Newt's Emerald

Newt's Emerald

Book - 2015
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After the Newington Emerald is stolen at the height of a conjured storm, eighteen-year-old Lady Truthful Newington goes to London, disguised as a man, to search for the magical heirloom of her house, and is soon caught up in a dangerous adventure where she must risk her life, her reputation, and her heart.
Publisher: New York, NY : Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2015]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780062360045
0062360043
Branch Call Number: YF NIX-G
Characteristics: 291 pages ; 22 cm

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CMLReads_Kristin Mar 16, 2016

A fun regency romantic comedy set in a magical version of the period. A delightfully plucky heroine, mistaken identities, and a stolen magical gemstone make for lots of fun. Those who enjoy the descriptions of clothing associated with period dress will also enjoy...I'm looking at you, fans of Gail Carriger! Nix has been writing j/ya fantasy for over two decades...and this is a real departure. Excellent on audio!

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julia_sedai
Jan 07, 2016

Regency romance with magic ... what more can you ask for? Garth Nix does a good job of writing a story similar to something that Georgette Heyer would write, but with the added bonus of magic spells and ensorcelled jewels. I liked the main character, Truthful (or "Newt") who goes running around London dressed as a boy in order to find her lost emerald. She gets the help of a man, Harnett, who is also not what he seems. However, it is Truthful who saves his life over and over again. She's a very resourceful heroine. I am 25 and I enjoyed this book a lot, but I definitely recommend it for teens.

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jazpur
Dec 19, 2015

Regency froth with a little bit of magic adding to the action.

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Sansha
Nov 05, 2015

An enjoyable young adult novel.

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spq
Nov 02, 2015

Such a nice read : ) I'll admit it took me a while to get into, but once I did I really didn't want to put it down! I'm also older than the target audience. Still enjoyed it very much.

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marthabwaters
Sep 20, 2015

This is a totally charming Regency-set fantasy, featuring a spunky debutante who spends half the book masquerading as a man, a missing emerald, magic!, and a touch of romance. It's an extremely fun, fast read--great for fans of teen fantasy and Georgette Heyer alike.

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