The Paper Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg; 2014; $14.95; 214 pages; 47North, Seattle, WA; 978-1477823835; checked out from Multnomah County Library, Midland; 4/5/16-4/7/16

Why did I read this?  I don’t remember who recommended this, but someone I work with said it was good.

Ceony Twill is a student at school for magicians that is not Hogwarts.  She could be a folder (paper magician), smelter (metals), or gaffer (glass).  There are some magicians who have gone past the boundary and become blood magicians with the ability to manipulate people.  She hopes to become a smelter or a gaffer, but when she is assigned her apprenticeship it is to a folder.  As she gets into her apprenticeship she has an encounter with her mentor’s ex wife which takes her on an incredible journey through a persons heart.

Grade A