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review 2017-05-26 15:59
My Review in One Word... Tumultuous
A Million Worlds with You (Firebird) - Claudia Gray

 

 

Book Title:  A Million Worlds With You

Author:  Claudia Gray

Narration:  Tavia Gilbert

Series:  Firebird Trilogy #3

Genre:  Science Fiction (Time Travel), YA

Setting: Present; including many different locales

Source:   Audiobook (Library)

 

 

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Book Theme Song

(link will take you to my tumblr post with video)

Just Give Me A Reason by P!nk --Paul's a little broken, but I think Marguerite can fix him…

Just give me a reason, just a little bit's enough

Just a second we're not broken just bent, and we can learn to love again

It's in the stars, it's been written in the scars on our hearts

We're not broken just bent, and we can learn to love again

 

 

Ratings Breakdown

 

Plot:  4.2/5

Main Characters:  3.8/5

Secondary Characters:  4/5

The Feels:  4/5

Addictiveness:  4/5

Theme or Tone:  4.3/5

Flow (Writing Style):  4.5/5

Backdrop (World Building):  4/5

Originality:  5/5

Book Cover:  5/5

Narration:  4/5

Ending:  4/5 Cliffhanger:  Nada

 

Will I read more from this Author?  I would…if it sounds interesting.

 

⇝OVERALL RATING⇜ 

4.2/5 STARS

GRADE=B+

 

My Thoughts

 

The action in this is non-stop…Marguerite flits from one parallel universe to another…oh the places she goes...  

 

 

Always chasing her other self, or Wicked, as she names her other self from whichever universe is the bad one (I can't remember the name of it).  If only Marguerite could have been a little less whiny, I don't know if it's the way she's written or just the narrator's voice, but I was ready for this book to end.   Overall, this was a satisfying end to the series.  With plenty of drama, intense action scenes, smoochy love & stuff, and even some clones (that's clones not clowns) thrown in, it is thoroughly entertaining.

 

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review 2017-03-29 22:50
Ten Thousand Skies Above You
Ten Thousand Skies Above You (Firebird) - Claudia Gray

I absolutely loved the first novel in this series, A Thousand Pieces of You, and this book was just as good.  The story is woven throughout the multiverse as Marguerite fights to save both Paul and Theo.  And like the first book, this one makes you think about life, choices, and their unforeseen ramifications.

 

The events of the first novel changed Marguerite, changed her perspective on life and her beliefs about it.  Travelling through the multiverse and seeing the "what if's" has opened her eyes to how different choices can lead to vastly different lives.  But those beliefs get tested yet again as she travels through more dimensions and finds unexpected versions of the people she loves.  Those versions make her question everything.

 

And much like the first novel, the lines between good and evil are often blurred.  Whose intentions are good, causing them to do questionable things?  Whose intentions are just plain evil?  It is this kind of gray area that makes this such a thought-provoking series.  How far would you go to save the ones you love?  How far is too far?  Is there such a thing as too far?  These are just some of the questions that Marguerite has to answer.

 

The dimensions exist during the same period of time, but it is fascinating to see the different ways in which they have evolved.  To think about what that means, in terms of multiverse theory, is incredible.  The Russiaverse, a throwback in time.  The Home Office, a vision of the future.  The New York-verse, an alternate reality.  Each dimension has different versions of our characters, making them all ever more complex.

 

The story and its premise are, simply put, fascinating!  I couldn't recommend this more!

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text 2017-02-01 00:59
Reading progress update: I've read 30%.
The Firebird - Susanna Kearsley

Katherine Kellgren's voice is the one thing keeping me solid today. Her ability to pull you into the story with her voice has always impressed me, but this book is really letting her vocal abilities shine. More than once today I found myself with my eyes closed, following along in my mind. Maybe not the best way to work... I suppose. It definitely kept me from imploding today though.

 

I'm loving this book, and very sad I set it on the backburner for so long.

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review 2016-11-08 12:37
Multiverse - One At A Time...
Ten Thousand Skies Above You (Firebird) - Claudia Gray

Whoa... what a trip! Claudia Gray has cover almost every single question there is to know or understand in A Thousand Pieces of You. What started as a journey of revenge turn into a multi-dimensional jumping across the universe to discover love has become a science fiction young adult romance with more twist and turns to a point unexpectedly ends with a cliffhanger. The shivers that came with this unexpected ending is just what is needed for turning this Firebird trilogy into a television series.

 

As it begins, we see our protagonist (Marguerite & Paul), once more, travel to other dimensions to save their friend Theo from an unexpected side effects of Nightthief (when the 'other' version of Theo took over his body) by finding a cure. What happens later Paul was splintered into four other dimensions and Wyatt Conley (the main villain) make a deal with Marguerite in order to save Paul's soul, she will help Conley to sabotage and destroy all Firebird technology that was discovered in other dimensions. As she travel, what she herself discover of her love for Paul questions her love for him and other versions of Paul.

 

Sequels are a tricky thing - it either grabs you and lose you when you begin to read. A season reader will have more expectations than those aren't. There are twist that surprises me, some were quite unexpected that do questions Marguerite's faith on Paul. While Claudia Gray description of other dimensions and theories of similarities are logical, I do feel there are one too many times recaps repeated in the book. Nevertheless, it was not formulated and it is slightly better than the first book and of course, until that "twist" in the end, that held me abound and crave for more

 

Claudia Gray has created some thing what was a favorite concept of mind but what was good in the first book, has step up a little higher for the sequel. While I can say it is bias of this review because I love Quantum Leap and Sliders, the Firebird trilogy able to quench my thirst for more what I loved from both TV series. I do hope in the third and final book she will do away a lot of recap repeats in the book as it does hinder the fun in reading. This is so far a worthy sequel of the first.

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review 2016-10-29 06:00
Quantum Leap Meets Sliders!
A Thousand Pieces of You - Claudia Gray

I kind of enjoy the first book of the trilogy. Its quite fast, I love the creative dimensional worlds description in this book and that reminds me a lot of the 1995-2000 Sliders television series that I used to love and of course, the 'taking-over' versions of ourselves in the universe that do feels like Quantum Leap (I am feeling a little old on this but hey, I love TV!) and voila - you have an 18-year old girl named Marguerite Caine travel through alternate dimensions that hunt down her father's killer named Paul Markov (a Russian physics favorite student of her fathers) together with Theo Beck (another physics student) on jumping through worlds. But what it seems to be on a hunt to bring justice to her father's killer may turn out bigger than what it seems into a conspiracy of a bigger league. That's how it sets off with the first book of the Firebirdtrilogy.

 

Its quite a simple read actually. Easy to follow, not much of science techno-explanation that might give you problems that you need to go back to your school days when you learn about science as a subject. Every thing was laid out pretty well and I do enjoy the actions that go along with it. Some how, it does lay thick with the romance when Marguerite was in Russia but every thing else is enjoyable. I can see why Claudia Gray succeed with this but I felt this first book was short on many things - unexplained loopholes, unexplained events that occurred and of course, the ending. Overall - I do find it an easy read and it can be done in a day (took me 4 because I got work to do). I do hope my next read will fill in the blanks but for anyone that loves science fiction in a simplify manner, this book might work for you (or if you love alternate dimensions that you are curious about what version are you in another dimension).

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