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Taking Matters Into Her Own Hands

Garth Nix’s latest novel, Newt’s Emerald, mixes magic with Regency romance.

Taking Matters Into Her Own Hands

BOOK REPORT for Newt’s Emerald by Garth Nix

Cover Story: Illustrative
BFF Charm: Yay
Swoonworthy Scale: 4
Talky Talk: Regency Ride
Bonus Factors: Gender Swap, Magic
Relationship Status: Let’s Be Friends

In a somewhat surprising departure from high(ish) fantasy, Garth Nix’s new novel mixes historical themes with sorcery. If that sounds like it could be your jam—and you're not expecting too deep of a tale—check out my full review over at our series on Kirkus.

Mandy Curtis's photo About the Author: Mandy is a small town girl living in a nerdy world, or—if you want to get literal—an editor/writer living in Austin, TX. In addition to yearning for YA books—the more dystopian or fantastical, the better—she can also be found swooning over superheroes, dreaming of The Doctor and grinning at GIFs.