About The Ruby Red Trilogy
The Ruby Red international bestselling trilogy by Kerstin Gier took the world by storm is now available as a beautiful boxed set. The perfect gift for all the Ruby Red fans.
Sixteen-year-old Gwen lives with her extended—and eccentric—family in an exclusive London neighborhood. She’s had a relatively normal life so far, in spite of her ancestors’ peculiar history. The time-traveling gene that runs like a secret thread through the female half of the family is supposed to have skipped Gwen. She hasn’t been introduced to “the mysteries,” and can spend her time hanging out with her best friend Lesley, watching movies and talking about boys. So it comes as an unwelcome surprise when she starts taking sudden leaps into the past.
She’s totally unprepared for time travel, not to mention all that comes with it: fancy clothes, archaic manners, a mysterious secret society, and Gideon, her time-traveling counterpart. He’s obnoxious, a know-it-all, and possibly the best-looking guy she’s seen in any century . . .
My Rating: ****1/2
I loved this series and devoured the books in one weekend. The premise of a secret society that protects a group of time travelers is very cool. I also loved the descriptions of the period costumes and hairstyles. There are some surprising twists and turns along the way. I won't give anything away, but I must say that I really enjoyed some of them, even if I saw a few of them coming. The romance that builds between Gideon and Gwen is sweet, but it's the humor in the story-telling that really hooked me. On one of Gwen's earlier trips into the past, she ends up in a closet, gets chased by the staff, to find herself hiding in another closet. Told from Gwen's point of view, you quickly discover that she is both witty and self-depreciating, but also a strong and likeable character. There were a few storylines that felt unfinished or loosely tied up, but overall I really enjoyed this trilogy.
In fact, I enjoyed it enough that when I discovered books one and two were made into German movies with English subtitles, I ordered them. I can only hope that I can get them to play on my computer. I am now anxiously awaiting their arrival, and if time permits and readers are interested, I will review the movies on my blog too.
Final verdict: If you like light, playful romance, time travel, secret societies, and humorous storytelling, giving the Ruby Red trilogy a try. I'm sure you'll enjoy it.
Reading is Power
Before I was an author, I was an avid reader. I absolutely adore books and getting lost in the worlds that other people create. I love to discuss books, too. Feel free to leave comments. :-)