Sunday, 3 November 2013

Emerald Green (Ruby Red #3) by Kerstin Gier Book Review

Synopsis from Goodreads:

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.
This stunning conclusion picks 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 Rating: 5/5 stars

OK, so i have to admit i didn't expect everything to be tied up. In such a short book i thought we wouldn't get closure on everything but luckily, i was wrong. All the loose ends were tied up and all the questions i had were answered; it all started to make sense. My only criticism is that the book could have been longer since the ending felt a bit rushed and tightly packed in.

Plot-wise, i was always interested as there was always something going on and the pacing kept it quick and fun to read. There were some shocking and surprising moments, most of which i did not see coming and one which i did expect. The ending was sweet and satisfying too.

Gwen is easily one of the best female protagonists I've read in a long time. She is even more fantastic in the book. Lesley, Raphael, Aunt Maddy, Mr Bernard and Gwen's siblings are some of the most cute and likable secondary characters who you can't help but love (especially in this book). I loved their parts in the story. Xemerius is my favorite character ( apart from Gwen) by far. He made the most hilarious comments ever. Lucas was brilliant and seeing his and Gwen's interactions made me really miss my grandpa too.
As for Gideon, i feel like he did make up for being a knob in the end. yay!

What a shame that it's the end of a great trilogy. If you haven't picked up this trilogy i really urge you to do so!

-Tess xxx

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