Jun 26

Book Review: Emerald Green

Emerald Green (The Ruby Red Trilogy, #3)Emerald Green by Kerstin Gier

This book nicely ends a very well done YA trilogy that you should read if you like time travel, secret societies, steampunk-ish fantasy, or cute YA romances. In this novel, the heroine figures out one of the secrets that I figured out in the first book, and the hero and heroine unravel the mysteries of the prophecy to figure out how to thwart the bad-guy.

This book is longer than the previous two, because they have a lot of loose ends to wrap up. In the first book, Gwen sees herself in her school in a previous century, and she sees herself kiss a handsome boy. In this book, we see it from the kissing-Gwen’s perspective. Also, in the previous book, Gideon sees Gwen in a dark passage and when he follows her, he gets injured. In this book, we see that from the other perspective and find out what really happened.

A nice thing about this book, as with the other books, is that Gier manages to tie in the title with something in the book. In this case, it’s a green-themed party, which culminates in the stuck-up Charlotte getting her comeuppance, though I always felt more pity for Charlotte than anything else.

There’s not much that I can say about the plot of this book without spoilers, but it does seem to resolve well enough. Don’t think too hard about the prophecies and paradoxes and whatnot. I’m not sure that will all fit together under close scrutiny. So, if you’re the kind of person who judges a mystery on whether or not you figure it out in the first chapter, you’ll be delightfully disappointed. If you just want adventure, pretty dresses, high stakes, danger, time travel, and cute boys, this is a good end to a great series.

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