Book: Sapphire Blue (The Ruby Red Trilogy #2)
Author: Kerstin Gier
Published: October 30, 2012
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult, Romance
Summary: 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 minutes 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.
My Review: In my book vs movie review for Ruby Red, I stated quite a lot that I hated how hot and cold Gideon was in the movie because he really wasn’t that way in the book. Well, lets just say that might be one of the parts of Sapphire Blue they decided to put into the first movie because good lord is this boy hot and cold in this book!
I just had to get that out of the way before I went over the rest of it. I take it back 110%, Gideon is totally a moody little thing that I don’t even understand half of the time. It might even be over the top moody, unless he cleans up a bit in the third book. I really hope he does, I want to add him to my official book boyfriend list.
This book wasn’t bad in any sense of the word, but it also didn’t blow me away. I stayed up until one am to finish it, but not because I was on the edge of my seat and needed to see what happened, but because I wanted to get through it and to the next one. I’m really hoping Emerald Green is better. I think it fell into the normal ‘second book in the trilogy’ slump that I’m almost sure every trilogy faces.
Other than that, anything else I say would be spoilery and I’d hate to be that reviewer. So I’ll leave you with it was good, but not fabulous. I’ll do a spoilery review of the entire series after I’ve finished Emerald Green, that’s for sure. I need to get all my thoughts out!
I hope everyone has a fantabulous day/evening/morning/whenever you’re reading this and happy reading!
Rating: 3 1/2 pumpkin cats (pretend there’s a half)