Sapphire Blue

by Kerstin Gier
Translated by Anthea Bell

Square Fish | May 28, 2013 | Trade Paperback

Sapphire Blue is rated 4.66666666666667 out of 5 by 3.

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 has plenty of help. Her best friend Lesley follows every lead diligently on the Internet. James the ghost teaches Gwen how to fit in at an eighteenth century party. And Xemerius, the gargoyle demon who has been following Gwen since he caught her kissing Gideon in a church, offers advice on everything. Oh, yes. And of course there is Gideon, the Diamond. One minute he's very warm indeed; the next he's freezing cold. Gwen's not sure what's going on there, but she's pretty much destined to find out.

Sapphire Blue is the second book in the Ruby Red Trilogy from Kerstin Gier.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 384 pages, 8.17 × 5.57 × 1 in

Published: May 28, 2013

Publisher: Square Fish

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1250034167

ISBN - 13: 9781250034168

Found in: Romance

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Sapphire Blue

Sapphire Blue

by Kerstin Gier
Translated by Anthea Bell

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 384 pages, 8.17 × 5.57 × 1 in

Published: May 28, 2013

Publisher: Square Fish

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1250034167

ISBN - 13: 9781250034168

About the Book

Sixteen-year-old Gwen, the newest and final member of the secret time-traveling Circle of Twelve, searches through history for the other time-travelers, aided by friend Lesley, James the ghost, Xemerius the gargoyle demon, and Gideon, the Diamond, whose fate seems bound with hers.

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ONE “YOUNG PEOPLE, this is a church! No kissing allowed here!”Startled, I opened my eyes and hastily sat up straight, expecting to see some old-fashioned priest hurrying indignantly toward me with his cassock billowing, all set to deliver a stern lecture. But it wasn’t the priest of this parish church who had disturbed our kiss. It wasn’t a human being at all. The speaker was a small gargoyle crouching in the pew right next to the confessional, as surprised to see me as I was to see him.Although that was hardly possible. Because basically my state of mind couldn’t be called mere surprise. To be honest, my powers of thought had switched off entirely.It had all begun with that kiss.Gideon de Villiers had kissed me—me, Gwyneth Shepherd.Of course I should have wondered why the idea came into his head so suddenly—in a confessional in a church somewhere in Belgravia in the year 1912—just after we’d been running full tilt in headlong flight, and my close-fitting, ankle-length dress with its silly sailor collar kept getting in the way.I could have made analytical comparisons with kisses I’d had from other boys, trying to work out just why Gideon did it so much better. I might also have stopped to remember that there was a wall between us, and a confessional window through which Gideon had squeezed his head and arms, and these were not the ideal conditions for kissing. Quite apart from the fact that I could do without any more chaos in my life, after discovering only two days ago tha
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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 has plenty of help. Her best friend Lesley follows every lead diligently on the Internet. James the ghost teaches Gwen how to fit in at an eighteenth century party. And Xemerius, the gargoyle demon who has been following Gwen since he caught her kissing Gideon in a church, offers advice on everything. Oh, yes. And of course there is Gideon, the Diamond. One minute he's very warm indeed; the next he's freezing cold. Gwen's not sure what's going on there, but she's pretty much destined to find out.

Sapphire Blue is the second book in the Ruby Red Trilogy from Kerstin Gier.

About the Author

Kerstin Gier is the bestselling author of the Ruby Red trilogy, as well as several popular novels for adults. She lives in Germany.

Anthea Bell is the foremost translator of German literature in the world.

Editorial Reviews

"A great recommendation for readers looking for adventure, romance, and historical trivia." -School Library Journal

"Gier succeeds on her own terms, keeping the reader moving along, forward and backward in time, and ending with a revelation and a cliffhanger. Both will leave readers anticipating the publication of the next installment, 'Sapphire Blue.'" -The New York Times Book Review on Ruby Red

"Humorous, romantic and suspenseful, the plot is fast-paced and impossible to put down. . . . The final romantic cliffhanger will leave you thirsty for the next book in this 'jewel' of a series." -Justine magazine on Ruby Red

"What makes this such a standout is the intriguingly drawn cast, stars and supporting players both, beginning with Gwen, whose key feature is her utter normality. Adventure, humor, and mystery all have satisfying roles here." -Booklist, starred review on Ruby Red

"Gier's characters and plotting are first-rate, creating an adventure that should leave readers eager for the rest of the trilogy." -Publishers Weekly on Ruby Red

"Riveting." -Kirkus Reviews on Ruby Red

"The characters in Kerstin Gier's stellar story come fully to life, and veteran translator Anthea Bell (who translated Cornelia Funke's Inkheart books) preserves the book's abundant humor. . . . There's something here for everyone." -Shelf Awareness on Ruby Red