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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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IndoorDame
The Paper Magician | Charlie N. Holmberg
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This has been sitting in my kindle library, unread, for years. Time to bump it to the top of my TBR maybe. #magic #Scarathlon2022 #ScarathlonDailyPrompt #TeamMonsterMash @StayCurious @Clwojick

Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I liked this one! A good start to the trilogy + 1. 2mo
WJCintron I have it! 😃🙌 on my TBR! 2mo
BookHoarder32 I liked this one too, plus it was a pretty quick read 😁 2mo
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Suelizbeth
The Paper Magician | Charlie N. Holmberg
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Pickpick

This is such an enchanting story! Ceony desperately wants to be a Smelter but is instead compelled to be a Folder. What power is there in paper? Much more than she bargains for. Any further descriptions would spoil this amazing magic tale. I‘m glad this is a series. I want more of this world. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

StolenBookmobile Adding to my tbr 4mo
Suelizbeth @StolenBookmobile Yay! 📚❤️ 4mo
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Books_n_Whatnot
The Paper Magician | Charlie N. Holmberg
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Mehso-so

Fun beach read. Recommended to my friend who loves the teacher-student romance trope and she read it and 70% of the sequel in a day lol

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Kboltz
The Paper Magician | Charlie N. Holmberg
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Pickpick

Cute story. Ceony becomes an apprentice to become a paper magician. Can she fight through his heart? The heart holds the truth in this story. Origami comes to life!

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Ms_Ashley
The Paper Magician | Charlie N. Holmberg
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Pickpick

Let‘s get straight to the HEART of the matter shall we…Ceony Tuille, headstrong, intelligent, and completely fearless … is a folder (side eye). Not exactly what her heart desires, but this mandate takes her to places completely unexpected!

AkashaVampie i did really like this book! do u plan to read the others? 10mo
Ms_Ashley Yes!! I read the next two and I really liked them as well. I enjoyed the detail, the time period and the love story. 10mo
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TheatreSpaz
The Paper Magician | Charlie N. Holmberg
Mehso-so

I listened to the audiobook. This had such promise but it was so disappointing. The premise is great, I love fantasy novels where magic is woven through average, every day life. But the execution left much to be desired. I think the world-building was pretty good, not great, but good. But the characters are shallow and two-dimensional, their back stories rushed, and their interactions felt totally false. Also, I didn't love the narrator.

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TheatreSpaz
The Paper Magician | Charlie N. Holmberg

My #weekendreads include continuing The Night Circus 🎪 and I started listening to The Paper Magician yesterday. Since I'm going back to school tomorrow I'll be in my car more and able to listen to the audiobook. Two books about magic - I hope that magic carries over into my daily life!

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AkashaVampie
The Paper Magician | Charlie N. Holmberg
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Back is hurting... laying in bed listening to tagged book.

@ElizaMarie @AsYouWish @jb72

NikkiM5 Excellent book, hope your back feels better ❤️‍🩹 1y
ElizaMarie Hope you feel better soon. 1y
AkashaVampie @NikkiM5 @ElizaMarie thanks guys... me too cuz I really wanna get our house cleaned by tomorrow since the boys start school on Tuesday. Eeek! I have a high schooler and a preschooler! The hubby just turned 40. We are just old! Haha 1y
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Lucy_Anywhere
The Paper Magician | Charlie N. Holmberg
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#TBRPile 📚 “For the past five years, Ceony had wanted to be a Smelter. However, while most graduates of the Tagis Prada School for the Magically Inclined got to choose what material they dedicated their craft to, Ceony had been assigned.”

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peanutnine
The Paper Magician | Charlie N. Holmberg
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Pickpick

Ceony just graduated from magic school and is disappointed that she has been placed as an apprentice to a paper magician when her heart was set on controlling steel. Once you bond with your material there's no switching. But then her new teacher is attacked by a dark magic Excisioner and she must use what little she has learned to save him.
I thought this was a good story, if a little predictable. But I enjoyed the way magic worked in this world.

NikkiM5 I love this series. 👍🏾 1y
peanutnine @NikkiM5 I'll definitely keep reading the next ones 1y
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Littlewolf1
The Paper Magician | Charlie N. Holmberg
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I had planned to post this during the weekend, but better late than never. These two awesome books came to me this weekend as a gift during a random act of kindness swap like event. Super excited to add these to my shelf‘s.

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Rachiiebookdragon
The Paper Magician | Charlie N. Holmberg
Pickpick

This book started pretty good but got boring around the middle, it managed to pull it back at the end but was touch and go there 3.5/5 Read as part of the #popsugarreadingchallenge2021

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NeedsMoreBooks
The Paper Magician | Charlie N. Holmberg
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Pickpick

The first in the trilogy, Ceony Twill arrived at Magivuan Emery Thane‘s House to learn the magic of paper. However, Thane‘s ex- wife, Lira, steals his heart and Twill chases to get it back. This was between a pick and so-so; I enjoyed the story and the memories but could not stomach the messiness of traveling inside the heart.

Mccall0113 I absolutely loved this whole series. Totally not my usual genre and I recommend it all the time. 2y
NeedsMoreBooks @Mccall0113 I am starting the second one. I felt weird with the descriptions of the blood and heart 🥴 2y
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Lucy_Anywhere
The Paper Magician | Charlie N. Holmberg
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#TBRPile 📚 I have four books in this series but not in any particular rush to get to them. I‘ve read one book by Holmberg and didn‘t really rate it... However, all authors get a second chance!

katy4peas Cool cover! 2y
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Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick
The Paper Magician | Charlie N. Holmberg
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I'm joining @Andrew65 and sharing some of my favorite series.

Day 8: The Paper Magican (completed)

Ceony is a recent grad of a school for the Magically Inclined & assigned to apprentice as a Paper Magician due to shotages in the field. Once she bonds with paper, it's the only medium she'll be able to enchant. We follow her as she adapts to her new field and faces the evil flesh magician who attacks her mentor.
#20series20days #Top20Series

SW-T Good one! Enjoyed it and the related book. 😊 2y
Andrew65 I‘ve read the first one and need to get back to these. 2y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick @Andrew65 I didn't love book 1, but I was curious about the world. I think the series got better with books 2 & 3. 2y
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Helen19
The Paper Magician | Charlie N. Holmberg
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A former lover returns to become the #nemesis in this series. #beautifulwords

Mrs_B I love these books! 2y
Helen19 @Mrs_B I‘ve only read two so far, I‘m really bad at finishing a series, but I love all the different types of magic in them. 2y
Mrs_B How much do you want to try origami now though? 😂 2y
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Helen19 @Mrs_B I would love to be good at it! I can‘t follow instructions when they‘re printed, I can never work out which way I‘m supposed to be folding, but I‘ve done a couple of children‘s YouTube videos haha. Not quite a paper magician... 2y
Mrs_B @magyklyXdelish sent me an amazing bookmark she‘d folded herself. I do not have paper folding talents. I can‘t even fold my letters in half properly! 2y
Helen19 @Mrs_B I saw some of those for the bookmark swap, they looked great! And I thought I was bad with not being able to do a paper aeroplane...! 2y
OriginalCyn620 🖤🖤🖤 2y
magyklyXdelish @Mrs_B aww thanks 🤗 I‘m glad you liked it! There‘s another origami bookmark I want to try that I found online but it‘s a bit more involved so I‘ve been scared to try lol 2y
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Helen19
The Paper Magician | Charlie N. Holmberg
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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. #redwhiteandblue #jamminjune

Eggs Perfect ❤️💙❤️ 2y
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claudiuo
The Paper Magician | Charlie N. Holmberg
Pickpick

I bought this ebook a while back because I liked the idea that someone can be bonded and do magic with just one man-made material (paper, glass, plastic). But I am a bit disappointed: the writing is really good but I wanted more info about the way magic worked and was taught and learned. Also, the book started strong but then we got transported to some sort of side stories that were not very interesting to me. Overall not bad but barely a pick.

claudiuo @TheAromaOfBooks Another #BookSpinBonanza that I finished out of order, it's starting to be a habit 😃 So very grateful to you for all these books I'm finishing, I am a slow reader, I don't think I ever read so many in a month. (edited) 3y
TheAromaofBooks I had similar feelings about this book (and the whole series - I read one or two more, can't remember now)... concept is sooo interesting but the actual writing never clicked for me. I never really bonded with the characters and I had lots of questions about the world-building that were never really addressed. It was definitely a book that I wanted to like more than I actually did lol 3y
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DebinHawaii
The Paper Magician | Charlie N. Holmberg
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#MagicalMay #magical

I have a lot of magical books on my shelves but thought of this series first as I thought I was cute & fun when I read it several years ago. I liked the fanciful paper folding magic world especially Fennel the dog. I still haven‘t read The Plastic Magician yet, just the first three books.

Eggs Lovely 😊 3y
Andrew65 Read and enjoyed the first one. 3y
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UnRuLee
The Paper Magician | Charlie N. Holmberg
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This was just fun more than anything. I honestly picked it because A) It popped up as I was browsing Kindle Unlimited offerings, and B) the cover was intriguing. Yeah, some of the character development was simple, and the plot was a bit predictable. But I loved the world—the whole concept of “only man made materials can be enchanted” is a take I‘ve never seen before. I‘ll probably continue the series—it‘s light and fun magic.

SW-T A belated welcome to Litsy 😊 #litsywelcomewagon 3y
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🥳 3y
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Literary_Siren
The Paper Magician | Charlie N. Holmberg
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Pickpick

I‘m loving this series so far! I‘m looking forward to and dreading the end of it.

Deifio I loved it! Hope you're having as much fun with the rest of the series! 3y
Mrs_B Ohhh that‘s a magical book! Makes you want to take up origami... 3y
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Pogue
The Paper Magician | Charlie N. Holmberg
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Pickpick

Thank you @IheartYA for sending me this book. It was beautiful, and I want a dog like Fennel.

IheartYA I'm glad you liked it. ❤😉 3y
Pogue I want to read the whole series now. 3y
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Christinak
The Paper Magician | Charlie N. Holmberg
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Dead leaves from a dozen past winters clogged the eaves and wedged themselves under bent and warped shingles—also black—and something drip-drip-dripped nearby, smelling like vinegar and #sweat. #QuotsyJan20

Debdeb I loved this book! Still need to read the rest of the series 3y
SilverButtonBooks I loved that whole series! 3y
DebinHawaii Such a fun series! 3y
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Shadowfat
The Paper Magician | Charlie N. Holmberg
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Pickpick

Overall I enjoyed this, it was the right amount of light and serious. The only issue I had is that it lacked depth/character development. Some of the plot seemed rushed and left you wondering why the characters cared for each other. I would have liked more info on how the specialties are chosen, but maybe that's in the second book?

wanderinglynn I thought the same thing. 👍🏻 3y
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Lchnessmnstr
The Paper Magician | Charlie N. Holmberg
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Panpan

I‘m so disappointed in this book! It had so much potential but...
-Not enough world building to help you believe the impossible
-Some things are urgent for no reason while urgent things are ignored for pointless musings
-Immature, undeveloped characters

Merethebookgal Yeah, I felt like there was a lot of potential there but it wasn‘t executed well. Too bad! 3y
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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
The Paper Magician | Charlie N. Holmberg
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
The Paper Magician | Charlie N. Holmberg
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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. 3y
ShyBookOwl @SW-T good to know! 3y
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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! 3y
ShyBookOwl @BridgetteM I'm definitely digging it so far! 3y
ravenlee Good luck! 3y
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ShyBookOwl @ravenlee thank u! I'm so nervous I've developed a twitch in my thumb 😂 3y
cmarie I really enjoyed this book! Fingers crossed for you 🤞 3y
danimgill Good luck!!! I just went through the whole house thing, the waiting is the worst part, I hope you hear good news soon! 🤞 3y
Melissa_J Fingers crossed for you 🤞🏻 Still in Ottawa? 3y
Bklover Good luck!🤞 3y
ShyBookOwl @Melissa_J Thank you! Yes, I love Ottawa and don't think I'll ever leave. I've been here 11 years. 3y
ShyBookOwl @danimgill It is! So intense but it seems to have worked out. We have now bought it (conditionally) 🎉 3y
ShyBookOwl @cmarie @Bklover Thank you! We got it!! 🎉🎉 3y
danimgill @ShyBookOwl aaah congratulations!! 🥳🏠🎉 3y
ShyBookOwl @Melissa_J oh, and we got it 😁! 3y
Melissa_J Congrats! What part of Ottawa (maybe we‘ll be neighbours 😊)? 3y
SW-T Congratulations!!! 🎉🍾🥳 3y
ShyBookOwl @SW-T thank u 😁 3y
Bklover Woohoo! Congratulations! 3y
ShyBookOwl @Bklover thx!! 🤗 3y
Dragon Fingers crossed 🤞 3y
ShyBookOwl @Dragon thx! Got it ) 3y
Dragon Congratulations 👍🎉 3y
ShyBookOwl @Dragon 😊 thank u! 3y
ShyBookOwl @Melissa_J In bookish terms, not far from the Elmvale public library branch 🤓 3y
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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. 4y
sunnyaltman @rretzler same! Books stay in purgatory on my goodreads currently reading shelf, I can‘t stand to take them off 🤣 4y
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. 😂 4y
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! 4y
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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!! 4y
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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
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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
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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 ☕😊 4y
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HeathHof
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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! 🌎 4y
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HeathHof
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! 4y
BridgetteM I loved this series! Hope you enjoy 😊 4y
HeathHof Thank you @starlight97 & @BridgetteM I haven't read a series in years but it's looking like a definite possibility.😊 4y
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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! 4y
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KimPossible89
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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). 😂 4y
Marilyncjackson I love YA but this one missed the mark with me too. I decided to pass on it 4y
RadicalReader @Eggbeater I honestly thought that was Mary Poppins on the cover 4y
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