Gwen learned that she was the last time traveler in the Circle of Twelve in the first book of this series, Ruby Red. In Sapphire Blue, she continues to travel in the past to discover why Lucy and Paul stole the second Chronograph while also trying to figure out what all the prophecies about the Circle mean and if Gideon really does love her.
The entertaining Gwen is back with a new ghostly friend, a gargoyle/demon named Xemerius, who helps her keep tabs on Gideon and the Guardians. While the Guardians are doing their best to keep Gwen in the dark as to the inner workings of their society, Gwen takes matters into her own hands and together she, her friend Lesley, and Xemerius further their research about the Guardians and Count Saint-Germain. The book only covers a few days in our time, but Gwen elapses and travels to different time periods during these days. I loved when Gwen traveled back to attend the soiree, although she had some lessons in proper soiree behavior from Charlotte and her teacher, Gwen stayed true to herself and gave a wonderful performance at the party. Gwen also meets her great-grandfather during one of her elapses which brings about some new questions. And of course we have Gideon, the oh so perfect love interest who is so sweet and charming towards Gwen one minute and a complete jerk the next. It’s hard to decided if I want him and Gwen to be together with everything he does and yet by the epilogue I was back on his side.
I thought the book was pretty fast-paced and enjoyable but as with the first book it was a little confusing to follow the interactions and characters, especially Count Saint-Germain and the Guardians, and there are lots of questions that still need to be answered. We still don’t know what will happen once all 12 time travelers are read into the chronograph or why Lucy and Paul stole the chronograph. And what is Gwen’s role in all of this? This book does end in a cliffhanger which is annoying since the third book will not be out in english for a while.