Ten Thousand Skies Above You (Review & Giveaway!)

Ten Thousand Skies Above You (Review & Giveaway!)
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Title: Ten Thousand Skies Above You (Firebird #2)
Author:  Claudia Gray
Publisher:  HarperTeen
Published Date:  3rd November 2015
Rating: 5 Stars

*Thank you to the publisher for the review copy*
Check out my review of book one in the series, A Thousand
Pieces of You, here!
Synopsis: 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.

The second book in the Firebird trilogy, Ten Thousand Skies Above You features
Claudia Gray’s lush, romantic language and smart, exciting action, and will
have readers clamoring for the next book.

Review: I
don’t think covers get much better than this one. Both of the books are still
beautiful ^.^
I have read several books by Claudia Gray, from her
Evernight series and now also the Firebird series. I was anticipating this book
ever since I read my e-arc of book one. I even bought the first book in
paperback after that because I loved everything about it so much. I have
complete faith in Claudia Gray’s writing because it didn’t cross my mind for a
second that this one might be less epic than book one.
I am glad I didn’t doubt. Because this book was just as
wonderful as the first book was.
In the beginning it throws you right back into
Marguerite’s life, which had me a bit confused for a moment. But gradually you
end up coming back to speed and it hooks you in once again. We begin in a
universe which is set in Rome. We’re only in this place briefly, so it made
sense that we didn’t get that much description there. While we were there the
novel immediately sets up what the plot of this sequel is going to be by adding
in a new aspect of the Firebirds – the ability to splinter a human as they
cross dimensions. From then onwards, things quickly progress.
I loved seeing Marguerite and Theo traveling the
dimensions once again. We go back to the Russiaverse at one moment, which was
mentioned in book one. However, for the majority of the book we are traveling
to new worlds and places which prove just how vast Gray’s imagination is. Each
world is different and unique, showing different aspects of the main character’s
lives. We understand more as a reader than we ever have been able to before. I
loved every time they ended up in a new dimension and had to find clues and
discover what this world was like and how they should act. That was all done
incredibly well, and as well as that I felt like the ‘science’ to do with
dimension traveling was developed throughout this book and yet still made
sense.
I am going to be honest with you – the love triangle
comes back and stronger than ever. Don’t worry about cheating because that
doesn’t happen. I’m usually not a big fan of love triangles but in this book?
It all seems to make sense and I don’t even care because I love it. Halfway
through book one I switched my love triangle team for one reason or the other
(I know the reason, but no spoilers). But after this book I am switching back
once again! #TeamTheo all the way. On a serious note though, I think Gray
handles the love triangle perfectly and if there is going to be one, I think
this is the way to do it.
There were some really funny and awkward moments in this
book which had me laughing out loud. None of the scenes did that for me in book
one which I think is just another indicator that this was a better book than
the previous one.
Art and science are both pretty essential parts of the
story and I like that they were seen and understood as equal to each other –
without science being seen as the most important. That doesn’t happen often in
books/real life, so I could appreciate that here.
I did think that Marguerite had some unfair
ideas/thoughts about the multiverse and dimension traveling, but that was my
own opinion. In general, all the characters were further developed and there
are even a few plot twists found out as we get to see their different selves
acting through dimensions.
Towards the end we got a massive plot twist. Like
ASDFGHJKL massive. And everything – even the things which didn’t seem important
– suddenly made sense. I can’t wait for book three because the plot was already
set up in the end of this novel for it and I know it will be EPIC.
I have complete faith in Claudia Gray’s writing. I cannot
wait.
AND THAT CLIFFHANGER THOUGH!
Links: Goodreads and Amazon!

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Olivia’s Question: Are you completely against love
triangles or do some of them work out for you?
Olivia-Savannah x


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