The Precious Stone trilogy has an interesting plot and some great characters. The writing has some minor flaws that I believe are mostly due to translating. Despite the books being a bit sluggish it still has a great plot that keeps you interested.
I personally found everyone’s lack of trust in Gwen annoying, and how they expect her to be all for their cause when no one will tell her what the cause is, or even just tell her the rules of time travel.
This series is good for people who like historical fiction and sci-fi, or those looking to expand their comfort zone.
The trilogy opens with Ruby Red. Gwen’s family carries a gene for time travel. There are only 12 people who inherit the time travel gene. It’s believed that Gwen’s cousin, Charlotte inherited it. That is until Gwen is the one that travels back in time. Lacking the typical upbringing and training of those believed to be the time travelers Gwen has trouble navigating the secret world of time travel. It doesn’t help that no one will answer any of Gwen’s question and her own mum tells her not to trust anyone, not even her own feelings.
Sapphire Blue picks up where Ruby Red left off. Time traveler Gideon’s younger brother is introduced, he helps the girls continue to unravel the mystery. Both the romance and fighting deepens between Gwen and Gideon.
Emerald Green closes the precious stone trilogy. All of the pieces of the mystery are finally revealed, and there are some good twists.