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Emerald Green

The Ruby Red Trilogy, Book 3
Written by: Kerstin Gier
Narrated by: Marisa Calin
Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
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Publisher's Summary

In Kerstin Gier's Emerald Green, 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 to The Ruby Red Trilogy 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.

©2013 Kerstin Gier (P)2013 Macmillan Audio

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  • Erin - Audible
  • 2013-10-01

The end!

What a satisfying conclusion to the trilogy. May contain minor spoilers.

I love how neatly everything about Gwen's family was tied up - it was an excellent decision on Gier's part to head in that direction.

I love that the butler gets in on the adventurous action!

Nothing in the world is going to convince me to get behind Gideon, however, but that's mostly because I'm really bored of the Darcy trope. I get it, he's mean because he loves you. I did like their ending, it was sweet and well-deserved.

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  • Mandi
  • 2014-07-19

A little unrealistic, but thoroughly enjoyable

Any additional comments?

I have to admit that this series was a bit of a guilty pleasure - I felt a little ashamed to be listening to a teeny-bopper romance at my age, but I couldn't resist.

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  • Aleah Nelson
  • 2015-09-09

I love the whole series.

to me it was like a futuristic pride and prejudice. the performance was well done. Enjoyed it, wish they should make a movie!

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  • Carolina
  • 2014-07-03

Final book, predictable but entertaining

Originally posted at: A Girl that Likes Books

First impressions

I started reading this series mostly because Audible was having a sale on first of a series books. The premise of time travelling seemed appealing and so I went for it. The first installment, Ruby Red, was good enough, I liked the fact that Gwendolyn wasn't just a boy driven character, even though it was obvious that they were going to get together and hence I went for the second one.

The second one, Sapphire Blue, was ok, but I think I fell more for Xemerus than the other characters. I did want to know what the whole mystery was, but the love part felt a bit forced, sadly enough.

So here we are, at the end of the series, and I am giving it a round and final 4, even though I was a bit disappointed at certain points.

Final thoughts

Let us start with the things I liked, both in general and in the series.

As I mentioned the premise of time travelling was appealing to me. The whole building of it around a secret society as well as the workings of the chronograph was nice additions, and I would've liked a bit more of background there. We didn't have it, the whole references to the "gene" and the need of blood for the chronograph to work are not explained, but maybe this is a better option than bad science.

The descriptions of the dresses, and hence Madame Rossini, were delightful. If you follow my blog or my reviews, you probably know that I am a sucker for period dressing. If you didn't know that...well now you do.

There were a couple of twists at the end of the series, a couple as in two major ones, at least from my point of view. I will not extend on this point since I do not want to give spoilers, but one of them was pretty obvious, and the other not so much, so I will give it a "meh" on plot twisting. Some people have complained about the ending, and it does feel like suddenly this was more than a trilogy, but then again it could just be that Gier likes her cliff-hangers, no?

Now, the things I didn't like. It is a bit sad when you like the secondary characters more than you do the primary ones, or at least it seems like a lot of energy is invested in characters you never got to care for, and this was the case for me. Give me more Leslie! More Xemerus...Gwendolyn and Gideon felt flat a lot of times and I felt like the story could've been carried almost without them.

As I mentioned their relationship suddenly happened and while this is a bit typical (not that is a good thing) when portraying teen love situations, it makes it even more "blah" since it has been overdone. But it gets point for not pushing on a love triangle.

So I gave it a 4, mostly because as predictable as it was at times, it was enjoyable, it gave me exactly what I was expecting from it, no more and just a little bit less. I would recommend to someone looking for light series with fun secondary characters.

Good job by Marisa Calin!

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  • Keith Jones
  • 2019-01-30

Excellent!

I wasnt too sure about this trilogy with the first half of the first book, but was delighted with the 2nd book and ate up the 3rd book! the narrator was fabulous!

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  • Ashlea
  • 2018-12-03

Anticlimactic and no character growth

I stuck with this series because the plot was really interesting to me. This final book, though, just disappointed me. The ending was completely anticlimactic, and there was no substantial character growth. Sure, Gwen no longer completely hated inheriting the gene now but she was still a relatively useless girl who let her emotions completely control her.

For a series with three books, there could have been a lot more developed character growth. Instead the author focused on confusing content and a relationship that, like all novel teens, burned too hot too fast to feel realistic.

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  • T. Dunas
  • 2018-11-24

Children’s Teen literature filled with adult themed material

I fail to understand how young adults are immature enough to enjoy bodily function humor and can’t make responsible decisions to save anyone’s life, yet they are mature enough to partake of so called casual sex and not be adversely affected by it.
The humor in this book is such that it appeals primarily to young teens and yet, the characters in their mid teens, refer to so called casual sex as an assumption, all the while, using foul language.
The plot was good in its conception, but full of logical loopholes and inconsistencies in its execution.

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  • PJ
  • 2018-08-06

good listen

Good conclusion to an entertaining trilogy. All three books were fun to listen to and the narration was very well done!

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  • Kristin G Owens
  • 2018-06-12

Best Book in Series!

This book kept me awake and listening through several nights. In my opinion, it is the best book in the series. A wonderful, nail-biting conclusion ties everything up nicely! Trust me, it’s worth the credit or money!

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  • ARae
  • 2017-12-12

Nice ending

This was a pretty good ending to the trilogy. My biggest complaint is that the chapters are so long that I sometimes found myself not paying attention, but overall it was enjoyable and worth the read.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2018-08-19

Nice - But

nice story Cool characters but the reader speaks with a British accent, this is nice as the story is set in the UK precisely in London but she uses American words this can bother some Brits...