Author: Charlie N. Holmberg

Book Review : The Will and the Wilds

Book Review : The Will and the Wilds

Whenever I want to read a fun fantasy with unique magical systems and with romance, I turn to Charlie N. Holmberg. Though I was a bit disappointed with Holmberg’s most recent novel, Spellmaker, I was positively delighted by The Will and the Wilds, which gave me the same sweet and magical feeling as novels like East and Ella Enchanted. I was quickly drawn into the main character Enna’s world, which […]

Posted July 26, 2021 in Book Reviews, Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult
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Book Review : Followed by Frost

Book Review : Followed by Frost

After reading Charlie N. Holmberg’s Spellmaker and Spellbreaker, I wanted to read another of the author’s works. After perusing more of her novels, I settled on Followed by Frost, which follows a teenaged girl named Smitha, who is cursed to be as “cold as her heart” due to her lack of care for anyone’s feelings but her own. Followed by Frost follows Smitha as she learns to deal with the […]

Posted March 29, 2021 in Book Reviews, Fantasy
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Book Review : Spellmaker

Book Review : Spellmaker

Spellmaker is the second entry in the Spellbreaker duology. Unfortunately, I found it to be not quite as magical as the first entry. Though I said in my review for Spellbreaker that author Charlie N. Holmberg’s romance is always perfect, with just the right balance, I sadly found that Spellmaker was the exception to this rule. Other developments in Spellmaker, mostly those that did not immediately pertain to Elsie, felt […]

Posted January 11, 2021 in Book Reviews, Fantasy, Historical Fiction
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Book Review : Spellbreaker

Book Review : Spellbreaker

When I need a fun, magical book to read, I look no further than author Charlie N. Holmberg’s works. Her novels, such as The Plastic Magician, are always a pure delight, and Spellbreaker is no exception to this rule. Spellbreaker takes place in Victorian England, combining historical fiction, magic, romance, and mystery all into one entertaining read. As usual, I was enchanted by author Holmberg’s writing, even though Spellbreaker focuses […]

Posted December 28, 2020 in Book Reviews, Fantasy, Historical Fiction
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Book Review : The Plastic Magician

Book Review : The Plastic Magician

  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 Brechenmacher, delves into the newly discovered magic of Polymaking, the magical discipline of plastic, and finds herself across the pond in England, apprenticing with world-renowned Magician Marion Praff in what is another quirky and dear adventure. This book has everything, a […]

Posted January 10, 2018 in Book Reviews, Young Adult
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