Saturday, September 13, 2014

Emerald Green by Kerstin Gier

   
Book Corner: a spider free and brightly lit corner for book lovers like me.
  Beware: this is going to be a wordy post. Get comfortable.
  Ever since the start of the end of summer, September has been giving off obvious signs of its eagerness to move onto fall, albeit having ten more days to go. And with the 50° F weather chilling the bones of us Chicagoans, we're bringing out the sweaters, boots, leggings and, most importantly, hot drinks! And with the mention of hot drinks comes the sweet, heart warming (literally) and delicious hanging out at the local coffee shop, doing whatever- which could be anything, because don't cafes and warm, fuzzy places make you feel like you could do or take on anything? No? Well, that's okay. I'll keep my dreams of finding the best of cold weather inside a cup of a steaming Chai Tea Latte from Caribou Coffee to myself.
  Emerald Green by Kerstin Gier is a book I spent an ENTIRE week thinking about after finishing. I actually still think about it. (Pocketful of Poetry by Mindy Gledhill. Connect the two.) It is the finale in the Ruby Red trilogy. This last book, perhaps because I read it when I was older this past June as opposed to starting the series when I was in sixth grade, was the least confusing. It isn't a complex read, but there are a few family names to remember and little connections you need to make yourself. Which isn't too hard considering how reeled in you'll be. This was one of the few books I physically couldn't put down until I finished it; it was like it was a magnet drawing me in. Wittily written with  references to a more classic pop culture in European writing with charismatic characters and an elegant, time travel surrounded plot of large families, love driven theft, bedazzled dresses and two lead characters by the names of Gwyneth and Gideon with situations relatable by most every young adult are enough to make anyone's heart swoon. [Phew. What a run on.] The finale was fairytale charming and was one of those wow-dreams-really-do-come-true kinds of endings whilst being modern and relevant all the same, which isn't easy to pull off.
  Maybe the reason why I can gush and fall in love with words on paper is because books have always meant so, so much to me, but really. I want all of you to try reading at least one of the books I review :) I promise down the road I'll discuss some books that I didn't head-over-heels enjoy because I know that everyone feels differently about books, and maybe the one I dislike will be the one you do!
Life is spontaneously splendid. Go to a new café alone, just you and an unread book. Delve deep and resurface with something new: new feelings, new knowledge, newfound love for the drink you decided to order for some reason you can't quite place your finger on.
Xo always,
Aiman






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