Emerald Green is the conclusion to The Precious Stone trilogy by Kerstin Gier. This review contains spoilers, if you haven’t read the first book I recommend to skip it. You can find the review of Ruby Red, the first installment, here and the review of Sapphire Blue here.
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.
Emerald Green Review
Gwyneth found out her “relationship” with Gideon was all a lie.
The count has plotted with The Diamond to interact with The Ruby because women are more manageable when they’re in love.
Who can she trust?
With Lucas’ help, she finds out the count is hiding something. Someone who can kill in cold blood can’t be trusted with his best intentions to save the world.
She needs more time. More time to search for the Green Rider mystery. More time to find out why Lucy and Paul stole the chronograph. More time to let her heart heal.
But there’s a member from the Inner Circle who wants to close the Circle, not for the sake of humanity, but for selfish reasons.
In this final book we learn about the real prophecy of the Circle of Twelve. The first time I read it I had my suspicions about who was the bad guy but I would’ve never imagined who it turned out to be.
I was mad about Gwyneth’s character in this final book but I needed to remember she’s sixteen, of course she’s immature. I’ve read books about sixteen year old main characters who act like they’re twenty-five. Which is not relatable. I liked how she was funny and clumsy. A relatable character that maybe reminds you of how you were at that age.
“Don’t be scared,” said a voice behind me.
Those must certainly fall into the category of Famous Last Words, the sort that are the last thing you hear before your death. (Along with “it isn’t loaded” and “he only wants to play.”) Of course I was terribly scared.”
I really didn’t like Gideon and Gwyneth’s relationship story. I like how they are together but the development of their romance wasn’t that great. There was too much time spent worrying about how Gwyneth thought Gideon was so handsome and not worrying about more important matters. I actually preferred Lesley and Raphael’s little interactions.
The character that I will miss the most would be Xemerious, his personality is the best and his quotes make you laugh without being too cringy.
“I’ll just do a round of the house and make sure the rest of the family are fast asleep. We don’t want that sharp-nosed aunt of yours catching us when we find the diamonds.”
“Think positive for once…Which would you rather, diamonds or the remains of a murdered maidservant? It’s all a question of attitude.”
Emerald Green had a slower beginning than the other two books in the trilogy.
I still have questions that weren’t answered. According to the events of this trilogy, everytime Gwyneth or Gideon did something in the past, it had already happened before they’d gone back in time. If we follow up this logic, then a certain character would’ve never existed in the first place which doesn’t make sense.
I would’ve liked a novella to explain what happened after the events of Emerald Green, we didn’t get a conclusion of our characters. Maybe I just miss them.
Overall, Emerald Green (and the whole trilogy in general) was entertaining which is the whole reason why we read books.
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