Original Title: Saphirblau
Year Published: 2012
Published by: Square Fish
Number of Pages: 354
First Sentence: “The streets of Southwark were dark and deserted.“
Goodreads Rating: 5/5
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.
Book number two is just as good as book number one. It picks up immediately after the first book.
Gwen is slowly getting used to her new powers as a time traveler, but it is not easy. There is so much she needs to know about how to behave, what to say and how to navigate society in the past, so she does not get caught and their secret revealed. It also becomes more and more obvious that the Guardians are keeping secrets from her, even information that she should probably know.
Gideon is not helping matter much either and confuses poor Gwen by being hot and cold (just like the Katy Perry song). It doesn’t help that he is also very open about his distrust in her loyalties which only angers Gwen.
The rest of the book is just as good as the first one. It keeps you engaged and interested in what will happen next.
I loved it and if you’ve read the first book then you should definitely read this one as well.