Title: Sapphire Blue (The Ruby Red Trilogy #2)
Author: Kerstin Gier
Release Date: October 30th 2012 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Read: January 12th 2013
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
What I thought:
I know I gushed a bit with the review of the first book, but I really do love this series! There’s just something about the way it is just so easy to read and how I just get lost reading it. It has romance, some drama, but also quite a bit of humour too. For instance, the soiree party with the special punch was so funny!
Xemerius, the demon gargoyle, was one of my favourite additions in this book. He not only was helpful, since only Gwyneth could see and hear him, but he also had some of the funniest comebacks. Especially if they weren’t being the nicest to Gwen. As for characters you also get to see more of the Count, especially learning about how he was in his own past. He definitely starts to set the tone for a bad guy as this goes on. Gideon however got on my nerves at one point in the book, since he constantly has to hide any feeling for Gwen, he keeps acting different around her when they alone compared to around other people. But he does redeem himself later on in the book (for a little bit anyway), and I do think those two would be really cute together!
There are still so many secrets and mysteries that need to be solved, and I hope everything will be revealed in the next book. A few things are talked about here, but not a lot and it makes me wish I had the next book now! If you liked the first book you definitely need to pick this one up.