As sad as I was to say goodbye to Emery, one of my all-time favorite characters, I was happy to see he and Ceony finally get their happy ending in the conclusion to this fun, unique series.
Even though this book didn’t have as much action as the first two and was not the strongest book in the trilogy, the growing relationship between Ceony and Emery was fun to read about, and I was looking forward to Ceony’s final test and graduation. I did get frustrated again with Ceony’s decision-making (she went looking for trouble, so she found it), and I felt the main plot about Saraj started kind of late in the book, but I still enjoyed the book because I was invested in these characters and what was going to happen to them.
Overall, it was a series I enjoyed and am glad I read. Emery is a fantastic character who will forever be one of my absolute favorites (in case you couldn’t tell from the 27 other times I’ve already talked about him), the magic was creative and different from other forms I’ve read about, and the story was sweet with an equally cute conclusion.
*I’ve read this book multiple times. This review was written after my 1st read.*
2nd Read Update:
Even though I’ve increased my rating by a whole star this time, I feel like my review from my first read is still valid. I think I was just more in a “go with the flow” mindset this time, so I wasn’t bothered by the same things. Ceony did make bad decisions seemingly for the sake of plot again, but it was at least in-character, and, again, who am I to really say what someone might do, especially if they’re worried about loved ones? I definitely loved all the magic. The author came up with such an interesting system, and such interesting spells and uses for each material, and it was all just a lot of fun to read about. I loved Ceony’s necklace idea too. And of course I loved Emery and their cute relationship. Overall a great series with really cool magic, an eccentric love interest I adored, and a happy ending!
Fans of Books 1 and 2 in Charlie N. Holmberg's Paper Magician Series. Anyone who enjoys a unique take on magic, quirky characters, and cute, clean romance.