Review by: Avalon Palm
Dear Charlie N. Homberg- I hate you and love you and hate you and love you.
You squished my feels until they died and then transformed them into a pathetic little mushroom, and then you’re like “Oh it’s fine, that was just a nightmare.” AND THEN YOU SQUISHED THEM AGAIN!
I have been squished to the limit. I love this book BECAUSE it squished me, and scared me, but while I was reading it, I kept putting down in shock promising I’d never read it again, and then I picked it up a minute later so I could read to the end where hopefully there would be an extremely happy ending.
But my poor mushroom shaped feelings…
They were squished and brought back to life a lot of times.
Like when the dog…
And the explosion/heart thing…
Oh, let’s not forget THE WHOLE BOOK.
But I’m here worrying about my squished feelings, when I should be talking about the book.
But who cares about the book? … *Sees self in mirror* Oh. Right.
Anyway, The Paper Magician is a wonderful book. This is the best way to describe it even though, you love it, and then hate it, and then…
I’ve said this already.
The Paper Magician is a book that follows the life of a young magician named Ceony. For five years, Ceony went to Tagis Praff School for the Magically Inclined, thinking she would get to be a Smelter (A Metal Magician.) Normally, you get to choose what you become. Ceony however, was unlucky.
Or extremely lucky depending on how you look at it.
Anyway, there was a shortage in the number of Folders (Paper Magicians) so she got assigned there. Her mentor is a man named Emery Thane. She goes to his house and lives there, as magicians normally do once they become apprentices. Not easily of course. She is extremely rude to not only Emery himself, but to his paper skeleton butler.
WHO IS RUDE TO A PAPER SKELTON BUTLER?!?
I don’t even…
Continuing on, Ceony learns the art of paper magic quite quickly, and becomes closer to Emery Thane. However something dreadful happens.
GASP THE HORROR!!!
Emery’s ex-wife, Lira, comes. She’s an Exsicioner. A BLOOD MAGICIAN. She steals Mg. Thane’s heart.
Like, physically, not metaphorically.
Ceony quickly runs and grabs paper, Folding like crazy, until she makes a paper heart.
And she sticks it in his chest.
And he breathes.
But Emery says this heart won’t last more than two days.
So Ceony goes on a mission, to find Thane’s heart, and gets captured by Lira, and Lira sticks her inside Emery Thane’s heart.
Ceony explores the four chambers, which represent love, hope, hate, and doubt.
No, I’m kidding it’s not the end.
I seriously suggest that you read the book to find out.
I’ve already finished reading the sequel it’s so good.