Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 324 pages
Series: 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.
I really like this book. I really did. Well, first off, I was excited for this book because it's translated from the German language. It makes me seem knowledgeable and smart. So yea! Reading this book made me feel good. But even though it was translated from German, it was set in London which adds to the awesomeness.
The whole concept behind a girl finding out that she is a time traveller is just fascinating. Gwyneth is a great protagonist. She is strong, independent and that's always good. She is very memorable and defined. I could actually picture her. She is just wonderful.
Gwyneth gets to learn about her family's history along with Gideon. Oh! I am glad I mentioned Gideon! So he's that already time traveller. He is annoying and gets on Gwyneth's nerves all the time. But hey! I loved that. It didn’t stay for long though.
The fact that we kept going back in time was adventurous. To the 18th century from the present à get the drill. Sometimes it was like a historical fiction to me.
Ohh something else!! There is a mystery. This mystery is making me wait for the next book like crazy.
Read this book. It is unique and GERMAN!!