Archive for October 9th, 2013

by Teresa Barth

Emerald Green, by Kerstin Gier, published by Henry Holt & Co (English), 2013

Categories:  Young Adult, Historical Fiction, Time Travel

I just finished Emerald Green by Kerstin Gier, the third of the Ruby Red Trilogy.  The story is about a young lady by the name of Gwyneth who is one of twelve people who can time travel but she has a couple of extra gifts that nobody knows about.  One is she can see ghost and the best one is  Xemerius who is a gargoyle.   He loves eating other ghosts and spitting water. He adds a little comic relief. Her friend, Lesley, is a smart and loves solving puzzles and help Gwyneth figure out boys and who is out to get her.   Gideon is a time traveler too, and is the on again off again love of Gwyneth.  This story has more time traveling and more costumes.  I love reading about some of the costumes.  How they were made and the colors.  It helps me be in that time and place because of the images it put in my mind. I like second and third book of the series the best.  The ending was ok, I guess. We get the happy ever after but I would have liked to know a little more about Gwyneth and her family and friends and of course Xemerius.  Did she get Xemerius a cat? Will I ever know?

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