Series: Ruby Red #1
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (2011)
Hardcover (322 pages)
Also by this author: Dream A Little Dream, Sapphire Blue, Emerald Green
Also in this series: Sapphire Blue, Emerald Green
Reading Challenges: 2015 Birthday Month, Read 2015
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 read this book in literally four hours one night after work. It was a really quick read because I wanted to know what happened next. Gwen was a character I actually cared about which was nice.
Gwen is the forgotten girl. Her cousin, Charlotte, is the one who is supposed to be the time traveler. Gwen is just second to her, not important in the eyes of her aunt and grandmother. Until suddenly she is the one traveling. Then Gwen is thrust into a world she never knew existed. A world where there is a secret society, a way to control the time travel, and the boy she is supposed to spend time with, Gideon.
Gideon is Gwen’s time travel counterpart. He has the hang of time travel and has for the past three or so years. He is also most likely in love with Charlotte and seems to resent Gwen. He is a know-it-all who thinks he can order Gwen around. The only problem is that Gwen doesn’t take kindly to being ordered around.
The genetic time travel ability was rather new to me. Their time travel was uncontrolled until a device was made to control it. If they don’t have the device, they can’t control when they travel to. It is rather interesting.
I enjoyed this book and was highly intrigued with the read. In fact, I went off to the library for the next two books in the series as soon as I could. What a fun series!
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