Monday, October 10, 2011
Review: Ruby Red - Kerstin Gier
Summary: The story follows a teenage girl, Gwen, as she discovers that she's surprisingly inherited the gene for time travel instead of her cousin (who has been trained for her expected inheritance of this gene all her life.) She's quickly thrown into this world of secrets and mysteries completely unequipped and unprepared, except for the help of her best friend Leslie.
Review: I enjoyed Gier's perspective and thought she did justice for a teenager's viewpoint. The variance of believable characters from this and other time periods also made for a quick read. There's a bit of teenage love, but not obnoxiously overdone, and the other emotions that ruled the book including jealousy and good ol' female cattiness made it fun to get through. I will be reading the sequel (which won't be out until next spring) but its not worth fighting a library patron for either. I wish more of the secrets were revealed and that the plot had just a little more drama.