I must say that I find television very educational. The minute somebody turns it on, I go to the library and read a book. --Groucho Marx

Monday, May 9, 2011

Ruby Red Review

Ruby Red
Kiersten Gier
Precious Stone Trilogy book one
Hardcover: 324 pages
Young Adult, Historical Paranormal Fiction
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
ISBN-13: 978-0805092523
Release Date: May 10, 2011
Overall Rating: 4.5/5 stars 

Gwyneth Shepherd family always knew that Gwen’s beautiful, sophisticated, older-by-one-day cousin Charlotte had the time travel gene in the family. Charlotte has been training for the moment when she’ll be sent back in time her whole life. But when Gwen instead of Charlotte travels back Gwen finds jealousy, cruel remarks, lies, mystery, and a whole bunch of unanswered questions are brought to light. Now Gwen must learn in no time at all the things Charlotte had a whole lifetime to work on. Try to understand why her mother lied about that day of her birth, find a way to take some of the suspicion away from her. Now Gwen along with Gideon, a time traveler from another family whose time travel gene is passed down through the male line, have to figure out who’s going back in time and changing the past, and most importantly whose trying to kill them.

I found myself really enjoying this book. Gwen is the type of girl readers can relate to and she had the way about her that makes you want things to go really well for her. It was wonderfully written and it was great start to a series. Everything about this book was so good. I loved the whole mystery about everything, I wanted to know everything, no I needed to know everything. The book never got dull, there was even a little romance, and I feel the tingling of a love triangle coming up in the second book. The biggest mystery I found came at the end of the book making sure that you make your calendars for book two. A lot of questions in the book were answered and a lot were making sure that book two is just as good or even better. The only thing I can say I didn’t like about this book was the fact that it wasn’t longer.

This is Ms. Gier’s American debut and I say this book will make a splash. I recommend it everyone and you better believe I will be telling my friends about this book. And I look forward to the day when I’m holding both Sapphire Blue and Emerald Green (books 2 & 3 in the trilogy) in my hand.

{Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book enable my review. All opinions presented here are my own.}

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