Ten Thousand Skies Above You (Firebird #2) by Claudia Gray

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.




(HarperTeen, 3 November 2015, ebook, 432 pages, borrowed from my library)




Ten Thousand Skies Above You was well worth waiting for. After my lacklustre response to the first book, A Thousand Pieces of You I wasn’t sure about reading the rest of the series. I’m glad I went for it.

Gray really gets into her stride in this book, the characters and the dimensions are fully realised. The book was a pleasure to read. The premise created in the first book is fully developed in sometimes sinister ways.

Marguerite returns to some dimensions from the first book and encounters new ones. The scope of this book is quite staggering. The multiverses in the book have a more sinister aspect this time around. Marguerite discovers Paul has a darker side to him and wonders if she can still love him. Things get pretty scary.

The ending of Ten Thousand Skies Above You blew me away. Marguerite learns why Conley really wants her, a pure traveller who can move between dimensions with no side effect, always able to remember events. When she learns what’s going on with her parents, what has led to the events in both books I was heart-broken.

I can’t wait to read the final book, A Million Worlds with You. Things are going to get even scarier.



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