The Glass Magician (The Paper Magician Trilogy, #2) by Charlie N. Holmberg

The Glass Magician (The Paper Magician Trilogy, #2)

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...

Details The Glass Magician (The Paper Magician Trilogy, #2)

TitleThe Glass Magician (The Paper Magician Trilogy, #2)
Release DateNov 4th, 2014
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, Magic, Romance, Fiction

Reviews The Glass Magician (The Paper Magician Trilogy, #2)

  • Althea Ann
    After reading the first book in this series, I felt that there were some promising aspects to the story and some, well, not-so-promising aspects. Unfortunately, I felt that this got worse, not better.In 'The Paper Magician' one issue I noted was that the villain was completely without depth - she had neither motivation, background, or a clear agenda. I thought that in the second book, we might find out more about her. No. Instead, we continue wit...
  • T.
    How great it would be if someone else took this intriguing world and wrote a completely different book.Also, I wish I'd read this in paperback rather than on a Kindle so I could have thrown it across the room when Ceony says that Langston, whose cooking is not all it could be, "needed to get married right away".
  • R.K. Gold
    As usual my reviews will contain spoilers so if that bothers you stop reading now.I'm going to start with the things I don't like so I can end with the things I like and people can walk away from my review feeling optimistic about the book because my compliments will be the last thing they saw. There were parts of this book I liked and parts of it I was really annoyed by. The romance still annoys me because it feels so forced. Ceony was Emery's a...
  • Aly's Bookish Wonderland
    This review is now LIVE! "You do not hold up the world," Emery replied, closer to his normal volume. "You are not God, and it's time you stopped acting like you were." So I'm definitely the black sheep, because I enjoyed this instalment a lot more than the first one.But I'm a sucker for romance.What I loved:- The characters. I can't seem to get enough of Thane and Ceony and their personalities. Even though they constantly clash and Ceony can be ...
  • Morris
    I enjoyed “The Glass Magician”, by Charlie N. Holmberg, far more than I did its predecessor, “The Paper Magician”.The plot flows extremely well and is engaging from the first chapter, bringing more spark to the world established in the first of the series. I found myself fascinated with the inner workings of the magical world, all the way from the apprentices to the villains. All of them are intriguing, and I am looking forward to learnin...
  • Kaora
    This is really 2.5 stars.I really hate it when a sequel falls really short of the first book in a series and you are left wondering if book three is going to be worth your time.The Glass Magician takes place three months after the events of The Paper Magician. While Ceony has fallen had for Mg. Thane, nothing seems to have happened between them and he lessons have continued as normal. But as attempts on her life start to occur, Ceony and Mg. Than...
  • Alaina Meserole
    I don't know what the hell I was doing with my life before I found these books - it was probably something very mundane and boring like grocery shopping or something. Seriously, I'm very upset that it took me this long to accept this series into my heart and onto my kindle.These books just keeping getting better and better and I'm loving every second of it! I seriously can't wait to read the next one while at work tomorrow. I'm giddy already guys...
  • Mel
    A really solid sequel to the first book in this trilogy. It begins a few months after the events of book 1, and begins with Ceony having multiple attempts made on her life.I actually really enjoyed this sequel and I am, all around, surprised at how much I am enjoying this series. It's such a fun lighthearted series with a really unique world and premise. I think this one was a little bit weaker than book 1, I found it slower and the story was not...
  • Krissysch
    3.5 SterneTatsächlich hat mir ein bisschen die Magie rund um das Papierfalten gefehlt. Zwar lernen wir die Glasmagie etwas mehr kennen, aber hier kam nicht ganz so viel von dieser tollen Atmosphäre rüber, wie im ersten Teil beim Papier. Ausserden ging es mir an einigeb Stellen etwas zu schnell. Ansonsten war die Geschichte um Ceony wieder sehr unterhaltsam.
  • Yzabel Ginsberg
    (I got a copy courtesy of NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.)Again, an easy and fast read, much like the previous installment, but had not I already gotten a copy through NG, as mentioned above, I doubt I would've read it.Some parts of the book were still pleasant. I still liked the idea behind the magic, and the more prominent use this time of Gaffers and their powers—seriously, working with mirrors, travelling through them, using th...
  • Soup
    ARC via NetGalleyThe Glass Magician, much like the first book in the Paper Magician Trilogy, is a frustrating combination of high-potential world building and terrible character development. Holmberg's unique take on a historical magical London is compelling, a rare treat in an arena that had been so well covered in recent years. But Holmberg's heroine, Ceony Twill, is a Mary Sue of the type so popular in poorly written semi-romance novels direct...
  • Koeur
    1970-01-01 47 NorthPublishing Date: November 2014ISBN: 9781477825945 Genre: FantasyRating: 1.3/5Publisher Description: 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 tea...
  • Patry Fernandez
    Reseña completa ->«Siento como si lo conociera desde siempre. Como si él siempre hubiera estado destinado a formar parte de mi vida. Y el plegado… me encanta el Plegado porque él me lo enseñó, porque él me enseñó la belleza en las cosas simples. La belleza que tengo dentro de mí.»Pues me ha gustado mas que el primero... Y me parecen unos libros muy originales y divertidos de leer. Estoy desean...
  • Steven
    I absolutely LOVE the world of the Paper Magician. Such a creative and unique and clever magic system and world that Holmberg has created. It makes me wish that *I* could bond to paper or metal or glass or whatnot. What a fun concept!The plot in this one is much better than book one. The whole heart storyline from book one was a little blah, but this one really packs in the action. Be prepared, though, for some heartache as there are some sad mom...
  • Wendi Lee
    I'm waffling between 3 and 3 1/2 stars. I really enjoyed the first book in this series: it was sweet and unassuming, and I loved how Ceony and Emery's relationship unfolded. It was also a bit on the light side, but after many months of psychological thrillers, a light fantasy seemed refreshing. This book is darker, which is nice, but I have to echo the other reviewers who pointed out the villains are not well characterized, and one is very much a...
  • Sarah
    (Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Amazon Publishing and NetGalley.) “It is my responsibility to fix this,” she whispered.Delilah turned from the window. “What?”“My fault, my responsibility,” This was an enjoyable story, and I liked it a lot more than ‘The Paper Magician’.Ceony was once again happy to walk straight into dangerous situations in this book, and seemed to get ...
  • Bonnie Shores
    RTC 🙂
  •  Simply Sam ツ
    ***2.5 Stars***I don't remember Ceony being as annoying in the first book. It was really off putting for me. She was either whining or blushing or crying. And the way she acts with Emery is the way a child would act with his or her parent, aside from the romantic element of course. Actually, no, not even then. Her attempts at getting his attention are exactly what a child would do to gain the parents attention. That's not what I want from a femal...
  • RachelvlehcaR
    DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME READING THIS BOOK!BTW, How did this book get so many high ratings? I read the first book and gave it about 3 stars but then after a day or two and talking about it. I felt it was really a 2 star book. I just needed to digest all the misguided parts of the story. I shouldn't have continued on in the series. I didn't know it was going to be about Mg. Thane and Ceony. It's like a repeat of their relationship but denial involved...
  • Jen (The Starry-Eyed Revue)
    This was an enjoyable sequel, possibly a tiny bit more so than the first book, even. That Ceony sure knows how to find trouble, but it seems as if there's always someone there to rescue her. It's all a little too convenient but I guess that's the case when magic is involved. ;) I could never BE so lucky.When I saw I was only 40 minutes away from the end of the audiobook, I started getting nervous because I was afraid of a major cliffhanger, the w...
  • Metaphorosis
    1970-01-01 2.5 starsCeony Twill, apprentice paper magician, saved her mentor and love interest from death. But evil folk are still at large, putting Ceony and her friends and family at risk. Left out by the powers that be, she nonetheless struggles for a solution, while learning surprising things about the nature of magic.The Paper Magician, the first book in the series, started strong, but soon bogged down. This second book retains...
  • Lillian ☁ Cloud 9 Books ☁
    ***** 4 Stars *****Cannot be read as a standalone.MUCH better than the previous book. I loved the fantasy and the relationship between Emery and Ceony. Ceony was still stubborn and a bit crazy jumping into trouble all the time, but the adventure and journey was wonderful. I can't wait for book #3.
  • Suad Shamma
    Immediately after finishing the prequel, I was reading this book from cover to cover in a matter of hours. The storyline in this book was more complex than the previous one, the characters were better developed and we were introduced to new ones who added life and excitement to the story. Of course we were introduced to new villains as well, a lot more deadly than Emery's ex was in The Paper Magician. I liked the relationship between Ceony and Em...
  • Ady Weasley
    Segundo libro de la trilogía El mago de Papel, nos encontramos ahora con El Mago Cristal. Este comienza tres meses después de la aventura de Ceony a través del corazón del mago Emery Thane.Gracias a este evento notamos que ambos personajes se han vuelto más cercanos entre sí, aunque quizás sean pequeñas actitudes que para ellos son naturales pero para la gente que los rodea, en especial Patrice Aviosky, no lo son.En este libro Ceony tiene...
  • Megan
    2.5 stars.Eh.Look, it's fun, fast, and incredibly creative - not to mention the cute little paper dog... But at 200 pages long, it feels nearly too fast-paced and underdeveloped. I much prefer longer books to shorter ones, where it feels like things aren't given the chance to properly develop. 'The Glass Magician' felt like it lacked substance at times, even with the attention given to the creative magic system that Holmberg uses.But if I'm hones...
  • Cristina
    Purtroppo, rimane poco più di un romanzo piacevole e godibile ma privo di quella profondità (non di messaggi filosofici forzatamente inseriti all'interno) quanto di costruzione del mondo, della trama e dei personaggi principali e non."Conoscendo" lei stessa un po' meglio quello di cui parla, la Holmberg avrebbe sicuramente potuto portare i suoi romanzi a superare il livello di piacevole storia per riempire le ore morte.Lo stile è MOLTO semplic...
  • WhatIReallyRead
    The second book of The Paper Magician Trilogy is just as enchanting as the first one. It did contain a little more of romantic pining, which I don't particularly enjoy as a rule. Still, the book was a very pleasant read. I really admire Ceony's own brand of kick-ass-ness, her love of studying and working, her tenacity. She's the kind of person I'd really want to be friends with.The atmosphere of the book and the magic system are graceful in their...
  • Robb
    Ceony’s a bitch.And I mean it. If she did not exist at all in this book then there would be no conflict taking place. She’s just so annoying and stubborn, she does not listen to anyone, including her (love) Emery. I hate reading pages and pages of her just complaining to every situation that’s taking place.I mean, learning about the Glass Magician was interesting at first but then Ceony ruins it all. She ruins it all. She makes so much stup...
  • L.R.W. Lee
    What a great storyI enjoyed the Paper Magician, but this book is even better. While the plot feels somewhat contrived the execution of the plot and resolution was very satisfying.