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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 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 education She must also put aside a broken heart a monumental task for a teenage girl after the apparent betrayal of her crush and fellow time traveler, Gideon de Villiers An evil plan incubated for centuries is finally about to come true The plan depends entirely on Gwen, and only she can prevent its unfolding If only she had any choice Content Advisory Violence A young woman is stabbed and has an out of body experience before magically healing A young man is shot repeatedly and left for dead, but heals off page the same way These scenes are slightly gory, but not bad compared to the stagecoach shootout in Ruby Red Sex Gideon and Gwen exchange several snogs, as do view spoiler Raphael and Leslie hide spoiler A girl is doing karaoke at a party and a drunk boy hollers at her to strip she doesn t At this same party, a girl is caught canoodling with a much younger boy, and a drunk girl remarks that Gideon has a cute butt Xemerius makes a joke or two about Gwen losing her virginity, which doesn t happen Language The word sh is used a handful of times Milder profanities include hell and bloody Substance Abuse Racozky is always in an altered state Everyone at Cynthia s party except the four main characters get decidedly sloshed and look quite ridiculous Nightmare Fuel St Germaine is still a creepy character But there s nothing here like the random demon at the end of Sapphire Blue.ConclusionsKerstin Gier s Precious Stone trilogy is what you d get if you threw The Princess Diaries in a blender with the Stravaganza series and sprinklings of the Bartimaeus Sequence, Doctor Who and the Italian Renaissance conspiracy plotline from The Da Vinci Code although this series has no interest in space opera, aliens or religious vendettas It s hard to follow and very silly indeed It s also thrilling, cute, and sometimes laugh out loud funny.My only gripes with this final installment 1 Too much time spent worrying about relationships2 The book jacket lied the book didn t answer all my questionsGwen is actually a realistic sixteen year old girl scared and whiny with no sense of priorities The book knows this about her and doesn t sport with our intelligence by pretending that she s a great leader, or smart, or brave, or even particularly useful I thoroughly enjoyed her narrating style and could occasionally even relate to her Gideon, Leslie, and the rest are also allowed to be flawed and awkward, which makes them seem much closer to real kids than the average cast of a YA book I found Charlotte s fall from grace a little too close to something that would happen in a Disney Channel movie, but your mileage may vary.I counted forty eight pop culture references, although alas, Gwen never namedrops her favorite bands, Queen and ABBA I thought that her reliance on their music to keep herself afloat said a lot about her character she s a bit old fashioned, likes to sing and dance, and is almost proud of her dorkiness She can be poppy and fluffy but also knows when to say, stomp stomp CLAP You got blood on your face You big disgrace Somebody better put you back into your place To me, the main difference is that Queen are indisputably one of rock s greatest bands, while ABBA aren t But it was really cute that Gwen liked them both.The weakest part of the series winds up being the world building view spoiler Why Gwen sees ghosts is never really explained The horrifying fiend from the end of book two is never integrated into the story or even mentioned again Then what was the point of that whole scene hide spoiler Overall, this trilogy is the literary equivalent of a milkshake It s sugary and insubstantial and I wouldn t want a steady diet of it But it makes a nice occasional treat sweet, harmless, and fun Recommended, especially to anyone who liked the Stravaganza series or The Selection Did you know that Gideon and I were trained in Krav Maga Charlotte took another step closer to me, and I automatically took one back No, but did you know that at this moment you look like that crazy rodent in Ice AgeIt was a cute ending Overall Precious Stone Trilogy was a cute and fast paced story I wish whole event tookthan 2 weeks because it seems unreal to fall in love this deeply and learning all the information in 2 weeks.I wasn t expecting the last turn of events at allDid you know that Gideon and I were trained in Krav Maga Charlotte took another step closer to me, and I automatically took one back No, but did you know that at this moment you look like that crazy rodent in Ice AgeIt was a cute ending Overall Precious Stone Trilogy was a cute and fast paced story I wish whole event tookthan 2 weeks because it seems unreal to fall in love this deeply and learning all the information in 2 weeks.I wasn t expecting the last turn of events at all view spoiler mr.whitman was cont wtf I knew something was off with that squeral hide spoiler It was a fun read and if you re looking for something to kill time I d say pick this books 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 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 other Xemerious,Lesley,Caroline and Nick,Gwen s mum, Lucy and Paul,Mr Bernard, untie Muddy or whatever her name was xD Well even Charlotte..i m going to miss them all They ve been my friends and companions these past days Have you ever felt so horrible and so alone that you thought nothing and no one could fix a situation Well that was me these past few weeks and Precious Stone books were really there for me If you re a true book lover you will understand what i mean They are my miracle my salvation etc As i ve already said in my Ruby Red review,i love Doctor Who and my heart belongs to anything Jane Austen and Victorian..and i love YA books like Cassandra s Clare books, so Ruby Red trilogy just had it all for me I couldn t help but getting so obsessed over it Normally when my real life sucks,i can t really get into a book or anything for that matter, but these books just owned my heart and soul Love them Sooo the ending Spoilers Mr Whitman WOW I did NOT see this one coming O I usually do I was rooting for Mr George to be the evil one since he was our friend and as Lesley said in the movies its the guy you re least expecting I haven t suspected the school teacher xD I have to re read the entire trilogy to see if there were any signs at all or i just missed them And what about Raphael and Lesley Are they an item or what Ohh this ended so soon i wantedAnother thing i really loved You know what makes my heart melt that word FOREVER Forever is such a great word,but mostly nothing lives forever But in Stardust,or Twilight, they lived happily ever after FOREVER Maybe thats just me being romantic but the ending in Emerald Green did something to me They re going to be together FOREVER.I m off to cry to my corner again or maybe re read the whole trilogy 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 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 actually he delivered , and even in the most important moment she could only think of making out with him, that was really annoying Then, the time travels were evenconfusing than ever, that insistence that they had to elapse at a certain time to meet with the count with no explanation wasn t really well founded, given that they always asked how did that matter if they could elapse any other time at that same exact date they were supposed to, but never got a REAL AND COHERENT answer.But the thing that mostly upset me about this book was how anticlimatic it turned out to be All of the most important revelations even though we already know since the first book what s the real deal about Paul and Lucy are not even shown They just happened off paper , like Gwendolyn facing Paul and Lucy about they being their parents, or what happens once the count drugs her to finally gain his immortality, how in the hell did the count get the philosophal dust wasn t he supposed to wait for Gideon in the past He should have see then what had he done with Gwendolyn andoh, nevermind, I don t even care anyIt s like the author decided to flinch at the thought of elaborate those scenes and prefered to cast them aside to give itscreen time to grandilocuent scenes likethat green party scene where nothing important happened, just to show Charlotte make an embarrassment of herself And the stuff with James the ghost notsoghostany was also irrelevant, it brought nothing to the plot And the abrupt ending with the reveal of the grand villain also lacked of thrill and emotion, it was too rush, and the addition of that ghost at the end was pointless, it felt like a punchline for Xemerius saying all the time about how he could eat ghosts.The whole thing was emotionless actually, didn t feel anything about the characters getting hurt or even fear for them, one could see miles away that Gideon was gonna end eating that immortality dust and being Gwendolyn immortal companion for eternity, even if the prophecy clearly said that immortality from that dust was going to be canceled since the birth of Gwendolyn, but hey, rules are made to be broken, right Even if you are the author who wrote that gibberish in the first placeGOSH I m so disappointed of this trilogy, and I took itpersonal especially because I was really invested in the plot in the first book, not so much for the second one but still I had hope, and finally seeing how it all ended made me feel like I was let down by the author, with the level of writing going down with every book I can t blame anyone but the author herself 4.5 5 I love this series so much 3.5 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. 4 Stars BR with Lexie We can t stop time, but it will sometimes stand still for love PEARL S BUCK 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 4 Stars BR with Lexie We can t stop time, but it will sometimes stand still for love PEARL S BUCK 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 the guardians to travel together back in time to the eighteenth century beyond in the process fall in love They get to wear all these costumes from other periods go to fancy balls This book has bad guys, action, mystery, love, is full of secrets lies There is a traitor among them, they are trying to figure out who they can trust I couldn t get enough of the sight of him At last he looked at me Oh, my God, those eyes I instantly felt weak at the knees again Would my heart ever stop beating faster at the sight of Gideon Would a time ever come when I didn t feel I was dazzled by something incredibly wonderful every time I set eyes on him Probably not All I knew was that I loved him, and I always would, and I wanted him to go on kissing me forever I really enjoyed this series adored Gideon I especially enjoyed this book since I BR it with my sweet daughter Lexie I had so much fun talking book boyfriends with her Lol, she was crazy for Gideon was obsessed with this series This is a fabulous YA series that teens adults can both enjoy D You only have to be in the same room and I need to touch you and kiss you When you kiss me, Gwyneth, I feel I m losing touch with the ground When you kiss me, all I want is to feel you and hold you in my arms Without you, there d be no sense in my life 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 donewith the cool premise.Caution LOTS of fat shaming throughout I remember chapter 9 being pretty full of it Descriptions like his 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 donewith the cool premise.Caution LOTS of fat shaming throughout I remember chapter 9 being pretty full of it Descriptions like his 15 double chins were wobbling, being likened to large animals, and fat characters always being out of breath It was extra infuriating because the main character is so demeaning to fat characters who are good guys, who she likes , but when her cousin calls her fat she recognizes it as hurtful and is offended SpoilersWhat 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 G SpoilersWhat 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 Gwen s love for Gideon was so pathetic, he treated her like utter rubbish but she was still desperate for him Any awful thing he did was forgiven and forgotten because he was just that sexy, ugh She was so immature, needy, and silly I rolled my eyes at the amount of times Gwen cried or nearly cried whenever she saw or thought of Gideon I was sick of how much she obsessed over him, most of her thoughts revolved around him and how attractive he was It was sickening She seemedlike an idiotic 13 year old instead of a 16 year old I hated Gideon, he had no personality apart from being arrogant He fucked over Gwen and acted like a dick towards her every time he saw her, he was horrible I hated how he twisted everything around to make himself look like the misunderstood good guy, and Gwen the bad guy Was I actually meant to believe he had strong feelings Gwen It would have helped if he 1 Treated her with some respect 2 Didn t act hot and cold with her all the time and 3 Didn t flirt and spend all his time with Charlotte and Lavinia, he seemed farinto them than Gwen Yea, I didn t buy the romance and love between Gwen and Gideon at all, they d only known each other for 2 weeks, and they d done nothing but argue, lie, and hate each other in those 2 weeks How could they have possibly fallen in love I wasinterested in the potential romance between Gwen s mum and Falk Did they get together or what I didn t like Gwen s attitude towards other female characters who were around her age Apart from Lesley, she didn t like any of them, and was constantly calling them names and looking down on them Ugh So Gwen s butler Bernard was actually her secret nephew Did Bernard know he was related to Gwen Why was Bernard a butler when Lucy Paul ensured their kids grandkids would have loads of money I liked Gwen s relationship with her immediate family, also her friendship with Lesley was really sweet Gwen s cousin, Charlotte, was the typical mean girl that hated the heroine Gwen because she wanted the hero Gideon all to herself You d think Charlotte would have a better relationship with Gwen since she d grown up with her, if not that, then you d expect Charlotte to at least have some loyalty towards her But no, Charlotte had zero loyalty or love towards the cousin she grew up with It was so unrealistic that Charlotte wanted to get Gwen in serious trouble, they were family and even if they didn t get along, Charlotte would have realistically looked out for Gwen Ugh, I m so sick of all the over the top mean girls in YA Why would Gwen want to date Gideon when she didn t even know the details of his relationship with her cousin Did they date Did Gideon have strong feelings for Charlotte Did they have sex How serious were they Why didn t Gwen ask him exactly what sort of relationship he had with Charlotte That would be one of the first things anyone would ask if they started to date someone that had previously been in some sort of a relationship with their close relative The time travel, the chronographs, and prophecies were all rather confusing I didn t know what was going on most of the time Every time Gwen Gideon or anyone else did something had to do something in the past it had already happened before they d actually gone back in time and done that thing So by that logic if Gwen went back and saved James the school ghost from dying then he shouldn t have even been a ghost in the first place Yea, it didn t make any sense Gwen s reunion with Lucy and Paul after she found out they were her parents was underwhelming Where was the drama The angst The emotion Lesley s little romance with Raphael was miles better than Gwen Gideon s romance I found the Count s master plan really cheesy, everything he did was just so he could be immortal Yea, I wanted somethingoriginal.All in all, I was mildly entertained by some of the characters and certain aspects of the story But for the most part I was frustrated with the weepy heroine, the cheesy hero, the silly romance, the cliched bad guy, and the non stop time travel ^Read Epub ⇠ Smaragdgrønn ↡ Hva gj r man n r man f r knust hjertet sitt Riktig, man ringer til bestevenninnen, spiser sjokolade og velter seg i ulykken i ukevis Bare dumt at Gwendolyn, som er tidsreisende mot sin vilje, trenger energien sin til helt andre ting Til overleve, for eksempel For tr dene som den tvilsomme greven av Saint Germain har spunnet i fortiden, drar seg ogs i n tiden sammen til et farlig nett For komme p sporet av hemmeligheten m Gwen om hun har aldri s mye kj rlighetssorg ikke bare danse menuett sammen med Gideon p et storsl tt ball ptallet, men ogs kaste seg hodekulls ut i eventyret