here for the hardcover of Ruby Red
here for the hardcover of Sapphire Blue
here for the hardcover of Emerald Green
I LOVE hardcover books and I am most definitely buying these books in hardcover. (I buy them on my kindle first then if I like them I get them in hardcover)
This book series-- wow. I am still getting over the ending to Emerald Green. It was fairly short, I would love it if they added like 300 pages into each book (I mean, I was ably to finish the whole series in a day).
It had a few confusing parts but I got over them. Also A LOT of foreshadowing that I figured out way before they actually said it. Here is the summery for Ruby Red (Book 1)
Gwyneth Shepherd's sophisticated, beautiful cousin Charlotte has been prepared her entire life for traveling through time. But unexpectedly, it is Gwyneth, who in the middle of class takes a sudden spin to a different era!
Gwyneth must now unearth the mystery of why her mother would lie about her birth date to ward off suspicion about her ability, brush up on her history, and work with Gideon--the time traveler from a similarly gifted family that passes the gene through its male line, and whose presence becomes, in time, less insufferable and more essential. Together, Gwyneth and Gideon journey through time to discover who, in the 18th century and in contemporary London, they can trust.
To me, that didn't sound all that interesting, but I read it anyway and can I just say I was not disappointed. Like I said before, the series gets better from the end of book 1. There was a movie made out of Ruby Red, in German sadly but I'm going to see if I can find it with English subtitles though I heard it's nothing like the book, but I HAVE TO SEE IT. It can't be worse than City of Bones or Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters and The Lightning Thief. Those were just insulting. Here is the English version of the Trailer for Ruby Red
SO GO READ THESE BOOKS and come back so we can compare thoughts. :)
SPOILERS FOR RUBY RED
When I read about Charlotte in the description of the book I thought I'd hate her, I kinda did for a bit but then she showed a nice-ish side so I was very confused. (I got over that later I DO NOT like Charlotte) But I knew for sure from the beginning- I would despise living with Arista and Glenda. I would probably get a migraine every day.
From the first mention of Gideon in the book I was like HE IS THE LOVE INTEREST. There were no doubts in my mind. Just like the first mention of Tobias in Divergent.
Glenda, I can't even count the number of times I just wanted to jump into the literature and punch that woman in the face. Like when she was shrieking about how her little sister is lying for attention, why in the world would she do that?!!!
At first I thought the prologue was Gideon and Gwen but then it turned out to be Paul and Lucy, who, by the way, I like a lot.
I did feel some empathy for Charlotte after all she'd trained her whole life for this, but then she went on and was a snotty bitch about it so me feeling bad about it didn't last long.
I THOUGHT from the beginning that Lucy and Paul were good. I'm so used to authors plot twists that I saw that one coming. I also thought from the moment that Grace didn't want Gwen to see the count- ALERT ALERT THE COUNT IS EVIL.
I was very unsure of what to think of Gideon from the beginning. He's cocky but not like Jace, Will, Nine, Gabriel M., Daemon B. Damon S. etc. I was just very confused on whether or not I liked him or not. I didn't like him at first but now I do so that's cleared up.
I decided that the count was as I wrote a 'bitch face' from the moment he dissed the feminine race, then he choked Gwen so then I defiantly didn't like him. Choking the protagonist does't really earn you points unless it's a really annoying protagonist, which, Gwen was only annoying, no need to add the really. Another excuse is if you're the love interest *couch* *cough* Peeta Mellark and Tobias Eaton *cough* *Cough* which the count was not, thank Raziel.
I was very suspicious when the people attacked them on the carriage ride back, though it was about time some action came into the book.
"And dammit it was rather brave of you," I started liking Gideon after that.
I was very confused, wondering if it was Lucy and Paul who wanted them dead, but it wasn't it was Alistair or however you spell it.
When Gideon came to pick Gwen up in the limo. I was literally cracking up because Gordan was like "Please tell me he's your gay cousin" "He's gay" "He's gay" "He's gay" LOL. If only I had emoji on this. Then when Gideon was just like "Have you grown overnight?" I was hysterical.
Robert is such a cutie, I felt really bad after hearing his story.
Gideon sounded jealous when he was asking about Gordan, but he wasn't exactly allowed to be jealous since he kissed Charlotte.... on the cheek. Personally if Char was my delightful cousin I would have beaten the crap out of her (Who cares if she knows Krav Maga or whatever, okay maybe I would take a frying pan or something with me Jocelyn Fairchild has proved to us all that those are very useful) okay I probably wouldn't have beaten the crap out of her, just her insufferable ego.