Not sure if I'll read the whole series but we'll see. 🙂🙂🙂

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jouleian
The Paper Magician | Charlie N. Holmberg

I find that this book reads a lot like Harry Potter Fanfic. And tbh it's a lot more fun to read if I think about it that way. I haven't decided if I'm going to finish the series or not yet. I'm nearly finished and it's a light read. #fanfic #funread #wellsee

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jouleian
The Paper Magician | Charlie N. Holmberg

So far it's a light read. I feel like I shouldn't expect much from it especially since it got mixed reviews, but it seems ok. #noexpectations #easyread #ihopethisoneisgood

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Cheshirecat913
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Mehso-so

Finished this one today. I really liked the magic system she developed. Overall the book was good but not great, had underdeveloped character development. If I read the rest of the series it will be from the library.

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Foragingfantasy
The Paper Magician | Charlie N. Holmberg
Mehso-so

This book had been on my radar for a while now. I picked it up on amazon with audio for like $4 the other day. I recommend reading it in print... the narrator was annoying. It was ok, the whole story was very thin.

Redwritinghood The later books in the series are much better. 1y
Foragingfantasy @Redwritinghood That‘s reassuring. I‘ll pick them up if I find a deal. 1y
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DragonAuthors
The Paper Magician | Charlie N. Holmberg
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The ebook is on sale atm for $1.99, and the blurb and sample are both excellent. "Of all the materials Mg. Aviosky could have chosen--glass, metal, even rubber--she had chosen paper." Looks like it's been optioned by Disney, too! Call me intrigued. Who's read it? What did you think? ?

See daily sci fi and fantasy book deal finds at http://dragonauthors.com .

#fantasy #ya #youngadult #charlieholmberg #papermagician #thepapermagician

Foragingfantasy Yay!!! And the audible addition is only 1.99 too!! I‘ve had this book on my radar for ages! 1y
IheartYA I loved this series! 1y
DragonAuthors @Foragingfantasy Oh thanks! I didn't see that about the Audible! That's crazy! 😍😍😍 1y
DragonAuthors @IheartYA Awesome! I can't wait!!! 💖💖💖 1y
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jenniferw88
The Paper Magician | Charlie N. Holmberg
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My only Kindle book with an #umbrella on - still TBR! #Heatofjuly @Cinfhen @BarbaraBB

Cathythoughts Lovely pic 1y
Cinfhen It looks promising 💕😁 1y
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toric
The Paper Magician | Charlie N. Holmberg

So this book starts with a girl graduated from school with the choice of which magic tree to pursue. Shes told there's not enough paper magicians so tough that's what shes got to do. She finished top of her class in record time and gets forced into something she doesn't want to do. I'd be furious.

I'm pretty sure it'll all be forgotten in the next chapter but I'll still hold a grudge on her fictional behalf

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HeatherBlue
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I‘m only 40 pages in and already am enchanted by this magic 🖤

BooknerdsLife Your HP tattoo ❤️ 1y
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BookFreakOut
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I love part 1 of my #makerswap from @Aurora0044! I've seen The Paper Magician around and heard good things, plus I adore the cover! The card making book looks great as well, fun and cute ideas without being overly complicated, and the instruction pictures look very user friendly. Thank you so much!!! 😊

Valink What a great idea!! 1y
LibrarianRyan I love the paring idea! Paper magician and paper toys. 1y
BookaholicNatty I love the pairing!!!!!!!! Great job!!! I love the ladybug card now that is cute!!! 1y
MaleficentBookDragon That is such a cool pairing! So smart. 1y
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Skyrimir
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Some reading at the park. I‘m enjoying it so far. I like the way the magic system works. I will admit that the covers on this series are what swayed me.

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