Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier

Ruby Red (Ruby Red - Trilogy)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.

This book was amazing.  However, if you are picking up a book for action packed time traveling adventures, you might want to pass.  This story was more about Gwen coming into fact with her gift, and meeting the characters.  It is the first in a trilogy, and left me with many questions.

Why can Gwen see ghosts?  What is her mother hiding?  What is her cousin and cousin's husband planning?  And are they the good guys, or the bad guys?  I can tell you this much, these questions, combined with the sheer awesomness of the writing, and the amazing plot, leave me avidly waiting for the next in the series.

I would recomend this book to lovers of fantasy, romance, adventure, and mystery.

Here is the book trailer, although I do not think it has much to do with the actual story, nor describes Gwens feelings toward time traveling correctly.

Market:  YA
Sensuality: Mild
Language: None/Mild
Violence: Mild

1 comment:

Lulu (The Bookworm is Here!) said...

This one landed in my To-Be read pile a while back, largely due to the funny trailer. It sounds intriguing... Thanks for the review!