A minimalist cover with a young woman wearing glasses standing in front of a chemical lab table. The Plastic Magician cover.

The Plastic Magician

Wall Street Journal bestselling author Charlie N. Holmberg returns to the whimsical world of The Paper Magician with a tale about determination and dreams.

Alvie Brechenmacher has arrived in London to begin her training in Polymaking—the magical discipline of bespelling plastic. With this new form of magic, Alvie is determined to make as many discoveries—in as short a time frame—as she can. Luckily for her, she’s studying under the world-renowned magician and inventor Marion Praff.

Alvie brings a fresh perspective to her mentor’s work, and together they discover a breakthrough that could forever change Polymaking—and the world. But when an envious rival learns of their plans, he hatches a sinister plot to steal their invention for himself.

To thwart the villain scheming against her, Alvie will need to think one step ahead. For in the competitive world of magical discovery, not everyone plays fair . . .