So since receiving a bit of feedback from my friend who read my blog a couple of days ago, I’ve decided to leave a bit of a summary section for people who haven’t read the book yet and are interested to read it but don’t want to be spoiled. The spoilery section will be in the part below and I recommend for you not to read it until you’ve physically read the book. This is a second book in a series so I would advise you to read “Ruby Red” before going into “Sapphire Blue”.
So Kerstin Gier picks up where she left off from before with Gideon and Gwen’s moment in the church. “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, she’s been trying to figure out what all the mysteries and prophecies surrounding the Circle really mean.” (From Google Books)
Disclaimer: This is a second book in the series. If you haven’t read either of these books and wish to not be spoiled then don’t read this until you’ve read both books.
WHY IS GIDEON SUCH A JERK?! Not even that why is the Count such a jerk?? This book was beautiful, I really enjoyed it more than the other book probably because I’ve finally built up this world inside my head and I’m finding it easier to understand what’s going on. I loved everything about it I loved the introduction to Raphael (i.e. Gideon’s little brother) and his relationship with Lesley. I loved the introduction to all the different people in the past during that ball. I LOVED THE BALL, especially that preparation dance with Gideon and Gwen…it was such an adorable scene. It was obvious from the start that after their kiss, Gideon kept finding ways to travel with Gwen so he could find excuses to kiss her…at least that’s what I thought…UNTIL THE COUNT RUINED IT ALL.
Let’s first deal with the elephant in the room…the fact that Gideon had just been playing Gwen along. I find it hard to believe; especially when we find out what he had been really doing while Gwen was talking to the Count. I just can’t imagine he would be like that. I mean…and the way he told her so bluntly that he had been doing it and she needed to stop crying and then when he tried to talk to her to explain and she wouldn’t listen and then the fact the ruby heart vision by her Great Aunt was coming true…it was just all too much.
I really liked the build up of the world and the more insight the reader gained with Gwen’s relationships with the ghosts. Xemerius the gargoyle is the cutest this in the world. He goes on saying he’s a demon but he acts like the sweetest person in the world. It’s a shame he isn’t real because I would love to see how Gideon reacts to him. They’re such opposites it would be funny to see an argument between them.
I really didn’t care for the meeting with Alistar…it was boring and the only thing I found amusing was the fact that through the whole ball Gwen was drunk. I enjoyed the violin scene, her singing scene…it just was all so beautifully written.
Well thankfully after that ending we at least know a good reason as to why Gwen would hit Gideon on the head in the future…the fact he broke her heart might be a good one. But there you see….that’s my problem…they’ve known each other for two weeks at least and she claims to have fallen in love with him…it’s just really unrealistic.
Characters: 8 points
Originality: 8 points
Plot: 8 points
Language/Style: 7 points
So 31 points out of 40. I enjoyed this book so much more than the first one, which rarely happens as you can see with a bunch of my series reviews. But I loved this book so much and can’t believe I have to wait to order Emerald Green since I don’t have it yet L Whyyyy?
Favorite Part: “Everything all right, Gwyneth?” asked Gideon, raising one eyebrow. “You look nervous. Would you like a cigarette to calm your nerves? What was your favorite brand, did you say? Marlboros?”