Ten Thousand Skies Above You By Claudia Gray
The second book in the Firebird series
My Rating – 5*/5*
“Ever since she used the Firebird, her parents’ invention, to cross into alternate dimensions, Marguerite has caught the attention of enemies who will do anything to force her into helping them dominate the multiverse—even hurting the people she loves. She resists until her boyfriend, Paul, is attacked and his consciousness scattered across multiple dimensions.
Marguerite has no choice but to search for each splinter of Paul’s soul. The hunt sends her racing through a war-torn San Francisco, the criminal underworld of New York City, and a glittering Paris where another Marguerite hides a shocking secret. Each world brings Marguerite one step closer to rescuing Paul. But with each trial she faces, she begins to question the destiny she thought they shared. “
It feels like it was forever ago that I read the first book in this series which was A Thousand Pieces of you, so I did have to do a little recap and read a few reviews to make sure I remembered the world and then the memories came flooding back and I remembered just how much I enjoyed the book and I was even more excited to start Ten Thousand Skies Above You.
Firstly I want to state that this book was amazingly written and full of suspense and I was practically on the edge on my seat the entire time needed to know what was going to happen to Marguerite and the people she loved.
After my little recap of the first book Ten Thousand Skies above you pretty much sets off where the first book left off and we are once more thrown into the firebird world. Marguerite has been reunited with her parents but as always it isn’t long before Triad once again interferes and she once again finds herself travelling through dimensions looking for Paul.
Now I don’t know about you but I can get easily confused when reading books about parallel universe but Claudia Grey manages to keep it easy and simple with only have a few main rules that are pretty easy to follow (if I can follow it and not get confused so can you!).
The three main character in this book are Marguerite, Theo and Paul and I love each of them, it’s amazing how much more the develop in this book, there strengths and weaknesses were much more fleshed out in this book rather than the first one. I like how Marguerite questions things like fate in parallel worlds. Theo is trying hard to break away from the reputation that he got in the last book which wasn’t entirely his fault, as for Paul he isn’t in this book a great deal but his “other versions” are which was interesting to see.
I guess this may put some people off but romance is a big part of this book. Although I do like both Paul and Theo I do think I’m team Theo even though I can figure out the outcome of this book since Marguerite is in love with Paul. In this book, we meet a lot of other versions of Paul so it was nice to see Paul not always be the person that Marguerite believes him to be.
The reveals in this book was great but it was also nice to see some things wrapped up nicely, we learn more about the Triad and about the Marguerites in different worlds. I did find that whenever I thought things were finally working out for these characters something else was thrown into their path and they were pushed further back from there happy ending.
Ten Thousand Skies Above You left us on a terrible cliff-hanger and I can’t wait to read the next book.
Have you read this book?
If so I’d love to see in the comments what you thought about it ?