Relive the best of the Emmys now! Everything you may have missed. Gwen has just discovered, that she's the final member of the secret time-traveling Circle of Twelve. Now she has to juggle with constant trips to the past, her relationships with Gideon and figuring out dark secrets surrounding the Circle. Adaptation of the final part of famous time-travel trilogy. Gwendolyn's heart is broken, will she trust Gideon again? There's no time to wallow in tears. Something unbelievable happens, and Gwendolyn finds herself in the race against time.
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What's annoying is that her family definitely has a tad too many secrets. They all have to do with the time-travel gene that is passed down in the family. Everyone is certain that Gwen's cousin Charlotte has the gene, and so everything is all Charlotte, all the time. When we heard that he had been using the SuperBolt on countless sessions we jumped at the opportunity to work with him. Butch loved the way the SuperBolt responded to his amp and wanted to add a boost in front of it to get a wider array of tones from the classic sound of the SuperBolt to saggy compressed distortion with the boost cranked into the SuperBolt.
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Every other generation or so her family produces a girl who starts uncontrollably t I knew Ruby Red wouldn't be quite my type of YA lit after reading first couple of pages of it. Every other generation or so her family produces a girl who starts uncontrollably travel into the past and back for short stretches of time at around the age of This generation everyone thinks Gwen's cousin Charlotte is destined to be the next time-traveler. Only they are mistaken and it is Gwyneth who suddenly finds herself in the past.
A lot of drama ensues and the girl is thrown into a web of old secrets and conspiracies that up to that point have been hidden from her. Considering the fact it only took me about 4 hours to read Ruby Red in its entirety, it's safe to say it is a reasonably entertaining and fast-paced novel.
The plot is moderately original and well organized, although it is obvious that this trilogy is of a kind whose books don't really have self-contained story arcs but rather are parts of one big story.
So don't expect a satisfying temporary conclusion here. I am not sure this series has an appeal to adults, like some middle-grade books do. The conflicts and relationships are fairly juvenile. The concept of time-travel is oversimplified and won't stand up to scrutiny by an adult mind - the real affect of time-travel and and constant contact of people from different eras on the future is never addressed. But for a younger crowd it's not a bad reading choice.
Ruby Red offers a nice mix of PG-rated adventure, mystery, romance and cursory historical details, but nothing more. Tween girls will love the packaging too. Even my ARC is super-pretty, red and bejeweled. View all 14 comments. Feb 25, Sarah rated it liked it Shelves: Sixteen-year-olds Gwyneth Shepherd and Charlotte Montrose are cousins, born only two days apart and raised in the same house by their close-knit, comically dysfunctional family.
They thoroughly resent each other. Charlotte is a multitalented model student, beautiful, graceful, and poised. Gwyneth - Gwen for short - scrapes by in school, trips on her own legs, suffers from a nervous stomach, says the wrong thing everytime, has no fashion sense, and her only talent is memorizing inane pop culture Sixteen-year-olds Gwyneth Shepherd and Charlotte Montrose are cousins, born only two days apart and raised in the same house by their close-knit, comically dysfunctional family.
Gwyneth - Gwen for short - scrapes by in school, trips on her own legs, suffers from a nervous stomach, says the wrong thing everytime, has no fashion sense, and her only talent is memorizing inane pop culture trivia. Also she sees dead people.
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There are two families in this London with a secret "time travel" gene that manifests in the de Villiers men and the Montrose women. Each time-traveller's birth has been foretold. Charlotte is apparently this generation of Montrose' traveller, called the Ruby, and she has been trained since early childhood. But there's been a mistake. The Ruby is not Charlotte, but awkward, silly Gwen, who has no idea what to do. And now a threat from the past is about to enter the present, because of course it is.
Gideon de Villiers and Gwen are attacked by assassins in the eighteenth century. She saves him by picking up a sword and stabbing the last remaining assailant. There's a lot of blood, and she's aghast at how easily the blade pierced flesh "like cutting a cake! Their coachman got half his face shot off during the skirmish. The whole scene had a realistic, somber tone very different from the rest of the book. A few fleeting innuendos.
Gwen is embarrassed by the cleavage on her eighteenth-century gown and is given a bodice insert to cover it. On another occasion, she indignantly accuses Gideon of staring at her chest. She bumps into a young couple who look just like her and Gideon kissing behind a curtain at a party in the s, and they themselves kiss at the end of the book - in the empty confessional of an abandoned church, which is not the best place for that, but then they were hiding from assassins A few used of "bloody" so we know we're in England.
Racokzy is experimenting with belladonna. Racokzy's drug use has made his eyes opaque like a corpse's. Germaine is a Sith Lord in all but name. The Circle claims that their time machine needs blood samples from all the travellers in order to run. Conclusion This Ruby is not quite perfectly cut. There are a few parts where you can tell it was written by an Anglophile rather than a real Briton, and many places where you can tell it was written by an adult rather than a teen most of Gwen's movie star tidbits go back to the 90s. The conflict is extremely hard to follow. Gwen often reads like a much younger character - she constantly whines and panics, needs everything explained to her over and over again, and must either eat, throw up, or go to "the loo" every two pages of so.
But you can still recognize the London setting, the plot is no sillier or more convoluted than the average YA urban fantasy - and Gwen's pathetic awkwardness is actually acknowledged and played for laughs, making her a lot more relatable than many other main characters in this genre. Even the sparks between her and the much cooler Gideon are plausible enough; the book just asks us to believe that they are attracted to each other, not that they're already in love after two days of knowing each other.
Recommended for fans of the Selection series, the Stravaganza series, and the Secrets of Nicholas Flamel books. View all 11 comments. Nov 29, Anja rated it liked it. I haven't read anything like this yet! I didn't love it as much as other young adult books out there, but I think that's mainly because I listened to this as an audiobook, which I've never done before.
It took me a while to get used to the reader's posh British accent but eventually I really got into it! The story is centered in England so it was kind of fitting anyway. First of all, I loved the whole time traveling idea and it was thought out beautifully! I've never read a book about time travel before, and I loved that it wasn't scientifical but just something that occurs in Gwyneth's family when some chosen people reach a certain age.
All the events happening in this book were really exciting, from Gwyneth discovering it's her possessing the time travel gene and not her cousin Charlotte, to all the funny and sometimes scary situations she encounters during her expected and sometimes unexpected time travels, to Gwyneth seeing dead people's ghosts Everything had me yearning for more and I wonder how it all connects! What I didn't like however, were practically all the major characters. The side characters, like Leslie, James, Gwyneth's mom, Lucy, Paul, and even Charlotte, were all pretty interesting and likeable.
They were all unique and a big part of what made this story so good. But oh dear gods , I didn't like Gwyneth and Gideon at all! Gwyneth acted like a scared, whiny and clueless little girl most of the time, which annoyed me to death! I sincerely hope she'll grow some backbone soon. Gideon however is just a bossy, cocky prick and I don't trust him one bit! I really hope to see some major character development in the next books.
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All in all, I liked it but I didn't love it. I'm going to listen to the next two audiobooks anyway though! They really can't leave me hanging like this after ending Ruby Red with a kissing scene, ugh! I'd love to read more aboud Gwyneth's supposed magic as well. Apr 18, Cara rated it liked it Shelves: I decided I was going to take some time to percolate my ideas for this book, but it's still up in the air what I exactly think. Had some aspects I liked i. All right synopsis first: Gwen is a sixteen-year-old girl who lives in London the book was written in German originally so I'm not sure why that setting was chosen.
Normal enough, but she comes from a family who can time-travel. Thankfully the gene bypassed her and was given t I decided I was going to take some time to percolate my ideas for this book, but it's still up in the air what I exactly think. Thankfully the gene bypassed her and was given to her perfect cousin Charlotte. Gwen can enjoy a normal life without all the drama that comes with having the "special" gene. Well can you tell what's gonna happen? Gosh darn it you got it!
I'm not usually this cynical really; I'm just kind of irritated about my feelings about the book. Gwen's got the gene instead and there is lots of mystery shrouded around why this is. Now with Gwen thrown into this whole new world she meets Gideon who is a bit of distraction to Gwen, to her great dismay ; together they have an important mission to accomplish but it's hard to tell who are the bad and good guys, and if they can even trust each other.
The workings and the history behind the society is interesting. It reminds me of setups of other secret societies actually. What kind of bothered me was how Gwen has thoughts and says things like a twelve or thirteen year old which would have been fine if that was her age. Then when she meets Gideon and gets in deep with the time-traveling stuff she shifts, which was nice to see but kind of abrupt for me.
Of course it has those cool scenes of how events clash the present, past and future. Even though I have my reservations about it, I know others will just eat this up. I hate when I'm indecisive about a book, but you need some books like that so you can appreciate the amazing ones. There is no major piece of the puzzle solved but it tantalizes you mercilessly and I will read the sequel. No matter my confusion of what I think I have to know what happens. View all 5 comments. Nov 21, Lara rated it liked it.
I liked this book. It was fast paced and a cute story. I would lie if I say I like the majority of the characters. I felt a little sad for Gwendolyn because almost everyone around her acted like spoiled brats however, I'd survive anything if I had a best friend like Leslie. Overall it was a short and quick read and I really enjoyed it.
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Time to watch the movie! Apr 29, Lane rated it liked it Shelves: Not the best time travel book I've read, but not the worst So once again this book was just okay. I really enjoyed the humor of the present time brought into the past though. Gwendolyn trying to sum up the next years to men in the s was fantastic comic relief. I'm not sure what it is but I always find the female MCs in these books incredibly annoying.
So it wasn't exactly surprising t Not the best time travel book I've read, but not the worst So it wasn't exactly surprising that I didn't really like Gwendolyn. Though I do think the background story of how she became the time traveler of her family was interesting and gave a good twist to the beginning of the book.
I actually quite liked the spark of romance anticipated romance? Gideon has a pretty bad start, since he's in love with Charlotte, but he really progresses over the course of the book and comes to appreciate Gwendolyn. I wasn't that annoyed by Charlotte. It's really her family's fault that she had such a big head, and doesn't respond super well when she isn't the family's traveler, but the traveling aspect of this book was actually pretty dangerous so maybe she came out better than where she started.
Despite the immaturity of a lot of the characters which to me was Gideon's best argument for being uninterested , I think Lesley might have been my favorite character. A good best friend who does research to help with your problems. I was a fan. Overall, a eh book to me and my time with the series will probably end here. THAT is how it ends?! I need the next one! This was fun My full review can be found here. View all 3 comments. I felt like since the female protagonist has the ability to see ghost, it would be better if she just marry one of them.
Let me explain the romance. Boy meets girl, he hates her to hell and is super rude towards her but then she saves him so all he can do to repay her is to freaking kiss her.
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