Ruby Red Trilogy



TITLE:  Ruby Red

AUTHOR: Kerstin Gier


SUMMARY:  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.

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TITLE:  Sapphire Blue

AUTHOR: Kerstin Gier

RATING: 4.2/5

SUMMARY:  Gwen’s life has been a rollercoaster since she discovered she was the Ruby, the final member of the secret time-traveling Circle of Twelve. In between searching through history for the other time-travelers and asking for a bit of their blood (gross!), she’s been trying to figure out what all the mysteries and prophecies surrounding the Circle really mean.

At least Gwen has plenty of help. Her best friend Lesley follows every lead diligently on the Internet. James the ghost teaches Gwen how to fit in at an eighteenth century party. And Xemerius, the gargoyle demon who has been following Gwen since he caught her kissing Gideon in a church, offers advice on everything. Oh, yes. And of course there is Gideon, the Diamond. One minute he’s very warm indeed; the next he’s freezing cold. Gwen’s not sure what’s going on there, but she’s pretty much destined to find out.

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TITLE:  Emerald Green

AUTHOR: Kerstin Gier

RATING: 4.5/5

SUMMARY: Gwen has a destiny to fulfill, but no one will tell her what it is.
She’s only recently learned that she is the Ruby, the final member of the time-traveling Circle of Twelve, and since then nothing has been going right. She suspects the founder of the Circle, Count Saint-German, is up to something nefarious, but nobody will believe her. And she’s just learned that her charming time-traveling partner, Gideon, has probably been using her all along.

This stunning conclusion picks up where Sapphire Blue left off, reaching new heights of intrigue and romance as Gwen finally uncovers the secrets of the time-traveling society and learns her fate.

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GENRE:  Young Adult, Science Fiction, Mystery, Romance & Adventure

SETTING(S) :  England, 21st Century

SUBJECT:  Time travel, Family life, Secret Society and History

MAIN CHARACTERS:  Gwyneth Shepherd, Lesley Hay, Grace Shepherd, Charlotte Montrose, Gideon de Villiers, Raphael de Villiers, Lucas Montrose, Count Saint Germain, Paul de Villiers and Lucy Montrose



MY REVIEW: Started this series last summer (June 13, 2013) and just recently completed.  This due to the library not having all the books in the series at the same time.   The series is good for tweens and teens.  Especially for tweens since it does not have any adult material in the whole series.  It is about a girl who has special time traveling abilities who is trying to  piece together her true identity.   There are not a whole lot of developments throughout the entire besides identifying the Count Saint Germain, what are his true plans for closing the circle and who are Gwyneth’s true parents?


It discusses everything from friendship, teen relationships and in the mix a whole bunch of traveling back in time to the 18th Century, 1912 and the 1940’s.  During the 1940’s Gwyneth spends a lot of time reconnecting with her grandfather and gathering up the pieces to her true identity.    This is a true chick-lit in the sense that Gwyneth falls in and out of love with her time traveling friend Gideon.  It is an easy read if you’re an adult who just wants something to read on vacation or a weekend.

I am surprised that it has a 4 rating me personally I would rate it as a 3 because there is not a whole lot of plot.  But the plot that is in this story is interesting enough to keep its reader’s interest.