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Emerald Green

(Edelstein-Trilogie #3)

4.17  ·  Rating details ·  75,199 ratings  ·  5,701 reviews
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 char ...more
Hardcover, 451 pages
Published October 8th 2013 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (first published December 8th 2010)
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2. Mr. Bernard is either Gwen's nephew or great-nephew (since her brother/sister was born around 1919-1920) and depending on Mr. Bernard's age.(less)
Hannah Beard I found all three movies in the series on Youtube with subtitles or it was dubbed in English
I found all three movies in the series on Youtube with subtitles or it was dubbed in English

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Apr 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
“You mean he's not afraid of me because I'm a woman? He ought to see Tomb Raider sometime. For all he knows, I could have a nuclear bomb under my dress and a hand grenade in each cup of my bra. I call it antifeminist!”

This was the best book in the trilogy. I call it an outstanding finale. More excitement, more thrill, more fun, more emotions and so many unexpected twists and turns. I love this whole series so much, it has exactly what I look for in books: a fantastic way to escape reality for a

What's what: Time travel, vague prophecies, silly heroine, douchey hero, evul Count with nefarious plans, oh noes, can silly heroine/douchey hero stop evul Count?

-Gwen was a mopey cow, all she did was whine about Gideon, jump to conclusions about him, and get jealous whenever he was around other girls. She should have been concentrating on her time travel or on finding a way to stop that evul Count guy instead of acting all melodramatic about a guy she'd only met a couple of weeks ago.
No.its over. no. I NEED MORE!!! :''( I will never get over these books!!! SO GOOD!!! Okay lets review this bitch. Ready? Ready when you are. *crying* These books were so magical,funny,enlightening,dark,mysterious,tear-making,ground-breaking..addicting!!! ♥
I love love love Gideon and Gwen..orrr shall i say Gwenny?? *starts crying again* Even if their relationship was formed in only a couple of weeks,maybe a month, i really loved them together. They were meant to be and they are perfect for each
This is the story of how a potentially good premise and a relatively good and entertaining first book turned into a disappointing sequel and a friggin' mess at the end.
Seriously, I'm utterly surprised at how quickly it all went downhill since the moment those two kids kissed at the end of first book. From that on, it was all about Gwendolyn's raging hormones and how she just lost her senses around plain and bland Gideon (those descriptions making him seem like a greek god don't live up to how ac
Dec 31, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: books-owned-read

I really enjoyed this book and the series overall. However, I found the story (especially the end) a tad too convenient. Also insta love was SO present. And Gwen was a drama queen and didn't really have her priorities straight.
Maria ☾ ⋆
Mar 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebooks, not-owned
4.5/5 ⭐️
I love this series so much!!
MELISSA *Mel Reader*
4 Stars!
(BR with Lexie)

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-We can't stop time, but it will sometimes stand still for love. PEARL S. BUCK

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Emerald Green is the final book in the story of the two in love time travelling teenagers Gideon de Villiers & Gwyneth Shepherd. Gideon is this gorgeous cool guy all the girls are after & Gwen is the 16 yr. old normal girl in HS who is thrown into the world of time travel, & can also suddenly see ghosts. Gideon & Gwen are part of a secret group of twelve time travelers. They are forced by
Trina (Between Chapters)
This was the best of the trilogy because it played with time travel the best. I read them all back to back and I'm not sure how the books would really stand up on their own because there was definitely only one arc that you had to wait until book 3 to see any twists or payoff. One twist was soooooo transparent though, and I felt like this just could have done more with the cool premise.

Caution - LOTS of fat shaming throughout. I remember chapter 9 being pretty full of it. Descriptions like "his
Star Rating: —> 5 Stars


WHAT A HIDDEN GEM OF A TRILOGY (pun intended) !!! It is the kind that you cherish & will re-read time & time again, & that steals a piece of your heart forever !

Time travel is truly tricky for me—
Definitely a hit or miss kind of trope... and this series was A BLAST !

This final installment kept me guessing at every turn; what a ride it was! The whole of the ending was one I never could’ve POSSIBLY figured out!

This truly is amazing as well, b
Gwyneth “Gwen” Shepherd is in a race against time—past, present and future. She’s the last in a long line of time travelers, tied to the infamous Comte de St. Germaine, hunted through the ages by a rival secret society called the Florentine Alliance. The time travel gene only appears in one family member per generation, and up until a few weeks ago, everyone assumed it was Gwen’s overachieving cousin Charlotte.

Now our awkward, rather goofy heroine has days to cram a lifetime’s worth of educatio
 ♥ Rebecca ♥
This was such a great series. I might have to add this one to my physical collection. I love Gwyneth and Gideon as characters and as a romance. And the story is very intriguing. But I do wish it was a little better explained. Like where did the chronograph come from and why did it work the way that it did and why did it create a philosopher's stone? And where did the prophecies come from? Someone from the future who knew all that happened must have traveled back and made them, but who and why?

I really enjoyed this book, in fact, the entire trilogy has been amazing. I think all the problems I had with Gwen's age or whatever, did not matter so much because this story is very, very good. It's true that perhaps, this could have been better as a standalone or a bilogy, but anyway...

I think, my only objection is that the story takes place on a couple of weeks, maybe two in total. And so, the love story felt quite rushed. But, we need to see the positive side, there is no love triangles her
Jul 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this series! This book was a good conclusion to the series. I was expecting a bit more but in the end I have no complaints. I read this trilogy pretty quickly because I was so entertained with plot. I am currently in the process of reading the author's Silver trilogy, which is also very good! ...more
How am I so behind on my reviews? How? *deep sigh*

Emerald Green was disappointing. I might as well get this out of the way really quickly, because while I really enjoyed reading both Ruby Red and Sapphire Blue - they were funny and light-hearted and extremely entertaining - I was thoroughly unimpressed with this one. The writing style was the same as always - not particularly flowery, but it flowed nicely nonetheless - but most of the things that made me excited about the first two books were go
May 16, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am supposed to have an online class now. It started 40 minutes ago (it’s now 8:45 AM …) and all I’ve learned so far is that everyone is having technical problems … so might as well write this review now.

Smaragdgrün is the last book in that series and rereading it made me realise how much the movie has overshadowed it. The plot of the book is so much simpler and I honestly prefer it to the movie, because the movie was just wild. Also, James plays such a smaller role in the books than in the mo
Krystal Bond
May 19, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Despite being unhappy with the ending, I still really enjoyed this series as a whole. I wish they wouldn't have wrapped things up so quickly and gave a bit more details throughout the book. It has potential to be a 5 star book, but there were just a few things that were left to vague that caused it to miss the mark. I wish there was one more book in this series to continue the story on. The author could easily get more out of this story. ...more
Actual Rating; 4,5

Hello, plottwists! I love these books so much and they should get more attention. The series is in my top3!

But I really love the relationship between Gwynneth and Gideon. They’re so cute! This was my 3th or 4th reread. I didnt understand the sexual references the first few times. This time I got them all. Xemerius is a king in those :’). If there wasn’t a xemerius in the books, then it would have been kinda boring! But needless to say that I love theses books!
Steffi au Penguinbooks
“Hearts can't be broken because they're made of marzipan.”

I just love love love the Precious Stone Trilogy! I don't know how many times I have already re-read these books, but it's always funny to read them, no matter how old I am.

Emerald Green is the last installment and it's definitely as good as the previous two. However, the first part was a little bit long-drawned, because our poor Gwendolyn (Gwyneth) was whiny at the beginning. Nevertheless, Gwen has Leslie (Lesley) and Xemerius, who hel
Arielle ⭐ Cursebreaker ⭐
And so ends the wonderful re-read of this series. Gwen and Gideon will always hold a special place in my heart. There were a few loose ends I feel like could have tied things up a little more nicely but it's fine, really. I enjoyed the final epilogue with Lucy and Paul too--it was nice to see everyone had their happily ever after. :)

"Ready?" I asked with a grin.
"Ready when you are," he replied, grinning back.
Carla *Jen7waters*
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Ashley Daviau
Nov 24, 2015 rated it liked it
Although this was by far the best book out of the three, I'm still extremely relieved that it's finally over! I had heard so much good about this series and was extremely disappointed. I did really enjoy the time travelling aspect but the characters were two dimensional and very juvenile. I just couldn't relate to them at all. All three books are going into a pile to bring to my local used bookstore in exchange for books I'll hopefully enjoy more! ...more
Jul 31, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2019
This was a fun series that I’m happy I read.

Xemerius is still my favorite character and the scenes where was are gold. I don’t remember how I felt about Gwen in the previous books but I did like her here, although I wasn’t so excited for the romance it did have some nice moments.
Feb 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***

Emerald Green by Kerstin Gier
Book Three of the Ruby Red trilogy
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Publication Date: October 8, 2013
Rating: 5 stars
Source: ARC won from a giveaway

Summary (from Goodreads):

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
High Lady of The Night Court
I really liked all three books in this trilogy. The plot is pretty simple but the books are very fun and pleasant reads. The characters are nice to get to know and Lesley is possibly my favorite person. I enjoyed all the books and I especially liked the quotes scattered around in the books. I finished this trilogy without breaks in it and I think it's pretty fast paced. I feel like most of the plot took place in this book, but that could be because I've gathered information from the first two bo ...more
2.5 stars


(I should specify, a lot of the plot twists were INCREDIBLY predictable, but there were a few at the end that elicited this reaction and made me temporarily forget about how predictable the others were)
Hailey (Hailey in Bookland)
Great way to finish it off. Much more action than the other 2 and so many interesting twists and turns!!
Nov 12, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This series had a lot of potential and ended up disappointing me in the end.

-I continued to enjoy the comedic relief that is Xemerius.
-I still didn't see a lot of the twists coming. But.. having said that.. see below.

-Although I didn't see a lot of the twists coming, I still didn't really enjoy them. Spoilers: (view spoiler)
Ellie Red
Sep 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I was mesmerized from the very first page of ''Ruby Red'' to the last page of ''Emerald Green''.
Kerstin Gier managed to create a magical world, filled with wonders, adrenaline, humor and teenage love.
The theme of time travel was always a fascinating thing to read and very easily for one to get lost while reading about it.
Especially ''Emerald Green'' was the best of the three books and I believe it ended in the best way possible.
If you are keen on reading wonderful fiction, this is your book seri
Jan 03, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars
I finished this book on Thursday but I had no internet to update :(
THIS TRILOGY WAS SO MUCH FUN. All of these characters are so cool, I'm gonna miss them haha. I think this one is my favorite in the trilogy :)
Feb 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love this story so much! Ending was a bit rushed but except for that it was amazing!
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