Review: Ruby Red (Edelstein-Trilogie #1) by Kerstin Gier, Anthea Bell (Translator)

-Title: Ruby Red 
- Series: Edelstein-Trilogie #1
-Author: Kerstin Gier, Anthea Bell (Translator)
-Gener : Fantasy (Time traveling).
-Age Group: Young Adult
-Publisher:  Square Fish
-Source: Bought
-Rating:  5 /5 
-GoodReads (quote):
Although I had never seen him before, I recognized him immediately. I'd have known his voice anywhere. This was the guy I'd seen on my last journey back in time.

Or more precisely, the one who'd kissed my doppelganger while I was hiding behind the curtain in disbelief.

Sixteen-year-old Gwen lives with her extended - and rather eccentric - family in an exclusive London neighborhood. In spite of her ancestors' peculiar history, she's had a relatively normal life so far. The time-traveling gene that runs like a secret thread through the female half of the family is supposed to have skipped over Gwen, so she hasn't been introduced to "the mysteries," and can spend her time hanging out with her best friend, Lesly. It comes as an unwelcome surprise when she starts taking sudden, uncontrolled leaps into the past.

She's totally unprepared for time travel, not to mention all that comes with it: fancy clothes, archaic manners, a mysterious secret society, and Gideon, her time-traveling counterpart. He's obnoxious, a know-it-all, and possibly the best-looking guy she's seen in any centrury . . . .
My Review:
So I am guilty of watching the film before reading the book. I am even more guilty for not knowing about the books first. After watching the wonderful movie Rubinrot with English subtitle for sure; I said to myself this beauty must come out of a book and the book must be even way better than the film and I was correct.
**Spoiler alert** This is the story of Gwyneth a sixteen years old teenager who lives in a family's owned house in London with her mother, siblings, grandmother, crazy grand aunt, aunt and a cousin. See all normal so far but when you know that her mother faked her birth certificate; also her grand aunt is crazy. Not surprised enough? What about that her aunt is expecting that cousin Charlotte who is being taught by an elite group all about history, art, fashion etc.. to time travel for the fist time. Now I have got your attention. Indeed she fails and the one travels is Gwyneth  who close the circle of twelve time travels and her cousin's life now hers even the boy who is so handsome and good with swords Gideon. 

  • I was so surprised how the book with more fun and enjoyable than the film.
  • Gwyneth is so funny, curious about everything. She was not that hero who accept it all.
  • Gwyneth had help of her friend and she had a wonderful loving mother.
  • The History I loved how it was so realistic and the author was easily moving between times.
  • Gideon was so charming knowing all the customs of the past and still being a modern guy.
  • The prophesies and the quotations at the beginning of each chapter.

The is a must read and owned series.

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