Thursday, February 6, 2014

Emerald Green by Kerstin Gier Review

"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."

 Applause, applause, applause goes to Anthea Bell for her awesome translating skills. Without her, I would probably never know of Gwen's fate or the ending of this series.

Emerald Green is the third book of the Ruby Red trilogy. Ruby Red refers to Gwen. Sapphire Blue refers to one of those time traveling lunatics. And Emerald Green refers to... Ah! All I can remember is that the Diamond is Gideon and that's pretty much it. Ruby and Diamond, those are the only two I can remember partially because they are the main characters and partially because they were mentioned the most. 

We started with Lucy and Paul in the beginning of the book. Lucy yells at Paul for being an idiot in Sapphire Blue (the second book of the trilogy; yes, there's a review). It's a total LOL moment where you remember how old they sound. Then we go to Gwen's thoughts where she whines about Gideon and her oh-so-horrible breakup. 

A statement about Gwen: Too much whining. If it wasn't for her friend, the gargoyle, she would had never move on and the plot would be exactly like New Moon. Or at least New Moon when Edward leaves Bella. That was when Emerald Green and New Moon draw a parallel. The only difference? Bella has no friends while Gwen has a few loyal ones who actually care about her. Seriously. 

The storyline goes over a couple decades. Or centuries. LOL, this is a time traveling book, so don't be surprise if Gideon and Gwen go back to the sixteenth century. Okay, so what if I did poke...Never mind. I like how the two groups Group Gwen and One Man Team Gideon work together to make everything (all the clues and notes from the trilogy) fit the picture. All these puzzles suddenly make sense. Suddenly, Ruby Red Trilogy becomes a mystery that you didn't even know about. 

The ending. I hate to say this, but the ending is sort of Happily Ever After, the Twilight ending (which is why I mentioned Twilight). I'm not going to explain it all, but I think you'll get the hint especially since I mention Twilight ending. 

The brilliance of putting Paul, Lucy, Gideon, and Gwen together...okay, that may not make sense you. Let me restate this. Kerstin Gier is brilliant enough to put Paul, Lucy, Gideon, and Gwen together on separate paths (except from Paul and Lucy; they are on the same path for most of the trilogy) only for them to intersect one another. All their parts intersect to make a whole picture. Only a reader can put it together, along with Paul and Lucy. And maybe Gideon, if he realizes it. Gwen, not so much, but there's a slight chance Gideon will tell her all the roles it took to reach that kind of ending. 

I don't want this series to end. (Oh, my gosh! I didn't mention the villain. Very clever, I didn't even see that coming!)

Rating: Four out of Five

No comments:

Post a Comment