Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Review: Sapphire Blue by Kerstin Gier

Publication Date:Oct. 30th 2012
(first published December 1st 2009)
Publisher: Henry Holt
Pages: 362
Series: Ruby Red Trilogy #2
Source: Purchased

Gwen’s life has been a rollercoaster since she discovered she was the Ruby, the final member of the secret time-traveling Circle of Twelve. In between searching through history for the other time-travelers and asking for a bit of their blood (gross!), she’s been trying to figure out what all the mysteries and prophecies surrounding the Circle really mean.

At least Gwen has plenty of help. Her best friend Lesley follows every lead diligently on the Internet. James the ghost teaches Gwen how to fit in at an eighteenth century party. And Xemerius, the gargoyle demon who has been following Gwen since he caught her kissing Gideon in a church, offers advice on everything. Oh, yes. And of course there is Gideon, the Diamond. One minute he’s very warm indeed; the next he’s freezing cold. Gwen’s not sure what’s going on there, but she’s pretty much destined to find out.

Read it if you've not already. Time travel (check), a good mystery (check) and funny (check).

The romance still bothers me but that's the only complaint I have with this series. So if you can push that aside then I'm sure you will enjoy this book A LOT. Sapphire Blue picked up where Ruby Red left off so I was glad to be back into the world. However the author did drop some hints here and there to refresh your memory if it's been a while before you pick this book up.

The gargoyle and Lesly are such delightful characters. They are just so quirky and fun and I loved them a lot (even more than Gwen). Gideon didn't leave a very good impression on me in Ruby Red and I was so disappointed that it didn't change. I think he's a big time jerk. The way he treats Gwen is just ridiculous (love, you might say but I just can't pick up on his complicated feelings). And in my opinion, Gwen is over dramatic about the whole Gideon thing. You know every time she thinks about him or is near him or talks about him, I just wanted to jump out the window. She's supposed to be mad and stands her ground but oh no, she has to be such a desperate, pathetic love sick. Thank goodness that this book doesn't focus on romance or I'd not finish this book. The "treasure hunt/truth finding" got all my attention and kept me interested. I have an idea of what it all is about but nothing is clear yet so I guess I'll find out more in Emerald Green which is the last book in this series.

Now I'm off to read the final book now and I can't wait to have all the answers =)

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