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Frisch verliebt in die Vergangenheit, das ist vielleicht keine gute Idee. Das zumindest findet Gwendolyn, 16 Jahre alt, frisch gebackene Zeitreisende. Schließlich haben sie und Gideon ganz andere Probleme. Zum Beispiel die Welt zu retten. Oder Menuett tanzen zu lernen. (Beides nicht wirklich einfach!)

Als Gideon dann auch noch anfängt, sich völlig rätselhaft zu benehmen, wi
Hardcover, 389 pages
Published January 5th 2010 by Arena
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Elizabeth The easy answer, and one that'll make everyone most comfortable, is No. They are from SEPERATE time-traveler lineages

As revealed in book 3, T…more
The easy answer, and one that'll make everyone most comfortable, is No. They are from SEPERATE time-traveler lineages

As revealed in book 3, They actually share great-grandparents/great-great-grandparents (different number of generations between the two lines) through Gwen's father. That means they're *4th* cousins OR *0.20%* related (as in 2/1000).
They are not, by any means, closely related. This is the type of thing normal families wouldn't even realize because you have to go so far back, but these characters do know because their family trees are religiously monitored.(less)
Taylah-ann If anyone wants to watch the English subtitled version of the German(?) movie based on this book here is the link:…moreIf anyone wants to watch the English subtitled version of the German(?) movie based on this book here is the link:
Not all the sentences are grammatically correct but the film itself is fairly easily to follow. :)

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Apr 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“Unfortunately it's an incontrovertible fact that sound common sense flies out of the window as soon as love comes in through the door.”

Even better than Ruby Red. Because of Xemerius(why didn't she introduce him in the first book?)and because of that hilarious ball where Gwyneth/Gwendolyn (which is her actual name in the German and original version of this book) is getting incredibly drunk and does...things she definitely wouldn't do when sober.
I rarely have this much fun when reading a book but
Apr 29, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: german, ya
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
Jun 15, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“True love knows no constrains, no locks or bars.
Past every obstacle it makes its way.
It spreads its wings to soar toward the stars,
No earthly power will make it stop or stay.”

I literally fly through this book in 1 day, and I have no regrets!

There is really nothing ''WOW'' about these books so I really don't know why I like this series so much. Saphire Blue was much more better than Ruby Red. Gwen was really funny and sweet in this book. She is really relatable and she handles the situat
shre ♡
Sep 06, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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

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
lauren elise
May 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've had a few days to compose my thoughts, and because it's late I will be posting the full review tomorrow. As for now...

My Thoughts, Compiled as Neatly and Efficiently as Possible at 11 PM on Finals Week:
- This book was not as good as Ruby Red in my opinion, even though I still enjoyed it. Really hoping Emerald Green is better.
- I! Love! Gideon! He is my baby!!!
- I'm still in love with the time travel. (view spoiler)
Christine Riccio
Sep 05, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Really enjoyed the book but, I have so many questions! Just posted my full book discussion: ! So excited for book 3! ...more
Sapphire Blue picks up right after Ruby Red. it’s been a few days since Gwen Shephard discovered that she, not her cousin Charlotte, inherited the “time-travel gene” that manifests in one girl of each generation in their family. The Montrose-Shephard family have assumed till now that Charlotte was the one with the power, and trained her since infancy accordingly. But it’s really been Gwen all along, and she is utterly unprepared.

There’s a sinister conspiracy that spans the centuries, about to c
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Jan 19, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition

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.
I. Need. The. Part. Three. Now.

We get more time travels than in the first book, that one was definitely the introductory book to this world...
Also finally we discover the meaning of something that has been mentioned in the prophecy, which I believe it was pretty obvious since the first time it was mentioned but ... it is what it is. We will get some answers and more questions too. I suspect that many explanations are being saved for the third and last part.
Overall, the plot is quite simple. Thi
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
Star Rating: —> 4.5 Stars rounded^

WOW. 🤯😱🔥

3.5 stars

This series is so fun to read! It's fast-paced and humorous, with witty characters and the cutest romance. I'm having a blast reading it! I would write something more articulate, but you know, book three is already waiting for me...
Dec 21, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-owned-read
May 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
HIC RHODOS, HIC SALTA, BITCHES! All in all, book 2 was a little weaker than book 1 ... because the plot is just so damn slow-going ... but it was still a hell of a ride and so much fun to read. Also, I like book 2 much more than its movie adaption because for some weird reason they decided to seriously SEX UP this movie ... when in fact, its target audience is 14-year-old girls... I am confusion. The book is so pure, so there's no need for that??? Like, at all??

Anyways, like I said, not much hap
Jan 25, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
This book is a good sequel to Ruby Red. It's a light read that will have you laugh hysterically. There is a lot more time travel in this one and some interesting details of the prophecy are revealed.

In the first book, Gwen seemed a bit immature for her age, and she doesn't really evolve in that regard in this book. I think that is probably the main reason I gave the overall series 4 stars instead of 5. Even though Gwen is hilarious, she is not a great role model or heroine. She lacks a tiny bit
Mar 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I still love these books - I'm so happy! Maybe part of it is nostalgia, but I haven't been this entertained in a while. I read quite a bit of this on my rides to and from university and I must've been quite the sight to the people on the train. I constantly had to force myself not to laugh out loud, but couldn't stop myself from grinning every other page. Gwen's thoughts and comments made my day. The sass! Rereading this, it turns out, has been one of my smarter decisions.
Jun 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Whoa that escalated quickly... I can't wait to see the end of it.
Jul 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book just set up for a great conclusion. I can already tell! Now if the person who has the third book of this series at my library will finally return it I could finish the series! I love time travel books because of the added element of history. I generally am not too big into historical fiction so when it is added to fantasy I actually eat it up. This series has great blend of fantasy, history, and romance. I seriously cannot wait for book 3 from my library!
"The illimitable, silent, never-resting thing called Time, rolling, rushing on, swift, silent, like an all-embracing ocean-tide, on which we and all the Universe swim like exhalations, like apparitions which are and then are not: this is forever very literally a miracle; a thing to strike us dumb - for we have no word to speak about it."
- Thomas Carlye

Warning: May contain mild spoilers, taking into account that this is the second book in the series.

Gwyneth Sheppard has recently found out that s
Jul 08, 2014 rated it really liked it

As usually I finished this book quite long ago (the next day that I finished Ruby Red book and movie) buuut i forgot to put it on my read shelf and because i wanted to finish a review first but i had mixed thoughts (and events) since as soon i finished Sapphire Blue I watched the movie which was so good (im going to admit it now: i liked it better than the book)

Gwendolyn as always was so fun to read I absolutely love her character and with the companion of Xemerius: hell yes. The time traveling
Krystal Bond
May 18, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Despite not being able to put this book down, I still have to give it only 4 stars. I still have so many questions about all of the mysteries that they seem to keep adding onto but giving essentially zero information about. I truly hope the third and final installment answers all questions and I can give it a solid 5 star rating. Otherwise I still recommend these books, because they are interesting and the characters all very likable. I've enjoyed it overall so far.
 ♥ Rebecca ♥
This was better than I remember Ruby Red, if I hadn't seen my review. I read it so long ago. And as I said in that review, this is better read back to back, so I am on to book 3 now. ...more
Hailey (Hailey in Bookland)

I kept waiting. And waiting. And waiting. BUT NOTHING EVER REALLY HAPPENED. These books are so well written, I love the characters, but there's just no action. *sigh* I will read Emerald Green though because I feel like since it's the conclusion it will have some action (hopefully)
Fátima García
Gideon's bipolarness just freaks me out.
Jun 20, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

This was really fun. I thought it was very entertaining and fun. I could do without Gideon giving me whiplash though, but it's okay. I still love him ♥️
Gwen & Gideon ♥️ it's happening!

My full review can be found here
May 22, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2019
This one was interesting; it had its ups and downs. Since I watched the movies I already knew bits and pieces of the story, but it was a fun experience to see it in a written form.

I had forgotten how much time book one covers, which is a few days, and that was a bit of a surprise because I thought it was a bit more, but I got over that and was fully invested in the story… well, mostly, at the point where a character proclaims his love for the main character I felt pissed and disappointed, they’
Amelia Oswald
wtf did I just finished two books in one freaking day !! That's insane !! I need book 3 right now :( Ugh
Darren Hagan
Jul 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
*Actually 4.5 stars*

This book was so much better than the first one in my opinion. I found myself way more gripped from beginning to end. I think a huge part of it is to do with Xemerius, as his character is funny as hell. I did find Gwen to be a bit annoying sometimes though.

I also seem to find myself more intrigued by what happens in the prologue and epilogue of these books (they are told from a different character's POV).

I'm actually quite looking forward to Emerald Green now... didnt think
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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 en serio—. Soy un pudin. Me has transformado en un pudin.”
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