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Rubinrot (German) Perfect Paperback – March 1, 2013


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Product Details

  • Perfect Paperback
  • Publisher: Arena Verlag GmbH (March 1, 2013)
  • Language: German
  • ISBN-10: 3401069241
  • ISBN-13: 978-3401069241
  • Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 1.6 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,828,580 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Kerstin Gier started writing women's novels in 1995 when she found herself with a fresh teaching diploma in hand but without steady work. She is best known in the United States for her Ruby Red Trilogy, and her first book, Männer und andere Katastrophen (Men and Other Disasters), was recently made into a movie starring actress and singer Heike Makatsch. Her subsequent books have enjoyed great popularity in Germany as well. Her novel Das unmoralische Sonderangebot (The Immoral Deal) won the 2005 Best German-Language Romance Novel Prize from the Association of German-Language Romance Writers (DeLiA).

Kerstin Gier, born in 1966, now works full-time as a freelance writer in a village near Bergisch Gladbach, Germany, where she lives with her husband, son, two cats, and three chickens.

Photograph © Olivier Favre

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By jlibb122 on September 6, 2013
Format: Perfect Paperback
I've read Twilight and Hunger Games trilogy, I bought them both. I really liked this series and will buy this trilogy also. I could not put it down after I started it, and the second book is even better. I thought they were quite funny. I can't wait for the final book to come out, I'm sure I will enjoy it also.
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By Karon on December 16, 2014
Format: Perfect Paperback
I enjoyed reading the trilogy and saw the first movie in the series on DVD. When is SaphirBlau to be released on DVD in the US?
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0 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Likecroft on August 6, 2013
Format: Perfect Paperback
I was hoping for more from Rubinrot, seeing as it's one of the few works of German SF/F that American publishers have bothered to pick up for distribution. Maybe something that set it apart from the usual YA crowd, that gave it a little more depth--or at least novelty.

No such luck! I should have guessed that what would interest American publishers would be just more of the same--a generic London setting, a quirky teenaged hero who discovers she's the surprise heir to mysterious powers and a secret mission, a love interest who's stunningly handsome but also a dismissive jerk, and a ton of English-speaking pop culture references (not that German media exposure, especially for youth, isn't dominated by English-speaker-created media--and not that German-speakers shouldn't own whatever they consume, English-original or not! But there was only one pop culture reference in the whole book that was new to me; it felt like the setting and the references were picked largely to give the book appeal to an international audience--or to an audience reared on English-language-nation-set novels).

There's not much to be had here that you couldn't get from any number of other YA novels. While the writing *is* lively and easy to read, it doesn't cover for the fact that there's all of two (maybe three, if you squint) action scenes in 350-ish pages. Most of the book is spent in talking or infodumps about the secret society and time-traveling powers.

Maybe this is all preparation for nonstop plot action in the next two books, but I'm 40 pages into Saphirblau, and so far, it's been all talking as well.
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