Rubinrød #3 Smaradgrøn
Title: Emerald Green
Series: Precious Stone #3
Author: Kerstin Gier
Published in German: 2013
Dansk titel: Smaradgrøn
Dansk Udgivelsesår: 2016
Finished Reading: June 2019
Genre: Fantasy, YA & Science Fiction
This is my personal review without spoilers of the actual plot.
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 was a struggle and a disappointment. Everything remotely exciting that happened was predictable at best. I must admit I enjoyed the first two when Gwen didn’t moan about Gideon; however, this book was nothing but a ramble on and on about Gideon and how badly he’s treated her and how betrayed she feels. I was just unimpressed.
The writing is the same and I’m not really a fan, but in the first two books I could live with it, because the plot was exciting, this one’s not. I don’t like Gwendolyn or Gideon, I meant what I said in my previous review, and those two characters are ruining a perfectly good plot by being annoyingly clueless. Despite Gwendolyn being obsessed with Gideon every minute of every fucking day, I still didn’t believe in their romance one bit. The romance department became childish and awful, I’d actually call it pathetic. If Gideon, whom I by the way hate even more than Gwen wasn’t a part of the story, like not at all, I think these three books could have become legends in the genre of Young Adult, it had all the interesting elements, but the execution was just poor at best.
The characters I did like in this series had a negative impact on me in this last installment, it seems like the authors was just trying too hard making some sense of the series’ ending.
I did like one thing though, the cover. The entire series are beautiful beyond belief, but that’s sad when that’s about the one positive note you have.
I’m sure that the book will befall in good taste for the younger audience. So enjoy! There’s some nice surprises for you.