SAPPHIRE BLUE by Kerstin Gier
About SAPPHIRE BLUE (taken from goodreads.com)
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.
Review of SAPPHIRE BLUE
The author could have done so much with this book and she didn’t. I don’t know what’s wrong with her. The plot was fairly interesting but I found there was no climax point. The point where I absolutely can not put the book down. That point didn’t happen for me.Also there were a lot of random unnecessary things like the talk about the pill and the groping at the soire. It was a little weird.
I’m kind of upset about how the characters ended up though. I found Gideon was just a pretty boy who stood around and didn’t do much except be a jerk. His whole declaration of love thing was a little weird and seemed fake to me especially after Charlotte. I don’t know, I think the author wants him to be in love but isn’t doing a very good job. I hate how annoying Gwen gets. All she thinks about is Gideon. It’s like she’s any other teenage girl. I don’t want to read about a stupid teenage girl, I want to read a good book.
3 out of 5
“The raven red, on ruby pinions winging its way between the worlds, hears dead men singing. It scarce knows it strength, the price it scarce knows, but its power will arise and the Circle will close.”