Sapphire Blue by Kerstin Gier
(Ruby Red)

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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.


About Kerstin Gier

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Kerstin Gier is the bestselling author of the Ruby Red trilogy, as well as several popular novels for adults. She lives in Germany. Anthea Bell is the foremost translator of German literature in the world. And she thinks Ruby Red is just "charming"!
Published October 30, 2012 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR). 369 pages
Genres: Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Children's Books, History, Travel, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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All 12 time travelers must be introduced into the chronograph so the Circle can be closed, and the Guardians have assigned Gwen and irresistible Gideon de Villiers the task of locating four missing time travelers.

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Unfortunately, two rogue time travelers, Lucy and Paul, are for some reason trying to stop Gwen and Gideon.

Oct 15 2012 | Read Full Review of Sapphire Blue (Ruby Red)

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A Patchwork of Books

I read books on writing, obtaining my first loads from libraries, then purchasing more and more myself, all the time reading and trying to improve my writing.

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It’s difficult to tell whether he has feelings for Gwen, or if he prefers her cousin Charlotte, the pretty redhead who already knows everything that they have been attempting to teach Gwen.

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