Ruby Red By: Kerstin Gier
Gwen lives with much of her extended family in London. She goes to school and enjoys her life with her friends. She is not popular and is in the shadow of her cousin Charlotte who has the family's "special" gene. But suddenly Gwen starts to feel strange (even more than when she sees a ghost which she has always been able to do) and strange things begin to happen to her. She feels sick to her stomach and then suddenly she is transported into another time. Apparently her family had it wrong and she is the one to hold the special gene, not her cousin Charlotte. This upsets the entire family and sets Gwen into a position to have to work hard to make up for the things that she was never taught to do. She meets Gideon who makes her feel un-special and frustrated, but she does not think that maybe she might fall for him too!
This was a great book full of adventure and romance. It was a perfect high school read. I loved the characters and was hooked instantly. I thought that the way that Gwen had to face the unknown was fantastic and the action that was involved in the story line was great. I cannot wait to read the next two in the series Sapphire Blue and Emerald Green
I borrowed this from the public library.