Book Review: Ten Thousand Skies Above You – Claudia Gray

Title: Ten Thousand Skies Above You
Author: Claudia Gray
Release Date: November 3rd 2015
Rating: 4.5/5

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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 know how to begin this review because I have so much to say. First of all, I was beyond excited when the book came out because I’ve been waiting for it. The first book was one of my favourite books in 2015 so I thought the next one will be as enticing as the first book.

The book continues with Marguerite looking for Paul’s soul that has been splintered by the enemy while he was looking for Theo’s cure. In this book, the settings and situation are way more complex than it was in the first book. The theme of Marguerite saving Paul makes everything feels more dangerous and I just couldn’t stop reading because I need to know what was going to happen. The dimensions in this book are phenomenal. Claudia’s elaborate description of each dimension makes it all real and more exciting. I’m so glad that the Russiaverse still exists in this book because it was definitely my favourite dimension in the first book even though the drama was really shocking to me and I really want to know the continuation of it.

One thing that I love about the book is how we got to see different sides of Paul. We now know who are his parents and why he is the way he is. And how even with all the revelation, Marguerite doesn’t stop loving Paul and refused to give up on her love for him. THEY ARE SO SWEET IT’S RIDICULOUS.

Through the story, I was really sceptical of Theo. Considering what he did in the first book, I wasn’t sure if he’s an ally or an enemy. Although there was a lot of moment when I really believe that Theo is a good guy in the book since he proved it so many times. I do feel a little bad for him because he’s with the girl that he loves and he can’t do anything about it. I was genuinely happy for him when Marguerite realised that certain things about Theo and see that he’s a friend, at least for now.

One shocking thing in this book for me is the revelation of what Josie and Conrad could have been. I certainly can’t wait for the third book and see if there’s any more development of these two because it is really unthinkable for me.

All in all, if you need or want to read a sci-fi novel with complex characters and dimensions as well as sweet love story, this is a perfect book. Don’t forget you need to read the first installment A Thousand Pieces of You before you read this one.

The book is definitely a great sequel, even though I was frustrated because turns out there would be a third book and this one ends in cliff-hanger since I thought it was gonna be a duology. Oh well, I guess it’s not a bad thing to have another book to look forward to.

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