Sapphire Blue (Ruby Red Trilogy Series #2)

Sapphire Blue (Ruby Red Trilogy Series #2)

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Sapphire Blue 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 113 reviews.
wordforteens More than 1 year ago
I really, really, really love the plot of this book. I love the characters. Do I want to smack Gideon in the face for being a self involved narcissistic prick? Yeah, I do. But that's the point of his character, isn't it? So I can't fault him for being what he's supposed to be. But I spent so much time wanting to smack him that it took a little bit of the book away from me. I found him annoying. But that doesn't make the book any less awesome in the long run. The best part about this entire series, without a doubt, is the friendship Gwen and Lesley have. It rings true throughout the entire book and reminds me of some of my closest friends -- two girls who love each other like sisters and are willing to help each other and trust what the other says. Gwen can time travel, is involved in a secret society and can see the dead? Lesley's got her back. The other side characters -- Xemerius in particular -- are equally awesome or annoying or silly, but all are fleshed out and actually interesting. I want to punch half of them in the face, but again, you're supposed to want to punch half of them in the face. I thought the line that Gier walks in keeping Gwen a human rather than a turning her into a Mary Sue heroine is really interesting and something that could be noted by other authors. She still gets distracted by Gideon, but not to the extreme of forgetting everything she wants to do; she has a best friend who actually aids her in what she wants instead of getting jealous; she has a family that mostly loves her and sometimes annoy her. The only thing that might trip some readers up is the time travel aspect -- there's a lot of jumping around, and I suggest watching some Doctor Who as mental mind prep to keep up with it all. That's the only way I'm able to keep track of anything. (Though I don't think that they use the same time travel laws that Who does. Hmmm...)
Missy_Frye More than 1 year ago
This series should be on everyone's keeper shelf After reading Ruby Red I was bowled over. Not since reading Jennifer Erin Valent’s Fireflies in December had I encountered such a balanced, exciting and fulfilling book. I waited impatiently for Sapphire Blue all the while thinking, “What if I’m disappointed?” It’s impossible to describe the joy that pierced me when I opened the pages of Sapphire Blue and stepped back into the world of Gwyneth and Gideon. Nothing had changed. Of course the story moved forward, but the underlying elements that made the first book so appealing were most assuredly holding this book together as well. The varied characters could be people in my life, they are so real. The story is mysterious, thrilling and heartbreaking. The plot unfolds at a perfect pace. The setting(s) and atmosphere are palpable. I laughed out loud. I cried. I felt joy, aggravation and pain. After the final words were read and reality demanded I leave this world once again, I felt bereft. It’s hard to believe this series isn’t on everyone’s radar. I recommend you grab your copy of both Ruby Red and Sapphire Blue. If after reading them you aren’t anxious for Emerald Green to be released you can safely say we have wildly different ideas of what makes a book good.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was so awesome i just want to keep reading over and over. My favorate character is giddieon he sounds and acts like the purfect man for me
Anonymous 27 days ago
This series is "edge-of-your-seat" reading! You'll be captivated in your seat until you unravel the plots and sub-plots surrounding the main characters. The author did a great job with character development, and there is plenty of mystery and intrigue to keep you guessing. My favorite part of mystery books are plot twists... and this one has them. Keep reading the whole series. You won't be dissapointed. There are too few pages for my money however, only 200. The book ends too soon.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
it is the most amazing book in the history of books thats how great it is and i would read it over and over again forever
BefuddledPanda More than 1 year ago
exciting plot. sometimes a little confusing but it's really fun to read. very funny in some parts. overall very enjoyable.
dancer13092 More than 1 year ago
good plot, fun characters, but the thing with middle books in trilogies, they seem to be fillers while the opening book sets up the story and the last book has the action that comes with a conclusion, the middle book helps the story along. not bad though.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think this book was amazing. Gier has a great writing style
SRei.Watson More than 1 year ago
#2 in the time-traveling Ruby Red Trilogy - 4 1/2 STARS Review Tally - based out of 5 OVERALL: 4 1/2 STARS Story/Plot: 4 - This is the second book in the Ruby Red Trilogy continuing the adventures of Gwen and Gideon as they travel through time. Re-read Value: 3 - 50/50, but if I am honest, there is a really good chance I will re-read it if and when a movie is released based on this series. This always happens to me with movies I watch in the theaters (and sometimes on DVD/TV) - if I have not read the book it's based on, I HAVE to read it before seeing it. If I have read the series, take for example any of the movies based on the Harry Potter series, I go home and EVEN knowing how the series begins, continues and ends, I pull out the books and re-read them. I hope I am not the only one this happens to, but . . . Continue Series: 5 - *scoff* I held off reading this book, Sapphire Blue for one reason and one reason only after I read Ruby Red - Emerald Green had not been released here in the States yet. As so as I finish this lovely review/note, I am pulling Emerald Green on my Nook and start reading! Characters: 5 - I do love the characters in Kerstin Gier's Ruby Red world. I think I have it all figured out - the truth of everything that has been hinted at/alluded to. I suspected strongly while reading Ruby Red and having JUST finished Sapphire Blue I am pretty strong of the mind I was right all along. I cannot wait to dive into Emerald Green and seeing if I am right. I cannot wait to see what will happen to these characters that I have come to care about as I read this series. My only fear is what if something bad happens & I am left crying uncontrollably like I did when they killed Anakin Solo or Sirius Black? I know people think it's a joke when I tell them but I felt like I really lost an important person in my life - on the Anakin Solo, I still having trouble reading Star Wars series although I so love that universe. Cover: 5 - Oh come on! You knew this was going to be high. Do you see this cover?! It's beautiful and amazing! Genre Fulfillment: 5 - So many genres and sub-genres this book fulfills. There's time travel, romance, mystery and suspense, adventure - and sword fights, gargoyles, ghosts, conniving back stabbing cousins, and it's geared toward young adults. By the way, did I miss something? Personal Involvement: 5 - If you lasted this long through my note/review, you know I am deeply involved and highly enjoy this series. Part of me doesn't want the series to end, a huge part of me is yelling at myself for wasting time on this review when I could be reading Emerald Green and another part is screaming "Don't read it, because you know it might end in tragedy and you'll having people looking at you like nut because your eyes are red and your nose is all blotchy. Trust me!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Even better than the last!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i loved this book, and would really recommend it. The author did a great job writing sapphire blue.
Alyssa75 More than 1 year ago
***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog*** Sapphire Blue by Kerstin Gier Book Two of the Edelstein Trilogie Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. Publication Date: October 30, 2012 Rating: 4 stars Source: Public library 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. What I Liked: Oh, how I loved this sequel! I'm always fearful of sequels (second in the series), because many times, they are not as good as the first book. But this book was an excellent continuation of the series. I would say that the first book, Ruby Red, is overall better than this one, but this book is still really good. Once again, Gwen shows us that she is a fantastic protagonist. She is neither weak or passive, and she does like give up without a fight. She is not necessarily feisty, in the way that we like to think of most YA heroines, but she has spunk. I love her insecurity, her humor, and her kindness towards others. This book continues Gwen's character development in a very good way. I love the introduction of the new characters, especially Xemerius, a gargoyle demon, and Gideon's brother, Raphael. Xemerius is awesome! I distinctly remember this scene in which hre saves Gwen from humiliation in front of Chartlotte, when he describes to Gwen what a reticule is. And Raphael... I am excited to see where his interactions with Lesley will lead! No love triangle. Unless you count Gideon and Charlotte. Which is not a love triangle, because Gideon does not reciprocate. It's more like Gideon and Gwen, with Charlotte trying to butt her way in. So not going to happen, Charlotte. I love that Gwen's relationship with Gideon is fleshed out a little more. If you are thinking that they get it on, or some crazy action happens, get that out of your head right now. By the way, I am referring to "their relationship" as in, their interactions. In this book, they have no label, like "boyfriend" and "girlfriend". They skirt around each other a lot. Anyway. Gwen and Gideon both realize that they have strong feelings towards each other. Both handle this in different ways. Gideon is still hot and cold, sometimes leaving Gwen breathless, other times leaving her furious.  BUT. The ending is INSANE, in terms of their relationship. Gwen thinks one thing, and so do the readers. But, if readers keep going to the epilogue... they will see something that Gween does not know, but Gideon does (well, he is the one that discovers things, and reveals things, but not to Gwen).  The ending. I know, I am leaving out a lot of things that I would usually discus. But that ending. It. Is. CRAZY. Or insane, I think I said above. I love it so much, but then, as I said above, Gwen does not know things that Gideon and the readers do! So, it is really heartbreaking, but I have faith in the final book, Emerald Green. I cannot wait to see who has been messing with time, and what Paul and Lucy have been doing, and what Gwen and Gideon are going to do about the time-travel problems, and their own problems. What I Did Not Like: I feel like this book moved very slowly compared to the first book. No slow enough that made me finish the book slower (because I DEVOURED this book!), but slow enough that I noticed. The climax of the story was excellent, but I feel like the events leading up to it occurred too slowly. This is really my only complaint. Would I Recommend It: YES!!!!! I said this about the first book: I usually do not like time-travel books, but this series is so, so good. Try these books! BRITISH HOTTIES EVERYONE! (kind of) Rating: 4 stars. I need Emerald Green! I may have to order a foreign version, just so I will know months before! I have been learning Spanish in school for years...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book wuz 1 of the BEST books I have ever read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book and wish the the third was out already.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I rilly think that you shud read this. You see this one girl has kiss a boy in the... wops! I shuden't tell you. I would spold the supris. But if you want to know you can read this book. Trust me it will bring you in! What are you whating for? Start now!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can't wait until Emerald Green comes out in Fall 2013.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awsome best book ever
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ruby red is fantastic makes you want more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love ruby red i cant wait to read the second one i cant wait
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I cant believe the next book wont come out until 2013!!!!!!!!!!!
Cassandra_Serenity More than 1 year ago
I bought Ruby Red and Sapphire Blue on impulse and was very glad I did. I read both Ruby Red and Sapphire Blue in a single weekend I enjoyed them so much. An interesting YA book with time travel, secret societies, and a budding romance I loved how all of the elements blended together to create a thrilling story that had me captivated from page one until I couldn’t continue (because the third book isn’t out yet!). I’ll be waiting on bated breath for the final installment, Emerald Green, to come out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really fanastic! It was very well writen! I cant wait to start it! All of the stuff I said before was all twards Ruby Red.
AuroraFox More than 1 year ago
This was an amazing book and I cannot wait to read the next book "Emerald Green". I LOVE this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read ruby red when it first came out now im in love with sapphire blue!!!!!!