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Sapphire Blue (The Ruby Red Trilogy #2)

4.23 of 5 stars 4.23  ·  rating details  ·  20,410 ratings  ·  2,166 reviews
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 h
Paperback, 354 pages
Published October 31st 2012 by Square Fish (first published December 1st 2009)
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Shreya (CCReviews)
It’s hard to believe the number of bloggers and readers out there that haven’t heard about this wonderful young adult series. Ruby Red, the first book, brought to us an adventure that included time-traveling, secrets, carriages, evil barons, and a little bit of romance. Sapphire Blue continues on from there with double the trouble, triple the action, and quadruple the romance! The characters were once again, very engaging, and I had no problem with getting hooked into the story. Time-travel book...more
Oh my gosh, do I really have to wait for OCTOBER for this book to be translated into English???? AHHH! I'm so excited. And I suppose by October I'll be stuck back in dinky Dayton so I'll have to wait even longer to get my hands on a copy.
Maybe I should just re-read Ruby Red...

Finished 12/28/12
So much potential. So, so much potential. Unfortunately, it doesn't live up to it.
The plot is still interesting. In fact, its creative and fun and quite enjoyable.
But the characters!
The char...more

I didn't really like this, it irritated the hell out of me. The heroine, Gwen, could have been a decent character had it not been for the ghastly romance and the vile love interest (the douche dick Gideon). Every time Gwen was near Gideon or thought about him (which was most of the time), I lost respect for her. She was weak, pathetic and desperate. He treated her like utter shit and the dumb bitch let him, she would be mad and upset when he acted like bastard but as soon as she saw him...more

I like this series, I do. WIth a few complaints. My biggest complaint is that it is a series, instead of a single book. Not much happened it the first and frankly not a whole lot happens in the second. I got SO (in all caps!) tired of no one telling Gwen anything. Eventually some things are revealed. Ish. But you shouldn't have to read 2 books in the series to start getting answers.

Yes, I'll read the next. As long as my complaints are duly noted.

Es que cada vez me gusta más esta trilogía.

En Saphirblau,la segunda parte de la trilogía Rubí,nos encontramos con una historia que comienza siendo algo predecible y pasa a ser absolutamente entretenida. A pesar de que sigo insistiendo que creo saber varias cosas que todavía no se revelaron se que no puedo juzgar al libro de predecible si todavía no se si en cierta forma, esto es así. Por esto mismo me centro en la historia de esta entrega y empiezo a reseñarla.

La historia es mucho más entreteni...more
Nádherné. Jednoduše nádherné. Bude mi trvat opravdu hodně dlouho zbavit se toho připitomělého úsměvu, který mám od první stránky... :D
Ještě před týdnem by vám šestnáctiletá Gwendolyn řekla, že je jí život relativně normální. Sice se její sestřenice učila všechno možné, aby mohla cestovat časem a pouze čekala, až se u ní konečně projeví časocestovací gen, její tetička s babičkou a vlastně velká část rodiny je mírně šílená a každý má nějaké to tajemství, ale pro Gwendolyn v...more
WOW!!! :O *forever crying* This book was just as great as the first one!!! I loved it. I laughed. I cried. Loved it. I'm so obsessed with this series!! Few spoilers ahead:

I loved the soiree and the singing? i laughed so hard in this scene!! Gwen drunk?? So funny!!! Gideon? Still in love with him..but he really pissed me off!! At the end though..well he does love her. right? he loves her. right?? right?? *crying again* I just can't with all the feels!!! My poor sweet Gwen is so miserable and hur...more
Melissa Frye
There are authors in this world who spoil readers. It’s true. You read a book and think there is no way this author can pull off another flawless novel and yet somehow they do it. Kerstin Gier is proving to be one of those authors.
Synopsis taken from Goodreads:

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 b
Christine Riccio
Really enjoyed the book but, I have so many questions! Just posted my full book discussion: ! So excited for book 3!
I know this should be a 4 star, judging by the storyline, world building and character development. But I just really love the idea of time-travel so much that I'm going to give this a 5 star. I'm really fascinated by the world in this book. It's not too complex or too graphic, it's actually simple. There's a family of time travelers and every generation, they get a time traveler in the family. The time travelers use a chronograph to control the instances they travel to a different time. It is s...more

La saga El amor más allá del tiempo me robó el corazón ya con la primera novela, Rubí (podéis leer mi reseña aquí), pero esta segunda entrega me ha gustado aún más que la primera, si eso es posible. Desde luego, se ha convertido en una de mis sagas favoritas y estoy deseando que salga Esmeralda para leer la conclusión de esta gran historia.

Zafiro comienza inmediatamente en donde se quedó Rubí, ¡vamos que empieza fuerte porque el final fue alucinante! Y los...more
This is the second book in the Edelstein Trilogy by Gier. The third book is scheduled for a 2013 release. I got a copy of this book to review through the Amazon Vine program. It was a wonderful read; Gwen learns more about her time traveling gene and we get to learn more about the Guardians as a whole.

Gwen is trying to figure out all this time-traveling stuff and unravel some of the secrets behind the Circle of Twelve. Her partner in time-travel is the very hot and cold Gideon. Will Gwen be able...more
the golden witch.
Okay. Wow, was this one was definitely an improvement over book one! No middle book syndrome here, folks. There were some twists I definitely did not see coming (especially that cliffhanger!), and I genuinely enjoyed this book, as well as felt that Gier grew more as an author with "Sapphire Blue". Even if you might not have liked book one too much, I highly encourage you to give book two a try.

So, in a lot of ways, there's still a lot that's the same - Gwen and Gideon are still working for the G...more
I really enjoy this trilogy. It's all so well thought out, you really feel how much work Kerstin Gier poured into this. Little tidbits from book one are explained now, and there's still so much open to be solved in the final part - and after everything has been so well thought out and logical until here, I'm very optimistic that the final part will be a good finish.

I enjoy the character and plot developments, there's a lot happening. I like how I gradually get to know the characters more and mor...more
Melissa Railey
I've had this book sitting in my TBR pile for a while. I had pre-ordered immediately after finishing Ruby Red because I simply could not wait to see what happened next. Then, the book came in and I just never got to it. I finally picked Sapphire Blue up one evening this week because I wanted to read something "easy" for a few minutes before going to bed. Four hours later, I was putting the book down after reading the entire thing. Yeah, it happens.

This book picks up directly after Ruby Red and...more
Reading through the reviews over this book on Goodreads, I find I may be the only one not in love with this book. On the contrary, I was very frustrated with it, for a lot of reasons. I'll definitely go into them--my frustration bubbles even now--but to be fair, I'll list some of the highlights, because this was still entirely an engrossing read and not the worst I've read.

First off, the concept. Oh, boy, how I do love myself some time travel and mystery, and this novel is chock-full! I deeply e...more
Paulina Odeth
Me quiero volver chango! (Ahí voy yo otra vez con mis coloridas expresiones) Que buen libro! Es que... es que... no puedo siquiera decir nada!! Es que Gideon!!!... y Gwen!! Y la tonta cisañosa de Charlotte... pero sobre todo Gideon y Gwen, y luego el prologo!!! Ese prologo si casi me mata, aunque ya estaba muerta en la ultima escena de G&G.

Me encanto el libro, muchisisisisisismo mas que el anterior, pero no quiero decir nada por los sporilers ¬¬ Pero ame el libro, incluso el final que me hiz...more
Sakra tu Gwen bych někdy picla :D Asi se mi první díl líbil o trochu víc, ale i tak má tahle série prostě něco do sebe, to jak je to jednoduše napsané je hrozně fajn a přitom se motáme časem... no občas snad až trochu přehnaně :D
Ale sakrajda, tohle mi prostě nikdo nemůže vyčítat... tady jde recenzování docela stranou, tohle si člověk užije a jen se culí nebo prská... :D

Lori (Pure Imagination)
Last year when I read Ruby Red I was swept off my feet by how unexpectedly fun it was. Hilarious characters, time travel, and secret societies? Yes, please! Obviously I’ve been anxiously awaiting Sapphire Blue, the second book in the series. I’m thrilled to say it was just as fun!

Sapphire Blue picks up right where the last book left off. You are swept right back into the story. Even though it had been a year, I found it super easy to catch back up on the details of the last book. Usually I’m rea...more
Originally posted on LibraryThing

Rating: 2.5 of 5

I'm thoroughly frustrated with girls like Gwyneth falling in love with boys like Gideon then whining about the relationship for hundreds of pages. And I'd like to know why exactly these insta-love relationships, ignited purely by physical attractiveness, and fueled by verbal abuse became such an acceptable and popular element in young adult fiction? Seriously, it's insulting to anyone (female or male) with even an ounce of self-respect. Rant asid...more
This initial part is ‘sort-of’ a rage of the reviewer rather than a bookreview (but she will proceed with it sooner or later)

I decided to read the Ruby Red Trilogy by Kerstin Gier for the sake of resuscitating my taste and admiration of “Time-Travel” themed novels which was completely destroyed by the novel Time Traveler’s Wife. I remember detesting it because it was dull and senselessly complicated.

Anyways, compared to the Time Traveler’s Wife, this book is not as much as popular BUT just like...more
Diana R.
Ay estos libros que no me duran nada y no hacen sino dejarme con muchas, muchas, muchas ganas de leer el siguiente libro. La verdad es que ni el primero fue lo que esperaba, en realidad ni recuerdo que esperaba porque con lecturas que superan con creces las espectativas se te olvida todo lo demás.

En esta segunda parte de la trilogía encontraremos más de todo, sin duda más romance, pero también más acción. El desarrollo de la trama se vuelve conflictivo y mientras Gwen sufre por Gideon nosotros s...more
Barbora Tuzarová
Chtěla jsem dát Safíru jenom čtyři hvězdičky. Vážně jsem chtěla. Už jenom proto, abych si tu poslední pátou šetřila na závěrečnej díl trilogie. Ale nemůžu jinak, než dát druhýmu pokračování plnej počet, protože i když by třeba něco málo strhnul ten fakt, že otázek přibylo asi milion a odpovědi tak dvě tři (i když se to ale dalo v prostředním "mezidíle" čekat), všechny body naprosto bezkonkurenčně dohnal a nasbíral Xemerius...:)

Ešte lepšie ako jednotka ! Nie vždy je to tak, že je druhý diel ešte lepší ako ten prvý ! :D A tiež by som mohla začať písať recenziu..... :D
Len jedna vec: Na prebale je, že treti diel tu už bude čoskoro. Kedy je to čoskoro ?
Ana Banda
Recien terminado & esta mujer(muy buena escritora por cierto) desde el principio me tiene con intrigas! Primero pues por lo que paso en el confesionario & ahora el final de estos dos! Diooooooos! Me voy a dar un tiro por no poder empezar Esmeralda ya :/ pero la cosa es; este libro es el mejor de la saga! Se que toda duda & el secreto secretoso se resolvera en Esmeralda pero notese que aqui vas sospechando mas & aclarando ciertos puntos; gracias a Leslie(fantastico personaje) cabe...more
It’s only been a few days since Gwyneth Shepherd learnt that she wasn’t just an ordinary London schoolgirl, like she always believed, but a time traveller. Gwen always knew that the time travelling gene ran in the family through the female bloodline, but she had always been told that her cousin was going to be the one travelling to the past without explanation. Gwen has learned and done so much in the past few days, and has been sent on a mission with Gideon, who also travels to the past. Watche...more

I am usually wary of middle books in trilogies because, like the middle child, they’re just there. Not as intriguing as the first book and not as satisfying as the last one. They are a bridge between the beginning to the conclusion and are often just a set up for the conclusion and do not have a story, a solid narrative, of their own. Usually. However, I was very pleasantly surprised by Sapphire Blue. I think I like it better than Ruby Red and I liked Ruby Red a lot.

Sapphire Blue begins with a k...more
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“-¿Hay algo que no sepas hacer?
-¡No! Puedes tomarme tranquilamente por un Dios.”
“—Deberíamos recoger nuestras cosas —dijo Gideon♥♥♥ finalmente—. Y deberías hacer algo urgente con tus cabellos; parece como si algún idiota se hubiera puesto a revolver en ellos con las dos manos y luego te hubiera tirado sobre un sofá… Sea quien sea el que nos espere sabrá que dos y dos son cuatro… Oh, por Dios, no me mires así.
—Como si ya no pudieras moverte.
—Es que no puedo —dije (Gwen) en serio—. Soy un pudin. Me has transformado en un pudin.....(Zafiro)”
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