*Warning: If you haven't read Ruby Red (check out my review here), begin there. It's fabulous.
I have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of Kerstin Gier's Sapphire Blue for what seems like forever. I am so happy I've finally been able to read it.
Sapphire Blue continues the story of the time traveling families, the Montrose and the D'Villiers. Gwyneth Shepherd is of the Montrose line, whose ladies carry the time traveling gene. She has only a week before the book began learned that she not her cousin, Charlotte, possessed the gene. Now Gwyneth has been thrown into the world of the Guardians, who maintain the rules and regulations of time travel. Among other problems with learning you can time travel is the impossibly cute Gideon D'Villers, who accompanies Gwyneth into the past.
Currently, Gwyneth is charged with the task of impressing the ever creepy Count Saint-Germain. The Count, he is tricky. He has powers of mind control, and he maintains strict control of the present day Guardians even though his existence is in the distant past. Oh, man. He has now called Gwyneth to him so he can learn more about the newest time traveler.
Several mysteries present themselves during Sapphire Blue. First, Lucy and Paul continue to elude the guardians by hiding themselves in the past. I continue to question how Lucy and Paul fit into the present time traveling puzzle. I have some theories... Second, Gwyneth must attempt to figure out who she can trust. Her mother warned her not to trust anyone, even her own feelings. She is beginning to see how truly difficult it may be to learn who is trustworthy and who isn't. Finally, there is Gideon. I've got to say, I'm not sure I can figure out the mystery of Gideon either. One minute he is all smiles and kisses and the next he seems surly. Boys...
I continue to love this series. One of my favorite details about the book is the lavish description of the costumes Gwyneth wears. I absolutely adore the descriptions of the fabulous gowns Gwyneth wears as she travels through time. I cannot wait for Emerald Green. Hopefully, all my questions will be answered.