Thursday, January 17, 2013

Review: Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier.

                                              Review of Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier.

Release date: May 22, 2012 (Original German Publication January 6th 2009)
Format: Paperback,352
Publisher: Square Fish (Original German publisher is Arena Verlag)
Source:Library book club.

      Summery from Goodreads:

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.

Kerstin Gier's Ruby Red is young adult novel full of fantasy and romance.

Ruby Red was voted for next months book club at my library and I received the book today-well,technically yesterday,as it in now 3:05 am. I had gotten home, gotten on my laptop and was going through email and Goodreads when my laptop was lagging, so I decided to read a little while waiting,so I picked up Ruby Red. I quickly lost interest in the internet (Yes,I'm shocked too!) and was engrossed in the book! That was around 10:30ish pm. I finished Ruby Red about ten minutes ago. And I loved it!

I loved the mystery, while simultaneously hating being kept in the dark. It being in first-person,the reader,being me, only knows as much as the character,Gwyn,which isn't nearly as much as I'd have liked!
Everyone in  treating her like  either a child or a threat , and it's infuriating! Gwyneth handled all that much better than I would, I would have ended up punching someone or throwing a big fit until I was told everything. Kerstin Gier,the evil-mastermind, manages to let only the barest information loose,keeping the reader on tenterhooks throughout the whole book,always wondering what is around the corner. 

And the Boy! Oh,Gideon. So annoying and infuriating one moment and then so sweet and endearing the next. Ordering her about and being chauvinistic and downright obnoxious and then kind and alluring .
And Gwyn's friendship with lesley was so cute and funny. It was nice to have that little from all the secrets and danger. And the surprise at the end! Gosh! I'm going to have to get Sapphire Blue tomorrow! Really,who needs sleep?

Overall rating: 4 1/2 stars. 


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