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Gwen fulfills her destiny in this thrilling final book of the romantic time-travel trilogy. Gwen has a destiny to fulfill, but no one will tell her what it is.      She's only recently learned that she is the Ruby, the final member of the time-traveling Circle of Twelve, and since then nothing has been going right. She suspects the founder of the Circle, Count Saint-German, is up to something nefarious, but nobody will believe her. And she's just learned that her charming time-traveling partner, Gideon, has probably been using her all along.      This stunning conclusion picks up where Sapphire Blue left off, reaching new heights of intrigue and romance as Gwen finally uncovers the secrets of the time-traveling society and learns her fate.
The conclusion to the Ruby Red series has as many twists as the two previous books in the trilogy. Gwen has endured danger and flirted with romance throughout the two weeks (!) since she learned she's the final member of the time-traveling Circle of Twelve. Now, the questions aren't resolved until the final few pages as she tries to counteract the plans of the dastardly Count Saint-Germain. The best-selling series has been blessed with a clever heroine, a hysterical gargoyle, and a guy as good looking as he is enigmatic. With loooong lives ahead of them, perhaps this not the end after all.--Cooper, Ilene Copyright 2010 Booklist
School Library Journal Review
Gr 7-10-This installment picks up where Sapphire Blue (Holt, 2012) left off. Sixteen-year-old Gwyneth Shepherd is nursing a broken heart after believing that Gideon de Villiers, her handsome time-traveling companion, has been manipulating her feelings for his own gain. To complicate matters, the Guardians who oversee her travel insist that she attend an 18th-century ball to meet with the Circle of Twelve's untrustworthy founder, Count Saint-Germain. The Count is depending on Gwyneth and Gideon to collect blood samples from the remaining Circle members to be entered into the chronograph (the time-traveling device). But what happens when the Circle is closed? Gwyneth is determined to unmask the Count's sinister plot while trying to hide her rogue time traveling from the Guardians, who might have a traitor in their midst. With the help of her grandpa, Gwyneth uncovers a hidden chronograph, secrets about her birth, and a shocking revelation about her own mortality while attending high-school parties and saving an endearing ghost from his smallpox fate. This would be quite overwhelming for any London teen, but Gwyneth handles her struggles with pluck, ingenuity, and good humor. There's so much to like in this trilogy: dry wit, enchanting first love, snarky gargoyles, a treacherous villain, mind-bending time travel, and quirky family members, who make it all worthwhile. This thrilling, yet bittersweet conclusion will leave readers feeling satisfied with the romance, but sad that the story is over.-Kimberly Garnick Giarratano, Rockaway Township Public Library, NJ (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.