Firstly I want to give a MAJOR thanks to the publishers for allowing me to view a copy of this phenomenal book via NetGalley.
I always thank publishers at the beginning of a review when I've been fortunate enough to receive it in exchange for an honest review, but I'm seriously thankful because I'm in LOVE with this book....and now series.
The Paper Magician is a wonderful new story about a young adult female who is training to be a magician. I wont go into spoilers, but I'll just say 'WOW' does Holmberg have an imagination. She literally takes you through the heart of the book on a ride of your lifetime.
As far as the setting goes, I love a good period piece. I know alot of people may be saying that it doesn't feel in the right time frame, but I love the way Holmberg kept the setting distant, but still modern enough for modern folks to relate to. I honestly don't think it would've been as good if there was 1900's jargon being tossed about. Seriously though.
The book was so enrapturing that I read this in a day and a half (that being said I had a 4 year old running around whilst reading this so you may be able to read it faster....yeah it's that good).
I loved this and I think many others will too.
Personally I wouldn't be surprised if good old Tim Burton didn't pick this little diddy up. Just saying.
Five out of Five Stars from me :)