Kat, Incorrigible

Kat, Incorrigible by Stephanie Burgis. A light piece of Regency fluff, with magic. This is not a bad thing!

Kat is a 12-year-old in 1803, with two older sisters, a wastrel brother, a distant father, and a scheming stepmother. There are threats of arranged marriage, bickering siblings, spells that work too well, mistaken identities, dashing and non-dashing highwaymen, country house parties, missing wills, and young Kat coming into her magical inheritance.

What sold me on it: the first two sentences.
I was twelve years of age when I chopped off my hair, dressed as a boy and set off to save my family from impending ruin.

I made it almost to the end of my front garden.
It took me a very short time to read, last night and lunch today, but I begrudge it not one bit.

The ages it's marketed to are all over the place - the two editorial reviews on Amazon say grades 6-12, but the book info says ages 9-12. I incline a bit more towards the elder, but think it will also be of interest to those who like fluffy Regency romances, although as our heroine is 12, the romances are not hers.

Recommended if you're in the mood for a fluffy Regency fantasy. Download the sample at Amazon or read the first three chapters online at Stephanie Burgis' website.

Amazon link: Kat, Incorrigible

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