The Best Of: Kindle Unlimited & Prime Reading #3

Kindle Unlimited and Prime reading is something I believe avid readers need. I find myself reading books that I would not pick up otherwise and delving into genres that I do not usually read. In my first Kindle Unlimited and Prime reading post, I included a mystery book, which trust me when I say I would not have read anything from the genre previous to this subscription. 

The Paper Magician (The Paper Magician #1)  by Charlie N. Holmberg


I have to confess that I did not read this on my Kindle as I actually own the physical book, however, I was going to continue the series on Kindle Unlimited as I liked it but not enough to buy the rest of the series in physical copies, but it’s been so long since I read it that I don’t think I’ll bother anymore. I would recommend it though. 

I LOVE the magic in this book, I like creative magic systems and although this one isn’t entirely unique, it was interesting. I like how you get to choose which affinity you study and how something as boring as paper can be made into something wonderful. The best part of this is a living paper dog. 

Synopsis: 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 marvellous 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.

Witching On A Star (Academy of Witches #1) by Erin Bedford


It would not be a post about Kindle Unlimted books without at least one academy series. This seems to be the favourite trope of Kindle Unlimited authors and honestly, I don’t mind it. Also, this isn’t a perfectly written book, but if you take it at face value and don’t expect any spectacular writing, it’s very fun.

I do need to add a warning that this series does get very hot and heavy around book three and it is most definitely a reverse harem, just in case that is not your thing. I had no idea that was where this series was going and it was definitely a shock when things started to get quite graphic. I would probably place this series in an upper YA category that bleeds into new adult slightly. 

With that being said this series is still an enjoyable read and definitely has its moments of humour, one being a mean girl witch called Sabrina; a cliche that is not understood by anyone but human-raised Max. 

Synopsis: All her life Max knew she was destined for more, but when she graduated high school, she never expected to find out she was a witch.

Now Max isn’t headed to the ivy league college of her dreams but to the Witch’s Academy, where the spells are real and the classes just might kill you.

If Max hopes to survive her new destiny she’ll have to put up with mean girl cliques, way too sexy for their own good bad boys, and a popularity contest she didn’t expect to win.

Turns out, wishing comes with consequences and all magic has a price, especially at Witch Academy, but Max may find she’s more prepared than she thought to handle it all.

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