Original title : Ten Thousand Skies Above You
Author : Claudia Gray
First published in : 2015
Genre : sci-fi, romance
Edition : HarperTeen
Pages : 426
Status : read from 08/23/18 to 09/02/18
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Synopsis : Marguerite Caine has done the impossible, traveling to alternate dimensions with the Firebird – the brilliant invention of her parentsn her boyfriend, Paul, and their friend Theo. But she has also caught the attention of enemies willing to kidnap, blackmail, and even kill to use the Firebird for themselves.
When Paul’s soul is splintered into four pieces – pieces that are trapped within Pauls in other dimensions – Marguerite will do anything, and travel anywhere, to save him. With the help of the brilliant Theo, Marguerite forges a plan to save Paul and the Firebird. But succeeding means outsmarting a genius and risking not only their lives, but also the lives of their counterparts in every other dimension.
Their mission takes them to the most dangerous universes yet: a war-torn San Francisco, the criminal underworld of New York City, and a glittering Paris where another Marguerite hides a shocking secret. Each leap brings Marguerite closer to saving Paul – but her journey reveals dark truths that lead her to doubt the one constant she’s found between the worlds: their love for each other.
Review : If you follow my reviews, you already know that I loved reading the first novel of the ‘Firebird’ series, aka A Thousand Pieces of You, and I couldn’t wait to discover what would happen to the main characters, Marguerite, Paul and Theo. As I was expecting, I really enjoyed this book too. I even took my time to finish it because I wanted it to last a little bit longer before I start reading the third and last novel, A Million Worlds with You.
I still sincerely love Claudia Gray’s writing and style. I think this is the main point I like about this series. Obviously, the plot is very interesting as well, but I truly believe that the writing is what I like the most and this is it which makes this series as a bestseller. Honestly, Claudia Gray could write about any subject, I still would love it! If you know me well, you know that I am not a vivid reader of sci-fi. However, this series is one of my favorites now and I’m sure this is thanks to her writing. She writes beautiful sentences which inspire us, like p.421:
Ten thousand skies, and a million worlds, and it still wouldn’t be enough for me to share with you. Nothing less than forever will do.
When you read this, you can only want to go further and discover the last book. You also love the characters and identify yourself with them in a way. I really liked the evolution of the characters, especially Marguerite who learns lots of things about her and her relatives thanks to her travels in the other dimensions. Her relationships with Paul, Theo and her families (yes, I use the plural noun and I won’t write much more about it because I don’t want to spoil you) are stronger than in the first novel and I’m sure it will be more and more true in the third book. I really appreciate that because we understand why the author chose to write a trilogy and not only one book. We see the plot and the characters growing and becoming more complex from the beginning until the end.
If you read A Thousand Pieces of You and hesitate to start Ten Thousand Skies Above You, I highly recommend you to do so. You won’t regret this choice and won’t be able to wait before starting A Million Worlds with You!