Precious Stone Trilogy by Kerstin Gier

Ruby Red (Ruby Red, #1)Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This YA time travel story is actually a 3.5 for me, but I always round up. I’m definitely going to read on to book 2, as this really grew on me. When I first started the book, I wasn’t quite feeling it, but then it hit this sweet spot where it started to reel me in.

Now I’m invested, and Gwyneth captured my attention for being so utterly normal for a 16-year-old girl. She’s funny and clever, but she can’t remember history facts, giggles with her best friend, and is altogether unimpressive for a YA MC. I think that’s what I like best about her, because she’s never pretentious. Despite that, she also never let’s people push her around, and she takes charge in her own life, even when things are out of her control.

I think this won me over slowly, and I’m hoping that book 2 builds on that magic, as I do love a good time travel story.

Book 261 read in 2018

Pages: 337

Sapphire Blue (Precious Stone Trilogy, #2)Sapphire Blue by Kerstin Gier

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This series has really grown on me. Gwyneth is unabashedly herself. I love that, and the time travel is fun, though I still have lots of questions.

Book 262 read in 2018

Pages: 357

Emerald Green (The Ruby Red Trilogy, #3)Emerald Green by Kerstin Gier
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I still enjoyed this series overall, but I struggled a bit more with the final book and was not very wowed by the ending. This is probably more of a 3.5 or 3.75 for me, but I always round up.

There’s a possibility that I wasn’t as attentive of a listener with this book, but there’s also a possibility that it just didn’t hold my attention as well. Perhaps it was both. That being said, I still found this world and some of the events really interesting, but this didn’t suck me in and demand my absolute full attention like I wish that it had.

Book 263 read in 2018

Pages: 464

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