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.
©2011 Kerstin Gier, with a translation copyright of 2011 by Anthea Bell (P)2011 Macmillan Audio
"Humorous, romantic and suspenseful, the plot is fast-paced and impossible to put down.... The final romantic cliffhanger will leave you thirsty for the next book in this ‘jewel’ of a series." (Justine magazine)
I love that you really don't know what is going on, just like Gwendolyn. I love the concept of time travel and that it is uncontrolled without the chronograph.This has become my favourite teen fiction trilogies. I love that Gwendolyn is so ordinary and that Gideon is so dreamy. The character that steals the show is the gargoyl.
My favourite part is the end where Gideon kisses Gwendolyn.
My favourite character is the gargoyl. I can't remembr how to spell his name.
I laughed and though I didn't cry tears, I cryied out in frustration a few times.
I've read the whole series in German and can't wait for the English version. The movie comes out in fall of 2013 (in German but the trailer looks so cool).
I've finished the whole series and can say that they are all quite fun, well written, and interesting. The author handles time travel in a very intelligent and unique way so you're not spending too much time in your head working out the paradoxes. The rest of the plot isn't groundbreaking, but its sense of humor and well-balanced romance make it a worthwhile listen. It's very British and the romance scenes are fairly chaste so it's a good listen for most ages.
I was having trouble wanting to pick this book up and read it, but since I own the series, I figured it was worth a try on audio. Although it's. It anything I'll read again, I will listen to the next book. I like Charlotte 's character and her sassiest. I hope the series gets better.
Beautiful writing, interesting story, great reading performance, and I love the characters! And most of all, I love the character development and the stuff Gwyneth gets herself into XD 5 stars. 10 if I could.
Okay, it's a young adult book ---- but I'm not proud. Okay, it's not a whole story: it's the prologue for the other two books of the trilogy.
But I'm having fits finding sleep books that are not boring, or too exciting, or too violent, and this keeps my interest (till I drift off to sleep) without upsetting me and waking me up. And that's hard to find, without going to Gibbon's Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. So I recommend this audiobook and am about to buy the second one, Sapphire Blue.
This book is NOT a stand alone story. The so-called trilogy is just one story broken into three books for more profit. BOO!
That said, I like the story, and the narrator. It would have been lovely as a single book.
I loved the readers expressive voice and the story kept my attention from the begining. this is the quickest I have listened to a book in months.
It is an easy listen and I wasnt worried when my kids came in the room.
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