The Plastic Magician (The Paper Magician, #4) by Charlie N. Holmberg

The Plastic Magician (The Paper Magician, #4)

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 Polymaking—the 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...

Details The Plastic Magician (The Paper Magician, #4)

TitleThe Plastic Magician (The Paper Magician, #4)
Release DateMay 15th, 2018
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, Fiction, Magic

Reviews The Plastic Magician (The Paper Magician, #4)

  • Stacee
    I had really enjoyed the Paper Magician series, so I was pretty excited to see there was a spin off. I liked Alvie well enough. She’s super smart and passionate and I enjoyed reading her dedication to her magic. Ethel and Bennet were fantastic and supportive secondary characters and I could have read a million more scenes with them. Oh and the brief scene of Ceony and Emery was just perfection. Plot wise it was just okay. I didn’t get caught ...
  • Steven
    Thanks to Netgalley and 47North for providing me with a copy in exchange for an honest review!Holmberg's Paper Magician series did something really cool: it introduced a very unique and very fun magic system. This standalone follow-up/spin-off book follows the adventures of Ceony in the first three books and this time, it's through the very poor-sighted eyes of Alvie, a fledgling Polymaker (plastic magician) who is taking an apprenticeship in Eng...
  • Jenny Lee
    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 i...
  • Fiona
    The Paper Magician trilogy holds a very special place in my heart - and I'm only too pleased to add this next book into their illustrious company!Alvie is a complete departure from Ceony (who has a very satisfying cameo!) - she's logical, mathematical, quite the overthinker and very much in the scatterbrained genius mold when she's working. (view spoiler)[ One of my favourite lines happened to be the last and it sums her up perfectly; After all, ...
  • Lauren
    Oh dear...this was somewhat disappointng. It lacked the sparkle, the flirtatious fun and the thrill that made up The Paper Magician series. Alvie and Bennet weren’t a patch on Ceony and Emery. Not sure whether I will continue with this series now.RTC
  • Jodie Humphrey
    I have to admit, I enjoyed this installment the most out of all the books in the series thus far. Alvie was such a great character and I found her so much easier to connect and relate to than the character of Ceony in the other books. Ceony seemed to mostly annoy and frustrate me, whereas Alvie was delightful!She’s smart (like, really really smart), clumsy, bold, adventurous, hardworking, plucky, brave, curious, and most of all - she really, RE...
  • Lena
    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.
  • Maygin at Not Quite a Literary Critique
    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...
  • Jonmontanavega
    6 October 2017. There are 12 reviews for a book that won't be published for 6 months, according to the blurb. What's wrong with this picture?PS I enjoyed the first 3 books in the series, so it may turn out to deserve the stars.
  • Erika
    I received this from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I adored the world created in The Paper Magician Trilogy and am super excited to be able to return to it. Alvie is adorable and believable as the heroine and new plastic magician apprentice and her brain and smart thinking are admirable. Bennet was also cute and his and Alvie's interactions had me cheering for them from the start. Love, love, love this edition to the series.
  • Kate (BloggingwithDragons)
    I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.This review does contain marked spoiler. However, the book has not been released yet, so read at your own risk.I really enjoyed revisiting the much beloved world of the Paper Magician in this triumphant sequel to the original trilogy. In the Plastic Magician, main character American-German Alvie Br...
  • Ness
    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.
  • Elysa
    I received this book through Netgalley and am providing my honest review. I haven't read the Paper Magician trilogy before reading this book, but I feel like the book was separate enough from the trilogy that I could easily read it and understand the world. The first 10% or so of the book I was confused (mostly curious) about what the magic system was like and I think that reading the other books would have helped with that, but I learned quickly...
  • Kushnuma
    I received a free copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.The Plastic Magician is a spinoff of The Paper Magician Trilogy. I really enjoyed reading Alvie's story and the discoveries being made, and learning new things about the different forms of magic. I loved seeing characters from the Paper Magician trilogy, which made it even better. When I finished the book, I wanted more and was hoping that maybe there will be.
  • Julie Pullman
    This book is a return to my favorite Holmberg books. I adored The Paper Magician and hoped the return to that world would live up to my expectations. It did! I liked that it carried on in the world with a new character, Alvie. (But we get a cameo!) Alvie’s a great character and the story is entertaining and a fun read. It’s not intense action or deep romance; expect a light and enjoyable romp through a world we love. (Thanks to NetGalley for...
  • Lisa
    THANKS TO THE PUBLISHER AND NETGALLEY FOR PROVIDING ME WITH A COPY FOR REVIEW, THIS DID NOT AFFECT MY OPINION OF THE BOOK IN ANY WAY.The Plastic Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg is the latest story set in the world she created with The Paper Magician. If you’re familiar at all with The Paper Magician series, that helps a great deal with the background world-building going into this new book, although you don’t necessarily have to read those fi...
  • Wing Kee
    The best in the series!I wrote a long review but goodreads crashed on me so I'm just gonna keep it simple (thanks goodreads).World: The world is charming and effortless. There is no info dumping and Alvie is a good point of view to introduce readers to the world. The magic system is fun.Story: Well paced and character driven. I love how it's not so much about killing and end of the world but discovery of magic and discovery of oneself, a strong c...
  • colleen the convivial curmudgeon
    3.5This book didn't grab me quite as quickly as the first book in the series, and it took me a little while to warm to the characters. I liked Alvie well enough, and her charming awkwardness, but for awhile the story seemed to be just about that and while she was quirky and all, I get a little bit tired of the Cute Clumsy Girl thing. I do appreciate a female character who is more interested in work and comfort than on the latest fashion trends an...
  • Che' Smith
    A pleasant return, but felt lackingI think this series is meant for young adults, but (as an adult) I thoroughly enjoyed the first trilogy, and this was a pleasant return to the works of material magicians. I found this one lacking, though, with my only tangible observation being that I was expecting a more complex plot twist. The book also ends with what could be solid closure, so I can't tell if she'll be writing more with this new set of chara...
  • Belles
    Another enjoyable book in this series!
  • Loßo Ruff
    As a huge fan of the first three books (or, as I found out later, the trilogy), I was really looking forward to this book. I cannot say I am disappointed but I am far from satisfied with the story. I think this book only works if it is the beginning of a new series.The first book took me to a world where folders (paper magicians) are not very popular because, well, who wants to be limited to folding paper as a "magic" ability, right? The story wa...
  • Marzie
    3.5 StarsWhile I've read other works by Charlie Holmberg, I've somehow managed to miss reading The Paper Magician trilogy, so this book was an introduction into Holmberg's charming magical world, set largely in an alternate Edwardian era England, around 1906. Alvie Brechenmacher is a magician who wants to focus on plastics, a newer branch of magic in this world in which magicians work materials such as paper, metal, fire, among others. She is for...
  • Nichole
    I really liked it! I hope this series continues, I want to know how Alvie progresses.
  • Lena (The Printed Girl)
    *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. Bec...
  • R.Q. Woodward
    I really enjoyed this book! It's a light, fun read that will delight any fan of The Paper Magician series. It had my heart thumping in anxiety several times and made me laugh aloud more than once. I even teared up at the end over an unemotional scene because the magic system Holmberg creates within these books is absolutely beautiful. I received an advanced copy of The Plastic Magician in exchange for an honest review, so I might as well mentio...
    1970-01-01 Plastic MagicianThe Paper Magician, Book #4 [spin-off]By Charlie N. HolmbergISBN13: 9781542047913Author’s Website: charlienholmberg(.)comBrought to you by OBS reviewer Omar SummaryWall 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 Polymaking—the magical discipline of bespe...
  • Daniella Tiller Romero
    First, thanks to NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. I really enjoyed the first three books in this series and was looking forward to the story continuing. That being said, I wasn't as big a fan of this book. Although I enjoyed the main characters alright, I wasn't overly concerned with how it turned out. The plot was what really lost me - halfway through the book, nothing had really happened yet. When something did finally hap...