(first published January 5th, 2010)
Note: This post reviews the second book of The Ruby Red Trilogy. You may like to read the first book in the series, Ruby Red, before reading this review.
Ever since Gwen discovered that she was a time-traveler, her life has been anything but ordinary. She has been flung into the world of the secret society known as the Lodge and is now expected to follow their every command. Using the chronograph, they send her back in time every day, usually with a specific agenda in mind. One is for her to collect blood from other time-travelers in the past so that they can enter it into the chronograph and close the circle. Once the circle closes, they believe that they will have a cure for all sickness and disease in the world.
The second of the two chronographs was stolen many years ago by two of the twelve time-travelers, Lucy Montrose and Paul de Villiers, ancestors of both Gwen and Gideon. This chronograph contains the blood of every time-traveler except Gwen, and it is believed that Lucy and Paul stole and hid it to prevent the circle from closing, though no one knows exactly why. This is one of the mysteries that Gwen, and her best friend Lesley, try so desperately to unravel.
As things remain unclear with this secret society of time-travelers, so do things remain unclear in her relationship with Gideon. The first book ends with Gideon kissing Gwen unexpectedly, and they continue to have their fair share of kissing in book two, even though neither of them fully trust each other. Gwen is on a constant rollercoaster ride with her emotions in this book. It is all she can do to try to stay level-headed and get to the bottom of the mystery – before she runs out of time.
Click on the links below to get your copy of this book and the others in its series: