Gwyneth Shepherd has been an ordinary girl her whole life. Her cousin Charlotte was the extraordinary one. She could fence and speak several languages and knew everything about everything. Oh yeah, she could also travel through time. Or so they thought. Everyone expected Charlotte to be the one in the family that inherited the time-traveling gene because of the day she was born, but Gwen suddenly finds herself in the past and realizes they were wrong — Gwen is the family time traveler. And now she is thrown into a whole new world with countless secrets and new abilities without any of the training Charlotte received her entire life. Gwen is forced to work with a fellow time traveler, Gideon, whom she finds arrogant and rude. And beautiful. But also arrogant and rude. Together they must travel through time, solving mysteries and fulfilling ancient prophesies, and try to figure out whom they can really trust.
This book starts out a little slow, but by the time things picked up I couldn’t seem to find the time to eat. It just wasn’t as important as reading this book. Gwen is spunky and believable as a character. She acts her age (16), but I wasn’t annoyed by her, which is a real compliment to the author. Ruby Red is exciting and has an interesting take on time travel itself.
Rated: Mild. There are a few mild swears in this book, as well as a few fight scenes and vague references to gore. There are also a few kissing scenes, but they are very tame and undetailed.