I love Timeslip Tuesday at Charlotte's Library! Any excuse to read a time travel book!
Gier, Kersten. Sapphire Blue (Ruby Red Trilogy #2)
30 October 2012, Henry Holt
Gwen is back after her adventures in Ruby Red, and embroiled in a mystery-- what are Lucy and Paul up to with the second chronograph? And what about Gideon? Does he really like her, or does he have ulterior motives? There are so many secrets that the Guardians have, and it's difficult to find out the truth. She does manage to meet her grandfather back in the 1940s and 1950s and talk to him about what might be going on, and her best friend Lesley is doing all she can. What doesn't help is her snotty cousin Charlotte who has been trained to time travel and is very disappointed that she isn't able to. When Gwen has to travel back to the past and attend soirees and talk to the possibly evil Lord Alastair and Count Saint-Germain, things become even more complicated. Will she ever figure out what the purpose is to all of her time traveling?
Strengths: The great covers on these, and the romance within, makes this a good time travel book to give to girls who like paranormal romances.
Weaknesses: There is relatively little time travel going on in this one-- Gwen spends most of her time "elapsing" in the basement of the Guardian's building so that she doesn't travel accidentally. Her longest mission to the past involves her getting very drunk at a party and singing modern songs. Still, I am curious to read Emerald Green and see how this all is figured out! (Not sure when it will be available in hard cover in the US.)