Book Review: “Sapphire Blue”

“Sapphire Blue (Ruby Red Trilogy #2)” by Kerstin Gier

Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Fantasy

GoodreadsOther Ruby Red Trilogy books

Source: Bought

Summary from Goodreads:

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.

reviewThis book was entertaining but definitely felt like a middle of a trilogy book. I just didn’t see as much progress as I would have liked. Gwen still doesn’t know what’s going on. People still don’t trust her enough to tell her what’s going on. Charlotte is still being unbearably horrible. Gideon is still being unbelievably confusing. Lesley was still a great help and friend in this book which I loved. Xemerius could be very helpful when he wasn’t being horribly annoying.

I’m not normally a fan of reckless behavior but I kind of enjoyed Gwen and her attitude about being sent back in time. Why should she have to follow their rules if they aren’t going to tell her what’s going on or why she’s so important? Let the girl have some fun! I do hope the foolishness works out in her favor though.

There really wasn’t enough explanation for what was going on in the story for me. These very important plans were going on but we were left in the dark about everything. I would have loved to have a few hints at what is to come. We were just kind of shuffled from book 1 to book 3. I’m really hoping Emerald Green answers all of my questions. It’s going have some big shoes to fill.

The bottom line? Fun book but many loose ends.

3 thoughts on “Book Review: “Sapphire Blue”

  1. Totally agree. Gwen’s recklessness isn’t something I usually root for, but I found myself cheering for her anyway. And, agreed again, this series would have been better if more answers were revealed earlier in the series. I liked how it wrapped up in the end, though the lack of answers in the first two books is annoying. Looking forward to hearing what you think of Emerald Green.

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