Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Kat, Incorrigible

I picked this book up because the cover was just so wonderful - I couldn't resist it when I saw it on the shelves at my library. The very next day, Cat at Beyond Books posted her glowing review of the novel, so I was doubly looking forward to reading it.

Twelve-year-old Kat, our heroine, discovers that her family is in a tough spot. Her feckless elder brother has squandered the family's money through his gambling habits, and one of her sisters is now in the position of having to marry a wealthy man to save the family finances. If she loved him, Kat wouldn't have a problem with it.  But he is clearly a villainous sort, and her sister is being so sacrificing and selfless that Kat can barely stand it.

It becomes clear to Kat that her mother had been a witch. And that Kat has talent along those lines as well. So even though their stepmother has locked all their mother's things away, Kat manages to get a hold of something that will either save the day - or ruin it.

What a fun book! It contains many elements that I enjoy in fiction - a feisty, smart, somewhat curmudgeonly heroine, magic, humor, and a historical setting. I'm very much looking forward to the future unladylike adventures of Kat Stephenson.

Books in the Unladylike Adventures of Kat Stephenson series:
1. Kat, Incorrigible (aka A Most Improper Magick)
2. A Tangle of Magicks (aka Renegade Magick)
3. A Reckless Magick

Kat, Incorrigible (#1 in the Unladylike Adventures of Kat Stephenson series) by Stephanie Burgis (Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2011

3 comments:

  1. I have wanted to read this for a while and still haven't got around to it. One day!

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  2. First of all - OMG! Blogger actually let me post a comment on another post! I wonder if this one will go through? I have been trying to comment for ever and for some reason blogger blogs just delete what I comment!

    I LOVED this book and am super excited that the sequel is out. Wish I had thought of this when I just placed my Book Depo order about 30 minutes ago. Oops. Might have to add on a book now. heh

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  3. Kailana - It's a lot of fun. I'd love to know what you think when you get around to it!

    Cat - Yay, I'm glad your comment came through. I'm sorry you've been having trouble. I'm looking forward to the sequel, too - and I'm sure you'll get to it before I do!

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