Series: Firebird #2
Published by HarperCollins on November 3rd 2015
Genres: Law & Crime, Love & Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult
Source: Publisher (Thanks!)
In this sequel to A Thousand Pieces of You by New York Times bestselling author Claudia Gray, Marguerite races through various dimensions to save the boy she loves.Ever since she used the Firebird, her parents' invention, to cross through to alternate dimensions, Marguerite has caught the attention of enemies who will do anything to force her into helping them dominate the multiverse—even hurt the people she loves. She resists until her boyfriend, Paul, is attacked, and his consciousness is scattered across multiple dimensions.The hunt for each splinter of Paul's soul sends Marguerite 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 dimension brings Marguerite one step closer to rescuing Paul. But with every trial she faces, she begins to question the one constant she's found between the worlds: their love for each other.
Short and Sweet:
Ten Thousand Skies Above You is an enthralling sequel to a unique and fast paced series about an intriguing multiverse by Claudia Gray. I didn’t think it was possible, but I loved this installment even more than the first!
For those of you who have already read and loved A Thousand Pieces of You, get ready to experience an even more mind-bending story the second time around. Marguerite believed that she understood the complexities of the universe and its many dimensions, but everything she thought she knew is about to be tested. When the ‘bad guys’ can sometimes be ‘good’ and the people you trust can do the unthinkable, do you really know anyone? Is there such a thing as fate when the possibilities are infinite?
Paul, Marguerite’s family friend and new love, is splintered across multiple dimensions and the only way to put him back together is to work with the man who destroyed him to begin with. Faced with such a heartbreaking loss, Marguerite must decide if she can betray alternate versions of her loved ones in order to save him. Along for the ride is Theo, Marguerite’s other ardent admirer, who she’s still struggling to trust after he was ‘body snatched’ by a scheming alternate version of himself in the last book. Though Marguerite believes strongly that there is some essential core to each version of Paul and that she loves every Paul, she extends that view less favorably to Theo and suspects that he has potential to be deceptive. Every Theo.
However, when she meets a version of Paul who breaks her heart and soon after discovers that she has seriously altered the fate of another version of herself, she wonders whether she knows her own heart, let alone the intricacies of another person’s soul. As she continues to navigate multiple worlds and realities, Marguerite grows immensely as a character. She hits bottom and then builds herself back up stronger than ever, even as the hits keep coming. Though there are some constants- hello, Leonardo DiCaprio and TSwift pop culture references – the multiverse, or rather the people in it, are certainly far less constant than she hoped them to be. But maybe all of those chances for things to go wrong are what makes it so wonderful when they go right.
Ten Thousand Skies Above You is perfection! Claudia Gray has written a gorgeous story, with vibrant characters, breathtaking worlds and heart-pounding, unpredictable plot twists. And after that deliciously shocking cliffhanger (I died), I can’t wait to see what happens next! Highly, HIGHLY recommend!