TITLE: Newt’s Emerald
AUTHOR: Garth Nix
GENRE: Fantasy/Historical Fiction
PUBLISHED: 2013; Jill Grinberg Literary Mgmt
FORMAT: eBook, 200 pages
Lady Truthful Newington is used to dressing as a boy. After all, how else is she supposed to have any fun? It’s hard to go on adventures with your three rambunctious male cousins while dressed in skirts and having to worry about a corset. But all those childhood escapades are nothing compared to the adventure in store when the heirloom of her family, the famed Newington Emerald, is stolen during a storm obviously conjured by magic. Truthful embarks on a quest to reclaim the emerald, disguised as a man by day and donning ballgowns come nightfall. Will she survive the harrowing experience of hunting down a malignant sorceress AND getting through her first London season??
GUYS. This book is utterly, supremely delightful. I can’t even. I had so much fun reading it that I genuinely lamented the fact that it’s only 200 pages long. I’m sure you all know that I’m not the biggest reader of ‘Regency romance’ as a genre, but I do love fantasy, and I definitely love Garth Nix (author of some of my favorite books ever, notably The Old Kingdom trilogy), so when I realized this was out I immediately threw $3.99 at my iPad and ordered it to download the eBook ASAP. (No one else throws money at their tablet around here? Oh, fine.)