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November 29, 2013

RUBY RED by Kerstin Gier, 2009

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. Together, Gwyneth and Gideon journey through time to discover who, in the 18th century and in contemporary London, they can trust. (Amazon)

Reviewed by Francesca - high school graduate and huge bookworm

I didn't really have any expectations for this book and I was really surprised on how much I liked it. It is about time traveling which is very interesting to me and it didn't get too confusing. 

I also liked the main character, Gwyneth. She was relatable and funny to me. And I also loved how her relationship with Gideon is like Pride & Prejudice. There weren't any parts that seemed slow and you have a hard time putting RUBY RED down.

This is the first book to a trilogy.

Market: Young Adult
Language: mild
Sensuality: there is kissing but nothing horrible
Violence: mild, there is a sword fight but nothing gory
Mature themes: time traveling, it might be a little hard for younger kids to understand

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