Tuesday, January 13, 2015

The Glass Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg Review

"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."

I really, really like The Glass Magician. It is just... Wow. Different format. It isn't exactly the same, but it does get really crazy. The plot, especially. 

But first of all, let's get to the juicer parts before I forget. Or run out of time. 

Ceony and Emery is a story. A love story. Sure, they are about ten to eleven years apart in age (though there are other YA couples that are like that. Cough, Valek and Yelena, cough! Bless me, everyone), but they do have a curious relationship. Their looks and little expressions are not lost on Emery's friends, and Ceony even just told Emery's colleague. I will tell you that I did not expect that. I sort of expected something like Rose and Dimitri. A little running around and kissing at stolen moment. But wow... That was... Fascinating. 

(Gosh! I have to stop saying that word!). 

But a major plot is the big question of whether or not Emery returns that love. Of course, things get really complicated when another magician (a glass magician) comes after Ceony because of what she did. And it gets really interesting. Like super interesting. (And interesting parallels, too, but I shall not get into that). 

Some new developments did come out, and I'm really surprised. But I don't exactly like the thought about bonding to material and then bonding back to thyself. I mean, the very thought of bonding to material confuses me greatly. And now, there is bonding back to thyself. And then bonding back to material. Bonding back to thyself. AHHH! Too many details.

Words, words, words. Blah, blah, blah, blah. 

I'm not sure if this is the final book, but the ending does give it some closure. I mean, we got Emery's POV at the end (oops!), and we have Ceony's powers thing. I mean, bonding thing (just look at the previous, previous paragraph). 

Overall, The Glass Magician is a really awesome book. I actually enjoy the series, and it is light and dark at the same time. I'm surprised by how the author manage to keep things light even though it does get kind of creepy at some points. Like crawling hands, and blood, and a bunch of... Yeah, I have to stop talking now. Night, night, everyone. 

Rating: Four out of Five

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