Ruby Red (Ruby Red Trilogy Series #1)

Ruby Red (Ruby Red Trilogy Series #1)

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Ruby Red 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 215 reviews.
RobinleighTX More than 1 year ago
If I had known the other two books hadn't been translated I might not have read this book just yet. Because I don't know if I'll be able to wait for the next two books to be translated. Wish I knew German!!! Loved the book. There are a lot of characters, but at the back of the book is a character list with short descriptions. Must read!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
AMAZING book i couldn't put it down after i started it i would recommend this book to everybody
angels155 More than 1 year ago
I thought it was great. It kept the story flowing from begining to end. My only let down was it wasn't long enough. And we have to wait till spring till for the next one to come out. I hope it's long read.
Kairavi More than 1 year ago
I was extremely disappointed with this book. I read all of the reviews before I purchased it, but I feel that they are misleading. The premise of the story is great, but the execution of that premise is horrible. I understand that this is marked as a Teen book, but I still feel that the writing in and of itself was poorly done. There is very little being shown to you, and instead, everything is being told. It was not on par to many of the Teen novels out there today. The character development was nearly non existent. The plot itself ended up being much more boring than the premise made it out to be. There was nothing that really, truly drew me into the book. Normally, I do not like to leave series unfinished. However, this was so poorly written that I don't think I will be continuing the series. I think the author had a good idea, but didn't execute it nearly as well as I feel she could have.
AmaraRoseSoul More than 1 year ago
Started out a little slow, but became very amazing. I cannot wait for Sapphire Blue and Emerald Green!
Patricia Guardiola More than 1 year ago
Great book, you are going to love it!
Alyssa75 More than 1 year ago
***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog*** Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier Book One of the Edelstein Trilogie Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. Publciation Date: March 10, 2011 Rating: 5 stars Source: Public library Summary (from Goodreads): 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. What I Liked: I LOVED this book so much!!!! I read it back in like, Spring 2011, but I read it so many times, I can still remember most everything! I usually hate time-travel books, or really dislike them, but this book is amazing! I love Gwyneth! She is so cute and brave at the same time! I love her ability to adjust and adapt, even with her foul cousin hanging around. Gwyneth is brave, but inside, she is completely terrified of what is put in front of her. It could not have been easy to understand and go through all of that time-traveling drama, especially with the snobby members of the Society and Charlotte acting high and mighty, but Gwyneth handled herself so well throughout this book. This book is very light, with plenty of fun humor, but it is also very complex. When Gwyneth finds out about time-travel, she is thrown into the world of the gifted families and the prophecies relating to each gem (Gwyneth is a ruby, Gideon is a diamond, etc.). Also, almost immediately, the Society realizes that there have been strange activity going on with time-travel, all relating to Gwyneth's cousin Lucy, and Gideon's relative Paul. It gets twisted everyone! Very complex! But in a good, non-confusing way. I love it. THERE IS NO LOVE TRIANGLE!!!! Kind of. I do not count Charlotte for anything. She sucks. And I rather like Gideon with Gwyneth (I do not think that is a spoiler). What I Did Not Like: There is not much I can say here. I adore this book. Would I Recommend It: YES!!! To time-travel and non-time-travel fans alike! Trust me, this book is not hard to follow and understand, though things get complicated fast. I LOVE IT!!! Rating: 5 stars (this was one of my favorites of 2011! But I did not have a blog back then)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So amazing that I almost cried when it said there is going to be another book... That isn't even out yet!
Victoria Waddell More than 1 year ago
I got this book at my local library and was amazed at how good and brilliant book it was!!!!!!! Vicky
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really loved the book. I thought it was amazing and wonderful. Most definetly recommended to friends
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really liked Ruby Red primarily because it held my interest through out the story. The general idea and the plot line were wonderful, but the book seemed to be over too soon. It was easy to follow, but seemed like it ended JUST when some of the really interesting parts started to unfold. Definately not for adults, but i think most teens that like books about time travel with complicated mysterious plots, and a bit of a love interest, would really enjoy it. I cant wait for the next books to be translated to english, and only hope that they last a bit longer, and dont end with so many questions and cliff hangers.
danibookworm91 More than 1 year ago
4.5 Stars This book blew me away. I mean, what is there in this book that is not for me to love. It has an amazing story, amazing characters and TIME TRAVEL!!! Ruby Red was a really new take on time travel. In this book there is no time machine like the TARDIS are mythical powers that allow a person to travel in time. Instead, there are two families who carry a gene for time travel. They are the only two families who carry this gene. The gene carries them back in time and there is no way to prevent it. They do have a machine that works on science that helps to control the time travel. The element of time travel is huge in this book. Gier combines part science and part magic to make her time travel occur and I loved it. The writing and story-telling in Ruby Red is top quality. The writing was very mature and descriptive. The writing felt like that of older fairy tales or stories. And then the story-telling was perfect. The plot unfolded at a perfect pace. Once again, this book reminded me of a fairy tale. I felt the writing along with the story makes this book have the potential to be a modern day fairy tale. While it doesn't have princess or princes, it just has the classical fairy tale feel, or at least for me it did. I do want to say that because this book is translated, I do not know if it has the same feel in German as in English, but the translator did a beautiful job. The characters in Ruby Red were all really enjoyable. I feel as if each character in this book has a secret that has yet to be revealed to us yet. There are parts of each character that remain a mystery as of yet. The main character Gwyneth was a enjoyable narrator. She was thrust unexpectedly into the role of time-traveler and reacted the way one would if they suddenly traveled in time. I really liked Gwyneth because she felt like an authentic teenager. Then there is Gideon. Gideon to me is still a mystery. He is not your typical swoon worthy hero. At first he is kind of a jerk, but there is still something about him. I feel like we still have much to learn about him and I cannot wait to discover more about who he is. And now I want to talk about how evil that ending was. The ending was PERFECT in a really evil way. It kind of left the main characters in the middle of a scene but it was a perfect cliffhanger. Now I want to say, if an excerpt for the next book is included in the first book I usually do not read it, but with Ruby Red I HAD TO read that excerpt. I just needed to know what happened next. Ruby Red is a beautifully crafted story. It spoiled other books for me afterwards. I truly wish I could read German so I could go and buy the next two books in the series and read them now because I do not know how I am going to wait for them to be published in English!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you are look at the reviews trying to decide weither or not to buy this, let me make up your mind for you...... Buy it. You will fall in love with this story and its characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I admit when i first picked this book up i thought, this is going to be stupid, but i read it anyways i was bored. I was wrong. A intrestesting novel, well crafted and kept me enticed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Unlike some of you, I read just to enjoy reading. The stories are important and are to be judged on the story. In my opinion just because an author doesn't write like everybody else, it doesn't make them bad. I thought it was a wonderful book, the characters were realistic and the story was believeable. (Yes I'm well aware that time travel doesn't exist. I mean the plot wasn't too fast or choppy.) For those of you who just want to enjoy a good story, this is a good book for you. Most of my fellow reviewers are correct, this is a very good story with a realistic main character that actually seems like a real person. (Oh, how rare a find that is!) I think you should give this book a try, you'll be suprised when you realize that you've been reading for four hours and have forgotten to do your homework. (Oops.) I was unable to put this book down and it has been so long since I've read a book good enough for me to sneak out the flashlight and read in bed at night when I should be sleeping. The book is a good read and worth a try.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was SOSOSO good that I read it in one night and got the next book the next day. The time travel thing is what interested me and what made me read this story. I read that some were disappointed with the story because of the plot and climax... well that is why there is a series, so you can find out what it all means in the next books. If you are like me and want to make sure you like the book first before you buy it... then go to the library so you don't regret buying a bad book. Happens to the best of us. But seriously if you like 'out of the norm' things like time travel mixed with mystery and a hint of romance, the you will like this book.
libramom More than 1 year ago
What is not to like ? Time travel....characters that have universal appeal YAY. I am having a hard time waiting for Emerald Green to come out
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was AMAZING!!!! It held my attention through out the whole thing and read it in a day... same with saphirre blue, cant wait for Emerald Green to come out!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This series is the best ever , out of all the books i read this and sapphire blue are my favorite books.Any way There very good sence through the series and always is adventure when you start getting in the second book it is not a kids book more YA as said in most B&N but i made the mistke and let my 3rd grade cousin read it .Let just say she came back with many questions which i lead to her mom.I may be in some troble any way best book ever
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LOVED this book! I read it in two days! I couldn't put it down. a definite read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book and the second book two ( sapphire blue)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was great, it was different then other books i have read. In my opinion i loved this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was really disappointed with this book. I liked the story but there was no climax at all. I literally just read like 5 days of this girls life with no resolution at all to any of the questions brought up in the plot. Very frustrating. Very unsatisfying.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is only for certain people. Yes, there is twists and turns and romance, but some see it as poorly written. I would have to say the is for younger teens and only younger teens, because it is in their understanding. adults would NOT like this book. Other gier books are strictly towards the more mature people, but this is strictly for teens.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an amazing book and i love the writing