Thursday, November 8, 2012

Review: Sapphire Blue

Sapphire Blue
By Kerstin Gier
Published: October 30, 2012

My review:

In Ruby Red, Gwyneth Shepherd realizes that instead of her snooty cousin Charlotte (who was prepared and trained for it), she is the one who inherits their family's time traveling gene. She also is supposed to fulfill an important prophecy that is a complete mystery to her. In this sequel, she is still learning about her role and all the pitfalls of time travel as well as dealing with the confusing hot and cold behavior of Gideon, her fellow time traveler and would-be love interest. 

I am glad that I reread the first book before picking this one up so everything was fresh in my mind. Sapphire Blue starts off right where Ruby Red ended. Gwyneth still has many questions about time travel and no one gives her answers.  She is also frustrated because of Gideon and his constantly changing behavior towards her. While the romance aspect grated on my nerves at times, I was pulled into the story, wanting to find out more about the prophecy, the Count, and Lucy and Paul in particular. 

Gwyneth is still the same fun and spunky protagonist from the first book (except when she is crying over Gideon). I enjoyed her interactions with Lesley and the gargoyle Xemerius especially. I hope that the third book will show Gwyneth emerging as a strong character who believes in herself. 

Overall I thought this was a fun book aside from the angsty romance. I liked the time travel, humor, and mystery. I do wish more answers were given in this book as I have a feeling that the third and final book, Emerald Green will have to cover a lot of ground to make up for it. I can't wait to find out what the prophecy means and what part Gwyneth will play in it.

Note: I received an ARC of this book for review purposes from Amazon Vine


  1. I will definitely want to read all the books in a row, I'm pretty sure. Anything with time travel tends to leave me a little confused and I want to make sure to be able to follow everything that's going on in these great sounding books!

  2. I'm looking forward to reading this one! Glad to hear you enjoyed it. So was she angsty or was she whiney...because I can handle a bit of angst, but I can't take the whining!! LOL


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