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The Paper Magician (The Paper Magician Trilogy #1) by Charlie N. Holmberg

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Ceony Twill arrives at the cottage of Magician Emery Thane with a broken heart. Having graduated at the top of her class from the Tagis Praff School for the Magically Inclined, Ceony is assigned an apprenticeship in paper magic despite her dreams of bespelling metal. And once she’s bonded to paper, that will be her only magic…forever.
Yet the spells Ceony learns under the strange yet kind Thane turn out to be more marvelous than she could have ever imagined—animating paper creatures, bringing stories to life via ghostly images, even reading fortunes. But as she discovers these wonders, Ceony also learns of the extraordinary dangers of forbidden magic.
An Excisioner—a practitioner of dark, flesh magic—invades the cottage and rips Thane’s heart from his chest. To save her teacher’s life, Ceony must face the evil magician and embark on an unbelievable adventure that will take her into the chambers of Thane’s still-beating heart—and reveal the very soul of the man.

Hey! Here's my review.
A fun easy read. Fantasy set in London, 1901. I loved the system of magic, casting magic through man made materials. I particularly enjoyed the descriptions of all the origami paper folding used in the paper magic, most of those forms I had made as a child, but unfortunately mine didn't come to life. 

The story started off strongly and came together well at the end, but dragged on a little through the middle. This was the first book in a series and I am planning to read the next one. I received this book free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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The Paper Magician (The Paper Magician Series)