Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier

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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.

Kerstin Gier's Ruby Red is young adult novel full of fantasy and romance.

 

About Kerstin Gier

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Kerstin Gier is the bestselling author of the Ruby Red trilogy, as well as several popular novels for adults. She lives in Germany. Anthea Bell is the foremost translator of German literature in the world. And she thinks Ruby Red is just "charming"!
 
Published January 1, 2011 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR). 337 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, History, Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Kirkus Reviews

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A contemporary English teen discovers she possesses a gene enabling her to travel into the past in this riveting first volume of the Ruby Red trilogy.

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The New York Times

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In this novel, a London schoolgirl inherits a time-travel gene.

May 12 2011 | Read Full Review of Ruby Red

Publishers Weekly

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Along with everyone else in her extended London household, 16-year-old Gwyneth believed that her cousin Charlotte was destined to be the family's next time-traveler.

Mar 07 2011 | Read Full Review of Ruby Red

New York Journal of Books

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Ruby Red’s time travelers are prone to travel uncontrollably at inopportune times.

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Examiner

The book is a little over three hundred pages and implemented too many characters in the first of the books.

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Examiner

She’s a little bit accident-prone, she’s not quite sure how to act around boys, and she sees ghosts.

May 31 2011 | Read Full Review of Ruby Red

New York Journal of Books

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Just as Gwyn prepares to ring the doorbell, she returns to the present.Gwyn jumps back in time two more times over the next day before she tells her mother about her travels.

May 10 2011 | Read Full Review of Ruby Red

Teen Reads

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May 22 2012 | Read Full Review of Ruby Red

Teen Reads

Gwen's family has a deep, dark secret, a secret originating from the 1500s, and around which a complete network of scientists, doctors and even a secret society has formed.

Oct 18 2011 | Read Full Review of Ruby Red

Gather Books

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...

May 17 2011 | Read Full Review of Ruby Red

Historical Novel Society

Originally published in Germany in 2009, Ruby Red is the first in a trilogy about a rather odd family whose lineage includes several time travelers.

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Nights and Weekends

From time to time, I’m lucky enough to find a book that’s truly addictive—a book that I’ll carry around wherever I go (even if it’s just to the next room), so I can read another page whenever I have a minute or two to spare.

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The Book Smugglers

From a plotting and mechanics of time travel point of view, I loved the idea of travelers inheriting some trait, the adolescent/pubescent quality of time traveling, and the manners in which the Guardians have tried to harness and control their leaps through time with a specific device.

Aug 10 2011 | Read Full Review of Ruby Red

My Bookish Ways

Gwyneth hops back in forth through time, interacts with her best friend and family, nurses a mild crush on Gideon, who’s also a time traveler like herself, and puzzles over secrets kept by the Guardians, the group responsible for taming time travel using a device called the chronograph.

Aug 08 2011 | Read Full Review of Ruby Red

Shelf Awareness

Novelist and short story writer Jim Shepard joined Michael Maren in the screening room of lower Manhattan's Crosby Street Hotel for the second installment of "Under the Influence: Writers on Film," to introduce the 1972 Werner Herzog film Aguirre and then to discuss with Maren how that imagined a...

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Stacked

Lucy and Paul play an IMPORTANT role in the story (especially in book three) but I don´t want to spoil.

Jul 12 2011 | Read Full Review of Ruby Red

BookBrowse

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Cuddle Buggery Book Blog

Especially since time travel is usually a hit or miss for me Christy @ Christy’s Book Addiction recently posted…Southern Book Carnival |

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Charlotte's Library

This book kept me up all night reading, emersed in the world of Gweneth and Gideon, an unlikely team pulled together by fate and a mother's lies.Together, the pair travel through time to collect blood from the rest of the time-travellers to complete the Circle of Blood.

Jun 28 2011 | Read Full Review of Ruby Red

The Compulsive Reader

I saw it on a blog a couple of months ago (I think!) and decided then and there that I had to read it!I can't really afford it right now, as it's only in HB format and costs close to 12 euros (which I don't normally pay for a book), but I think I might end up giving in and buying it regardless of...

May 14 2011 | Read Full Review of Ruby Red

Muggle-Born

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Bookish

It was absolutely perfect in every way a book is supposed to be perfect."

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Novel Reaction

Gwen has spent her entire life in her cousin’s shadow in Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier.

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Paperback Dolls

But, when Gwen is thrusted back in time unexpectedly she begins to realize that there are so many things that she has been kept in the dark about and the mysteries of her family, the gene, and time travel will forever alter her world!.

Dec 23 2011 | Read Full Review of Ruby Red

Chronicles of a Book Evangelist

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Reading Nook

I loved reading time travel books when I was starting UF.

May 27 2011 | Read Full Review of Ruby Red

Paranormal Indulgence

I like the German editions, but, suprisingly--as I tend to like international versions more--I'm in love with the US edition.

Jul 11 2011 | Read Full Review of Ruby Red

The Story Siren

I know people in the US don’t usually read books that aren’t written in English, but I thought you read less translated books, not any.

May 16 2011 | Read Full Review of Ruby Red

About to Read

This story is simply a must for time travel fans as it is definitely one of the most original and exciting time travel stories I have ever encountered.

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YA Novelties

After all the set up and world building in Ruby Red, I can't wait to see where - and when - the author goes from here.

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... Review. Ruby Red by Kristen Gier. Tuesday, . Gwyneth Shepherd's sophisticated, beautiful cousin Charlotte has been prepared ...

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Teen Writers Blog

Now she’ll finally get to learn all the family secrets … and meet the hot guy from the other time traveling family in town … It’s no secret that I love science fiction, and time travel in particular, so it will come as no surprise to anyone that I loved Ruby Red, the first in a trilogy by German...

Jul 05 2011 | Read Full Review of Ruby Red

Teen Writers Blog

16-year-old Gwyneth comes from a family of time travelers, but everyone thinks Gwyneth’s cousin Charlotte is the one who inherited the gene.

Jul 05 2011 | Read Full Review of Ruby Red

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Daniele Macchia 11 Apr 2013

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