Ruby Red: Book summary and reviews of Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier

Ruby Red

Ruby Red - Trilogy

by Kerstin Gier

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.

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"Gier's characters and plotting are first-rate, creating an adventure that should leave readers eager for the rest of the trilogy." - Publishers Weekly

"The first in a trilogy, Ruby Red offers romance, adventure, small details of various eras, and the complications that families can bring. It will mostly appeal to teenage girls who have a preference for reading romance." - Voya

"Starred Review. What makes this such a standout is the intriguingly drawn cast, stars and supporting players both, beginning with Gwen, whose key feature is her utter normality… Adventure, humor, and mystery all have satisfying roles here." - Booklist

"The characters in Kerstin Gier's stellar story come fully to life, and veteran translator Anthea Bell (who translated Cornelia Funke's Inkheart books) preserves the book's abundant humor...There’s something here for everyone." - Shelf Awareness

"An extremely appetizing mix of mystery thriller, science fiction and romantic adventure that readers will most likely devour in one sitting." - Augsburger Allgemeine Zeitung

"Thrilling and witty." - Radio Bremen

"Guaranteed to be addictive." - Badische Neueste Nachrichten

"As soon as you have managed to open this wonderful book, you won’t want to close it anymore! Superbly romantic, witty and...only the first part of this emotional time travel trilogy." - Daisuki

"A sophisticated and adventurous fantasy story with a sense of humor." - Nordbayerischer Kurier

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Lieze Neven

Ruby Red - Bloody Good !
I used to be an avid reader. The books on my nightstand changed every week and the city library did not hold any new secrets to me. But somewhere in puberty it went all wrong. I valued boys over books ( and I see my mistake now since books make MUCH better friends) and I had the tendency to buy semi-intellectual books that did not interest me much anyway… So it was a big surprise to me when I got hooked on Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier. And by hooked on I mean the “Oh em gee! It’s already 4 am and I have to get up at 9… one more page…” kind of hooked.

“Kerstin Who?” I can hear you ask bored and lazy in your Ikea office chairs upon which i go into full fangirl mode and scream “Kerstin fucking GIER!” from the top of my fangirling lungs. Ruby Red and the Gem Trilogy did not really make it out of their German boxbed so no hard feelings there… Admittedly : Germany went completely wild for Gier’s books but the rest of Europe kept oddly quiet. A perfect example was my lengthy and burdensome quest to find these books in English in my local book shops (yes ALL my local book shops in the not that small city of Antwerp). They did have them in Dutch but the reassured me these books did not sell exceptionally well. Some of them even gaped at me as if I just asked them if they also delivered “Oliver Twist” By Tolstoy.

Nazlee

Amazing!
I loved it period. The perfect romance story.

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Kerstin Gier is the bestselling author of the Ruby Red trilogy, as well as several popular novels for adults. The books are translated by Anthea Bell.

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