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Grades 6 - 8Grades 3 - 5n/a4.773179

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.

Kerstin Gier's Ruby Red is young adult novel full of fantasy and romance.

Hardcover, 336 pages
Published on May 10, 2011 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
ISBN-10: 0805092528
ISBN-13: 9780805092523
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  • scarletnews101
    scarletnews101Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 11:42 am
    I just love all things red really.
    • aaj0324
      aaj0324Monday, February 22, 2016 at 5:25 am55 stars
      This looks so cool!!! I wonder what it will be about!?!?!?this seems awesome do I will have to do some research on it!
      • alicew
        alicewThursday, January 28, 2016 at 4:37 am44 stars
        I really like how this book is structured. I have always loved stories that has to do with time, especially time traveling. The main character Gweneth is in a family with a time traveling gene while her cousin charlote was the one to inherit it. Or everyone BELIEVES that she inherited the gene. After knowing that Gwen actually was the one to time travel, she met a guy name Gideon. My favorite character in this book is Gwen, although she has no idea what she is running in to, she still has this curiosity so that she can actually learn. Unlike Charlotte, all she does is complain. I really recommend this book to the people who likes The Mortal Instruments series, I feel like it's failry similar and as good.
        • audbear314
          audbear314Monday, June 2, 2014 at 11:40 am44 stars
          This series is a roller coaster of emotions, at first you love it, then you despise of it, but in the end you will love it, I can guarantee you that.
          • mysteriousbird
            mysteriousbirdMonday, December 23, 2013 at 10:04 am55 stars
            The author is from Germany, so the original title is Rubinrot, and they have the first movie in German ( the book is a trilogy ). It is really good. It's about a girl named Gwyneth Shepherd, a 16-year old student who is in a time traveling family. Who ever has the time traveling gene, can travel back in time. She is from the Montrose side of the family, the other side is the de Villers ( the male line ). They keep it a secret from the rest of the world. Gwyneth's ignorant cousin who has the time traveling gene, has trained all her life to go back in time. Then, one day, Gwyneth figures out that she has the time traveling gene...