The Paper Magician is the first in a series of steampunk historical sci-fi books by new author American Charlie Holmberg. (Charlie is a woman.) There are three in the series as of now (4/15) and I expect more will come. The Paper Magician is another take on the wizard school concept, but it original and fresh, with a romantic component. The book isn't classified as young adult but it should be - although it is classified as a "romance", it is a classical romance taking the long view. Meaning, not physical romance, but the chaste development of mutual fondness and then love. This, with the clever magical devices putting this truly in the fantasy/sci-fi camp, makes the Paper Magician series one to read and Holmberg one to watch.