Book Review

Book Review | RUBY RED, by Kerstin Gier

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Ruby Red (Ruby Red Trilogy #1), by Kerstin Gier

Publish Date: January 6, 2009 (audiobook recorded in November 1, 2011)
Published by: Macmillan Audio
Translated to English by: Anthea Bell
Narrated by: Marisa Calin
Pages: 324 (approx. 8 hrs 50 min.)
Genre: YA Fantasy
My Rating: ★★★★★ (4.5 out of 5 stars)


Synopsis:

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.


My Review:

This book has been on my TBR for so long, and yet somehow I never got around to buying it. But since I’ve recently started listening to audiobooks, I discovered it on Hoopla and excitedly started listening to it. Not only is the narrator superb (the way she captures Gwyneth’s voice both in dialogue and in her narration of events), but the story captivated me immediately from the start. This book was full of great characters, lots of mystery and intrigue, fun and harrowing time travel incidents, and it kept me captivated the entire time I was listening to it. Continue reading “Book Review | RUBY RED, by Kerstin Gier”