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Sapphire Blue by Kerstin Geir

Sapphire Blue by Kerstin Geir

Posted November 1, 2019 in Reviews // 0 Comments

  I am so so utterly delighted to have finally read book two of the Precious Stones trilogy. It’s been a couple years since I read Ruby Red, but I LOVED it.  Gwen took me completely by surprise and I hadn’t been expecting a time travel book (I love time travel) so it became one of my favorite books of 2017 … et voila! Now Sapphire Blue is here and I am excited. From a purely sensible and logical point of view, Sapphire Blue is not as good as Ruby Red.  And that’s to be expected – middle books in trilogies tend to be a means […]

The Librarian of Auschwitz by Antonio Iturbe

The Librarian of Auschwitz by Antonio Iturbe

Posted September 7, 2019 in Reviews // 2 Comments

The story being told in The Librarian of Auschwitz is fascinating, but the way it is being told doesn’t do it justice.  I found myself zoning out a lot during this book because of the lack of rising action.  I’ve thought long and hard about this, because the partially-fictionalized stories of the real people in this novel have a lot of potential, and I think these stories should be told, but the experience was challenging for me as a reader.  To put it frankly, I was bored. Although I enjoy history, my main interest leans toward stories older than WWII.  That […]

Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier

Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier

Posted August 15, 2017 in Reviews // 14 Comments

  I simply LOVED this book. Ruby Red was such a lot of fun.  Gwyneth Shepard’s family has too many secrets.  One of these is that her cousin, Charlotte, has inherited the time travel gene and she must keep an eye to see if Charlotte gets dizzy and, very importantly, draw a chalk circle where she disappears.  Only, it isn’t Charlotte who disappears – it’s Gwyneth!  Completely uninitiated, poor Gwennie is thrust into her family’s grand conspiracy theory, and has to decide who to trust, and who is trying to kill her. This audiobook was one of the ones I […]