Review: Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier

1 Jul

Gwyneth (and her entire family) thinks her cousin has inherited the time traveler gene. Her cousin Charlotte has been preparing to be a time traveler her whole life… but suddenly Gwen is the one traveling and uncovering secrets about her family she never imagined.

Ruby Red was a good book, but not as amazing as I had been told. I enjoyed the characters and there was a lot of story building, but it lacked a key element in my opinion. It doesn’t really end. One minute there is action and the next minute the main characters are just sitting there. It also wasn’t the kind of cliff-hanger ending to make you scream “OMG! I need to read the next one ASAP! But I will have to wait and it is going to drive me crazy.” Instead, it was more of a, “Oh wait… isn’t there supposed to be some kind of resolution at least or a hint as to what might be happening next” PLUS “Why did THAT happen? Where was the build up to that event taking place” (but I won’t tell you what the event is so as not to spoil the ending). There is an epilogue that helps tie up some loose ends, so that helps.

Also, in the edition I read there is a teaser for the next book, Sapphire Blue. The teaser says the next book was due out in “Spring 2012” when in fact it is actually being published at the end of October 2012. Majorly misleading… I’m very glad I didn’t read the teaser before checking online if the next book was available.

All in all, Ruby Red was quite enjoyable and does the time traveling genre good. If you liked Hourglass by Myra McEntire, you will most likely enjoy Ruby Red as well. Lets hear it for exploring themes other than vampires and werewolves.

Rating: didn't like it it was ok liked it (my current rating) really liked it it was amazing

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