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Don’t dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.
Renegade Magic by Stephanie Burgis. This is the sequel to Kat, Incorrigible which I really enjoyed. Here is the description.
The feisty Kat Stephenson is back in the second installment of the Regency era magical trilogy Kirkus Reviews calls “enjoyable mayhem.”Beginning:
Nowhere in England is safe from the mischief and magic of Kat Stephenson: Her eldest sister has finally wed, but when a scandalous accusation threatens the marriage prospects of Kat’s second sister, Angeline, Stepmama swiftly whisks the family away to Bath in an attempt to outrun the gossip and betroth Angeline to a respectable suitor. Meanwhile, Kat’s utter lack of ladylike propriety has prompted the powerful Lord Ravenscroft to expel her from the magical Order of Guardians—before her training has even begun! Anger and exile aside, Kat knows something is not quite right about Lord Ravenscroft. Her insatiable curiosity and fierce loyalty to her family will have readers rooting for her all the way as Kat attempts to reunite Angeline with her true love and prove that she has what it truly takes to be a Guardian.
It was a truth universally acknowledged that my brother, Charles, was a hopeless gamester, a ridiculous oversleeper, and the one sibling too lazy to take part in any family arguments, no matter how exasperating our sisters might have been (and usually were).Friday 56:
But he had one shining virtue as on older brother: He was infinitely persuadable.
"We leave for Bath tomorrow," Stepmama said to Angeline. "While we are there, you will behave like a modest, respectable young lady who has never even heard of magic. You will do your very best to find an eligible new fiance before the news of your social ruin can be carried across the country."