Saturday, February 18, 2012

Ruby Red (Edelstein Trilogie #1) by Kerstin Gier, Anthea Bell Review

Name: Ruby Red
Author: Kerstin Gier, Anthea Bell
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co
Release Date: May 10th, 2011
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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. -Goodreads

My Review:
What a really fun read!! At first, I wasn't sure what to expect with Ruby Red, but when I saw the plot summary on goodreads I was very intrigued! I haven't read that many books about time travel..but whenever I do I am always really interested in seeing where the characters travel to and this book was no exception! It was really fun to see Gwyneth go back in time and interact with people from different eras.
One of my favorite characters in this book was Gwyneth. She is so fun and she is not afraid to stand up for herself which is one of the main reasons why I like her so much!

I really enjoyed the romantic aspect of Ruby Red as well..while there wasn't so much of it in the book the hints of romance were nice to read about and makes me wanting to see what happens in the next book.
One of the best parts about this book was the time travel! Kerstin Gier made me as a reader feel like I actually was back in time with Gwyneth and I really enjoyed that. It was also fun reading about how people acted/dressed in different time periods.

Overall, I highly recommend this book and I am looking forward to reading more books in this series!!

My Rating: Five out of Five Stars


  1. oh I'm a big fan of time travel so this sounds like a great book! I'm glad you liked the protagonist and the little bits of romance too!

    novel sounds

  2. I LOVED THIS BOOK!!!! I read it a very long time ago. And then re-read it. And re-read it again. And again. And a million other times. I really like that a German author wrote this, and that it had to be translated into English. This gives Americans like me a good chance to read books by foreign authors! I've been reading so many books by American authors, and I feel bad because I never get to read books by foreign authors because of the language barriers. And this book is so good! I usually don't like time travel books, but this one is quite the exception! All three in the trilogy are already released, I wish the translators could just translate them all instead of making us reader wait. Oh marketing... lol. And hey, you gave it five stars. That's awesome! I totally agree.

    Thanks for the review! And letting me ramble! lol

    Alyssa Susanna

  3. This book is the first in a three book series. Gwyneth's family has a time travel gene that is passed down among the generations. Her family believes her cousin Charlotte carries the gene but it is actually Gwyneth who has it. She then begins to travel in time, trying to complete a mission to complete the circle of 12 time travelers.

    This book is well written. The time travel seems to actually drive the plot rather than be a plot device. The characters are interesting and well-developed. There is a strong mystery aspect to the book. Along with that, there is romance as well.


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