Book: Emerald Green (The Ruby Red Trilogy #3)
Author: Kerstin Gier
Published: October 8, 2013
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult, Romance
Summary: Gwen has a destiny to fulfill, but no one will tell her what it is.
She’s only recently learned that she is the Ruby, the final member of the time-traveling Circle of Twelve, and since then nothing has been going right.
She suspects the founder of the Circle, Count Saint-German, is up to something nefarious, but nobody will believe her. And she’s just learned that her charming time-traveling partner, Gideon, has probably been using her all along.
Emerald Green is the stunning conclusion to Kerstin Gier’s Ruby Red Trilogy, picking up where Sapphire Blue left off, reaching new heights of intrigue and romance as Gwen finally uncovers the secrets of the time-traveling society and learns her fate.
My Review: I haven’t felt this weird toward an ending of a series in a while. I’m happy in some aspects, but in others I’m just stuck here, staring at the book like:
First of all, I was really happy that this book wasn’t falling into the insta-love category. At first. The first book, we were going so strong, man. She hated him, I loved to hate him, and it was all good. Second book, she started to like him and that’s a’okay with me. But then this book comes and all of a sudden they’re in love? Lets keep in mind that this series took place over… a week? Or was it two? Either way, what?
I swear, after they kissed the first time, our bad ass Gwen was only thinking about Gideon at all times. And god, every time they were around each other, all she thought about was kissing him. *le eye roll*
I literally kept yelling, in my mind of course, at this book something along the lines of: Girl, get your life together. You’re a freaking time traveler. Who cares about this kid being an asshole? Let. It. Go.
I know, I thought I worded my mind yelling quite well, too. Thank you for noticing.
I think the rest of it finished quite well though. I’m going to keep this spoiler free, as I always try to do, but the plot twist with the Count actually caught me off guard. I think it was because I was so busy rolling my eyes at Gwen, I didn’t see it coming.
If she hadn’t been so driven by her hormones, I would have given this book a solid 4 pumpkin cats, if not 4.5. The actual plot was incredible, and it was done so well, but there was way too much time focused on Gideon and the way his eyes sparkled in the light for me to actually enjoy any of it.
I hope everyone has a fantabulous day/evening/morning/whenever you’re reading this and happy reading!
Rating: 3.5 pumpkin cats, but we’re rounding to 4.