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Stolen Magic (Kat, Incorrigible #3)

4.22  ·  Rating Details  ·  510 Ratings  ·  89 Reviews
When Kat’s family travels to a grand country house on the Devon coast for her sister Angeline’s wedding, Kat is stalked by a dangerous magical enemy - and finds everything she thought she knew about her late mother called into question.

With smugglers, romance,and an astonishingly interfering older brother in the mix, Kat will have to use all her wits - and her magic - to p
Hardcover, 400 pages
Published April 2nd 2013 by Atheneum Books for Young Readers (first published October 1st 2012)
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Originally reviewed on The Book Smugglers

**WARNING: This review contains slight, but unavoidable, spoilers for the first two books in this series. If you haven't read the first two books in the series and want to remain unspoiled, look away.**


After the dramatic turn of events at Bath, Kat Stephenson has managed to save her elder siblings from disaster and earn back the respect of her fellow Guardians - having stopped the traitorous machinations of the former head of the order. Now, just
Small Review
Absolutely perfect! I wish this wasn't the end of the series. Full review to come.
Amy (Turn the Page)
Brilliant :D

Another please?
Dec 17, 2015 meeners rated it it was ok
Shelves: fantasy, middle-grade
maybe it's because i read through this series so quickly, but what i found charming and endearing in the first book became irritating by the third. the author needs to learn that if something is annoying to the protagonist, it is doubly so for the reader, who has no choice but to grit her teeth and wade through all the tedious descriptions of people gritting their teeth. i'm not joking. i actually counted: the phrase "I gritted my teeth" (or some variation thereof) appears in this book TWENTY-TH ...more
Abigail Yow
My tastes in book varies from time to time. I could be very bias in the books I choose. At least, that's what my ratings on goodreads show. It doesn't matter what kind of books they are; whether they are deep and thoughtful, light-hearted and fluffy or simply a ponderous read (by most standards). I could like the most verbose story ever written and also equally like a light-hearted and more generic book. It makes no difference to me as long as I find it enjoyable-and such is the case with the Ka ...more
colleen the fabulous fabulaphile
The final book of the Kat, Incorrigible trilogy takes us out with a bang.

A few days before Angeline's wedding and Kat's initiation into the Order, but everything is going wrong as Kat as to try and navigate Society, keep her temper and her manners (never an easy thing), and solve the mystery of the stolen Portals.

But with Frederick's mother and Lady Fotherington doing everything in their powers to be difficult - and oh so very annoying - not to mention a reformed Charles dogging Kat's every step
Whispering Words...
This series has been a total blast! Each book has been brilliant and this final volume was no exception. Although I’m secretly hoping that the story may one day continue – for now though I can honestly say that I have loved every minute of Kat’s journey. Truly a pleasure to read.

This story picks up a few weeks after the last book. Newly returned from their holiday in Bath, the Stephenson family are only days away from Angeline’s marriage to Frederick Carlyle. But while everyone else is running a
Limau Nipis
After a few days finishing the book, I would rate it between 3 to 4 stars. More towards the 3.5 stars.

I do love Kat, but I think too much of being thoughtless and running away during an event or in the midst of conversation is really not becoming of her. I got tired of this Kat attitude, of just dropping the ball and then just go out to rescue the world.

Angeline, only has minor roles in this book. But, I do miss her think out loud role. At the same time, even Kat has the love hate relationship w
Jasmine Nguyen
Jul 31, 2015 Jasmine Nguyen rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015-books
Stolen Magic by Stephanie Burgis is such a fun book! I really liked that Charles found someone and the character development in this book was great.

That twist at the end was wonderful, as I didn't expect it, with Alexander.

The only problem I had with this book was such a small one, but I would have liked to learn more about Guardian and Witchcraft used together. If Alexander and Moreau could both do this, than Kat could do it too, right? The book doesn't quite mention this, but it left me very c
Aug 13, 2014 Deirdre rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Charming regency magic story. Kat is getting older, her second sister is getting married despite objections from the prospective groom's mother who is determined that he shall marry his cousin. Kat is being stalked by magic and is trying to find a way to be a dutiful daughter and keep her magic practice going, her mentor thinks the worst of her.

She is also trying to work out what the mysterious Marquise has to do with her mother and why her life has to be so complicated.

Fun, Kat does rush in whe
Dec 27, 2013 She-Who-Reads rated it it was amazing
I love this entire series! Kat remains wonderful, and this was an excellent, satisfying conclusion to the series. Delightful!
Sep 24, 2014 Katy rated it liked it
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Jan 11, 2016 Erin rated it liked it
The random hating on a juvenile continues but at least this time I was expecting it. I enjoyed Kat as per usual and her unique voice as a narrator with a certain misunderstanding of how events really are. Despite learning to appreciate and love the stepmom in the last book, she takes a backseat in this bok as a character as we juggled a budding relationship with her repentant brother Charles along with the usual suspects (sisters, Lady Fotherington, and sisters' love interests). I do love that K ...more
Apart from one thing (view spoiler) ...more
A wonderful end to the series. Highly recommended for middle-graders...and adults who like to read middle-grade books but are not creepers, honest, we're not.
Anoush Emrazian
Jul 19, 2015 Anoush Emrazian rated it it was amazing
Kat's family is preparing for Angeline's imminent wedding. Not only are her future in-laws very hard to get on with, but portals have been stolen from the Order and someone is following Kat. Of course things would ever just work out when Kat Stephenson is involved.

Phew, this was a rough ride! The Carlyles, especially Mrs Carlyle, are horrible people! I cannot believe how truly awful they felt they could be, all while trying to keep face. Ridiculous.

Lady Fotherington was just as insufferable as s
Sep 02, 2014 June rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Kat fans and spunky heroine requests
Burgis delivers in this third book. "Despite what either of my sisters may say, I actually possess a great deal of common sense. That was why I waited until nearly midnight on the last night of our Journey into Devon before I climbed out of my bedroom window."

Kat still is much too impetus for her family's peace of mind. First she needs to escape her reformed brother's protection. He is determined to save her from herself. She plans to hunt down her mysterious follower. Plus, save her sister's li
Laura Bang
I've loved watching Kat grow throughout the trilogy. A bit darker than the first two, but quite satisfying.

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LH Johnson
I'd heard a lot about Stephanie Burgis' Kat series; a sort of magical spin on a Jane Austen-esque universe. I took a while to get to it, because it's a premise which is very much out of my norm. I don't really read magical books or fantasy. I loved, loved, loved Buffy but then got all twitchy when Willow started to talk about magic with a k. I'm not best friends with Jane Austen. The portents for me and this series weren't great and then, because I'm pretty much a genius, I ended reading the pen ...more
Aug 27, 2015 Elizabeth rated it it was ok
Despite my dislike of Kat in Kat, Incorrigible and Renegade Magic, I was holding out hope that she would start to mature a little in Stolen Magic. There were signs in Renegade Magic that she was, so despite my overall dislike of that book, I still looked forward to this one. However, I was sorely disappointed, because Kat continues to be the annoying, irresponsible and rash protagonist that she was in the first two books. If you like that about her, then great, you’ll love this book. I, however, ...more
Elizabeth (Miss Eliza)
*Special Content only on my blog, Strange and Random Happenstance during Regency Magic (March & April 2015)

Kat Stephenson and her family are off to Devon to the Carlyle's great estate on the coast for the long delayed marriage of Kat's sister Angeline to Fredrick Carlyle, her true love. Why the delay? Because Fredrick's mother was none too keen on the match, hoping to marry Fredrick to her niece Jane; besides being against the whole Angeline's a witch thing. One thing is clear, Mrs. Carlyle
Jun 20, 2013 Stef rated it it was amazing
This is the third book in a series that originally attracted my attention because of its beautiful cover. Who says "Don't judge a book by its cover"? Kat, Incorrigible was a wonderful romp through Regency England with a headstrong, magical heroine. Renegade Magic and Stolen Magic continue the delightful adventures of Katherine Ann Stephenson as she deals with the marriage of two sisters, the surprising moral 180 of an older brother, and generally as much social disruption and can possibly be han ...more
Oct 21, 2014 Mara rated it really liked it
Cover Blurb: Yes or No? Yes. I don't mind the character impersonators because I love the illustrations, and Kat's little smirk of mischief. They're really pretty, cute covers.

Characters: Kat Stephenson continues to be a completely awesome protagonist: witty, adventurous, feisty, quick to act (which usually ends with disastrous results, but it makes the story more exciting), and sharp as a tack. She causes a lot of problems for her family, but never her own, and she has the best of intentions, an
May 07, 2013 Tasha rated it it was amazing
Shelves: childrens-books
This third in the Kat, Incorrigible series continues the magical story of Kat who continues to romp through the social rules of the Regency-era with reckless abandon. In this book, she is attending the wedding of her sister Angeline or at least she hopes that it will turn out that way. But someone seems to be trying to kill her, cutting the axle of their carriage. She has spotted someone lingering in the shadows, watching her, but has yet to figure out what she has done to anger them. Kat is due ...more
Joanne Hall
Oct 10, 2012 Joanne Hall rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childrens-books
“There was nothing in the world quite so improper as magic. That was one of the reasons I loved it so much.”

That tells you everything you need to know to fall in love with thirteen-year-old Kat Stephenson, witch, Guardian, would-be highwayman, constant thorn in the side of her family, and Saviour of England from the dastardly French. When we first met Kat she had hacked off her hair and was running away to be a highwayman, and A Reckless Magick opens, naturally, with her shinning out of a first-
I had been dying to read this book since the end of Book 2. I stayed up WAY too late reading it. The magical mystery plot kept me turning the pages. I also wondered about the mysterious Marquise though I guessed who she was right away. There's also a non-magical mystery plot that absolutely confounded me and shocked me. It was somewhat predictable in a way but in the context of the story it wasn't so easy to figure out. I found the ending really rushed and the best part was rather skimmed over w ...more
Kathy Martin
Apr 04, 2013 Kathy Martin rated it it was amazing
STOLEN MAGIC was a very satisfying conclusion to a very entertaining trilogy. This middle grade historical fantasy has it all--excitement, danger, exquisite manners, and a young heroine easy to fall in love with.

Miss Katherine Stevenson is the youngest of four children. In this episode, Kat is traveling with her father, stepmama, older brother and older sister to her sister's fiance's home for her wedding. Her fiance's mother is one of the most unpleasant characters in the story. Mrs. Carlyle is
Absolutely fantastic. I've read the other two books in this series, and really enjoyed them. In the "about the author" at the back of the book, Stephanie Burgis says that her favourite books aged 10 were Pride and Prejudice and The Lord of the Rings; here I likened the first book in the trilogy to a cross between Diana Wynne Jones and Georgette Heyer. Yes, it's that much fun!

Imagine an alternative Georgian Britain where witchcraft is scandalous to polite
Jul 06, 2014 Lia rated it liked it
While the writing did not mature as the characters did - it was still an enjoyable series. I assume that the short novella will wrap up loose ends in regards to Charles + Jane and Kat + Alexander. I think it's wonderful how Burgis portrayed Kat as a very headstrong character throughout the series but hasn't delved into her appearance much so we as the audience focus on Kat as a strong female lead instead of falling into love like every bloody female character in every single novel. Instead we se ...more
This is the final book in the Kat, Incorrigible series. It is set in Regency England. It's kindof like Harry Potter meets easy reader pride and prejudice. Kat is a 12 year old girl, who has discovered that she is the heir to a legacy of guardian magic and witchcraft. Of course, she is brave and incorrigible and marches head first into all sorts of dangerous situations. Her character is great fun and while this series is aimed at younger readers, I have thoroughly enjoyed reading it.

I found it fu
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I grew up in America, but now I live in Wales with my husband, fellow writer Patrick Samphire, our sons, "Mr Darcy" and "Baby X", and our crazy-sweet border collie mix, Maya. My MG Regency fantasy trilogy was published in the US as the KAT, INCORRIGIBLE trilogy and in the UK as THE UNLADYLIKE ADVENTURES OF KAT STEPHENSON. The trilogy also has a stand-alone epilogue - the YA novella COURTING MAGIC ...more
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