Review: Saphire Blue

Title: Sapphire Blue

Author: Kerstin Geir

Publisher: Square Fish

Rating: 4.5/5

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.

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Review: Wolf by Wolf

Title: Wolf by Wolf

Author: Ryan Graudin

Publisher: Little, Brown Books

Rating: 5/5

The year is 1956, and the Axis powers of the Third Reich and Imperial Japan rule the world. To commemorate their Great Victory over Britain and Russia, Hitler and Emperor Hirohito host the Axis Tour: an annual motorcycle race across their conjoined continents. The victor is awarded an audience with the highly reclusive Adolf Hitler at the Victor’s ball.

Yael, who escaped from a death camp, has one goal: Win the race and kill Hitler. A survivor of painful human experimentation, Yael has the power to skinshift and must complete her mission by impersonating last year’s only female victor, Adele Wolfe. This deception becomes more difficult when Felix, Adele twin’s brother, and Luka, her former love interest, enter the race and watch Yael’s every move. But as Yael begins to get closer to the other competitors, can she bring herself to be as ruthless as she needs to be to avoid discovery and complete her mission?


I need more. Oh my God, this book was absolutely phenomenal. I came in knowing next to nothing about what it was about and I’m really happy I did. It allowed me to be surprised and enjoy all the little things the blurb may have hinted at. I love that this book had me hooked from the very beginning. I love the concept of it and how beautifully it was executed. I wasn’t happy with how it ended, I think there should have been more. Actually, I’m going to go check now to make sure there isn’t a sequel before I start moping about it…

YES. YES. YES. A SEQUEL IS IN THE MAKING! I’M SO EXCITED.
Ok, so it’s supposed to be a duology and the author is thinking about making a novella set in the world!!! The sequel is supposed to come out this FALL!!!

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Review: To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before

Title: To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before

Author: Jenny Han

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Rating: 5/5

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is the story of Lara Jean, who has never openly admitted her crushes, but instead wrote each boy a letter about how she felt, sealed it, and hid it in a box under her bed. But one day Lara Jean discovers that somehow her secret box of letters has been mailed, causing all her crushes from her past to confront her about the letters: her first kiss, the boy from summer camp, even her sister’s ex-boyfriend, Josh. As she learns to deal with her past loves face to face, Lara Jean discovers that something good may come out of these letters after all. 


I think I’m on some sort of rereading binge because I’ve been rereading so many books lately. Oh well. I read this during the summer and loved it. I reread it now and loved it even more. I forgot how cute and adorable this book was. Perfect to get you out of any reading slump. If you love cutesy romance and want a nice, easy, light hearted read, I totally recommend.

SPOILERS:

I love how comical everything in this book was. Starting from Lara Jean’s letters being sent out and her hurling herself at Peter. I admit I was weary of Peter at first. I was sure he’d hurt her or go back to Genevieve. Thankfully, he didn’t. He chose Lara-Jean and that made me really happy. Peter turned out to be a really sweet guy. I didn’t like how much Lara-Jean brought up Genevieve, though. I understand that she’s afraid of her but Lara-Jean ended up just hurting herself and Peter. However, what Genevieve did on the ski trip-wasn’t okay (I don’t want to say anything else for fear of spoiling book 2 so I’m going to stop talking about Gen).

I love the way we can clearly see Peter starting to like Lara-Jean. He’ll say something nice and smile at her but then quickly add something along the lines of, ” but I don’t like you like that so don’t get your hopes up.” And every time he says it, it sounds as if he’s convincing himself.

Margot was really annoying. I didn’t like how controlling of everything she was. Thankfully, she got better in the end.

This book had me laughing out loud. I highly recommend

P.S I Still Love You is waving at me from my bookshelf… I ought to pick it up.

December Wrap-up

I’m really happy with the seven books I read this month!

The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins (all rereads)

Ruby Red by Kerstin Geir

Red Rising by Pierce Brown

The Perfectionists by Sara Shepard

Happily Ever After by Kiera Cass