Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier Review

Title: Ruby Red
Author: Kerstin Gier
Age Group: Teen/Young Adult
Genre: Fantasy
Series: Ruby Red, book one
Star Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
The bottom line: A new book with an interesting premise and a fun cast of characters, I really liked Ruby Red even though the mythology was a little confusing at times.

Gwen lives with her eccentric family in England--a family of time-travelers. She feels as if she's the only ordinary one in her family--that is, until she starts experiencing dizzy spells that result into her catapulting into the past. She soon finds herself entrenched in a family's old mystery, and finds herself falling for Gideon, her male counterpart, all the while wrapped in danger and deception...

What I enjoyed:
-Gwen and her wry voice--I loved her sense of humor
-Gideon
-Gwen's crazy family
-Robert, and Gwen's ability to speak to ghosts
-Lesley
-Mr. Squirrel
-The mystery wrapped in Gwen's coming-of age

What I didn't like:
-The whole time-traveling mythology was a little confusing at times
-Count Saint-Germain
-Racvosy
-Charlotte
-Aunt Glenda

Overall, I really liked this book--I would recommend it to girls looking for a clean, funny romance--there are also two more in the series: Sapphire Blue, and Emerald Green. Next on deck: Velveteen by Daniel Marks!

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