This is a new category to dive into on my blog but not at all an unfamiliar. I do read and I hope you love books as much as I do because I have a trilogy to recommend to you, Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier. I will dive right into the three books and you can share your picks for the summer too so we can all have something new to read about.
This is the first book of the trilogy and it is a great introduction into the life of Gwen who is a teenager, living in London. Her family has a great history and is one of the oldest families in London. They also have a secret which is not something anyone outside the family knows about. Anyhow, the family comes from a line of ancestors who carry the time travel gene and this time it has been predicted to be a part of Gwen’s cousin Charlotte. However, no one suspects anything until Gwen starts to experience nausea, a side effect of the gene and takes a leap in time. Unexpected time travel trips happen to those who are unprepared and Gwen must face an entire time traveler organization elite who pay close attention to history facts, write every note that time travellers experienced during their trips and organize the trips itself. In the organization headquarters she must take special classes so she can be prepared for her next trip. There she also meets Gideon, another time traveller.
In the second book, Gwen or so called Ruby Red is struggling to balance school and courses, needed to use when time travelling. She and Gideon finally meet Count St.Germaine who is an obnoxious and intolerable man and who seems to have won over everyone’s heart except Gwyneth (Gwen). In all this chaos, she has a friend Lesley whom she talks to and keeps no secrets from. Gwen has another speciality- she can see ghosts. She befriends two creatures, one is James, a boy who died young and keeps wandering the halls of a school Gwen goes to. The other, is Xemerius, a funny little gargoyle who has been following Gwen ever since she inclined she could see him. Gwen is set to find out the truth about the use of the time travel machine and she hopes Gideon can help her. His unusual behaviour makes Gwen wondering if she can trust him at all.
Things start to unravel and a true meaning of the use of the travel machine has been discovered. Gwen is set to stop things before they get out of hands and Gideon helps her. In the third book, Gwen finds out the truth about her real parents and why were they on the run all these years, hiding in different times. 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.
Ruby Red Trilogy on Book Depository
This is more of a light reading and for a younger audience too. It is entertaining nevertheless and there is an interesting plot to discover. If fantasy novels are your style of reading, then I suggest to pick them up in the nearest library or store and bury your head in books.
Please share your summer reads in the comment section.
Today I did a small shopping spree and bought quite a few books. If you want to see my insta story, follow the link below: