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Young Adult Fiction 4020
RUBY RED ROCKS TIME
Overall rating
 
4.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
3.0

I really enjoyed Ruby Red, first in the trilogy by German author Kerstin Gier. Time travel is one of my favorite plot devices as both an author and a reader, so the sometimes hilarious and always dramatic zig zags between 2011 Britain and the 18th century—where minuets can be dangerous—were engaging.

The narrator is a young schoolgirl who discovers that it is she who carries the time travel gene, not her uppity cousin, Charlotte. This throws the entire family off kilter as our heroine struggles to adapt to an unexpected life of controlled time travel and uncontrolled love with Gideon, the dashing and confounding aristocrat who may or may not be in falling for her. Intriguing plot shifts and some really wry humor—look out for the "rococo groper"—make this a really fun YA read. Can hardly wait to finish SAPPHIRE BLUE.
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