Saturday, March 9, 2013
Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier
"Although I had never seen him before, I recognized him immediately. I'd have known his voice anywhere. This was the guy I'd seen on my last journey back in time. Or more precisely, the one who'd kissed my doppelganger while I was hiding behind the curtain in disbelief.
Sixteen-year-old Gwen lives with her extended- and rather eccentric- family in an exclusive London neighborhood. In spite of her ancestors' peculiar history, she's had a relatively normal life so far. The time traveling gene that runs lie a secret thread through the female half of the family is supposed to have skipped Gwen, so she hasn't been introduced to "the mysteries," and can spend her time hanging out with her best friend, Lesley. It comes as an unwelcome surprise when she starts taking sudden, uncontrolled leaps into the past.
She's totally unprepared for time travel, not to mention all that comes with it; fancy clothes, archaic manners, a mysterious secret society, and Gideon, her time-traveling counterpart. He's obnoxious, a know-it-all, and possibly the best-looking guy she's seen in any century..."
I was intrigued from the first page and really enjoyed the storyline. The characters are all intriguing and have their own mystery behind them.
There are a few parts where I felt lost but quickly found my way.
Only a few cuss words- of course the book would be just fine without- but it wasn't covered in them. There is only a hint of romance in this book. I was expecting more from the back cover. The story is so intriguing that you really didn't need much more, but I still would have liked more.
I have so many theories running through my head about what is to come next that I am holding my breath for the next book in the series, "Emerald Blue". Should be out this year in paperback. Came out last year in hardcover. Can't wait to get my hands on it.
I give Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier 4 1/2 stars.