RUBY RED is the young adult novel debut for German author KERSTIN GIER. Filled with the perfect combination of romance, intrigue, time travel, and humor, it takes readers on a journey through the past, present, and an unusual family history. When we meet sixteen-year-old Gwen, she is living with her extended—and eccentric—family in a present day, exclusive London neighborhood. She’s had a relatively normal life so far, in spite of her ancestors’ peculiar past. The time-traveling gene that runs like a secret thread through the female half of the family is supposed to have skipped Gwen. So it comes as an unwelcome surprise when she starts taking sudden leaps into the past.