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Sapphire Blue Sneak Preview

Never mind those fifty shades of grey: the hottest color this fall may be Sapphire Blue. Although I certainly had my gripes with Ruby Red, fans have been waiting eagerly for the English-translation sequel to Kerstin Gier’s time-traveling YA romance (part of a trilogy). So where are we in the tale? Sixteen-year-old Gwen’s life has been turned upside down ever since her eccentric, aristocratic English family figured out that she was the Ruby, the last member of the secret time-traveling Circle of Twelve. While searching through history for the others in order to get their blood samples (when blood from [...]

August 14th, 2012|Tags: , , , , |

Loved This, Try That: Ruby Red

So, let us guess: you devoured Kerstin Gier’s bestselling time-travel YA novel, Ruby Red, and now you need something to tide you over until the sequel, Sapphire Blue, comes out on October 30? Not to worry! Here’s a summer’s worth of delightful, dark, and fantastical books like Ruby Red with plenty of magic, strong female protagonists, and the occasional talking animal. Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Laini Taylor — Karou is a 17-year-old art student in Prague. An outsider even among the art-school crowd, her few friends have learned to accept her eccentricities: her fluency in random languages, her evasiveness, her [...]

Book Trailer Review: Ruby Red

A trend we've been seeing lately is the "book trailer," a short web video advertising an upcoming or just-out book. Here's one I recently watched for Ruby Red, by Kerstin Gier (read my review of the book): While a one-minute-long animation can't go into much detail about the story, I think it gets the basic concept across pretty clearly: a teenage English girl suddenly faces the unexpected downsides (and possible romantic perks) of her newfound time-traveling powers. Sure, it sounds cool... but not if you have to learn a bunch of boring history, ditch the makeup and cellphone, and you can't [...]

May 25th, 2012|Tags: , , , , |