Wall Street Journal bestselling author Charlie N. Holmberg returns to the enchanting world of The Paper Magician.Alvie Brechenmacher has arrived in London to begin her training in Polymakingthe magical discipline of bespelling plastic. Polymaking is the newest form of magic, and in a field where there is so much left to learn, every Polymaker dreams of making the next big discovery.Even though she is only an apprentice, Alvie is an inventor at heart, and she is determined to make as many discoveriesin as short a time frameas she can. Luckily for her, shes studying under the world-renowned magician Marion Praff, who is just as dedicated as Alvie is.Alvies enthusiasm reinvigorates her mentors work, and together they create a device that could forever change Polymakingand the world. But when a rival learns of their plans, he conspires to steal their invention and take the credit for it himself.To thwart him, Alvie will need to think one step ahead. For in the high-stakes world of magical discovery, not everyone plays fair...
|Title||:||The Plastic Magician (The Paper Magician #4 [spin-off])|
|Number of Pages||:||236 pages|
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The Plastic Magician (The Paper Magician #4 [spin-off]) Reviews
This book is a return to my favorite Holmberg books. I adored The Paper Magician and hoped the return to that world would live up to my expectations. It did!
I liked that it carried on in the world with a new character, Alvie. (But we get a cameo!) Alvie’s a great character and the story is entertaining and a fun read. It’s not intense action or deep romance; expect a light and enjoyable romp through a world we love.
(Thanks to NetGalley for the advance copy. It did not sway my opinion.)
There's a new book???? ohhhmyyyyy I've been reading the Paper Magician Series ohohoho I do hope this would turn out to be a gem! Though this also reminds me that I still have to finish The Glass Magician first (almost DNF'd it prolly why I already forgot to continue w/ the third book)
Note: While this is listed as part of The Paper Magician Series, this novel can stand on its own. While the world-building isn't as extensive in this novel, there is still enough information that one could start with this book not having read the full Paper Magician series. Characters from that series do pop up in this book, but none of the main characters have major roles in this book.
Probably more like 3.5 stars. Full review to come.
I received this eARC from Netgalley in exchange for a honest ...more
I had really enjoyed the Paper Magician series, so I was pretty excited to see there was a spin off.
I liked Alvie well enough. She’s super smart and passionate and I enjoyed reading her dedication to her magic. Ethel and Bennet were fantastic and supportive secondary characters and I could have read a million more scenes with them. Oh and the brief scene of Ceony and Emery was just perfection.
Plot wise it was just okay. I didn’t get caught up in this branch of magic. And while the idea of gett ...more
I have to admit, I enjoyed this installment the most out of all the books in the series thus far.
Alvie was such a great character and I found her so much easier to connect and relate to than the character of Ceony in the other books.
Ceony seemed to mostly annoy and frustrate me, whereas Alvie was delightful!
She’s smart (like, really really smart), clumsy, bold, adventurous, hardworking, plucky, brave, curious, and most of all - she really, REALLY likes to wear trousers *gasp*
I loved that she w ...more
As a huge fan of the first three books (or, as I found out later, the trilogy), I was really looking forward to this book. I cannot say I am disappointed but I am far from satisfied with the story. I think this book only works if it is the beginning of a new series.
The first book took me to a world where folders (paper magicians) are not very popular because, well, who wants to be limited to folding paper as a "magic" ability, right? The story was full of twists and turns, with a lot of exciteme ...more
While I've read other works by Charlie Holmberg, I've somehow managed to miss reading The Paper Magician trilogy, so this book was an introduction into Holmberg's charming magical world, set largely in an alternate Edwardian era England, around 1906. Alvie Brechenmacher is a magician who wants to focus on plastics, a newer branch of magic in this world in which magicians work materials such as paper, metal, fire, among others. She is fortunate to be matched for her apprenticeship with B ...more
I love Alvie. She's weird (I'm weird too) perhaps that is why I loved her so much. I can't express how much I truly love this series.