{Effie Reviews} Sapphire Blue by Kerstin Gier

Posted October 26, 2015 by Effie in Reviews / 0 Comments

{Effie Reviews} Sapphire Blue by Kerstin Gier

Sapphire Blue

by Kerstin Gier
Series: Precious Stone Trilogy #2
Published on October 31st, 2012
by Henry Holt & Co.
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchased
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Also by this author: Ruby Red, Emerald Green

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.

3.5 Stars

Well that was … I don’t even know what that was, but it was good and at the same time not.

Am I making any sense?

No, I don’t think am I, so I’ll try to explain why I’m so conflicted with Sapphire Blue at the moment.

Now as I said in Ruby Red the story is really quite good with all it’s mysteries and the time travel and that’s the part I quite liked to. But I am definitely not fond of the characters themselves, even Gwyneth, in whose POV this book is written, just all out annoyed me to no end.

Is it even possible to like the story but not the characters?

Oh well, I guess it must be because that’s how I feel. I can’t even begin to tell you how I just didn’t connect or felt anything but annoyance for the characters in this book. The only ones I sort of “liked” were Lesley (Gwyneth’s best friend) and Xemerius (the little gargoyle demon) because honestly they are, to me, somewhat normal and funny and amusing all at the same time.

As for the main characters Gwyneth and Gideon, I just couldn’t like them. It wasn’t so bad in the first book, but Gwyneth got more and more annoying as the book went on and don’t even get me started on that obnoxious little shit Gideon. I could strangle him, he’s definitely not the kind of guy I would like to be around all the time and who just keeps playing games with a girl’s heart. And OMG … what the hell is with that annoying, over-the-top Insta-Love in Sapphire Blue, it was doable in Ruby Red and I could ignore it easily, but now, it was like every few sentences all Gwyneth could think or talk about was Gideon …. Gideon this, Gideon that, Oh no Gideon broke my heart … again. I mean, c’mon … suck it up! Be a goddamn woman and dump his ass! As for Paul and Lucy, well those two are okay, I guess. Can’t say much since we don’t actually see them or read about them a lot, except for the first few and the last few pages of the first two books. I do believe there’s is something fishy going on though, especially the way the keep talking about Gwyneth all the time. Oh well, I’ll see what it is in Emerald Green I guess.

There are more characters like Count Saint Germain, Charlotte and Aunt Glenda that I just wanna kill or bitch-slap ’till kingdom come. But that might be just me. Although there’s something seriusly wrong with Count Saint Germain, he’s definitely shady and up to something and keeping to many secrets to my liking. Charlotte, well Charlotte is just an annoying, jealous and petty little wench and so is her mother. They are so nasty all the damn time that it’s not even funny anymore.

Now I’m gonna stop right here, because otherwise I’ll keep on ranting about this book. Now the only reason this book got the rating it did was only due to the fact that I like the concept of the story, the mysteries, poetry and the time travel. I did not like the characters (except for the expections I’ve mentioned). So now I’m going to finish this torture by reading the final installment of this trilogy, Emerald Green and let’s hope the story will remain good otherwise my next rating might get even lower.

Unto Emerald Green it is!


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