Tuesday, April 12, 2011

My Latest Middle Grade Crush

No, I am not crushing on a middle grade dude. That would be weird. And illegal.

BUT I do have a massive fangirl crush on this:

KAT, INCORRIGIBLE by Stephanie Burgis

Le blurb:

Twelve-year-old Kat Stephenson may be the despair of her social-climbing Step-Mama, but she was born to be a magical Guardian and protector of Society--if she can ever find true acceptance in the secret Order that expelled her own mother. She’s ready to turn the hidebound Order of the Guardians inside-out, whether the older members like it or not. And in a society where magic is the greatest scandal of all, Kat is determined to use all her powers to help her three older siblings--saintly Elissa, practicing-witch Angeline, and hopelessly foolish Charles--find their own true loves, even if she has to turn highwayman, battle wild magic, and confront real ghosts along the way!

Warning: this is not a review. I save those for Operation Awesome. This is, however, a mini gushfest. I laughed while reading this book. A lot. I also cringed and cursed, but I laughed even more. Kat is, quite simply, the bomb. Won't tell y'all why, though. You have to read the book to find out :)

Already added the sequel on Goodreads. Oh, yes, I did.

Folks, go read this book. It'll make you a better person. And prettier.

Now tell me: any books you've read and loved recently? My TBR pile is HUGE, but I can always use more recommendations :)


  1. This looks so cute! Thanks for sharing! :D

  2. Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly. A must-read!

  3. This looks like a good one, I'll put it on my TBR list ;D

    I just finished a few books, but one I loved was The Chosen One by Carol Lynch Williams.

  4. I'm sure you've already read it (most people have at this point!) but I just finished and enjoyed Shiver, so, y'know, if you *haven't* read it you should.
    - Sophia.

  5. This sounds so cute--and I'm trying to learn more about MG, so thanks. :) I'm stuck in Cassandra Clare land right now--highly recommend ANYTHING by her.