Stephanie Burgis and Kat Stephenson


It looks like the United States will be treated to more of the adventures of Kat Stephenson in Renegade Magic. Author Stephanie Burgis tells you all about it, as well as treats you to some book release goodies. Looks like Kirkus has included the book on their list New and Notable Book for Teens in April 2012.

Well, yes. That’s perfect, actually.

I remember reading the first book in the Kat Stephenson series and being transported. The book is one of the freshest concepts I’ve seen in young adult and middle grade in some time. Kat is a refreshing character. She’s got it into her head that she should be taking care of her family, and she doesn’t see the world in a conventional way at all. She’s a perfect heroine for a young person searching for adventure.

As an added bonus, Kat’s family are wonderful support characters, equally well-developed and captivating to read about. The magic is fresh and distinctive. The history is solid. The alchemy of the book is heady.

You know you want this book. I’ll be buying mine soon.

Oh…on Thursday, Stephanie Burgis is writing a guest post for us here at the Tamago. Come back and here what the author of this fantabulous book has to say.


Author: Catherine Schaff-Stump

Catherine Schaff-Stump writes fiction for children and young adults. Her most recent book, The Vessel of Ra, is the first book in the Klaereon Scroll series. She is currently working on its sequel, as well as penning the middle grade adventures of Abigail Rath, monster hunter.

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