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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00  ·  rating details  ·  412 ratings  ·  133 reviews
Meet Ruby. She’s your average (somewhat dorky) ice-cream eating, garden-loving teenager, who is constantly being annoyed by her little brother, is best friends with possibly the only Goth kid in town and, oh yeah…she sees fairies.

After Nick Martino (possibly the hottest guy she’s ever known) finally asks her out, she can barely manage a two-word sentence when a bizarre inc
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Paperback, 231 pages
Published (first published February 3rd 2012)
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Sue
Jun 15, 2012 Sue rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: All ages - teens thru seniors
Recommended to Sue by: My daughter
A friend of my daughter's wrote "Ruby Blue" so I was a good Mom and bought it. I didn't know what to expect because this is Julie's first book and it is a "Young Adult" book on top of that. Get the picture???

Well, imagine my surprise when I got totally hooked on it! Ha Ha I got my autographed copy when I was back in MI in April and decided to wait until my birthday last weekend to read it - a birthday gift to myself so to speak.

I climbed into bed late that night and started reading, expecting t
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Bianca
First,I wanna thank to Julie for this book!She was so kind to send me an ARC of “Ruby Blue”.Thank you,Julie!

O-M-G!This book it’s …amazing!I love it so much!First,I fell in love with the cover.Then, I spoke with the author,Julie Cassar,who is very nice and she said that she’ll send me an ARC of “Ruby Blue”.And I was so happy.And then, last Tuesday,I received the book and in weekend I started it.And it was like …love at first “sight”.I love Ruby from the very first second.Why?Because,OMG,Ruby it’s
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Fabio
This YA Fantasy has everything: fairies and magic, mystery and romance, converses and ice cream, and a character for the ages: Ruby Blue. Julie Cassar possesses an astonishing talent to capture teen voices, and Ruby's delightful, authentic, whip-smart narration elevates the story.
It's impossible not to fall in love with her and her gang, and with their banter. It's dizzyingly fast-paced, witty, and full of surprises. For example, you'll never guess who is "he" is in this passage: "No. He did no
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Anne (Angel Anne Reviews) Nelson
AMAZING!!!!! Highly recommend.

Firstly, thank you so much Author Julie Cassar from the *tip of my angel wingz* for “Gift”ing me your spectacular beautiful novel of “Ruby Blue”. I LOVE IT….

To follow is my fair and unbiased review

Ruby Blue is my introduction to Fey land, and I’m hooked… yep Ruby, Anya and Brennan reeled me in. YAY

What a delightful, fun and extremely well written adventure they all take…. It’s almost like I was right there along side Ruby and her friends, I could see Ruby down on h
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Terry Griffith
Ruby Blue is a high school girl who lives in a small town in Northern Michigan. The imagery in this book is reflected in the beautiful art work on the cover. The detailed descriptions of the characters and places in this book, along with the young adult casual language and writing style makes me relive my high school years. True I never saw fairies, yet I could relate to all of the teenage turmoil and drama in this story. The fantasy elements are well balanced and grounded with the realistic cha ...more
Julie
Ebook: Ruby Blue
Author: Julie Cassar
Fiction, Paranormal,
This review may contain spoilers
I was given this book by the author for an honest review
Summary: Meet Ruby. She’s your average (somewhat dorky) ice-cream eating, garden-loving teenager, who is constantly being annoyed by her little brother, is best friends with possibly the only Goth kid in town and, oh yeah…she sees fairies.
After Nick Martino (possibly the hottest guy she’s ever known) finally asks her out, she can barely manage a two-wor
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Bonnie Bernard
Wizard of Awesome!

I received this book in exchange for an honest review.

Heh...Ruby Blue is a FUN book. That's the word that best describes it, according to me. It has fairies, mystery, a monster (not gonna tell you more on that, read it and see). It features Ruby (whose mother has a thing for the Wizard of Oz, so be prepared for other Ozland references), and three of Ruby's friends - a pair of fairies and her human best friend, Jeremy. It also features Mr. Hotness, aka Nick.

Ruby is just adorab
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Heidi
I received this book from the author for an honest review.

What an amazing story and one I found my daughter reading over my shoulder! Ruby Blue is a fantastic YA fantasy where first love, fairies, best friends and even a dragon are found in a small town on a lake in Michigan.

Ruby is your average 17 year old starting a summer in her small town in Michigan where she has a job, a best friend Jeremy and a date with the Hottest guy in school, Nick! She loves to garden, swim at the lake and hang out
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Niahara Erskine
I loved this book! From the first pages to the last, the writing style was so beautiful and fun, there was no way I could not have enjoyed it. The action is extremely vivid due to the fact that the writing style resembles that of a teenager. It is as if Ruby herself wrote the book. The book has all the ingredients necessary for a successful novel: mystery, action, romance and humor. It is a total blast!

I love how easily Julie Cassar makes the transition from the normal world to the fantasy one.
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Jennifer Treviño
I was gifted this book by the author for an honest review.
It begins as a cute, funny story about this "normal" teen telling us all about herself, her family, & her friends...but the greatness comes once their adventure begins! This lighthearted tale with unexpected revelations mixes a dose of reality with fantasy, & makes it a fun read. Starting off I had no trouble getting a feel for the characters. Their personalities were like BAM! HERE I AM! LIKE ME OR NOT ... THIS IS ME! which defi
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Genea
Cute little story, the female protagonist, Ruby speaks directly to the reader, I believe it's called first person point of view-narrative. She uses a lot of pop-culture references. I love her best friend Jeremy, I really love the way he talks, he's very funny and sorta comes off a lot older because of the things he says or the way he says them. It's just a straightforward story with a little bit of romance and fantasy. Just one boy, one girl, a couple a friends and an annoying younger brother.
Andreea Pop
Rating: 4/5 STARS
Review:
Ruby Blue is a really original story. I mean: come on! Fairies and dragons in the same book?? That sure was a great idea!
First of all, I liked that the main character, Ruby, started to introduce us in her life in the first chapters. That way, we can all know the whole story. Hmmm, but the ‘whole story’ is not exactly just what she knows (but I’ll get to that soon enough).
Ruby is a 17-year-old girl who is crazy about ice cream (especially chocolate flavour), gardening, C
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Eskimo Princess Jenkins
I was given this book by the author for an honest review.
I loved this book, can't wait to get started on book two (just waiting for the kindle to charge)
This story is about a average girl named Ruby. Well, she thinks she is average, but she can see fairies. For 12 years she is friends with a brother and sister fairies and they come to the human world to hang out with her and her other friends. They are able to become human for just a little bit.
But one summer things happen and Ruby learns more a
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Tammy
Ruby Blue by Julie Cassar is narrated by a 17 year-old girl name Ruby Blue. Blue just happens to be her last name. Ruby is a reference to the ruby slippers in Wizard of Oz. Her mother seems to be a bit of a fanatic. Even Ruby's brother was named after an Oz reference, the cowardly lion... thus... Leo.

Ruby Blue is written in a very conversational tone. You can hear the voice of Ruby and most any 17 year-old girl as you read this captivating novel. Ruby, however, is no ordinary girl. Since the age
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Mandy (I read Indie) Anderson
Ruby Blue is waking up to her first day of summer break. A summer break spent with her friends, 2 who happen to be fairies, and try to earn some money to get a car. The first day of summer seems to be going great. She is getting to hang out at the lake and FINALLY gets noticed by hottie Nick. Yep, this summer is starting out quite peachy for Ruby. Unfortunately, things start getting weird in her small town. Ruby soon learns that the Fae hold some very interesting secrets...some which have escape ...more
Heather
I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

This is a fun YA fantasy book about a 17 yr old girl Ruby, who can see faeries. She has an adventuresome summer with her gay goth best friend, Jeremy and her two faerie friends, Anya and Brennan. She falls in love with Mr. Hotness, the cute, blond, popular surfer like dude and goes dragon hunting to boot.

I love the character of Ruby. She is hilariously funny and I was endeared to her within the first few pages of this book. A
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Simona
Actual Rating: 3.5-4/5

My point of view:
Ruby Blue is a very beautiful book which I enjoyed ever since I have heard of it!
Ruby is a ice-cream and converse loving teenager which has the ability to see... fairies :D Her best friends are Anya and Brennan, two lovely fairies which are always by her side.
Even thou her life is full of magic this does not stop her to live a normal life with her parents and brother. She is a teenager like any other, she falls in love with the most beautiful guy and she
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Aneesa Price
A review of Ruby Blue by Julie Cassar

I would definitely recommend this as a YA read - it has a good dose of sweetness and an appropriate hint of sassy spice.

I've had the privilege of broadening my horizons and reading many YA books lately and there are many, more more available for purchase or free on kindle. However, this read was captivating. I adored the main character and how she adjusts to human life whilst living with her unique gift - that of seeing faeries. I also found the secondary ch
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Irayda Moran (Quezada)
Ruby is average teenage girl..except for one thing she can see faeries, Anya and Brennan. She has the biggest crush on Nick, Mr. Hotness himself. So, when Nick ask her out what can possibly go wrong..

So these are my two cents: At first I was not convinced about a 17 yr old seeing faeries. But Cassar managed to make up world of make believe mix it with day to day real life experiences. I found Ruby to be delightful and funny.. A bit obsessed with her converse. But don't we all obsess about someth
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Jenny Bynum Black Words-White Pages
Jul 25, 2012 Jenny Bynum Black Words-White Pages rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: YA/Teen
Recommended to Jenny Bynum by: Julie Cassar Author
7*s. I recieved my copy of Ruby Blue from the author in return for an honest review.

Ruby Blue is a normal 17-year-old teenager who loves ice cream, has a mother obssessed with The Wizard of Oz, has 2 best friends, and is the only one in her family that can see fairies.

This little story is delightful, fun, fresh, and a perfect MUST read that I finished in only 2 hours. The flow of the story is fabulous and the characters are strong. When I started reading, I automatically fell in love with Ruby a
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Heather Alexander
I was given this book in return for an honest review. 17 year old Ruby can see fairies, as a matter of fact, two of her closest friends are fairies. Her best friend, Jeremy doesn't know her secret, not does anyone else. Strange things are happening in her town something's in the lake, mysterious fires, boats tipped over. Ruby,Jeremy, and her fairie friends, Anya & Brennan have to find out what's causing all the trouble and figure our how to stop it. During all of this, Ruby is also juggling ...more
A.J. Lape
For a Wizard of Oz junkie like myself, Ruby Blue was a real treat! She funny, snarky, and Julie Cassar certainly nailed the teenaged persona. Who hasn't been in love with a Mr. Hotness that they couldn't find the nerve to talk to? Ruby cracked me up in whatever scenario she was in with her cold, brutal honesty. Let's face it, I think I'm ADD and Ruby made me want to turn the page. She made me want to see...fairies.

Here's the thing...plain and simple. Julie Cassar can write. She can write and it'
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C.R. Everett
This was an imaginative, enjoyable story. By the time I discovered a mysterious creature in the mix, I was hooked and wanted to know what it was and what happened next. I enjoyed the characters, creativity, and the foundation for more to come. I'll be reading the next in the series, Deja Blue, very soon
Mary-nancy
Love Julie! Love how she writes you right into the story! Ruby is a fabulous teenager that is totally cool and reminds me so much of myself! A terrific read from beginning to end. It is one of those books you just can't put down until you finish it and then wish you had taken more time to read it because it ended too soon! Can't wait for the next one!
Victoria Rapaglia
This is amazing written book by Julie Cassar about Ruby who looks like your typical teenager who loves ice cream, nail polish and converse shoes. She has a secret that she can see fairies. Since age 5 she can see and talk to them but hasn't told a soul except Brennan and Anya wh are fairies who turn into humans. They are best friends along with Jeremy who is gay and being named after the Wizard of Oz she tries to a normal teen looking for love. As Ruby finds Nick the hunky guy and tries for a no ...more
Janis
I'm giving it two stars to be nice. I was excited to read this book because it had a lot of good reviews. I left being disappointed. My main issue was the writing style. I absolutely hated it. No matter how good the plot might have been I'm pretty sure I still would have hated it because of the way the characters spoke. I really have no idea what the plot was. I made it over half way through and still barely figured it out. I think the author could have taken out a lot of the mundane everyday bo ...more
Jennifer Warrick Davis
I was given a e-copy of the book from the author in exchange for my honest review.

Welcome to the mystical world of Ruby Blue. She is your average teenager. She lives in a small town, hangs out with her friends, loves ice cream, and is excited that summer vacation is about to begin. Did I mention that 2 of her friends are fairies? Strange things start to happen in the little town. I know, what could be stranger than fairies? Well, let just say that something else decides to POP into town that is
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Angela Mccuen
Meet Ruby. She’s your average (somewhat dorky) ice-cream eating, garden-loving teenager, who is constantly being annoyed by her little brother, is best friends with possibly the only Goth kid in town and, oh yeah…she sees fairies.

After Nick Martino (possibly the hottest guy she’s ever known) finally asks her out, she can barely manage a two-word sentence when a bizarre incident strikes their lakeside town.Stumbling bare-foot through some interesting dates, will she ever find love? And what does
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Antonia ∞
It's impossible not to give five stars for this amazing book. Julie is a genius and I love her. She wrote the perfect story with fairies and teenagers. I haven't read so many books with fairies because I never liked them so much. But now , after I read ''Ruby Blue'' I can say : I ADORE THEM!

I started to read ''Ruby Blue '' yesterday and I finished it today. I don't regret nothing. I enjoyed every minute spent reading it.

A little summary:
Ruby Blue is a normal teenager (apparently) and she sees .
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Autumn
I received this book from the author to give an honest review.

What can I say? Where do I start? This book was absolutely an amazing read for me. The author was able to capture the language of a teenager perfectly in my opinion. The way Ruby and Jeremy talked I actually could visualize going back about 7 or 8 years and seeing me and my friends talk the same way. I fell in love with Ruby because it seemed anything she had to say or what she would do was funny. And the way she would blush around Mr
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