A Most Improper Magick, Paperback
4.5 out of 5 (2 ratings)


"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 ..." Magic may be the greatest scandal in Regency England.

But that's not going to stop Kat Stephenson when there are highwaymen to foil, sinister aristocrats to defeat ...and true loves to capture for her two older sisters.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Templar Publishing
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Fantasy
  • ISBN: 9781848770072



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You know how some books have awesome characters you want to be best friends with, or awesome plots that make you unable to put the book down because you totally have to find out what’s going to happen next, or awesome settings that make you want to dive right inside and live there? This book has all three! It’s a delight from start to finish. Kat Stephenson is smart and plucky and hilarious. She’s going on my list of favorite heroines, right alongside Frankie Landau-Banks and Hermione Granger. I can’t wait to read to read more of Kat's adventures!

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I have to admit that I loved this, there were flaws and moments where it didn't quite gel for me but overall I found it a charming story about a girl finding a place in society but found it frustrating where people just assumed Kat would just row in with their orders and then I remember that that would be quite normal for adults of the period to assume about children.We first meet Kat when she cuts her hair off and tries to run away. She's unhappy with her life, her step mother and is frustrated with her life in general. When an artifact of her mother's calls to her, she findsh herself caught up in an adventure that could doom or delight her sisters as well. The story is caught up with propreity, appearance and social mores that I enjoyed and I loved the interaction of the sisterms and the deep knowledge that there were things they had to do to ensure that they all succeeded.I'm looking forward to reading the sequels. It borders on YA for some of the concerns of the characters but it's reminiscent of some of Diana Wynne Jones stories.

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