Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier

Ruby Red
Kerstin Gier
Henry Holt and Co.
[May 10, 2011]

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.

The only thing I didn't love about this book was the cliffhanger ending. But it was okay because there was a preview for book 2 included.

Lemme just first say this book is gorgeously designed. The cover and the size and just...so beautiful.

Now the story itself. I loved the characters. Some were truly evil, some were just spoiled brats, and then there was Gwyneth and her mom who were truly fantastic characters. I'm not judging Gideon yet though. I'm not ready to go there.

Then the story. It was entertaining and perfectly paced. It was fast paced without being overwhelming. I also loved the fact that there was time travel because we all know by now that I am a history nerd.

I just...I freaking loved this book. I can't totally explain it, but I did. And I need the second book like yesterday. Or two months ago.

--Julie



2 comments:

  1. I loved this book as well, such a cute and fast paced read.

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  2. LOVED this story! Glad you did, too. <3

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