Title: Sapphire Blue
Series: The Ruby Red Trilogy (Book 2)
Author: Kerstin Gier (Translated by Anthea Bell)
Publisher: Henry Holt
Format: Hardback, 362 pages
Before you start reading this review, this is for the second book in a series! This review will therefore contain spoilers for book one in this series, Ruby Red. I did a review of the first book here, so if you would like to know more about this series, that is a better starting spot then this review.
Sapphire Blue continues the story from Ruby Red (obviously as it’s a sequel). Gwen has inherited the time travelling gene in her family line, making her the final member in the time traveling Circle of Twelve. Due to the suspicious circumstances that Gwen discovered she had the gene, the other members of the secret society do not trust her, and keep her in the dark on what is really going on. Expected to make visits back in time that put her life in danger, and that require her to have contact with the dangerous Count, Gwen takes matters into her own hands as she starts digging in the past to discover what exactly is being kept from her. Gwen’s secret behaviour in searching for answers is noticed by her time travelling partner Gideon, and she struggles to decide whether she can trust him, or if he believes her to be a traitor like the rest of the circle, a decision made all the harder due to her growing romantic feelings towards him.
In my normal style, I made that plot summary sound bad, but it really is an amazing book, so don’t let my bad description turn you away.