Sapphire Blue

Title: Sapphire Blue
Author: Kerstin Gier, translated from German by Anthea Bell
Series: The Ruby Red Trilogy, book 2/3
Genre: Romance, Time Travel, YA
Publisher: Henry Holt
Release Date: October 31st, 2012 
(first published January 5th, 2010)

 

Note: This post reviews the second book of The Ruby Red Trilogy. You may like to read the first book in the series, Ruby Red, before reading this review.

Gwen has been flung into the world of the secret society known as the Lodge and is now expected to follow their every command. Using the chronograph, they send her back in time every day, to collect blood from other time-travelers to be entered into the chronograph and close the circle. Once the circle closes, they believe that they will have a cure for all sickness and disease in the world.

The second of the two chronographs was stolen many years ago by two of the twelve time-travelers, Lucy Montrose and Paul de Villiers, ancestors of both Gwen and Gideon. This chronograph contains the blood of every time-traveler except Gwen, and is believed to be hidden to prevent the circle from closing, though no one knows exactly why. This is one of the mysteries that Gwen, and her best friend Lesley, try desperately to unravel.

As things remain unclear with this secret society of time-travelers, so do things in her relationship with Gideon. They have a relationship, but neither really trusts the other. Gwen must stay level-headed and get to the bottom of the mystery – before she runs out of time.

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