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A Most Improper Magick by Stephanie Burgis

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

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

[Edited to add: For reasons best known to themselves, the publishers have given this a different title in the US where it is called Kat, Incorrigible.]

This was a fun romp. I really liked the main character Kat and the relationship between her and her sisters. The other characters are lively and the whole story dashes along at a great pace. It's a nice mixture of Regency, romance and magic. There were some aspects of the way the small scale family relationships interconnect with much larger and more serious magical issues that reminded me a little of Diana Wynne Jones. There wasn't as much made of the large scale magic as I expected, but this is book one of a series, so perhaps that comes later?

Anyway, thoroughly enjoyable and despite being up to my eyes in deadlines, I gobbled the book up as fast as I could. Of course I'm not the intended reader, neither is it YA it's for younger people. The heroine Kat is 12 and it would suit readers up to that age.

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