Sapphire Blue – Kerstin Gier

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Title: Sapphire Blue
Series: The Ruby Red Trilogy (Book 2)
Author: Kerstin Gier (Translated by Anthea Bell)
Year: 2012
Publisher: Henry Holt
Format: Hardback, 362 pages
ISBN: 9780805092660

 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.

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Ruby Red – Kerstin Gier

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Title: Ruby Red
Author: Kerstin Gier (Translated by Anthea Bell)
Year: 2011
Publisher: Henry Holt
Format: Hardback, 324 pages
ISBN: 9780805092523

Ruby Red was one of my favourite reads of 2014. I loved this story. It was beautifully written, and it had fun and snarky characters, and it had an interesting and exciting plot that had me manically reading long into the early hours of the morning. Ruby Red is a book I would recommend immensely!

Ruby Red follows Gwen, a 16-year-old girl who lives in London with her rather strange family. The female line in her family has a rare time travelling gene that appears randomly throughout the line. It had been predicted that the last time traveller would be Gwen’s cousin Charlotte, meaning Charlotte has had a life of training to prepare for time travel. Gwen on the other hand has lived a normal life. When Gwen is the one who travels back in time, she is incredibly unprepared, and her life is changed as she is thrust into a mysterious secret society where no one trusts her, and she is forced to risk her life travelling through time.

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Top Fourteen Books of 2014

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In 2014 I read a total of 161 books (this includes some rereads). These are my top fourteen books I’ve read this year! You might notice that I cheated a little bit. Any series I read and loved is counting as one because otherwise this would have well and truly been over fourteen books! I also found it difficult to rank the fourteen books, so this post will list the books in order that I read them.

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