RUBY RED by Kerstin Gier
About RUBY RED (taken from goodreads.com)
Gwyneth Shepherd’s sophisticated, beautiful cousin Charlotte has been prepared her entire life for traveling through time. But unexpectedly, it is Gwyneth, who in the middle of class takes a sudden spin to a different era
Gwyneth must now unearth the mystery of why her mother would lie about her birth date to ward off suspicion about her ability, brush up on her history, and work with Gideon–the time traveler from a similarly gifted family that passes the gene through its male line, and whose presence becomes, in time, less insufferable and more essential. Together, Gwyneth and Gideon journey through time to discover who, in the 18th century and in contemporary London, they can trust.
Review of RUBY RED
I’m pretty impressed with how this book turned out. At the start it was a bit slow and boring but a few chapters in you couldn’t put the book down. I was never really a fan of time travel books but this one is really entertaining. I like how there’s not too much history and there’s a story in the past and the future.
I didn’t really like the main character at first but she did start to grow on me. She was a little boring at first but she really developed as a character. The other characters aren’t too bad but I found you don’t really see a lot of anyone else. Maybe the best friend but even the main boy isn’t around enough for any of his personality to get through.
The writing in this book isn’t the greatest but it’s still easy to read. It was a little choppy sometimes and I found that not a lot happened in this book. The main character discovers she can travel back in time and starts to learn a bit about it. There’s not really a big story in this one but I think there’s a nice set up for a really good second book. We’ll have to see I guess.
Side note: Look at that cover! It’s gorgeous!
4 out of 5!
“You were talking to that niche in the wall again, Gwyneth. I saw you.”
“Yes, but it’s my favorite bit of wall, Gordon. I’d hurt its feelings if I didn’t stop and talk to it.”