Ruby Red (The Ruby Red Trilogy #1)
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
Okay! So it's the 27th now, and I'm ready to write my review. The first thing that should be apparent is that I loved this book. I gave it 5/5 stars, and it kept me up into the ridiculous hours of the night on both of the days that I read it. I recommend it to all!
Now, let's break it up.
Firstly, plot. One of the main reasons I loved this book was because it was constantly exciting. The plot kept up at a grea...more
Gwyneth is a member of the family of time-travelers. Every other generation or so her family produces a girl who starts uncontrollably t...more
All right synopsis first: Gwen is a sixteen-year-old girl who lives in London (the book was written in German originally so I'm not sure why that setting was chosen). Normal enough, but she comes from a family who can time-travel. Thankfully the gene bypassed her and was given t...more
When I found out about this book I knew I had to buy it. Simply because the cover is so very pretty! Plus, it is written by Kerstin Gier. You can't go wrong with that.
To be honest, I expected some kind of vampire novel regarding the cover. I am kinda glad that I was wrong. Although I wasn't very convinced that I would like the time travel part. But Kerstin Gier proved me wrong. The time travel is kinda logical, exciting and mysterious. Gwen is a very nice heroine and Gideon is...more
Gwendolyn es una adolescente -y mi enorme agradecimiento a la autora por haberla descrito como tal (luego hallamos unas que pecan de tontas, que bueno...)-, que le encanta ver películas, es...more
It s funny, it s making you angry, its making you puzzling.
The lovestory (all of them) are clean and making your heartbeat going faster within 2 phrases.
A lot of you guys were complaining about how childish Gwen acted sometimes. That she is like a 12 year old instead of 16.
I have an opinion about that. You may not like it and I m sorry if that is so.
Becoz of my work, I see a lot of 16 year old girls and I can remember when I used to be 16 ;)
I was childish sometimes, a...more
I haven't read a book that's been translated before... that I can think of anyway, but I didn't notice anything in particular that would have made me think that. It was written really well and translated very well! This novel is part of a trilogy and I must...more
This book is SO. GOOD. Buy it--don't even wait to read this review. Just run to the nearest store or library and start reading.
First of all, Gwyneth is one of the most likable heroines ever. Yes, truly. Ever. She's hilarious, brave, cleve...more
Ruby Red is quite different than most time traveling books that I have read recently. Gwyneth, our main character, comes from family with a special gene that allows a person to travel. Of course, with great privilege comes great responsibility. A responsibility that Gwyneth just isn't ready to handle, which only adds to her likability. I bonded pretty quickly to Gwyneth. While her prestigio...more
"Gwyneth." I reply. Surely it wasn't that difficult to remember? I didn't go calling him Gilbert or anything.
Gwen lives a seemingly normal life in modern day London. That is- she has a family gifted (or cursed) with a time traveling gene and a best friend who helps her uncover her family's secrets as well as partake in one sided conversations with her ghost and gargoyle friends.
Her entire family is convinced that her cousin is the next, and last one to be born with...more
Tengo que ser sincera, realmente no esperé que me gustará tanto, no sé, tenía mis dudas con eso de los viajeros del tiempo, aparte que la portada y el nombre no me llamaban mucho... ¡me callaron la boca! Me enganché un montón con la historia, y bueno, amé por completo a Gwen y a Gideon (éste hombre debe de ser un Herondale) por no hablar de los demás personajes como Leslie y James... (no cuentan Charlotte y la tía Glenda -.-')
Ya quiero leer Zafiro, sin duda necesito saber más sobre Paul y Lucy...more
A fakt jsem ráda, že jsi si tu knížku pořídila. Konečně zas úplně jiný šálek čaje. Chvílemi mi to připomínalo Dávnou kletbu, ale ve skutečnosti byla knížka mnohem lepší. Gwen mě očarovala, sice jsem se do těch věcí okolo kontinua a těch blbých básniček trochu zamotala, ale jinak mě ta knížka fakt překvapila. Románek mezi Gwen a...more
Ruby Red has been on my to-read list for simply ages, and, in an effort to force myself to make time, I requested the final book in the trilogy for review, even though I know that’s always a highly stressful thing to do. Anyway, Debby was super helpful by forcing me to read it immediately. I am so glad that I ended up really liking this one, since I have two more to read. Ruby Red is a really fast-paced, light, humorous read and I was flipping pages like a mad woman to find out what wou...more
Damn these Germans can write, first Cornelia and now Kerstin.
I don’t think I’ve read a time travel book this good. Mostly you would come across time travel romances but this book isn’t about the romance, it’s about the mystery and time travel.
Everything is so well developed. From the relationships to the plot to the ending. The ending is good but the epilogue is worth dying for. Plus there is...more
I read Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier for the sake of resuscitating my taste and admiration of “Time-Travel” themed novels which was completely destroyed by the novel Time Traveler’s Wife. I remember detesting it because it was dull and senselessly complicated.
Anyways, compared to the Time Traveler’s Wife, this book is not as much as popular BUT just like I said before, just bec...more
La protagonista non è di quelle che si odiano dopo le prime dieci righe, riesce anche a risultare simpatica nella sua goffaggine e banalità, e la storia è interessante ed abbastanza coinvolgente. Sarà che trovo che le storie con salti nel passato abbiamo, di solito, buone potenzialità ed ho...more
Bildiğiniz gibi bu seri ciltli ve özellikle alıp almamak konusunda tereddüde düşürecek kadar da fiyatı var. Bende ilk elime aldığımda cildine vurulduğumu söylemek isterim. Ve beklentilerimi de fazlasıyla karşıladı.
Kitabın kadın kahramanı Gwendolyn zaman yolculuğu yapabiliyor. Ama konu bu kadar diye beklerseniz, beklentinizin çok üstüne çıkar. Ne kadar karışık hikayeler gizliymiş bu zaman yolcuğunda. Hani ben de ilk duyduğumda, kız geçmişe falan gider biraz ortalığı karıştırır, başı...more
But I was positively surprised that it was so well and funny written. It made me smile quite often. It was also quite exciting and made me want to read on and on. So if I just consider the writing and that I had a great time, I'd rate it 5 stars.
However, there is a huge BUT: the end of the book wasn't really an end. I know that Rub...more
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