Article Title

Newt's Emerald


Sydnee Burr


Outstanding, Young Adult, Garth Nix, Emerald, Magic, Sorcery, Disguise, Regency

Document Type

Book Review


Truthful Newington looks forward to her 21st birthday. She’ll be taken to London to dance at balls and receive gentlemen callers. Along with coming out into society, she’ll finally be given the emerald, her family’s most prized possession known for its magical properties. The eve of her birthday approaches, and her father pulls out the gem for a viewing when a storm hits, the lights go out, and the emerald is stolen. Truthful is thrown into an adventure in pursuit of the emerald involving disguise, finding true love, and discovering herself.