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.
Design – ? Rating – 5/5
Just like the other 2 covers, I like this one. It’s dynamic, especially with the evening background with the lights shining. I do find it weird that she’s once again wearing what seems to be the same dress, only in a different color.
While I can’t really remember what happened in which book anymore, this is a wonderfully epic conclusion to a great series.
- Gideon/prophecy – After the end of the 2nd book, Gwen though Gideon had been manipulating her. Then this book happens and we find out why he’s been acting so hot and cold with Gwen and it’s mind-blowing. It’s intense and crazy and this vaguely creepy prophecy has managed to come to a dangerous and dramatic climax.
- Gwen’s grandfather – I think it’s pretty cool how Gwen ended up enlisting her grandfather’s help sort of accidentally. She traveled by herself and broke some rules like she usually does and met her grandpa as a young man. He was also surprisingly accepting of Gwen’s telling him that he was no longer alive in her present day.
- time travel – I really love the way everything in this series fits together. Time travel is complicated, and that’s kind of what makes it awesome. Every little thing that Gwen or Gideon does in the past matters and could change their present or future.
- complicated – It’s a trilogy about time travel, so everything tends to blur together. Things that Gwen witnesses in the 1st book don’t actually happen to her until this book because time travel is complicated. Wibbly wobbly timey wimey and all that. It’s really hard to remember what happened in which book because they don’t really seem like their own distinct stories.
Only a couple of days ago, I’d been grumbling about the Guardians and all their secrecy, and here I was, practically founding a secret society of my own. All we needed was for me to say everyone must be blindfolded before leaving my room. – pg. 115
“Are you crazy?” he asked. “What was all that about?”
“I met an old friend, that’s all.” I turned to look at James. Had he taken me seriously? Probably not. He was still shaking his head.
“You really are hell-bent on attracting attention, aren’t you?” said Gideon in a furious whisper. “Why can’t you do as you’re told for three hours, just for a change?” – Gideon + Gwen pg. 235
Acquired: bought (ebook)