August 16, 2012

Review: Ruby Red by by Kerstin Gier, Anthea Bell (Translator)

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.

 At first I thought, ʺoh Great!, another time travelerʺ. I was definitely surprised and impressed!! Not only is this book unlike others with the same storyline, it's actually a very entertaining read. The main characters starts out to be the underdog of sorts, which had me rooting for her from the beginning. She's not the normal stuck-up, snobbish, annoying teenager. The storyline is full of exciting twists & turns around every new adventure to the past. The way the Author created the co-existence between present and past blends wonderfully. She intertwines them instead of smashing them together. This was a fun and often times hilarious read. I can not wait to read the others in this Trilogy.

Publisher-Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Reviewers rating: 4.5 Stars
Reviewed by~Mechele
~Thank you to the publisher for the donation of this book to the Read for your Future book program!~

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