Review: A Most Improper Magick by Stephanie Burgis

A Most Improper Magick (The Unladylike Adventures of Kat Stephenson, #1)

"I was twelve years of age when I chopped off my hair, dressed as a boy, and set off to save my family from impending ruin.

"I made it almost to the end of my front garden..."

Magic may be the greatest scandal in Regency England. But that's not going to stop Kat Stephenson when there are highwaymen to foil, sinister aristocrats to defeat...and true loves to capture for her two older sisters.

I first heard of this book in 2011 when it was released in the US as Kat, Incorrigible and got some fantastic reviews, I had no idea that it had previously been released under this title in UK until I received the third book for review from the publisher and requested the rest of the series. I can totally see why it was so highly praised, I really enjoyed it and I can't wait to crack open the next two and see where the sorry and romances go.

It was so nice to read a fun story with a young protagonist which doesn't totally resolve around romance, yet there is still romance for Kat's older sisters Angeline and Elissa. Kat is a perfect character, often with all of the stubborn stupidity but young intelligence and wit that only a character of her age can pull off. I was laughing so many times at things that she said and her relationships with other people - especially her sisters, because they fight so much and love each other a lot, making them seem like such realistic characters.

Of course, there's also a well written and entertaining paranormal aspect of the book, this isn't a dark book at all, this is a totally entertaining happy book which could be called the Matilda for today's kids.

Overall, a well written and completely entertaining book that younger readers will thoroughly enjoy.

Book released 10th August 2010 by templar Books
eBook received for review (Print)

1 comment

  1. nice and fun...this sounds like the perfect book for a short read.

    Le' Grande Codex


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