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Monday, March 18, 2013

Book Review: Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier

Ruby Red (The Ruby Red Trilogy, #1)
Ruby Red (Edelstein Trilogie #1)
by Kierstin Gier (tranlated by Anthea Bell)
Release Date: 2011
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Genre: Young Adult Fantasty, Romance
Format: Paperback, 322 pages
Source: Liana/Scholastic Book Orders
ISBN: 978-0-545-52469-8
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Goodreads Summary: 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.

Cindy's Review: So my friend just randomly got this book from the book orders because it was there were 300 pages and it sounded quite interesting. So I guess this book was at a random pick. But it turned out to be real good. ;)

The Cover: 
Omg. That dress. ;) Anyways, such a huge dress. Even though the dress wasn't in the story, I guess it fits the title of the book. I like that Londen tower thing in the background. Might be Big Ben. LOL. And I like how the background is kind of curved, like her head is the center of attention. Anyways, although the girl doesn't look sixteen, she's pretty. And her hairstyle is awesome.

The Characters/Plot: 
Gwyneth Shepherd - Gwen the last one of the the twelve gems. She's the ruby. But she was born in the exact same day as her cousin and everyone in her family thinks her cousin, Charlotte Montrose inherited the family gene of time-traveling. But when it turned out to be Gwen, her family was surprised and mad.

Gideon de Villiers - Another person not so happy with that outcome is the obnoxious counterpart to the time-traveling. The de Villiers are the other family that provides the time-traveling gene and it's passed down in boys. I guess Gideon and Charlotte likes each other. Kind of in the beginning. I kind of don't like Charlotte because she feels like she's all that and she'll always be center of attention. Well. That changed. But anyways, I love how Gwen and Gideon starts liking each other. Hehe. Correction. I love that. Sweet romance. Terrific. Either way, Gideon's name reminds of making a horse go, "Gideop!"

Count Saint-Germain - The third person to the main characters is kind of the Count. Everyone listens to him, even though he's all the way back in time. See. Time travelling is really confusing I don't wanna get on to that topic again. LOl. The Count seems kind of evil. And he knows everything, including all the technology for time-travel.

This book is a fun adventure with all the mysteries Gwen and Gideon needs to solve together. In order to do that, they have to go back in time, quite a lot. And soon, we get to see them slowly, falling in love. ;) Which is my favorite part.

The Extra:
I think it's really cool how this book was written in German and then it was translated into English. Anthea must have some major skills in translating. Being someone who translate, I know that it's actually really since some words in another language doesn't mean anything in English and everything is all messed glibblish gobblish if you translate straight from text. ;) 

This book must be really famous for it to be already print in the US. Like it must be Percy Jackson famous back in German. LOl. 

Happy Reading~

1 comment:

  1. I'm really interested in the Time-travel part! :D And she slow romance sounds sweet. Great review.



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