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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, wiFrisch 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, wird Gwendolyn klar, dass sie schleunigst ihre Hormone in den Griff bekommen muss. Denn sonst wird das nichts mit der Liebe zwischen allen Zeiten!...

Title : Saphirblau
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ISBN : 9783401063478
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 395 Pages
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Saphirblau Reviews

  • Kai
    2018-10-31 09:13

    “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 this series brought tears to my eyes several times from laughing too hard.Find more of my books on Instagram

  • Lara
    2018-11-20 07:08

    “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 situation very well because honestly if what happened to her happened to me I'd freak out wayyy before. Leslie still is one of my favorite character in the book. I love how she tries to help Gwen with all that's going on. I want Xemerius. Yes I want a sarcastic sassy invisible gargoyle as a pet. Gideon needs to get his shit back together. I still don't understand him and have mixed feeling about him. I really really hope he will have the character development I am waiting for since book 1. One little flaw in this book is the romance. Everything happened so fast and it kinda feels like insta-love, and I really wish that Gwen could less swoon over Gideon, but it's still not a big problem. The biggest flaw in this series is Charlotte though, can she somehow vanish already?(I loved drunk Gwen btw, she was so cute)

  • Amy
    2018-10-30 07:35

    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*sigh*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!Oi. The characters absolutely ruin this book. Lets take our fearless hero, Gideon, for example. He's a boy toy with no real purpose but to look prety, be occasionally vexing, and be good at kissing. He is unlikely in the extreme and every high school girls fantasy. Of course, he is also the most misunderstood character around and really in love with ther heroine. In love. Psha. That brings me to my main problem with Gideon....His awful, awful declaration of love. It abrupt, random, and dreadful. It sounds like someone on a Jane Austen-high. He's barely known this girl a few days and he's "declaring his love"...which, apparently, translates to "when I see you, all I want to do is makeout so obviously I'm head over heels." There is no real conception of what love is in this book. Its all lust and hormones and emotional hype. Gideon's character is, as I said, a teenage girl's characterization of the perfect guy. There is nothing wrong with him, his main goal is to protect the girl, oh! yeah, and all he wants to do is kiss.There is nothing more to him though! Sure, he plays the violin and piano and hates musicals, but is any of that depth? No. Its nonsense to make it appear more attractive to our hormonal town crier...I mean, our heroine. Gwen.Gwen, Gwen, Gwen! Oi vey. Her main issue in life is Gideon. Its almost sickening. Because here is the deal...he's all she thinks about. Ever. Even though the entire bloody world is counting on her, even though she can travel in time, even though she has a pet gargoyle, her every waking moment is spent in contemplation of Gideon's hair.Or his clothing.Or how hot he is.Did I mention the paragraphs upon paragraphs about how attractive he looks at random moments? Delete that from the book, and you have an intresting, entertaining story. Its not needed. In fact, it would be so, so much better without it! Because honestly, Gwen has no depth. She's hormonal in the extreme, dumb on top of that, and makes such obvious blunders in judging poor Gideon's character that it really is irritating. This book is also rather crude. Its crass. Whether its her random (and unneeded) commentary about The Pill with her Grandfather, or the random (and unneede) groping in the eighteenth century, or the reference to kissing and sex on every page...this book is just not good. Yet it is all somehow "love." On top of our two obnoxious love-birds, the plot has several puzzling inconsistencies. Like, where the heck did Lesley and Gwen find those numbers? Yes, I know, in the library, but when were they looking? Just a randomly added details.And sentences like "I'll get to that in a moment" (when explaining why the gargoyle wasn't there)Or Gideon's younger brother conveniently liking Lesley and knowing where the numbers came from? I'm looking forward to the next book being translated, and I will read it. I enjoyed a lot of Sapphire Blue Unfortunately, I was also frustrated by it. There is a lot that could have been done with it, but instead all that is left is one hormonal scene fraught with tears and the breaking of hearts after anther.I hope the final installment in the series will prove to be a delightful tye-in to everything but...I don't have high hopes. We can only pray that it won't descend lower than falling on the couch.

  • Shreya
    2018-11-08 07:37

    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 books are very rare these days, and most of them aren't very detailed, or intricate. But intricate is the perfect word to describe this book, because the author goes into specific depths with this book, and the the words create a perfect image in your head. It's like you can breathe in the crisp air, and see all the different sights of the past world being explored by the main character. The suspense was amazing as well, it was nearing-the-edge-of-your-seat kind of suspense, because you never knew what would jump out from behind the wall next. But this novel wasn't just action and mystery, there were also some very hilarious scenes because of the main character's very down-to-earth and bubbly personality. Let's just say, this series might just be one of the best in it's category. In Ruby Red, Gwyneth Shepherd's life took a turn for the worse when she discovered she was the Ruby, "the final member of the secret time-traveling Circle of Twelve", and that one of the job requirements is to go back in time through history collecting blood samples from her ancestors, no questions asked. Not really a girl's dream come true. Now she's expected to balance her social life, school life, obnoxious gargoyles, an annoying and arrogant time-traveler for a partner, and figure out the truth behind a on-going mystery. With only her wit and her courage, Gwen manages to charm her superiors, get help from a ghost, receive advice from her great x 10 grandfather, and snag an egotistical boy in the process. Gwen's character is a very authentic and, like I mentioned before, down-to-earth one. She's not noticed much for anything, but that's because she is way too underestimated in this book. Everyone finds her inferior to her golden cousin, and she's grown up that way, which makes me sympathize with her, me having that one golden sibling as well. She's also ignored and looked-down on a lot. But the reason why I like her character so much is because she doesn't take any of this to heart, instead she dismisses it without a care in the world because she has confidence in herself. Before, I said that people underestimated her, and this is false Gwen is a very smart and talented young girl. She's gets further than any of the other guardians in solving the mystery they're all pondering over uselessly. She takes matters into her own hands, and follows her intuition, which usually ends up being correct. I have to admit, Gwen does have a lot on her plate, and I'm very surprised at how she handles it all. Especially with a smoking-hot guy that's seemingly always on her trail. Speaking of Gideon, aforementioned smoking-hot guy, he is one tough person to figure out. At times, I almost feel like he's actually bipolar and hiding it very well, or he's actually bipolar and doesn't know it yet so he isn't taking any medication for it. Because, seriously, one minute the room's all steamy with romantic tension in the air, and the next, he becomes colder than a vampire locked in a refrigerator. His relationship with Gwen was just starting to be kindled at the end of book 1, and almost as quickly as it began, it progressed to the point where they were acting like they've been together forever. All I have to say, is that the romance in this book is very confusing because I can't tell when Gwen and Gideon are secretly thinking up evil ways to kill each other, or secretly thinking up romantic ways to surprise each other. But the relationship is a hot and hilarious one, don't worry, it's not all that bad. They're polar opposites of each other, and that always makes for interesting interactions. For example, when Gwen attends a party with Gideon and happens to consume too many sparkly drinks, and when said boy watches said girl at said party drink too many said sparkly drinks. It's just.....you have to read the book to fully understand it's wonderful content.All I have to say is, this book was a breath-taking ride, and completely worth the read. I wished the romance progressed a bit slower, but hey, in a trilogy, it's pretty hard to make things go slow right? Speaking of trilogy's, this series is supposed to have three books....meaning I need those three books to feel satisfied and content....why don't I have the Emerald Green in my hands yet? *fuming*

  • Ferdy
    2018-10-31 12:32

    SpoilersI 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 again she would forgive and forget and let him treat her like shit again. This just says it all:'I couldn’t help glancing at Gideon, and thinking something crazy along the lines of if he’d only smile just once now, I’d forgive him everything.'Dumb bitch.Anyway onto Gideon, he was a bastard. He thought he was better than Gwen, he talked down to her, he was hot and cold with her, he acted like she was evul, he lied to her and he manipulated her. He was a fucker. The declaration of love at the end was beyond ridiculous since 1. They'd only known each other a week 2. Gideon didn't trust Gwen once in that week 3. Gideon spent most of his time flirting and coming onto other girls, one of them being Gwen's own cousin. It was fucking ridiculous.The story line could have been mildly interesting, if Gwen hadn't been so focused on her pathetic love life. Seriously, I can barely remember the time travel plot because all Gwen cared about was her wuv life.I'm not sure if I'll read the next book, this one was a disappointment.

  • Christine Riccio
    2018-11-18 05:27

    Really enjoyed the book but, I have so many questions! Just posted my full book discussion: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LaZuuI... ! So excited for book 3!

  • Carie
    2018-11-01 13:15

    Arghh.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.

  • Jaz
    2018-11-21 07:08

    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. This instalment is funny, entertaining and very well written as the first part.I'm in love with this series!!

  • Denise Bücherwunderland
    2018-10-25 07:34

    Wie toll 😍Nachdem ich Band 1 ja innerhalb von wenigen Stunden gelesen hatte, habe ich natürlich kurz darauf mit Band 2 begonnen.Für diesen habe ich ein wenig länger gebraucht, aber das liegt hauptsächlich daran, dass ich viel zu tun hatte.Die Handlung schreitet hier genauso schnell voran und seit Beginn von Rubinrot bis zum Ende von Saphirblau vergeht gerade mal eine Woche.Deswegen haben die Charaktere kaum Zeit sich weiter zu entwickeln, aber die Protagonstin Gwendolyn passt sich erstaunlich schnell an, auch wenn ihr natürlich hin und wieder Fehler unterlaufen 😉.Mit Gideon habe ich hin und wieder meine Probleme. Auf mich wirkt er einfach ein bisschen zu glatt und ich hoffe, dass sich das im letzten Band noch ändert. Man kann seine Beweggründe teilweise nicht ganz nachvollziehen, aber das soll man wohl auch nicht.Ein Highlight war für mich definitiv der neu eingeführte Nebencharakter Xemerius. Er ist einfach so lustig uns absolut genial! Ich hätte auch gerne so einen Wasserspeier, entschuldige Dämon natürlich 😝.Für mich gab es bei der Geschichte keine Überraschungen, aber die Handlung kommt auch ganz gut ohne aus.Der Schreibstil ist wie bei Band 1 locker und flüssig und man fliegt geradezu durch die Seiten. Dieses Buch ist eine tolle Fortsetzung und ich freue mich schon darauf Smaragdgrün zu lesen, denn hier habe ich wirklich keine Ahnung was passieren wird. Bei Rubinrot und Saphirblau habe ich ja vor einigen Jahren schon den Film gesehen 😳🙈

  • Fenia
    2018-10-24 12:19

    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 hurt.. I need to see her happy on the last book!! I want to read it,but at the same time i just don't want this to end!! I love these books so much and i read them so fast,and the problem is, i can't re-read them for the first time. Well except if i'm a time-traveler.but still i wouldn't re-read it for the first time,right? this is so confusing xD Oh oh and what about Lesley and Raphael? They would be so good together!! :D Oh and Xemerius is so funny and useful!! So,i loved this book. i just need Gideon to get his shit together and treat Gwen a bit better,clear things up,trust her..and show her he loves her!! ♥ *still crying* sorry for this stupid review.

  • laurooou
    2018-11-21 05:26

    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 of commonsense, self preservation & self estime which at times, can be unattractive. So maybe I was a bit less engrossed in the overall plot with Sapphire Blue than I was with Ruby Red. It's a good thing there was a lot of relationship drama in that book as it kept me focused on the story :) I loved the addition of the gargoyle, Xemerius, Gwen's new companion that helps her spy on people and cheat at tests :P And Gideon is still swoon worthy, even though I can't say that I agreed with all of his actions in this book.The ending was heartbreaking. But it's a good thing the epilogue was there !

  • Laura
    2018-11-20 12:33

    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.

  • Giulia
    2018-11-19 09:11

    3.5 starsThis 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...

  • Cynn
    2018-11-05 05:17

    Es que cada vez me gusta más esta trilogía.En Saphirblau,la segunda parte de la trilogía Rubí,nos encontramos con una historia que comienza siendo algo predecible y pasa a ser absolutamente entretenida. A pesar de que sigo insistiendo que creo saber varias cosas que todavía no se revelaron se que no puedo juzgar al libro de predecible si todavía no se si en cierta forma, esto es así. Por esto mismo me centro en la historia de esta entrega y empiezo a reseñarla. La historia es mucho más entretenida que la primera entrega ya que en Rubí fue más como un libro de introducción de todos estos temas de los viajeros del tiempo. Ahora, nos encontramos con que Gwen no solo debe seguir aprendiendo sobre los viajes en el tiempo y la historia de sus antepasados sino que debe poner en práctica todo lo aprendido en viajes programados. Por esto mismo no sólo nos resulta una lectura rápida y divertida sino que además contamos con mucha acción, problemas y romance.Es que me gusta tanto Gideon♥. Si hay algo que me ha dejado maravillada (además de que hay mucha más aproximación entre Gideon y Gwen) es que por fin pudieron presenciar un evento social en los siglos pasados y pudimos saber cómo se comportaban estos dos tratando de no “meter la pata” develando su verdadera identidad. La narración sigue siendo en 1º persona salvo en los epílogos (y debo decir que esos epílogos deberían estar prohibidos porque te dejan con intriga a morir) que están narrados en 3º persona. Los capítulos, en este libro, son más adictivos ya que muestran más misiones de los Vigilantes y las odiseas de Gwen y Gideon en el tiempo. A pesar de tener situaciones divertidas también nos encontramos con capítulos en el que quisieras matar a más de uno y otros capítulos en los que te hacen sonreír como una tonta (yeap, yo soy una). De verdad disfruté mucho con cada uno y es por eso que se me hizo difícil detener la lectura…Los personajes(como los extrañaba). Ya me encariñé tanto con todos que se me va a hacer difícil dejarlos ir.Gwen A pesar de que es una protagonista bastante entretenida debo decir que en este libro se volvió algo… “tonta” ¿Qué quiero decir con esto?” Que...¿Por qué antes de precipitarse sacando conclusiones no averigua por fuentes confiables lo que de verdad pasa? Es que a veces es tan ingenua que…bueno,me hace recordar que estoy leyendo un YA (sí cuando leo el libro no lo siento así, les juro). Más que de eso no me puedo quejar porque es una protagonista que realmente me agrada.Gideon. Y…me gustaría que realmente me lo regalaran para navidad, pero es mucho lo que pido ¿no? En Zafiro nos encontramos con un Gideon en conflicto,pero me encanta porque ves que realmente es una persona de carne y hueso y no un robot como pensábamos con anterioridad. Me encanta que tenga esos sentimientos encontrados y (view spoiler)[ La parte de Paul con Gideon…JODER, casi me ahogo diciendo “awwww” (hide spoiler)]. Realmente me encanta este personaje. Por más que sea un arrogante, egoísta y creído…me gusta porque se que a Gwen la va a proteger siempre.Y debo hace una dedicación especial a un personaje nuevo pero que amé al instante…y es Xemerius. Una gárgola mascota daimon que acompaña a Gwen durante toda esta segunda parte. Sin dudas se volvió un personaje querido por todos y me hizo reir muchisimo. Ya quiero saber en que aventuras se va a meter en Esmeralda.Zafiro me ha hecho enamorarme más de esta historia. Es entretenida y aparecen varios personajes que a pesar de que aparezcan con un perfil bajo se que van a influenciar en nuestros protagonistas. La lectura es tan entretenida que no te das cuenta de lo rápido en que podes terminarlo.Conocemos más a fondo sobre la historia de los viajeros del tiempo y sobre por qué Paul y Lucy pudieron haber "traicionado" a su familia. Podemos empezar a sacar conclusiones…pero todavía no podemos precipitarnos ya que nos falta la tercera y última entrega Esmeralda que, cabe aclarar, ya empecé a leer. Me encantó.["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • Nikoleta
    2018-11-22 05:16

    Χαλαρο, ξενοιαστο, περιπετειωδες και καλογραμμενο. Μα πάνω απο ολα εχει τόση φρεσκάδα, τόσες ατάκες και ευχάριστο χιουμορ που όσες φορές και να το διαβάσω πάντα καταφέρνει να μου φτιάξει την διάθεση.

  • Martina
    2018-11-19 05:14

    Whoa that escalated quickly... I can't wait to see the end of it.

  • Regan
    2018-10-28 05:32

    STILL SUPER FUN

  • Suzanne
    2018-11-12 13:30

    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!

  • Amelie
    2018-11-07 11:20

    Wow. Ich hätte ja nie gedacht, dass das möglich war, aber Saphirblau ist definitiv noch besser als Rubinrot. Das liegt vor allem an den neu eingeführten Charakteren und natürlich der Liebesgeschichte, die das ganze noch viel viel viiiiel amüsanter macht.Die oben erwähnten Charaktere sind nämlich Xemerius und Giordano. Beide sind einfach zum Schreien! Ich finde Kerstin Gier hat es auch einfach klasse gelöst, traurige oder gar dramatische Szenen durch Xemerius' lustige Kommentare zu entschärfen. Ich weiß gar nicht, ob sie auch ein Buch schreiben könnte, das kein bisschen lustig ist... Ich bezweifle es, aber das ist ja auch kein Makel, sondern eher ein Talent.Was die Gideon-Gwen-Sache angeht (Sie hat ja schon eine gewisse Vorliebe für Namen mit G... Naja, wenn man Kerstin Gier heißt), so finde ich war schon einiges offensichtlich. Beispielsweise war ich vom Ende von Saphirblau nicht wirklich überrascht. Zumindest nicht in Liebesdingen. Aber das hat mich eigentlich auch nicht gestört. Es gibt ja noch genug Dinge, die WIRKLICH überraschend sind.Mein einziger Kritikpunkt wäre, dass man Rubinrot und Saphirblau eigentlich auch als ein Buch hätte veröffentlichen können. Der Cliffhanger des ersten Bandes war ja schon extrem und einen wirklichen Cut gibt es auch nicht gerade. Vom Spannungsbogen her wäre das auch durchaus möglich gewesen meiner Meinung nach. Ich will ja niemandem etwas unterstellen, aber das könnte doch kommerzielle Gründe gehabt haben. Aber selbst wenn... Was solls? Trilogien klingen immer besser als Zweiteiler, oder?Xemerius? Du wirst auf ewig mein Held bleiben! Ich entscheide mich dafür, dass ich doch die Team Sache unterstützte und mich hiermit zu Team Xemerius bekenne!

  • Andis/Slytherin
    2018-11-04 08:33

    4 solid stars! This one was a little longer than Ruby Red but I read it much much faster. This makes me wonder how long it will take me to read Emerald Green <33 Love this series so much so far though.

  • Ryan
    2018-10-28 11:19

    "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 she has inherited her family's time-travel gene instead of her crazy bitch of a cousin, Charlotte. Following this discovery, Gwyneth has now been flung, without any proper preparation, into a society full of conspiracies and centuries-old secrets. And she has no idea what she's doing. She can't dance the minuet. She can't tell the difference from "Your Highness", "Your Royal Highness", and even "Your Illustrious Highness." But she can see ghosts and demons when no one else can. Not that that helps, of course."'Oh, yes?' asked Charlotte sarcastically. 'But then you're never really alone, because you have all your invisible friends, don't you?'"Being a massive Doctor Who nerd, reading a book with time-travel pleased my inner-Whovian. The main concept was that time-travel was inherited throughout generations in two families, and the twelve time-travellers all had a place in an ancient prophecy. All twelve of said time-travellers must have their blood written into the chronograph. Which was much easier said than done, as two members of the Inner Circle went rogue in their determination to never let Count Saint-Germain close the Circle. "'I don't know what part you are playing, girl, or whether you are of any importance. But I will not have my rules broken.'"I love Gwyneth as a narrator. She's funny and bold with a dash of sarcasm. She kind of reminded me of a less impulsive version of Percy Jackson. The humour was also something I really loved about this book. Sure, some lines seemed to be aimed at a younger audience (younger meaning 14-16, maybe), but since I'm forever mentally six, I didn't mind."'Nick demonstrated twenty-three ways of communicating without words by fanning himself with a napkin'...'this one means, wow, I'd like to marry you. But if you do it the other way around, it means ha ha, we are now at war with Spain.'"I literally sticky-noted some of my personal favourites throughout the book."She reminded me that revenge was a dish best eaten cold, and she wouldn't agree when I said my motive wasn't revenge, it was pure murderous blood lust."Like this one scene with Gideon where I basically sticky-noted the entire page."Gideon took the iPod out of his jeans pocket. 'Wait a moment, the music's still too far away from you.' He put the earbuds in my ears and pulled me to my feet. 'Oh, good, Linkin Park,' I said."Or the scene where Gwyneth was hammered as all hell. "Let's act as if I didn't know that Google says you're not a real count at all. Let's act as if you really had an aristocratic title and weren't a con man of unknown origin. Let's act as if you didn't half strangle me last time we met. And let's act as if I were stone-cold sober."It's rare to find a book where the side characters stood out as much as the main characters. Xemerius was the designated comic-relief without a filter, Madame Rossini was such a sweetheart, Charlotte and Giordano made me want to punch a wall, and Lesley is the best friend anyone could hope for."'You don't know him!' I had shaken my head. 'You're only saying that because you know I want to hear it!' 'Yes, and because I also want it to be true!' she (Lesley) had said. 'If he turns out an absolute bastard in the end, I'll go and see him and beat him up in person! That's a promise!'"However, one issue I had with this book (and the reason I gave it 4/5 stars) was how insta-lovey it was. 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  • ☾Poppet
    2018-11-04 13:30

    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 scenarios are so pretty and wonderful. And Gideon…so dreamy but at the same time so frustrating , i really don’t understand him.That ending tho! Cliffhanger I HAAAAATE them. I been puting off Emerald Green since i wanted to do a review of this book but i’ve been almost a week trying to organize all of my thoughts and trying to do a worthy review but it’s just not happening. At least something is better than nothing at all! :)✧・゚:* ✩ 3.7 SHINY STARS ✩*:・゚✧

  • Ecmel Soylu
    2018-10-30 10:15

    Ciddi bir aksiyon eksikliği olduğu gerçeği inkar edilemez ama ben karakterleri ve yazarın mizahını çok seviyorum*-*

  • Odette Knappers
    2018-11-15 10:09

    Het reviewen van een deel 2 van een trilogie voelt altijd een beetje als iets zeggen over het middelste gedeelte van een stand-alone. Het verhaal gaat wel door, maar je kent de wereld al en er gebeurt nog niet écht iets. Wel pakte de bijzondere wereld van Gwendolyn me weer en heb ik genoten van de onderdompeling in de wereld.Ik vind Gideon een ongelooflijke eikel, nog steeds. En hoe vrouwonvriendelijk de hele organisatie is.. jeetje zeg. Ik vind het wel tof hoe Gwendolyn daar mee omgaat, als mensen in haar bijzijn over haar praten in de derde persoon bijvoorbeeld, alsof ze er niet is en niets te zeggen heeft, dat ze dan in de derde persoon iets over zichzelf zegt, dat sarcasme mag ik wel.En de sfeer van alle kleding en kapsels.. ik zie het helemaal voor me, heel mooi omschreven. Dit zou verfilmd moeten worden! Alleen al voor de kostuums. En eigenlijk ben ik wel benieuwd naar Gideon hoor dan ;)Leuk trouwens de puzzel op het einde!Behalve dat het verhaal lekker vlot is en goed wegleest, vind ik ook dat de boeken mooi zijn. De opmaak van de bladzijdes is ruim zodat je én lekker relaxt leest, én een lekker dik boek hebt waar je heerlijk doorheen vliegt. En de kaften zijn zo mooi! Ik heb de paperbacks. Dit jaar komt er een hele mooie jubileumeditie uit van deze serie, waar de zijkant van de bladzijden een kleurtje heeft.. Mocht je ze dus willen kopen, dan raad ik je dus aan nog even geduld te hebben zodat je de extra mooie kunt kopen ;)Al met al 4*, omdat ik het iets te veel een tussenverhaal vind, er gebeurt iets te weinig, en ik vind Gideon iets te stom. Ik ga wel binnenkort deel 3 lezen!

  • Darren Hagan
    2018-11-01 11:16

    *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 I'd say that after Ruby Red!

  • Rebecca ♥ Ash, Kishan, Magnus ♥
    2018-10-27 09:34

    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.

  • Fátima García
    2018-11-13 05:29

    Gideon's bipolarness just freaks me out.

  • Amelia Oswald
    2018-10-23 10:20

    wtf did I just finished two books in one freaking day !! That's insane !! I need book 3 right now :( Ugh

  • Willinda
    2018-11-01 11:19

    Nádherné. Jednoduše nádherné. Bude mi trvat opravdu hodně dlouho zbavit se toho připitomělého úsměvu, který mám od první stránky... :D------------------------Ještě před týdnem by vám šestnáctiletá Gwendolyn řekla, že je jí život relativně normální. Sice se její sestřenice učila všechno možné, aby mohla cestovat časem a pouze čekala, až se u ní konečně projeví časocestovací gen, její tetička s babičkou a vlastně velká část rodiny je mírně šílená a každý má nějaké to tajemství, ale pro Gwendolyn vskutku normál. Všechno se ale změnilo v prvním díle trilogie Drahokamy, Rudá jako rubín. Gwendolyn totiž zjistila, že to ona má gen, který jí umožňuje cestovat časem. Tím pádem patří do tajného společenství cestovatelů časem, a zaplétá se do velmi složité rodinné politiky, které nerozumí a nikdo jí k tomu pořádně nic neřekne. Ještě ke všemu musí pravidelně elapsovat (kontrolovaně cestovat v čase), aby se nečekaně někam nepřesunula, protože by jí mohlo hrozit opravdové nebezpečí. Jak to tak ale vypadá, neohrožují ji ale pouze neplánované cesty časem a všudypřítomné záhady. Sama totiž ještě pořádně neví, co se kolem ní děje. A zmatky s láskou tomu rozhodně nepomáhají…Modrá jako safír navazuje přesně tam, kde Rudá skončila. Jak dějově, protože přímo následuje události minulého dílu, tak i kvalitou. Ono to totiž je, jako kdybyste jenom pokračovali v četbě jedné knihy. Nejenže vás přímo okamžitě do sebe vcucne, a vy zkrátka musíte jenom číst, číst a číst, ale autorka se ani nezdržuje opakováním událostí minulého dílu. Ano, sice nám je v průběhu malinkou připomene, ale nevěnuje několik stránek jenom shrnutí děje minulé knihy, a příběh proto plyne velice rychle. Přestože se vám může zdát, že se v knize vlastně nic neděje, opak je pravdou. Ve skutečnosti se tam dějí velmi důležité věci. Řešení záhad kolem cestování, Gwendolyn a její srdeční záležitosti, cestování, láska… stihne se toho v knize udát opravdu hodně. A vám to možná ani nepřijde, protože díky skvělému stylu, jakým je napsaná, jste ji měli okamžitě přečtenou. Příběh tedy rozhodně není nijak zpomalený a zmatený. Plyne ostošest a nenechávám vám čas vydechnout. Přesto se ale vehementně střídají dobrodružné a akčnější scény s těmi romantickými. A Gierová zvládá napsat perfektně obojí. Při těch romantický cítíte v žaludku chvění a nedokážete se zbavit přiblblého úsměvu na tváři. Při těch dobrodružnějších se zase pokoušíte o rekord v zadržení dechu. Ale to stále není všechno. Protože díky nové postavě, chrliči Xameriovi se kniha stává navíc ještě skvěle vtipnou. A do všech těch emocí se tedy ještě smějete na celé kolo. Pokud jste četli Rudou jako rubín, a alespoň trochu se vám líbila, rozhodně neváhejte sáhnout po Modré, protože opravdu stojí za to. Jedná se o lehkou, jistým způsobem i oddechovou knihu, která vás donutí myslet pouze na právě se odehrávající příběh a na nic jiného. A pokud jste ani jednu knihu ještě nečetli a zní vám to alespoň trochu zajímavě… tak na co ještě čekáte? Přicházíte opravdu o hodně!

  • Krystal Bond
    2018-11-12 08:21

    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.