Thursday, July 21, 2011

Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier

Gorgeous Cover!
I'll start with this. Ready? Picture it....

Time travel.
Dark haired hottie. *sigh* 

Is it a wonder I finished it in an afternoon? :)

German author Kerstin Gier managed to combine all elements in the first of her Ruby Red Trilogy! (translated to English this past May)

For 16 year-old Gwyneth, time-travel is real. At least that's what she's always been told. Her family had the fortunate (or unfortunate) circumstance of inheriting the gene. And, as predicted by Sir Isaac Newton, this gene would appear for the last time in her cousin, Charlotte. Charlotte was prepared all along for the day her time-traveling gene would express itself. The only problem is, the gene doesn't express itself in Charlotte, it shows up in Gwyneth. And the unsuspecting Gwyneth is thrust into 18th Century London with sneakers and her cell phone.

To make matters worse, she's got a time-traveling "guardian", 19 year-old Gideon de Villiers, who is arrogant, condescending, and...gorgeous. And the more the pair travel to the past, the more they realize they are part of a plot that could get them killed.

Unlike most "first books in a series" I've read, this one isn't a "stand alone". Nothing is really resolved. Throughout the book, the mystery builds and builds (I still don't really know what's going on), the ending is a romantic cliffhanger, and you are left desperate for the sequel (which, by the way, there is a teaser Chapter 1 at the end...that doesn't help either).

But, the story was so much fun - hilarious at times! - and I would recommend it to anyone wanting any of the said elements above. As for me, I'm impatient for Spring 2012!

Happy Reading!

Find it on Amazon here:

*If you like YA Fantasy, check out my book, GAIA'S SECRET. The sequel is coming soon!


  1. It took me a little bit longer than an afternoon to finish, but not much longer. I loved this book, though I'm less than keen on the above mentioned hottie :) .

    It's going to be really rough waiting until Spring for the next book.


  2. Sounds like a fun premise, even if I'm not really into arrogant, condescending, and ... gorgeous dudes.

  3. Sounds awesome! I'm going to have to check it out this weekend. You sure do know how to talk up a book Babs. Although... I think I prefer my brittish time-traveling hotties to be gingers (ie- Doctor Who style)

  4. Mike...well, you can do the whole [insert ideal hair color here] thing. Maybe it'd help??? lol

  5. I'll give it a read... Can't be any worse than Twilight.

  6. How was the translation? It was originally published in German and after many "Huh?" moments with Cornelia Funke's books (and I love her concepts to death), I'm weary of translations. It's like trying to find a REALLY good translation of Hugo's Les Miserables.

  7. Satta king Play Bazaar
    this is a good is a great idea to do business with a security company that has 24*7 hours monitoring


Thanks for stopping by! Please, leave a message...

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...