Michelle Covets: Sapphire Blue by Kerstin Geir

Why Michelle covets this book: I absolutely loved the first book in the series, Ruby Red, and I curse the long wait until Sapphire Blue comes out. I WANT IT NAO!!

Cover Rant: Not sure I like the new covers though.

I liked the uniqueness of the Ruby Red cover (see below) and I was looking forward to a variation for it for Sapphire Blue. Alas, they decided to change it to the standard covers nowadays featuring a girl in a pretty dress. Sigh.

book coverSapphire Blue (Edelstein Trilogy #2) by Kerstin Geir
(Henry Holt; out October 30, 2012)
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.
For the latest info about the Edelstein series, visit check out the author's Goodreads page. Click on the cover to go to the book's Goodreads page.

As for the cover, what do you guys think? Old versus new.
book cover vs. book cover

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"Books I Covet" is a weekly or bi-weekly blog post series I am going to be doing here. It will feature books I am very excited about reading and plan on buying/borrowing in the near future. It is similar to the "Waiting On" meme hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine. However, some of the books may already be published and others may still be in pre-order. I will include the books' blurb, cover art, and/or release date if they're available. Click on the WoW image on the left to join in!


  1. Oh, I read this one years ago and really enjoyed it! I don't know why they changed the name of the heroine, though. o.o

    Patricia // My WOW

  2. This looks like a good series, i should prob read the first one though. Love those dresses. Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Awesome pick! I just added Ruby Red to my TBR list a little while ago. I like the old and the new covers. Usually I'm not picky anyway but they both look great.

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  4. I'm hearing great things about Ruby Red and looking at the sequel makes me want to read it already! COVER LOVE! I love the dress!

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    We Fancy Books

  5. I actually tend to like the new covers! Don't know why, but the other wouldn't catch my eyes in the bookstore.


  6. *Hangs head in shame* for not having started this series yet, lol. It looks really good and the covers are gorgeous. Thanks so much for sharing and stopping by my WoW

    Jennifer @ Dream Reads

  7. I've never heard of this series before, actually... But based on the blurb of the second book, it sounds pretty good, though confusing. *goes to Goodreads to check out the first book*

    I like the new cover of Ruby Red. The old one is just... meh.

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    Meg @ The Book Galaxy

  8. I've never heard of this series before. Looks really good though.

    I like both covers but think the old one stands out as more unique.

  9. This series is new to me, but it looks enticing.

    Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

  10. I actually hadn't heard of this series either.

    And I actually kind of like the new covers. (Sheepish smile). I agree that it would catch my eye more than the old one.

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    ~Danica Page
    Taking It One Page at a Time

  11. This book does sound good! Thanks for highlighting it!


  12. I believe I like the new cover over the old one. And I hadn't heard of this series until this post. Thanks for sharing!

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  13. I am SO excited for this book!! I really enjoyed Ruby Red!!

    Happy reading and thanks for stopping by!!

  14. Oh, man... more TBR!! And what a bummer on the cover change!! I like the gutsy old cover b/c it's so different but I can see where they would think it wouldn't appeal to their target audience. The dress cover is gorgeous, too. But it IS getting overdone!!!!

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    -Kristin @myparahangover

  15. I'm pretty torn on the covers. The original cover was soooo pretty in person--that deep ruby red and just slightly shimmery. Sad that I won't have a beautiful blue one to match it. The new ones are more "trendy", I guess. I loved the series so far, though!

  16. While I like both covers, the first look more Grimm Fairy Tales and the latter more of a romance series. Either way, I'm reading this one too.

    - Jessica @ Book Sake


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