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Stolen Magic

(Kat, Incorrigible #3)

4.21  ·  Rating details ·  823 ratings  ·  113 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
Hardcover, 400 pages
Published April 2nd 2013 by Atheneum Books for Young Readers (first published October 1st 2012)
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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.**


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
Wow, wow, WOW, this book completely took my breath away. Countless funny scenarios, so many cool character moments, a ton of gasp-worthy plot reveals, all leading up to an outstandingly tense ending - I was an emotional wreck reading this. The character development (mainly Stepmama and OHMYGOSH CHARLES) was so believable yet also new and exciting. Even the characters who haven't really changed as people since the beginning of the series have had their situations change and stuff happen to them, ...more
Aug 04, 2015 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
Mary Catelli
The third book in the Kat trilogy. More magic and adventure in a semi-Regency setting.

Kat and her family are en route to her second sister's wedding, and even on the way, there is someone lurking about, a carriage accident, and a marquise -- a woman who married a French nobleman, and who is known to Kat's father.

And so to arrival, where Mrs. Carlyle still has not reconciled herself with the marriage, and the Order tells Kat there may be problems with her initiation, since the portals were stole
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
Amy (Turn the Page)
Brilliant :D

Another please?
Small Review
Absolutely perfect! I wish this wasn't the end of the series. Full review to come.
Jul 25, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Probably one of my favorite in the series. Definitely better than the second.
Miss Clark
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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 convivial curmudgeon
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
Chicco Padovan
Nov 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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
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.
Apr 08, 2018 rated it liked it
This book was... fine. I don't know what it is with these books, but I just can't get into them. The premise is so intriguing, it's such a shame they didn't live up to my expectations. It took me months just to get past the first few chapters of this book. In this third book, Angeline is at last getting married, so the Stephensons travel to her in-laws house, but the in-laws are still trying to break up Angeline and her fiance. Furthermore, all the guardian portals have been stolen, and the Orde ...more
Brian Wilkerson
Feb 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Stolen Magic is a book I picked up at my local library during a book sale. It is the third book in the Incorrigible series (I haven't read the first two). I'll assign a grade at the end.

The first thing I noticed about this book is its fantastic opening. I don't normally like first person narratives (that lack framing devices) for a number of reasons. This one here uses its strengths of personality. The very first sentence perfectly describes Katherine Stephenson's personality. It also provides
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
Jul 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Kat is finally able to start preparing for her test to become a full-fledged Guardian, but she has to do it in secrecy and avoid causing any problems for Angeline and her marriage to Lord Frederick Carlyle. Not too long into the trip to the Carlyle estate, it becomes apparent that someone intends to hurt Kat or someone in her family--possibly the same person who stole the Guardians’ collection of magic portals. As Kat works to practice her magic and avoid the person who keeps threatening her and ...more
Mz. Diana Gagliardi
Nov 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is a fun little regency series- magic with rules of propriety and spies from France makes for a nice setting for our spunky and not particularly rule-following Katherine, known as Kat.

In this one, her sister is abt to be married but all sorts of people are trying to stop the marriage or torture Kat by having her fail her family or all of the above- Kat has to figure it out before it's too late or at least in time to have her sister marry into a fortune for love while convincing the Guardian
Jul 14, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: juvenile-fantasy
This book was the most exciting as far as drama, danger, and secrets. While Kat usually works alone to keep others safe and defend the magical realm, this time her family gets involved and is by her side. There is definite character growth on a few characters, including Kat. There is still too much language and this one is probably the most violent of the three (at one point, a character hits his child), so I would recommend this for an older audience. Stephanie Burgis could explore further the ...more
Feb 11, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A lot more of the silly fake tension that comes from people not talking properly, not believing people, and just behaving in a way that people do not behave in in real life. On the other hand, some other tension that was good, interesting and fun. Disappointingly, this author does not seem to believe in diversity. No people of colour, no disabled people, no NNT people, no queer people; not even any fat people. Yes, it's nice to see some strong female characters but I guess she hasn't really hear ...more
Rosie Rizk
Sep 27, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

As nice as the previous books in this series were, I liked this one best. Kat is finally maturing, somewhat, and realizing that acting like a wild animal shouldn't be her first instinctive response, no matter how compelling it may feel.

Still, this book follows the pattern of the last two - one of Kat's sisters has romantic issues, while some nefarious magical plot takes place around them.

The setting always gets to me - Victorian (or whatever period) English proper society, with secret ma
Apr 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
This one was definitely more cringe-worthy than the first two (Kat up to MORE than her usual hijinks.), but I think the payoff at the end made up for it. I hope that Ms. Burgis will continue now that there are such interesting developments.
Shimin Mushsharat
May 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Wonderful finishing of Kat's story. This was more fast paced than the first two books and it was an enjoyable little read. Much love for Katherine Ann Sephenson!
May 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is one of those stories you wish could go on and on. The characters are memorable, the plot full of twist and turns and, of course, there is magic!
Mar 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Really engrossing fun adventure. Twisty turns and mystery.
Sep 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Best book so far in the series. Very interesting plot.
Feb 16, 2013 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
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
Book Gannet
3.5 stars.

I do like this fun and wonderfully readable series. However, after two books of the Guardians punishing Kat for things that have nothing to do with her, I had kind of hoped for some progress on that front. Sadly, not. The Guardians are every bit as snobby and rude as ever, embodied in the snooty form of Lady Fotherington, who really should have better things to do with her time than trying to ruin the life of a thirteen year old girl.

And despite ample proof to the contrary, it might be
Jun 11, 2013 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
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