Thursday, 3 December 2015

Review: Ten Thousand Skies Above You [Firebird #2] by Claudia Gray

Title: Ten Thousand Skies Above You
Author: Claudia Gray
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Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction
Series: Firebird #2
Source: Harper360
Publisher: HarperTeen
Publication Date: 3rd December 2015
Rating: 4 stars

Tell Me About It
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.
My Thoughts
After reading A Thousand Pieces of You, and ending on such a cliff hanger, I knew I had to read the next book as soon as it was published, and it didn't take me long to tackle Ten Thousand Skies Above You when it landed on my doorstep.

Ten Thousand Skies Above You picks up with Marguerite running for her life, and on a mission to find and save pieces of Paul's soul. As the story progresses we find out what happened after the family arrived back home with Dad alive and well, and what happened to Paul afterwards.
Theo is still suffering from the effects of Nightthief, and when he ends up in hospital, Paul goes to find a cure for him. With no news from Paul within two days Marguerite makes the decision to find him, using her Firebird to follow his path, and find a cure for Theo in the process.

Conley is back, after several expensive offers (bribes) he makes it clear that travelling to his triadverse would cancel these offers and there will be trouble. Paul inadvertently cancels these offers by asking for help, and ends up splintered instead. Now Marguerite has to travel through the dimensions trying to find pieces of Paul's soul, and along the way not only learns more about herself, but also something she left behind after her last visit.

Ten Thousand Skies Above You not only gives us back the characters we love from the previous book, but also introduces new worlds to us. Worlds that have not been visited before and are new to everyone. I really liked the travelling aspect of this book, and that the author has given us new worlds to visit, with new problems that need solving. I liked how strong and determined Marguerite is, to blindly travel to strange worlds and find pieces of Paul's soul, collecting them as she goes. She faces a lot of opposition, and some places were truly scary, but it doesn't stop her.

There were a lot of surprise inTen Thousand Skies Above You that I did not expect. One comes from a visit to an old world, where we get to see what has happened since she left. But the most surprising aspect to me was near the end of the book. It was not something I had expected at all and I am really interested in seeing how this new twist plays out in the next book, as well as seeing what happens when we were left on a huge cliffhanger.

Final Verdict
Ten Thousand Skies Above You was just as great as the first book. I loved the twists and turns that I did not expect and I can't wait to pick up the next book to see what happens next.

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