Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Ruby Red

Ruby Red by Kerstin  Gier
Reviewed by Moirae the fates book reviews

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.(Synopsis provided by goodreads)

I was so very excited to receive a copy of this book for review. I finished it quickly and enjoyed every page. There were a few times when the main character seemed to by younger then her age which was 16. I do like the idea of time travel and the descriptions provided by Gier in this book were amazing. 
I found Gwen to be a very good and strong character I found her interactions with the other characters in the book to be believable and I found the dialog to be very strong.
The ending did disappoint me a little. 

At times I was reminded of the novel Once a witch. (Again with the time travel) 
After finishing it I am eager to read the next two books in the series. 

Overall rating ***1/2 3 1/2 out of 5 stars
Cover art Very pretty!
Obtained received for review from the publisher.

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