Publisher: Henry Holt
Page Count: 322 pages
Series: Ruby Red Trilogy #1
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.
Ruby Red takes place in London. The main character's name is Gwyneth. The beginning of the book is about how there's this family that has this time travel gene. There's 12 people from that family line that gets the gene. Everybody thought the person who would get the gene is Gwyneth's cousin, Charlotte. All her life, Charlotte trained for this moment for the gene to start working. She can do many things that are required from the past like how to dance, fence, tea drinking, and all that stuff. So again, everyone thought Charlotte would be the Ruby, also known as the 12th. They were wrong.
It is Gwyneth that actually has this gene and she has never been trained to do this. So she's basically all alone in this, except for her partner Gideon who is a male time-traveler and also an arrogant jerk. She is not prepared to survive in the past and also might be in danger.
This book was overall amazing! It has a little mythology, history, and romance. PLUS TIME-TRAVELING! How awesome is that! What brought my attention to this at first was the movie adaptation for this book.
Actually it was the sequel since they're filming it or its in post-production.
Okay, so the relationship between Gideon and Gwyneth was intense. Lots of bickering and Gideon wishing it was Charlotte and not Gwyneth. But it's slowly developing. One major ordeal I hated about this was Charlotte. Charlotte doesn't get in the way of things but the way she acts is such a total snob and bitch. An don't get me started about the Count.
Overall, this book was amazing and I loved it
Movie review: http://bookyareviews.blogspot.com/2013/12/rubinrot-ruby-red-movie-review.html