Ruby Red Triology,#1
Publisher Henry Holt
Publication DateMay 10,2011.
Genre: YA Fantasy| Historical Adventure.
Source: Library | 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.
I can see why Ruby Red is an international bestseller, I was blown away. The writing, the characters and of course the story was thrilling and addictive. As I mentioned before, I love any time travel book. To me I believe that it is one of the best, most fascinating stories out there. However, Ruby Red wasn’t what I had expected it to be. It was so much better. I felt like I had learned so much more about time travel then any of the other time travel books I came across in the past. Ruby Red had a completely unique storyline that no time travel book even mentioned before. A type of a novel that will have you craving for the next book right away, especially the way that this one came to the end. How can you not help but wonder what’s going to happen next? It’s more of that you need to know what’s to come next. One of the books that I had hard time putting down.
Ruby Red was one of those time travel books, that’s more action, suspense filled then romance. Lately there haven’t been too many I came across that had romance in it. That’s one of things that I actually loved about this book, how much action was in it and not just action, but top of that it had some historical aspect to it as well. A fantasy and history mixed together in one book that is my type of book. Love historical books as much as I do fantasy. Ruby Red had quite bit of historical aspect of time travel in there and way that it was described and written that it almost had me believing that it exists. In a way I could actually picture it. It had me wanting to time travel myself. Though way that Gwyneth and Gideon came across while they were was pretty scary, the two of them couldn’t seem to catch a break. I have a feeling that it’s not the last time they face trouble as well.
I couldn’t help but love Gwyneth. Mostly her attitude and how she didn’t let Gideon walk all over her. Considering how she found that she had the time traveler gene, I believe she mostly handled it very well. I can’t even begin to imagine how it feels, when you think you lead a normal life when all of sudden, out of blue, you realize that you can travel time. Especially the way that she kept on disappearing. I know if I was in her situation, I would freak out much more than she was. Gideon had his thoughts of her wrong, she’s brave, and unlike all those others girls out there. I found myself wondering if he will find that out himself towards the end, and see her in different light. I had myself hoping that he would. At first I didn’t see them ending up together, but by middle of book I could tell that they cared for one another, even if they wouldn’t admit it.
Love Fantasy? History, Science fiction with bit of romance? You won’t be disappointed by this book. A thrilling adventure, will have you rooting for more.