- Ruby Red
- Sapphire Blue
- Emerald Green
Author: Kerstin Gier
Pages: 336 pgs (Ruby Red)
Publisher: Henry Holt
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.
Woah there. I loved this series. WOWW! I don’t know how long I’ve been procrastinating reading this series’. It was amaazzinggg! I don’t know why I do this. I put Cinder and Ruby Red for so long and now I read them and I am completely in love with it. Going back to the Ruby Red Trilogy though I went by this series so fast. I took me less than a week to complete the series. I was so into it. I loved the places that they visited, the characters, the time traveling. It was awesome. Out of all the books in the series I would have to say that the first one would be my favorite because its the original usually I like the original more than the rest of the series and there was just a lot more adventure and surprises in the first book. Don’t get me wrong though in the second and third book there are plenty of surprises going on.
So the characters. Let’s start off with the fantastical Gwen who is our protagonist, and my favorite character. She is witty, sarcastic, and a little bit socially awkward. So basically me. At first the story starts off with everyone thinking that Charlotte Gwen’s cousin is the one in the family that can time travel but then we found out that it’s actually Gwen “Nooooo, it can’t be Gwen it’s not like she’s our freaking main character or anything” *gives you the “really” look* Come on! By the first page you should know that this is one giant mistake. Charlotte (which I do not like whatsoever) can’t be the one with these amazing powers. Its impossible! Now let’s take a minute to discuss that annoying cousin named Charlotte……..how much I despise you its unreal! Hello! She’s your cousin! Gwen is your cousin! So don’t go all boo-hoo just because you found out that you don’t have powers!
Gideon. You can probably guess that I have already added him to my neverending list of fictional boyfriends by the first book. Okay now before we start the fangirling discussion about him I want you to search up on google “Douglas Booth”…..you done yet. Now tell me that he is Gideon. Is it just me! He is Gideon to me so you can thank me when you read the Trilogy for the second time and imagine him as Gideon. Your welcome. Coming back to Gideon, at first I was annoyed by him. Then I liked him, then at the end of the second book I was again annoyed with him, then he won me back in the beginning of the third book. If you have read the book you know exactly why he kinda annoyed me. So Gideon, he also has time-traveling abilities so he goes on missions with Gwen and he calls her Gwenny and its like…..its just….OTP!.
Story. You see Gideon and Gwen uncover the mysteries on this time traveling power and when they go back in time its like I was going back in time (cliche, right?) anyways the story just grabs you from the beginning I have to admit the first few chapters of the first book didn’t really grab me but I gave it time and by 7th chapter I was into it. So if you haven’t read this series yet (which I think you did because I was the one that has been living under a rock since 2011) READ IT! Its fun, cute, and shipping worthy. By the way when you are done with the book you can watch the movie! I know! I just found out about it last week BUT the only thing is, is that it’s in German so you will have to put English subtitles. So to end this..chocolate. I don’t know I’m hungry.
“You were talking to that niche in the wall again, Gwyneth. I saw you.”
“The others can’t see me,” said the little ghost.
“I know,” I said. “My name’s Gwyneth. What’s yours?”
“Dr. White to you,” said Dr. White.
“I’m Robert,” said the ghost.
“That’s a very nice name,” I said.
“True love knows no constraints, no locks or bars.
Past every obstacle it makes its way.
It spreads it wings to soar toward the stars,
No earthly power will make it stop or stay.”
― Kerstin Gier,