By: Kerstin Gier
Publication Date: May 22, 2012
I absolutely adored this series! I actually listened to the audio, but knew immediately that I was going to buy the books for my bookshelf as well! Loved Gwen and yes, even Gideon!!
Or more precisely, the one who’d kissed my doppelganger while I was hiding behind the curtain in disbelief.
Sixteen-year-old Gwen lives with her extended – and rather eccentric – family in an exclusive London neighborhood. In spite of her ancestors’ peculiar history, she’s had a relatively normal life so far. The time-traveling gene that runs like a secret thread through the female half of the family is supposed to have skipped over Gwen, so she hasn’t been introduced to “the mysteries,” and can spend her time hanging out with her best friend, Lesly. It comes as an unwelcome surprise when she starts taking sudden, uncontrolled leaps into the past.
She’s totally unprepared for time travel, not to mention all that comes with it: fancy clothes, archaic manners, a mysterious secret society, and Gideon, her time-traveling counterpart. He’s obnoxious, a know-it-all, and possibly the best-looking guy she’s seen in any century.
For those of you who like to hold out until a series is complete, you are now free and clear to begin The Daughter of Smoke & Bone as the last book just recently came out. I love everything about this book – the characters, the world that is created, and the plot. I also just listened to the audio of this to prepare for the third book and it is really good. If you haven’t checked this series out yet, definitely add it to the top of your list!