The Glass Magician - Book Review

The Glass Magician (The Paper Magician Trilogy, #2)

Author: Charlie N Holmberg
Series: The Paper Magician Series #2
Publication Date: November 4, 2014
Source: Netgalley in exchange for an honest review
Summary from Goodreads: Three months after returning Magician Emery Thane’s heart to his body, Ceony Twill is well on her way to becoming a Folder. Unfortunately, not all of Ceony’s thoughts have been focused on paper magic. Though she was promised romance by a fortuity box, Ceony still hasn’t broken the teacher-student barrier with Emery, despite their growing closeness.
When a magician with a penchant for revenge believes that Ceony possesses a secret, he vows to discover it…even if it tears apart the very fabric of their magical world. After a series of attacks target Ceony and catch those she holds most dear in the crossfire, Ceony knows she must find the true limits of her powers…and keep her knowledge from falling into wayward hands.
The delightful sequel to Charlie N. Holmberg’s The Paper Magician, The Glass Magician will charm readers young and old alike.

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This book is a mediocre continuation of the story from the first book in the series.

Unfortunately, our main characters do not really develop at all. Their relationship continues to be confusing and sort of takes over the first half of he book, in a somewhat annoying way.

While there is action in this book, the reason is unclear. Usually I do not complain about characters making poor decisions in order to move the action and the plot forward, however I really struggled with this because I really didn't understand what they were fighting against. The villains do not have a clear motive and lack character development to truly make them detestable.

The writing is ok, but similar to the first book the story drags in places. There was also a strange jerky transition where we switch POV for a chapter which felt unnatural, like it was a filler.

I am curious about what where the third book will lead and what will happen with the two main characters and the stories are quick enough to read in a day or two so it is likely that I will complete the series.

1 comment:

  1. I thought I wanted to read this book at first but then when I heard about the romance I was like "whoa, no way I'm going to reading that!". So haven't touch it since. xD
    The Book Ponderer


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