Title: Tracking Ruby
Written By: Jessica Greyson
Genre: Historical Fiction
Recommended Ages: 15 & up
This is the first book I read by this author. It was well worth it, too! I loved it! Before reading, I knew it was a retelling of Pride and Prejudice and loved seeing those elements in the book, plus all the references to the Jane Austen novel.
May was definitely my favorite character. She was so sweet and kind despite everything the poor little girl had been through. I loved her so much! Sophie was also a wonderful character and Jesse was well-written, too. The way Jesse had to act at times was done well considering the author needed to make him both likeable and not likeable both at the same time.
The dialogue in this book was well done and I thought it was all historically accurate as well.
There were times when the plot got slightly confusing, but it all cleared up eventually. Overall, I really liked this idea for the story. It was both complex and simple at the same time.
Overall writing quality: .5/1
There were quite a few grammatical errors, but I was able to read past them. Overall, the writing quality was good. Jessica did a good job putting together a good story.
There were many times I didn’t want to put this down. I had to, of course, but picked it up as soon as I could.
This book was very good. I appreciated having a story to enjoy and will definitely be looking into reading more from the author to come.