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The Paper Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg
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it was amazing
bookshelves: magic

I read this at the beginning of 2015 and was highly disappointed.

I thought it was an extremely vivid dream that was trying to be quickly put into written words, and I was confused half the time. When I start a book, I want to become invested in the characters, so I can feel more attached to them and empathize with the ups and downs.

I felt there wasn't enough detail put into either main characters, so when an extreme rescue mission comes up, I had to find out what happened, but I could've been more on the edge of my seat, if I had more to go on who these characters are.

I started the second book in the series in hopes of getting to know the characters and stick with them, but I soon became lost and put it down and reread this book again.

I think with this author, every sentence contains a little bit of information you're supposed to hold onto. The dream like state in the heart, was much clearer when I read the sentences over and over trying to decipher and picture what the author is trying to convey here.

I found it to be so much better the second go around! It's quirky and I guess isn't for everyone, but I'm glad I have it a second chance. Now on to book 2.
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Charlie N. Holmberg
“She didn’t need a paper dog reminding her what a fool brain she had inside her skull.”
Charlie N. Holmberg, The Paper Magician


Reading Progress

January 31, 2015 – Started Reading
January 31, 2015 – Shelved
January 31, 2015 –
16.0%
January 31, 2015 –
18.0%
February 2, 2015 –
35.0% "It's finally picking up."
February 4, 2015 –
46.0% "I thought this book was going to go no where at first. I'm excited it's getting some action."
February 8, 2015 –
0.0% "this is so slow and im having difficulty picturing whats being described. has anyone had this issue?" (Kindle Edition)
February 8, 2015 –
50.0%
February 8, 2015 –
50.0%
February 8, 2015 –
50.0%
February 8, 2015 –
50.0%
February 8, 2015 –
50.0%
February 8, 2015 –
50.0%
February 8, 2015 –
50.0%
February 8, 2015 –
50.0%
February 8, 2015 –
50.0%
February 8, 2015 –
50.0%
February 8, 2015 –
50.0%
May 8, 2015 –
65.0%
May 9, 2015 – Finished Reading
May 29, 2015 – Shelved as: magic

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