Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Book Review EMERALD GREEN by Kierstin Gier

Anyone who knows me, knows I absolutely loved Ruby Red & Sapphire Blue so much they were my top favorite reads of last year.  I had to wait a year for this final book in Kierstin Geir's trilogy, and I had a feeling it wasn't going to disappoint!
I was right, and let me just say Emerald Green; I loved it, loved it, loved it!

One of the great things about this series is the author writes each book so that the next picks up exactly where the other left off.  Literally to the hour or minute.  So when you pick up the next book, you don't have to spend the first 20 pages trying to remember things, nor do you have to spend those pages trying to get yourself interested in the book.  Instead from page one you are right smack back into the middle of it.

The adventure continues as Gwen is still trying to figure out the secrets of the time traveling society and her purpose in it all.  Additionally, dealing with the hurt that her new love interest Gideon may have been using her this entire time.
One of the things I love about this series are all the twists and new directions the books take the characters on.  Gwen is constantly left wondering who if anyone she knows can be trusted.  She's gradually learning what being the Ruby means and the powers that come with it.

True I guessed a few of the storyline twists, but I think many readers did.  There were still enough intrigue to keep me flipping the pages and reading this one all in one sitting.  I will admit their were a couple of twists that even I didn't see coming, and I think I liked those the most!
Like the other books, this one had me cheering for Gwen and Gideon's romance, loving and hating it (I say hate in a I loved it way) at the same time with all the directions and flips and flops the story kept taking.  Emerald Green still had me laughing.  I adore Gwen's personality and I absolutely love that little gargoyle!  Seriously made me wish I could have a friendly demon gargoyle in my life that no one else could see or talk to but me.  (That would be awesome!)

Did I love this book as much as the others in the series, definitely!  I still pick the 2nd book Sapphire Blue as my favorite of the trilogy. 
If you haven't picked up this series yet, I highly recommend it!  It is so well written, something that is really rare in today's market!   This is one series that will make you laugh out loud, cry, wish, hope and occasionally sigh as Kierstin Gier takes you on a modern day time traveling adventure filled with lots and lots of suspensful deception.
This is a fairly clean series, I recommend this for any age over 14.  But just because it is a YA, don't let that steer an adult away, this is one series that adults will love just as much as youth.  Just make sure when you sit down to read you have plenty of time, because its a hard one to set aside!


Disclaimer: I was not asked to review this book.  All thoughts and opinions are my own after reading the series.

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