Sapphire Blue (Ruby Red Trilogy# 2) by Kerstin Gier

Book 2 :
Grade: D+

★ ★ /★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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.
My Reaction:

Having read this novel quite a long time ago my memory of it isn’t fresh or complete, however I do remember enough for a quick review. The best thing about this installment was the demon ghost cat, Xemerius. He’s very funny and added an element of airiness that this book really needed  to keep me from ripping my hair out. His presence is needed so badly because Gwen is awful.

In book one Gwen is an ordinary girl in every way except her ability to time travel – okay that might be kinda major. She’s not overly strong where it’s unbelievable (Divergent, although some might not call that strength) or overly timid where you just wanna smack her, there was a balance; but in this book that balance cease to exist. Now she’s just a love-struck cry baby who can’t concentrate on anything except Gideon – I’m sure the amount of time his name was mentioned in the novel surpassed the word “the”.

Gier is consistent with one character: Gideon. Gideon has been an asshole since book 1 and his assholish ways have not been extinguished in this book (or book 3). His character isn’t even one-dimensional, just boring with typical gorgeous guy looks and a nasty attitude. Let’s just stop talking about him.

Not even Gwen’s best friend could save this book. She was just figuring EVERYTHING out without prompt or knowledge of anything that would provide insight. You’d think she was related to Sherlock Holmes, and I really didn’t believe it.

The secret society is boring.

The story line was boring.

The “action” was boring.

Overall, nothing happened and I was bored, plus the mystery the author is trying to create here just isn’t interesting and neither is this big secret – I figured it out already.

I won’t be doing a review for the last book because it was so terrible, one word completely sums up the entire novel:

95% Gwen crying over Gideon, being stupid and doing nothing productive

3% fluff (nothing whatsoever) 

2% plot with many holes.

This wasn’t a very elaborate review, but frankly this book wasn’t good and I don’t remember it well enough to provide anything more.

Have you ever read this book?  What were your thoughts?

9 thoughts on “Sapphire Blue (Ruby Red Trilogy# 2) by Kerstin Gier

    • Codie says:

      It’s really, really, really bad. Haha, book one was fun but book 2 & 3 were awful because of Gwen. I really wouldn’t recommend it.

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