I have been looking forward to reading this book for a long while. I finally did last night! The Paper Magician was a bit Harry Potter and a bit Night Circus. It moved fast, barely enough time to really get to know the characters. Part of me wishes it went a little deeper and we had more time for Ceony and Emery to get to know each other before the drama hit. The flashbacks were a bit overwhelming and overtook around 2/3 of the book. And then, it suddenly ended. I see this is a trilogy, and while I enjoyed this book, I'm not chomping at the bit to read the others. It just seemed like a lot of rushing even if the premise was great and the writing was good.
Still, if you like Harry Potter and you like The Night Circus, then definitely read THE PAPER MAGICIAN.
I received an ARC for an honest review