Synopsis on Goodreads
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.
I received this book in exchange for an honest review from Netgallery
I wasn’t sure what to think of this book when i first received this late last year, now that i’ve read it i have found that i love it. There were some things i didn’t like, such as the obvious love connection, which is why i only gave 4 stars but that didn’t distract from the overall story.
I felt that i could connect with the main character Ceony Twill for the most part, especially her being forced to study something that her heart wasn’t set in, but she later warmed to the idea.
On another note the cover is absolutely beautiful.