Monday, September 19, 2011

Ruby Red

The other day I was browsing in the teen stacks at our library and came upon this gorgeous book by Kerstin Gier. The cover is a deep red with silver filigree and has ruby jewels on the front. I definitely judged this book by its cover, and I quickly read the synopsis. A young girl has a time travel gene, but her mother lied about her birthday to conceal this fact from the family. I checked out the book, abandoned my other current reads, and delved in. I loved it. The story was moving along, and it was great. About three quarters of the way through the book, I realized that there was no way the book was long enough to answer all my questions. Sadly, this book is part of a trilogy. Not only that, but it is a translated copy. Kerstin Gier writes in German. Because I really enjoyed the first book, I hope to see the next two books in the trilogy translated soon.

This book is for anyone who enjoys fantasy or history; it is an interesting combination of the two. Women and girls will probably enjoy this book most, as there is a strong female protagonist. The book is directed towards a teen audience, but other age groups will also enjoy the book. This book is worthy of its cover.

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