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)
(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♫
Main Characters: 3.8/5
Secondary Characters: 4/5
The Feels: 4/5
Theme or Tone: 4.3/5
Flow (Writing Style): 4.5/5
Backdrop (World Building): 4/5
Book Cover: 5/5
Ending: 4/5 Cliffhanger: Nada
Will I read more from this Author? I would…if it sounds interesting.
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.
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!
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.