“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.”
– Taken from Goodreads (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12637458-sapphire-blue)
Because this book deals with time travel, it’s not advisable for the reader to think too much about the events related to going back in the past. Whenever I try, I get really confused. Furthermore, this book has a lot of different characters from different time periods, and they kepp meeting in different times (see? Even reviewing this book is confusing).
I was a bit frustrated with this book, as not much happens for most of it. There is a lot of romantic angst, but not much action (either romantically or otherwise). The high point of this book was a new character, Xemerius. I kept looking forward for his appearances, since he had a snarky sense of humor, and, because Gwen is the only one that can actually see him, it made for a lot of weird three-waydialogues.
Another frustrating thing was the cliffhanger at the end, but that was to be expected, given that this is a middle-book. Luckily, the final book in the trilogy is already out, though I’ll only be able to read it in January.
Rating: 3 out of 5