Publication date: April 2011
Source: ARC sent by publisher
Ever since their mother died, people have been hoping Elissa, Angeline, and Kat, will not take after her. Especially their stepmama, who nearly faints at the word magic. But, when Kat discovers she might just have taken after the mother she never knew, she is determined to use her abilities for good. Like saving her sister from marrying a potential wife-killer and finding a way for both her older sisters to marry who they want.
Things I Liked:
Reading this book was a frolicking good time! I loved Kat and wanted to know more about her and read more about her antics. She is spunky, unconventional, and also still learning about family relationships. Her determined choices are so fun to watch unfold and I couldn't help but laugh at her mistakes and cheer at her triumphs. It was a fun historical fantasy read complete with sweet romance and hysterical characters. Can't wait for more from Burgis (sequel Renegade Magic out next April).
Things I Didn't Like:
I was actually expecting more tricks and craziness from Kat than I got. Perhaps I had higher expectations for this book than I thought, but I wish she had done a few more incorrigible things in society. Still, I enjoyed every minute of the read and kids are sure to love watching Kat get out of scrapes.
Sorcery and Cecelia by Patricia C. Wrede and Caroline Stevermer
Kat reminded me a bit of Anne of Green Gables and Flavia de Luce
BOOK CONTENT RATINGS:
some very minor perilous experiences
Overall rating: ****
Who's your favorite spunky, incorrigible heroine?
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