The Paper Magician is by Charlie N. Holmberg. The first installment in the Paper Magician series. Ceony has just graduated from the Tagis Praff School for the Magically Inclined; it's time for her to be bonded to her element. She dreams of being bonded to metal and what is she assigned - paper. She finds herself apprenticed to Magician Thane to learn a magic she never wanted to learn. Then a woman magically appears and steals Magician Thane's heart and it's up to Ceony to save her master. A delightful story set in late Victorian England, with a nice touch of gore.
Ratings: 8th grade - 9 out of 10 - V (mild violence).