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December 4, 2012

RENEGADE MAGIC by Stephanie Burgis (Book 2 in the “Kat, Incorrigible” Series)

Nowhere in England is safe from the mischief and magic of Kat Stephenson: Her eldest sister has finally wed, but when a scandalous accusation threatens the marriage prospects of Kat’s second sister, Angeline, Stepmama swiftly whisks the family away to Bath in an attempt to outrun the gossip and betroth Angeline to a respectable suitor. Meanwhile, Kat’s utter lack of ladylike propriety has prompted the powerful Lord Ravenscroft to expel her from the magical Order of Guardians—before her training has even begun! Anger and exile aside, Kat knows something is not quite right about Lord Ravenscroft. (Amazon)

Reviewed by Debz

Such a wonderful sequel to the fully original Kat, Incorrigible. After the fiasco that happens at sister Elissa’s wedding, Kat and her family take a trip to Bath. There Kat discovers that the Roman Baths are more than what they seem, with a magical and dangerous secret waiting to be uncovered. While I didn’t enjoy this one quite as much as the first, I still found it utterly delightful and charming. The characters were lots of fun to read. The old and new ones alike were such fun to read about. For some reason my favorite characters in these books are the stuffy old ladies who have nothing better to do than criticize Kat for all her misdeeds. 

I enjoy being in Kat’s world so much. The writing is descriptive and pleasant. It painted a clear image in my mind’s eye. Along with an exciting storyline, there’s a history lesson tucked beneath it. There’s much to learn about the Roman Bath’s, as well as just ordinary life in Regency England (though Kat’s life is far from ordinary!)

I strongly recommend Kat, Incorrigible to just about anyone, and once you’ve fallen in love with it, give RENEGADE MAGIC a try! You won’t be disappointed!

Market: Middle Grade
Language: None
Sensuality: Extremely Mild (among secondary characters)
Violence: Mild
Mature Themes: Witchcraft? This is a pretty mild book

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