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Stolen Magic (Kat, Incorrigible #3)

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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
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Hardcover, 400 pages
Published April 2nd 2013 by Atheneum Books for Young Readers (first published October 1st 2012)
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TheBookSmugglers
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**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.**

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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
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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 contrarian  ± (... never stop fighting) ±
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
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Deirdre
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
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She-Who-Reads
I love this entire series! Kat remains wonderful, and this was an excellent, satisfying conclusion to the series. Delightful!
Katy
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Tzippy
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.
June
Sep 02, 2014 June rated it 4 of 5 stars
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
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Small Review
This cover is so cute!! Can't wait for more Kat adventures!
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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Stef
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
Mara
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
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Tasha
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
“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-
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Qnpoohbear
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
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
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Alison
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 http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/... 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
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Lia
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
Garnet
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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Phoebe
The conclusion of the trilogy finds Kat and her family preparing to travel to the estate of Angeline's fiance. All is not well, when their carriage has a terrible accident along the way. Then Angeline's future mother-in-law does her best to make the family feel unwelcome; and to top it off, someone seems to be following Kat, and he means her harm. But how can Kat use any of her Guardian powers and save the day, when her newly sober brother Charles won't let her out of his sight? Burgis does a be ...more
Ruby Rose Scarlett
So great! I enjoyed that immensely. It's fun until the very end with plenty of plot and the family relationships are lovely. There are quite a few scenes about Kat missing her mother which I found very moving because that aspect had never really been explored in the other two books. A very entertaining series!
Janet
Stolen Magic is my favorite of the Kat Incorrigible series so far. In the run-up to Kat's witchy older sister's wedding, Kat has to juggle sisterly expecations, a brother's hopeless crush, crochety, dissapproving in-laws, a mysterious witch, Guardian trouble and a strangely powerful young stalker. Burgis gleefully and expertly meshes the proper Society mores of a Jane Austen novel with the slapdash action and momentum of a video game, and adds a hint of a mystery twist. But for me the best bit i ...more
Jennybeast
I like this series. I like spunky Kat, I like her family and her magic. I don't understand, however, why everyone is so unrelentingly mean to each other -- I get the importance of decorum in a Jane Austen world. I don't get how Kat saves the day (twice so far) and even in the third book no one sticks up for her. Even her mentor is completely useless on the matter. It gets old.
Clare Cannon
This cannot be the finalbook in the series! What about Kat's adventures as a Guardian? What about Alexander? What about seeing Charles and Jane marry, Elissa have her baby, and Kat become an adult?

Just like the other two in the series, this book builds up to a mighty climax and finishes with a bang. It's the perfect combination of interesting and diverse characters (I especially love the perfectly imperfect sibling relationships), unpredictable but coherent plot, perfectly feasible but highly im
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Lauren
I want to knit these books into a blanket that I can wrap myself in when I'm cold, because they're just lovely in that heartwarming way.
Chagall
Ultimo volume dedicato alle avventure della piccola Kat Stephenson e la sua scoppiettante famiglia. In questa trilogia la Burgis mischia la classica storia MG di maghi e streghette ad atmosfere vagamente austeniane. Non c’è nulla di esattamente nuovo all’orizzonte, nondimeno sono romanzi ben scritti e assolutamente godibili. L’autrice chiude bene i vari filoni narrativi, ma ci sono tutti gli elementi per un avvincente quarto volume. Speriamo bene!

And now? What about Kat and Alexander? And Charle
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Brianna
This is a very exciting finish to the trilogy. Kat's sister, Angeline, is finally getting her wedding. Her mother-in-law to be is doing everything in her power to find a way of stopping it from happening. Once more, I love Kat's determination and how she saves everyone. I think Kat is a very strong character. I still think Katherine's actions are still a little too mature for her age, but again it is the 1800's and everyone matured a little faster back then. Either way this is another good book ...more
Benji Martin
I think that they should just get Stephanie Burgis to write the next season of Downton Abbey. I mean she definitely gets the regency era and viewers would much prefer magic being introduced to the characters all being killed off.

This one was the best in the trilogy. If you've read the other two, you know what the series is about and how good is, so what are you waiting for?

I'm kind of sad it's over. There is definitely more story to be told, and who wouldn't love to see Napoleon make an appeara
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Gale
Dec 11, 2014 Gale rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Lovers of fantasy and historical fiction
A perfect conclusion!
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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. I've just added a YA novella to the trilogy, COURTING MAGIC (set five years ...more
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