I have a confession to make: I have fallen hopelessly, head-over-heels in love with Emery Thane.
He’s not your typical literary love interest. He’s not buff, mysterious, and brooding. He’s not an alpha male. He doesn’t ooze sex appeal and sleep with woman after woman yet still make you sympathetic because of his secret loneliness or unrequited love. He’s not the guy all the girls want. But my goodness, he is so absolutely perfect. He’s beautiful on the outside with his shaggy, black hair and sparkling, green eyes, and he’s beautiful on the inside with his quirky, weird, quiet, and sweet personality. He’s also passionate about the things he considers important and the people he cares about and has hidden strength and emotion that you don’t see coming. He thinks differently and sees the world differently than other people do, and it gives him that kind of uniqueness that some people don’t understand, but that’s ok because he doesn’t care what other people think; he’s just himself.
I swear this series was worth reading, to me if for no other reason than finding such a lovable character—there aren’t enough characters like him. But I did also enjoy the book as a whole. I liked the premise a lot; the concept of different forms of magic based on materials was unique, and I don’t know why Ceony was so bummed about being assigned to paper because I thought the paper magic was beautiful! This book actually had me appreciating paper, and all things related, like books, in a whole new way. The plot also kept me hooked and invested in what was going to happen next.
This was a magical book that’s part of a trilogy but works great as a standalone with no cliff-hanger if you decide not to continue. It’s got a unique take on magic and was an enjoyable read.
Anyone who enjoys a unique take on magic, quirky characters, and cute, clean romance.
More Books in the Series:
Book Author: Charlie N. Holmberg
Series: The Paper Magician
Genre: Fantasy, Historical Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Paranormal/Urban Fantasy
My Rating: 4
Series/Standalone: Part of a Series