Title: Sapphire Blue (Edelstein Trilogy #2)
Author: Kerstin Gier
Summary: [from GoodReads]
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.
I have been waiting for Sapphire Blue for what seems like forever. I mean, after the first one stopped practically in the middle of a sentence, what was I supposed to do? I love me some time travel, though, so however impatiently I waited it was well worth it.
Last year’s trend for sophomore books seems to be pile on the confusion. I honestly am so turned around and confused! Who is on what side, how did they end up there and what do they want? GAAAAAHHHH!!!
Despite the confusion of plot, I felt like there was a lot of character growth in this one. Gwen isn’t the ignorant, gun-shy newbie any more. She knows a lot more about the mechanics etc. of what they do, and it’s beginning to dawn on her how much they’re carefully not telling her. I love that she has stopped trusting anyone and is trying to figure things out for herself. Too many young heroines are way too trusting when there’s a mystery going on. Just because you love him, doesn’t mean he’s telling you everything, schweetie doll, and Gwen gets that! YAY!
At the same time, I absolutely hate that Gwen is beginning to doubt herself. I totally get why – when presented with that much evidence that my future self was going to turn out evil, I’d probably start doubting myself too! And even though she’s stopped trusting pretty much everyone she has yet to grasp the concept of spin – truth told on a slant! That’s what makes the book so deliciously irritating!
I cannot believe they’re making us wait yet another year for the conclusion of the series! Anyone want to teach me German so I don’t have to wait?