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Author: Anthea Bell, Kerstin Gier Narrator: Marisa Calin, Calin Publisher: Macmillan Young Listeners Audio Length: Release Date: November 2011 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781427221124

Publisher Description

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. Kerstin Gier's Ruby Red is young adult novel full of fantasy and romance.

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  • “Humorous, romantic and suspenseful, the plot is fast-paced and impossible to put down . . . . The final romantic cliffhanger will leave you thirsty for the next book in this ‘jewel' of a series.

    - Justine magazine
  • Sixteen-year-old Londoner Gwyneth Shepherd comes from a family of time travelers. The gene was supposed to have skipped Gwen, but sneaks up on her unexpectedly in the middle of class one day and hurls her way back to the 18th century, where she meets an insufferable-turns-lovable time-traveling boy named Gideon.

  • Gier succeeds on her own terms, keeping the reader moving along, forward and backward in time, and ending with a revelation and a cliffhanger. Both will leave readers anticipating the publication of the next installment, ‘Sapphire Blue.'

    - The New York Times Book Review
  • What makes this such a standout is the intriguingly drawn cast, stars and supporting players both, beginning with Gwen, whose key feature is her utter normality… Adventure, humor, and mystery all have satisfying roles here.

    - Starred, Booklist
  • The characters in Kerstin Gier's stellar story come fully to life, and veteran translator Anthea Bell (who translated Cornelia Funke's Inkheart books) preserves the book's abundant humor . . . . There's something here for everyone.

    - Shelf Awareness
  • Teen readers will be eager to find out what happens to Gwen and Gideon in their next adventures, to be revealed in the second book of the trilogy, Sapphire Blue, followed by Emerald Green.

    - BookPage
  • Gier's romantic story is an excellent opportunity to explore fashions of the past, if nothing else, but it's also a page-turner that will have you wanting to learn German so you don't have to wait for the next translation to be published.

    - Channel
  • As she narrates this fast-paced puzzler, Gwen convincingly conveys the bewilderment, fear and excitement of a teen rooted in the present but catapulted from her school-girl routine into the past. Bell's deft translation captures an engaging heroine with a cell phone and a sense of humor, an emerging romance and a complex, unresolved time-travel mystery spanning four centuries.

    - Kirkus Reviews
  • This first installment of a trilogy will soon find a new crop of fans in the United States. It's a fun, engaging read that will be an easy sell for teens wanting to time travel with a delightful narrator.

    - School Library Journal
  • The first in a trilogy, Ruby Red offers romance, adventure, small details of various eras, and the complications that families can bring. It will mostly appeal to teenage girls who have a preference for reading romance.

    - VOYA
  • …Gier's characters and plotting are first-rate, creating an adventure that should leave readers eager for the rest of the trilogy.

    - Publishers Weekly
  • A smart, entertaining read . . . Gwen, an outsider in her own family, is the perfect spunky, skeptical heroine.

    - Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
  • An extremely appetizing mix of mystery thriller, science fiction and romantic adventure that readers will most likely devour in one sitting.

    - Augsburger Allgemeine Zeitung
  • Thrilling and witty.

    - Radio Bremen
  • Guaranteed to be addictive.

    - Badische Neueste Nachrichten
  • As soon as you have managed to open this wonderful book, you won't want to close it anymore! Superbly romantic, witty and--thank God--only the first part of this emotional time travel trilogy.

    - Daisuki
  • A sophisticated and adventurous fantasy story with a sense of humor.

    - Nordbayerischer Kurier
  • Bestselling author Kerstin Gier has written a romantic and funny story that will captivate readers until the very end. Truly mesmerizing.

    - Kölnische Rundschau
  • Exciting fantasy with lots of wordplay and a pinch of romance. Now the impatient waiting for Volume Two will start.

    - Westfälische Nachrichten
  • The very finest reading stuff.

    - Buchmarkt


  • Among longlisted titles for ALA Best Books for Young Adults, 2012

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Great book if you like time travel and adveture "

    - Abigail, 2/12/2014
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This book is probably the first real book I have ever read and I was hooked instantly. It's a book with a real story which drags you into it. All about this book screams fantasy and romance, so if you like those genres this is the perfect book. I read this book in dutch but of course thats not the original language. Mostly reading the book in the original language is the best but i can't read german. This is a great book and I would recommend it to everybody. My mom read it too, she loved it too so thats good. I read this book in a week which is strange because mostly when I read little books for school it already takes me one year which i don't have. Great, incredible book :) "

    - Maeve, 2/8/2014
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I wavered between three and four stars on this. On the one hand, the time-travel component fascinated me and kept me reading. On the other hand, the romance and the teen drama was stupid and annoying. I did like that the heroine was an ordinary girl who had this time travel ability thrust upon her with no prior warning. A fun vacation book! "

    - Jodi, 2/7/2014
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I wish I could have read this in German. "

    - Ashley, 2/4/2014
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " For once I actually read this one in Finnish, only cus it's original language is german so I thought I give it a try and have to say loved it! "

    - Jonna, 1/20/2014
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Very entertaining. The pacing was nice, considering it's a trilogy. Just enough information to get you on the hook, but not so much that you're left wondering why on earth it needs to be three books instead of just two. I liked that the supernatural aspects were already established - Gwen comes from a family of time travelers and knows that, even if the fact that she is one herself is somewhat unexpected. We still get to follow along with her as she works everything out, but there are answers right away instead of just annoyed confusion. I did think some of the stuff with her an Gideon was a bit rushed, but aside from that I liked it a lot. I would have liked her non-time traveling life to have been a bit more fleshed out, though, but maybe that will happen in the other books. "

    - Kendra, 1/20/2014
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Loved and can't wait for the next. Time travel can get tricky so we'll see where this one goes. "

    - Cathilee, 1/10/2014
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " 3.5 stars - I really enjoyed it, but I also thought it felt like a very long prologue to an interesting story. The book just seemed to be getting started, and then it ended. Hmpf. "

    - Jill, 1/5/2014
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " wonderful. cant wait for second "

    - Angela, 10/27/2013
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Bastante ligera para leer. Este libro es todo un prologo a todo lo que viene :) "

    - Imelda, 4/6/2013
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Loved this one! Was a little confusing in the beginnning but then it got better. Can't wait to read Sapphire Blue! "

    - Desiree, 12/8/2012
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I liked this book, but it wasn't my favorite. It took me awhile to get into it. It is about time travel and is a teen novel, not as good as Shiver series by far. But, saying this I am interested enough to look for the next book in the series and would like to finish them all. "

    - Mom, 11/14/2012
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This book was pure awesomeness! normally I don't really like time travel fiction but this book was and still is [email protected] "

    - Rachel, 10/26/2012
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Totally awsome book a really fast read cant wait for sapphire blue to come out october 30 "

    - Melanie, 7/2/2012
  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " Honestly, this was not engaging, couldn't really get into it, and what i did read, i didn't like. "

    - Sonya, 5/13/2012

About the Author

Kerstin Gier is the bestselling author of the Ruby Red trilogy, as well as several popular novels for adults. She lives in Germany.

About the Narrator

Marisa Calin is an actress, novelist, and five-time Earphones Award–winning narrator born in England and educated in New York at the American Academy of the Dramatic Arts. An artist with a flair for everything literary, she has written a young adult novel, You & Me, which received a starred review from Kirkus Reviews.