ARC Review: Ten Thousand Skies Above You by Claudia Gray

Title: Ten Thousand Skies Above You (Firebird #2)
Author: Claudia Gray 
Genre: Science Fiction, Romance
Source: #Booksfortrade
Publisher: HarperTeen 
Publication Date: November 3rd 2015
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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.


"... Paul, is attacked and his consciousness scattered across multiple dimensions."


Claudia Gray did not disappoint in Ten Thousand Skies Above You, if anything I loved this one a whole lot more then A Thousand Skies Above You. Full of unpredictable twists and turns, new dimensions and an ending that I didn't see coming this book did not suffer the dreadful second book syndrome.

Marguerite's boyfriend Paul's soul has been splintered across the multiverse, part of Conley's plan to get Marguerite to work for him. She'll collect the first three splinters, then head back to the "home office" to get the coordinates to the fourth splinter as well as the cure for Theo. (Yes, Theo is sick *sob*) Her goal in these three new dimensions is to destroy the Firebird project, but for Marguerite who believes that everyone in every multiverse is in intertwined this is like stabbing the parents from her own dimension in the back. Though a series of universes and unfortunate events Marguerite is beginning to learn that not everyone in every dimension is as good as their counterpart. 

My poor heart. This book was a roller coaster of events. Every time I would recover from one incident something else was being thrown at us. Every dimension Marguerite visited was well developed and scarily real. We visit a war ravaged world, a world just like our own, and many more. Marguerite even returns to the Russian verse, where Paul was killed and learns some unsettling news. Her latest trip throughout the multiverse taught Marguerite a valuable lesson: Souls aren't connected through the dimensions. A person may be good in one dimension and evil in the next. 

I will always ship Marguerite and Paul but there will always be a part of me that also ships her with Theo. In the War-verse Marguerite chose Theo instead of Paul. Making her question whether her and Paul had to ability to find each other because of fate. My favorite part of this book was the different versions of the boys. Each time they were totally different and you never knew what to expect. 

The ending of Ten Thousand Skies Above You was killer. The books seem to be about each character: Book 1 was Theo, Book 2 is Paul and Book 3 will be Marguerite. There are still a lot of things that are being questioned, but the main question is: What is going to happen to Marguerite? 



  1. Hoooray!! With a review like this one I'm feeling more ready to start reading book 1, knowing the sequel doesn't suffer from middle book syndrome at all!!

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