Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Summary (from the publisher): 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.
Review: This should be the middle of a nice thick book about a time traveling teenager; instead it's the second book in a trilogy where nothing much has happened so far. I still like the story, but I can't understand why Gwen thinks she's in love with Gideon when he isn't very nice to her. And someone needs to start explaining things to Gwen soon, or the trilogy is going to end and she's going to be just as clueless as she was at the beginning. There are some cute parts and some funny parts, and I still love all the bits about the costuming from different eras and the quirky ghosts that Gwen befriends. I'll read the next book when it comes out, because I'm invested in the story now, but if you ever want to read the trilogy, get all three books at the same time and think of them as one long book.
Rating: 3 stars