Ruby Red

Ruby Red

Book - 2011
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Sixteen-year-old Gwyneth discovers that she, rather than her well-prepared cousin, carries a time-travel gene, and soon she is journeying with Gideon, who shares the gift, through historical London trying to discover whom they can trust.
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt, 2011
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9780805092523
0805092528
9780312551513
0312551517
Characteristics: 330 p. ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Bell, Anthea
Call Number: Y GIER, K

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Sixteen-year-old Gwyneth discovers that she, rather than her well-prepared cousin, carries a time-travel gene. Soon she is journeying with Gideon, who shares the gift, through historical London trying to discover whom they can trust.

Gwyn is descended from a long line of time travelers and she thinks the gene has missed her completely, until she unexpectedly turns up in Victorian England. Take a spin through time in this adventurous trilogy.

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kathleen_DCL Aug 28, 2017

A fun Young Adult book about a teen who discovers she has a special time-traveling gene. The best read I've found recently that is funny and just plain fun!

Gwyneth doesn’t believe she is special; that would be her cousin. But then she discovers she's the one with the time-traveling gene and is whisked into a family adventure across time.

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Library_Jill Nov 09, 2016

This one was just plain fun. Gwen has a great sense of humor, and I loved being introduced to time travel with her. It definitely feels like the first book in a series, though, because I was left with a sense that the story is only beginning...


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Disney928
Mar 16, 2019

This book was excellent! If you're into novels that have an English atmosphere and word choice (like Harry Potter), or just love a good time-travel story, this book is perfect. Gwen is a relatable heroine with a secret power and a possible romance. Can't wait to read the next book in the trilogy!

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library_queen
Jan 04, 2019

I found this book boring at first. It seemed like just another boring school-drama story. DON NOT BE FOOLED! This book is a fantastic story about secrets and time travel and is a must read for girls 14+

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blue_cat_7234
Dec 17, 2018

It says the series is The Edelstein Triologie but I think that's its name in a different language.
I cannot find the name in English either :( Can someone help me, please?

I really like this take on time travel! i think its an exceptionally fascinating read.

kathleen_DCL Aug 28, 2017

A fun Young Adult book about a teen who discovers she has a special time-traveling gene. The best read I've found recently that is funny and just plain fun!

Library_Jill Nov 09, 2016

This one was just plain fun. Gwen has a great sense of humor, and I loved being introduced to time travel with her. It definitely feels like the first book in a series, though, because I was left with a sense that the story is only beginning...

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Tanyamichelle
Oct 16, 2016

Now I am not going to comment on all the books in the Ruby Red trilogy, but if you bother to read the comments on this one you will know that this book and all the other books in this trilogy are amazing. They are filled with adventure, Sci-Fi, romance, and a whole lot more, so hopefully you give this book a chance because if you do you will fall in a trance.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Sep 28, 2016

While reading into this first book was a little confusing, I still really enjoyed the book! The intricately designed cover was just a bonus to the amazing content inside. I would recommend this to anyone who likes the idea of time-travelling, romance, adventure, and suspense rolled together. The main character is a very stubborn, yet imperfectly perfect girl. She gets thrown into situations that would stun the most oblivious of people, but still manages to get back up and throw a couple sassy comments. Truly, this author's other books cannot match up to this one. 5/5 stars.
- @Siri of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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florabungia
Aug 30, 2016

This book seems really popular. I really like the way the author wrote it. I couldn't stop reading it once I started.

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nidofito
Jul 23, 2015

I think the book will work pretty well for a younger audience. It's clean, fun and interesting. While Gwen is a sweet girl, she comes off as a pre-teen rather than a late-teen, particularly during the later chapters.

The plot is interesting but it's over-simplified, confusing at times and lacking regarding the overall basis, methods, and cause and effect of time-travelling. I also did not particularly like the backward mentality of the members of the Lodge towards females.

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Aryanz
Aug 13, 2014

A teenage girl named Gwen on a mission to travel back in time to save a little bit of history as this thread runs through the female part of the family and problems at school.

wonderlands Apr 24, 2013

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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wonderlands Apr 24, 2013

Violence: There is sword fighting and a brief gun fight

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