Sunday, January 12, 2014

Emerald Green (Ruby Red #3) by Kerstin Gier

4.5 stars!
Summary via 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.


“For a star goes out in the sky above, if it freely chooses to die for love.”

            I've been a huge fan of the Ruby Red trilogy since the beginning; it’s funny and action packed with enough romance to keep me interested. Unfortunately, it’s also known to be a bit predictable, even more so with the final installment, Emerald Green.
            For the first half of the book, Gwen was still very weepy over Gideon, crying about it at the drop of a hat and really starting to get on my nerves. Thankfully, that and the predictable outcome surrounding Gwen’s parentage and the Count’s motives were my only real problems with the novel. And, on the upside, I found the secrets and tie-ins surrounding the “Bernard” family a pleasant surprise I wouldn't have thought of including!
            Other than that, the wonderful neighborhood ghostly demon/gargoyle, Xemerius, was still there for comical relief. Gideon was gorgeous as always. Lesley and Raphael were unbeatable sidekicks and paramount to figuring out the mysteries surrounding the chronograph and the secrets of the Circle of Twelve. And, of course, the Count was creepy as always. Ultimately, Emerald Green was a satisfying end to the trilogy!

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