August 07, 2012

Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier

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 eighteenth century and in contemporary London, they can trust.

My Thoughts-

The Good:
  1. Time Travel -- Every single book with time travel in it I have LOVED! (I have only read like 5 with time travel).
  2. London Setting -- I get to talk in a British accent in my mind! And of course it is a perfect English Accent.
  3. The Best Friend -- Lesley Hay is the best best friend Gwen could ever have. With her enthusiastic and accepting view on Gwen's family secret, she is by far my favorite book best friend.
  4. The Ghost -- James, the school Ghost, is only seen by Gwen. She must always talk to him, like how you pass by a cute puppy and can't help going "AWWWW! It's a cute little puppy."
  5. The Doctor -- Dr.  Jacob White is depressed and takes it out on Gwen. She can literally see his sadness.
  6. The Nice Old Man -- Mr. Thomas George is the nice old dude that did not give off creepy vibes. He awas also very kind and thoughtful
The Bad:
  1. The Boy -- I did not understand how Gideon could go from Charlotte to Gwen in a matter of hours. 
  2. The Boy's Creepy Relative -- The Count Saint-Germain is the creepy guy that everyone avoids if possible. Gwen was not so lucky to escape his power.

I recommend this AMAZING book to anyone who loves to laugh and has a sense of adventure.

~ Adiós


  1. I've only read one time travel book, Tempest, so I definitely need to read some more! This one sounds amazing!! I love that it takes place in London (I totally talk in a British accent if the character's English too! haha!) Thanks for the awesome review Dallin!

  2. Sounds like there was a lot of good things about this book. I haven't read that many time travel books so I might just have to give this one a try. Too bad the main male character didn't work. I always love falling for a new fictional male. :)

    Thanks for the great review!


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