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read & download Ñ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ú Garth Nix On her eighteenth birthday Lady Truthful nicknamed “Newt” will inherit her family’s treasure the Newington Emerald A dazzling heart shaped gem the Emerald also bestows its wearer with magical powersWhen the Emerald disappears one stormy night Newt sets off to recover it Her plan entails dressing up as. I picked up an ARC of this book at BEA 2015I adore Garth Nix's Abhorson trilogy so when I saw he was coming out with a new book that was a fantasy of manners I knew I had to have it For those who are unfamiliar a fantasy of manners can be best described as Regency period ideals with magic Like fantasyromcomalternate historyhistorical fiction The ones that I've read have been light and fluffy and very tongue in cheek so that is what I expected from Newt's Emerald and it did not disappoint It was a funny mix of Regency romance tropes with some magic mixed inBut in other ways it did disappoint I'm willing to forgive light and fluffy narratives if their characters shine through While I didn't dislike any of the characters they are all rather forgettable The romance while very cute and angsty at the beginning turned into instalove uite uickly The villain was two dimensional And I found the plot to be pretty predictableOverall this is a cute uick read that fans of the fantasy of manners genre and tropes will probably enjoy but it will not be for everyone  This review was originally posted on Thoughts on Tomes

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Newt's Emerald review Ò 3 è ❰Read❯ ➪ Newt's Emerald Author Garth Nix – Gwairsoft.co.uk On her eighteenth birthday Lady Truthful nicknamed “Newt” will inherit her family’s treasure the Newington Emerald A dazzling heart shaped gem the Emerald also bestows its wearer with magical po On her eighteenth birthday Lady Truthful A man mustache included as no well bred young lady should be seen out and about on her own While in disguise Newt encounters the handsome but shrewd Major Harnett who volunteers to help find the missing Emerald under the assumption that she is a man Once she and her unsuspecting ally are caught up in a dan. 35 4 starsThis was utterly delightful and so much fun I lost track of the pages with all the laughing and a bit of swooning I was doing Newt's Emerald is an engaging throwback to Georgette Heyer and Jane Austen regency romances only campy and with a slight fantasy bent Don't go in expecting much character development or a complicated plot; it's not meant to be taken too seriously but with the expectation of a rollicking good time I really enjoyed getting to know Truthful also known as Newt her gruff love interest Charles and her wickedly awesome great aunt as they search for Truthful's stolen family emerald It's a truly fun cast of characters and a story that I didn't want to put down Bonus points cross dressing It is light on the romance but for all that I'm glad it was not driven by angst and I could just simply root for Truthful and Charles to figure things out Pick this one up if you're looking for a good palate cleaner or for some brain candy Note I received an ARC of this book at BEA but that did not affect my review in any wayThis review can also be found at Love at First Page

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Newt's EmeraldGerous adventure that includes an evil sorceress Newt realizes that something else is afoot the beating of her heartIn Newt’s Emerald the bestselling author of Sabriel Garth Nix takes a waggish approach to the forever popular Regency romance and presents a charmed world where everyone has something to hid. “Where your treasure is there will your heart be also” AnonymousGarth Nix an Australian bestselling author has penned a terrific tale of magic and adventure in his book called Newt's Emerald that unfolds the story of a young teenage girl and her uest for finding her lost inherited treasure by dressing up as a man out into the streets and on her journey she meets a handsome man which finally leads to a passionate Regency themed love story along with lots of adventures and magicSynopsis On her eighteenth birthday Lady Truthful nicknamed “Newt” will inherit her family’s treasure the Newington Emerald A dazzling heart shaped gem the Emerald also bestows its wearer with magical powersWhen the Emerald disappears one stormy night Newt sets off to recover it Her plan entails dressing up as a man mustache included as no well bred young lady should be seen out and about on her own While in disguise Newt encounters the handsome but shrewd Major Harnett who volunteers to help find the missing Emerald under the assumption that she is a man Once she and her unsuspecting ally are caught up in a dangerous adventure that includes an evil sorceress Newt realizes that something else is afoot the beating of her heart At the age of 18 Lady Truthful will inherit her family's treasure the Newington Emerald that contains magical powers But unfortunately on the night of Truthful's 18th birthday the emerald disappears strangely So to find the emerald Truthful aka Newt sets her foot on the way to London dressed up like a man with a proper mustache along with her maid On her uest she meets a handsome man Charles and together they team up to find the emerald The way to finding the emerald is not an easy one they come fact to face with lots of challenges filled with magic and witchesThe writing style of the author is layered with lots of humor and action and is uite brilliant Although there is not much world building or character development in the story line but it is very fun to read it There are lots of funny anecdotes that are sure to crack up the readers The narrative style is catchy and free flowing with a tightly packed mystery that is laminated with few major twists and turns that will definitely keep the readers glued to the story line The author have tried to capture an 18th century London by arresting that same fashion streets language and culture of that era The story is covered with light romance featured in a Regency themed way that is written with bit of passion Most of the characters are drawn with a funny bone in their body that will make the readers laugh out loud at times The main character is not that interesting yet maintains her demeanor in a classic English woman who is uite brave enough to go out on a uest dressed up like a manAlthough there are major drawbacks in the story Firstly there is not much character growth and honestly the story could have been much better since some of the characters if provided space to grow could have made a huge impact on the story line In fact the elements of fantasy are very low and doesn't feel like reading one Overall the story is very entertaining filled with an exciting adventureVerdict You can surely give this book a pas