Book Review: Ruby Red, by Kerstin Gier

ruby_red_coverRuby Red is a fictional love story written by Kerstin Gier. Sixteen-year-old Gwen is a typical girl with a rare gift. Her family carries an extraordinary gene that seems to only pass down the female line. Gwen’s cousin, Charlotte, seems to be the gene carrier, and has been specially trained since the age of eight. When Gwen finds out she is the gene carrier, things get a little out of hand.

Gwen must be trained on such a short notice, while Charlotte has been training for years. An unexpected twist happens when Gwen falls in love with a male gene carrier named Gideon. Gideon is mysterious and doesn’t trust Gwen, as she is a new comer and does not know of the secrets of the chronograph. Most of all, Gideon doesn’t trust the fact that Gwen may be involved with Lucy and Paul, the traders of the gene.

At the end of the story Gwen and Gideon have just returned from their latest mission. The story continues in the next book, Sapphire Blue. This story makes you wonder if time travel can ever be possible. In this trilogy, you will find exciting moments, and twists at every corner.

-Annika C., 6th grade

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