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Bailey’s Book Reviews: Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier

June 21, 2012

Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier

Gwyneth Shepherd has grown up in the shadows of her family’s legacy, a legacy in which certain members of the family carry a gene allowing them to time travel. With her cousin being prepared for time travel and an aunt who sees the future, Gwen considers herself normal for her family, even though she can see things no one else can. When she finds herself being unexpectedly thrust into the past, no one believes there has been a mistake and that she is the true heir to the time traveling gene. Gwen is suddenly thrust into a world she isn’t prepared for and must follow instructions from a secret society that doesn’t trust her enough to disclose their secrets. Aided only by the handsome but hostile time traveler Gideon, she must go into the past and decide whether or not she wants to be a part of an ancient mission to uncover a powerful mystery and the secrets of time travel.

A great, quick read that is perfect for a lazy summer day. The novel has mystery, romance, and a touch of action. Gwen’s world is an intriguing world of fantasy taking place in modern day England. She is odd and misunderstood by the majority of her peers and is largely excluded from her family’s secrets because she is not expected to inherit the time traveling gene. In the end, however, it is the fact that she is different that makes her chosen and special. Gwen also struggles in trying to decide what to believe amidst an obscure set of truths put forth by an ancient secret society. With no experience or past instruction, she must follow her own conscience to make the decision of whether or not she wants to be a part of this new world. Although this first novel is mostly setting up characters and the plot line for the rest of the series, you still won’t want to put it down. The suspenseful ending leaves you reaching for the next book.

Grade: 3/5

By: Bailey Shoenberger

About Bailey Shoenberger: Bailey is a 16 year old from Orange County, California. She loves being in the sun, on the beach, or swimming with her swim team. Bailey is the oldest of four avid readers.

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