06. April 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Angie, Fiction, Science Fiction, Teen Books

Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier, 330 pages, read by Angie, on 04/05/2013

Gwyneth is a perfectly ordinary girl who just happens to come from a family of time travels who belong to a secret society. Her cousin Charlotte has been groomed from birth to be the time travel of her generation. Imagine everyone’s surprise when it is Gwyneth not Charlotte who travels back in time. She is hopelessly unprepared and has to undergo a crash course in time travel to prepare her for her life ahead. She is introduced to the secret society, the Guardians, who help the time travelers and of course have all kinds of secrets. She must work with her time travel partner Gideon de Villiers, who is definitely keeping secrets from her and may be in love with Charlotte. Gwyneth is the 12th of the line of travelers and the one who will close the circle so that the secret can be revealed. What secret? Well no one is telling or knows. There are mysterious cousins who have disappeared in the past. There is someone trying to kill Gwyneth and Gideon and maybe steal their blood. There are secrets upon secrets upon secrets.

This was a fun start to this trilogy. I really enjoyed this new aspect of time travel where it is all tied to a gene and passed down in families. I am fascinated by the chronograph which helps control where the time travels go. And I love secret societies! I wish more was revealed in this book about all these things, but I am sure the next two books will reveal their secrets. I enjoyed Gwyneth, but I have to admit that her friend Lesley stole the show. A spunky side-kick is always a welcome addition to a cast. I will definitely be reading the rest of this series.

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