Wall Street Journal bestselling author Charlie N. Holmberg returns to the enchanting world of The Paper Magician.Alvie Brechenmacher has arrived in London to begin her training in Polymakingthe magical discipline of bespelling plastic. Polymaking is the newest form of magic, and in a field where there is so much left to learn, every Polymaker dreams of making the next big discovery.Even though she is only an apprentice, Alvie is an inventor at heart, and she is determined to make as many discoveriesin as short a time frameas she can. Luckily for her, shes studying under the world-renowned magician Marion Praff, who is just as dedicated as Alvie is.Alvies enthusiasm reinvigorates her mentors work, and together they create a device that could forever change Polymakingand the world. But when a rival learns of their plans, he conspires to steal their invention and take the credit for it himself.To thwart him, Alvie will need to think one step ahead. For in the high-stakes world of magical discovery, not everyone plays fair...
|Title||:||The Plastic Magician (The Paper Magician #4 [spin-off])|
|Number of Pages||:||236 pages|
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The Plastic Magician (The Paper Magician #4 [spin-off]) Reviews
These stories are delightful. I was cheered to return to the world of The Paper Magician in this spin off that follows a Plastic Magician on her adventures in magic and love.
The bad guys conspiracy was weak but I’m hopeful that this will become a series with stronger plot.
It makes me want to reread the previous books.
can i just say how excited I am to hear there's going to be another book? this is seriously one of my favorite series to date.
Originally posted at Vampire Book Club
Alvie Bechenmacher is headed to London to start her apprenticeship as a Polymaker—a magical trade learning how to bespell plastic. With Polymaking being a relatively newly discovered magic it’s a pretty competitive field. Alvie gets to study under world-renowned magician Marion Praff, and dives headfirst into her studies. With Alvie’s valuable insight, Praff’s creative juices start flowing again, and soon Alvie and Praff make a discovery that will not only c ...more
Thank you Charlie Holmberg and NetGalley for the opportunity to dive back into this magical world. This is truly one of my favorite series, and I am so happy I was able to read another story.
The Plastic Magician is a spin off, which takes place after the events of The Plastic Magician trilogy. I believe that you could read this as a stand alone, but wholeheartedly recommended doing the trilogy first.
We meet a brand new character ( Alvie ) who is leaving her home in Ohio to travel across seas t ...more
*ARC in exchange for an honest review*
Before I start this review I want to make some things clear:
This is a spin-off of The Paper Magician trilogy. So, you better read those books first if you want the full package.
For me, this book was much better than the other three book. So, actually, it's completely fine if you decide to not read the other three books, or read them afterwards or only read the first book or whatever floats your boat.
Because it's not really necessary to read the trilogy ...more
I love Alvie. She's weird (I'm weird too) perhaps that is why I loved her so much. I can't express how much I truly love this series.
Note: While this is listed as part of The Paper Magician Series, this novel can stand on its own. While the world-building isn't as extensive in this novel, there is still enough information that one could start with this book not having read the full Paper Magician series. Characters from that series do pop up in this book, but none of the main characters have major roles in this book.
Probably more like 3.5 stars. Full review to come.
I received this eARC from Netgalley in exchange for a honest ...more
This whole series has everything you wish for (and more!) in a fun and relaxing read: charming characters, interesting yet tidy plots, and plenty of good feelings. In a world full of dystopian futures and horrifying historical pasts, Hornberg’s Magician series stands out for its sunny, intelligent take on a world in which magicians master a material rather than a craft.
In this, the latest tale, newly minted polymer Apprentice Alvie Bruenmacher travels from turn of the (20th) c ...more