Sapphire Blue

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            In Sapphire Blue by Kerstin Gier, time travel is part of Gwen’s everyday life.

            In Sapphire Blue by Kerstin Gier, time travel is part of Gwen’s everyday life. But unlike her cousin, Gwen didn’t spend her childhood learning to fence and preparing to travel through time. She is totally unprepared for the role she plays in the Circle of Twelve. On top of that, no one, not even her time traveling partner Gideon, will tell her what the Circle really is. Her life has become tumultuous.

            Despite her struggles, Gwen has some people on her side. Xemerius, a ghost, likes to follow and pester Gwen. However, it comes in handy when he can stealthily slip through walls to listen in on secret conversations. Though Gwen’s grandfather is dead, she can travel back in time to visit him and get more information about the Circle. But what is the truth about the Circle?

            And then there’s handsome, talented Gideon. Gwen has a hard time getting along with him. She is attracted to him, but he is fickle about her. What’s really going on with him? Will they ever settle their relationship?

            Sapphire Blue was the second in a trilogy, right after Ruby Red. Reading Ruby Red is vital to understanding this book. It will make you laugh, gasp, and keep you on the edge of your seat. It will feel like a long wait before the final book, Emerald Green, comes out in the fall. I would recommend this book to girls twelve and up. Boys might enjoy it also, but with all the romance in it, it’s more geared towards girls. This novel does have some language and adult humor, but it’s an easy 362 page read. If you are looking for a seamless balance between action, humor, and romance, then this is the book for you.