It's time for the official start of Dewey's 24-Hour Read-a-Thon!
I'm off and starting with A Most Improper Magick by Stephanie Burgis. This is an ARC I won from the author on Lisa Mantchev's blog. It will release on June 15, 2010. I am giving this one away as a part of the Contest Craze on Princess Bookie's Blog, so go check it out and keep posted - lots of giveaways going on there today! So I'm headed out to the front porch with my green tea and chocolate crescent rolls in hand. I'll check back in in about an hour!
Here's a little bit about A Most Improper Magick: The Unladylike Adventures of Kat Stephenson by Stephanie Burgis:
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!