Review: Emerald Green

Title: Emerald Green

Author: Kerstin Geir

Publisher: Henry Holt & Co.

Rating: 4/5

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. Emerald Green is the stunning conclusion to Kerstin Gier’s Ruby Red Trilogy, picking up where Sapphire Blue left off, reaching new heights of intrigue and romance as Gwen finally uncovers the secrets of the time-traveling society and learns her fate.

Awesome conclusion to an awesome series. I loved all the cute little parts and found myself laughing out loud.

So much happened in this book and I’m happy that many of my questions from Sapphire Blue were answered. I think everything was tied together quite nicely.
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Review: Lair of Dreams

Title: Lair of Dreams

Author: Libba Bray

Publisher: Little Brown & Co.

Rating: 3.5/5

The longing of dreams draws the dead, and this city holds many dreams.
After a supernatural showdown with a serial killer, Evie O’Neill has outed herself as a Diviner. With her uncanny ability to read people’s secrets, she’s become a media darling, earning the title “America’s Sweetheart Seer.” Everyone’s in love with the city’s newest It Girl…everyone except the other Diviners.
Piano-playing Henry DuBois and Chinatown resident Ling Chan are two Diviners struggling to keep their powers a secret—for they can walk in dreams. And while Evie is living the high life, victims of a mysterious sleeping sickness are turning up across New York City.

As Henry searches for a lost love and Ling strives to succeed in a world that shuns her, a malevolent force infects their dreams. And at the edges of it all lurks a man in a stovepipe hat who has plans that extend farther than anyone can guess…As the sickness spreads, can the Diviners descend into the dreamworld to save the city?

I don’t quite know where to begin with this one. This books wasn’t as good as the first and I found the first hundred pages a bit slow. I did love how the different point of views all connected together to paint a big picture.

I was a bit confused with the beginning and how it jumped a bit further into the future than where we left off in the Diviners.

Nonetheless, this book was still really intriguing and I enjoyed the 1920s setting.

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