Review – Ruby red

Title: Ruby red

Author: Kerstin Gier

Format: Paperback from Library

Publisher: Square fish

Page count: 322

Release day: January 6th 2009

Series: Edelstein trilogy #1

Rating: 5 stars

What is it about? (Summary from GoodReads)

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.

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My thoughts:

This has been my favourite series for years! I cannot remember when I read this for the first time, but I had definitely read this when I was 15, so it has been a while! I originally read it in Dutch, and have reread it a couple of times in Dutch. But those rereads where a couple of years ago, so I decided to reread this in English! Even though I think that the translation to Dutch might be better then to English, since Dutch and German are more similar languages.

Rereading this book was so much fun! I read this during my 24H readathon, and it was the last book I started, so I did not expect to get far, but I just could not put it down! I loved remembering what was going to happen, or for some parts not knowing at all what was going to happen. I also remembered some things that are going to happen in the sequels, and I cannot wait to pick them up soon!

I started to make notes while reading for this review, but I think I stopped after 50 pages, because I did not want to stop reading to write something haha.

But more about the story, I love the concept of this story a lot! I mean time travelling! We don’t see that a lot in books! I also really enjoy the two family lines and how they intertwine. I love the connection between Gwyneth and Gideon, even though it is not that good in the first book yet. I like how we slowly start to learn more about this time traveling gene, and the ancestor of Gwyneth and Gideon. How they are meeting them in the past, and learn more about the problems they are having (which I’m not going to explain, you just have to read!).

If for some reason you have not yet read this book/series, pleas do! It is really good! I know it sometimes feels for a bit younger age group, but it is just really GOOD!

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