I really like to binge read a lot of series. I like to read series that all the books are written and released. I like to buy all of them and spend a weekend reading them. Once I read A Thousand Pieces of You, I knew that I wanted to read the other two books in the series. Since I owned the other two books in the series, I had to read the other books. I have finished book two and it leads me here, with a review! Just without spoilers since the book is so dang good.
Title: Ten Thousand Skies Above You
Author: Claudia Gray
Released: November 3, 2015
Pages: 426 (Hardback)
Ten thousand worlds. Ten thousand enemies. One love.
Marguerite Caine has done the impossible, traveling to alternate dimensions with the Firebird—the brilliant invention of her parents, her boyfriend, Paul, and their friend Theo. But she has also caught the attention of enemies willing to kidnap, blackmail, and even kill to use the Firebird for themselves.
When Paul’s soul is splintered into four pieces—pieces that are trapped within Pauls in other dimensions—Marguerite will do anything, and travel anywhere, to save him. But the price of his safe return is steep. If she doesn’t sabotage her parents in multiple universes, Paul will be lost forever.
Unwilling to sacrifice her family, Marguerite enlists the brilliant Theo to help. The two forge a plan to save Paul and the Firebird, but succeeding means outsmarting a genius and risking not only their lives but also the lives of their counterparts in every other dimension.
Their mission takes them to the most dangerous universes yet: a war-torn San Francisco, the criminal underworld of New York City, and a glittering Paris where another Marguerite hides a shocking secret. Each leap brings Marguerite closer to saving Paul—but her journey reveals dark truths that lead her to doubt the one constant she’s found between worlds: their love for each other.
About the Author: Claudia Gray is not my real name. I didn’t choose a pseudonym because my real name is unpleasant (it isn’t), because I’d always dreamed of calling myself this (I haven’t) or even because I’m hiding from the remnants of that international diamond-smuggling cartel I smashed in 2003 (Interpol has taken care of them). In short, I took a pseudonym for no real reason whatsoever. Sometimes this is actually the best reason to do things.
I live in New Orleans. So far, in life, I’ve been a disc jockey, a lawyer, a journalist and an extremely bad waitress, just to name a few. I especially like to spend time traveling, hiking, reading and listening to music. More than anything else, I enjoy writing.
Marguerite Caine has finally gotten her family back together. She has her dad back and she has her amazing boyfriend, Paul, one of her parents’ assistance. She even has her friend and another assistant, Theo. Well, she has most of Theo back. Now, Wyatt Conley is trying to get her on his side, still. And the best way he knows to do is send Paul’s soul into a million different dimensions. With the help of Theo, will Marguerite be able to get Paul back and have him all to herself?
I love Marguerite Caine, for the most part. There were times that I couldn’t stand her because she thought that Paul was always her and he was basically her whole life. Marguerite just couldn’t make up her mind the whole book and it got a little annoying. But I really loved her. Her character is just someone I think I would really like to be friends with. I was really in love with all the characters in this book. They were all amazing. I really loved them in the previous book and I loved them in this one. They are really going in a nice direction that I really love. I can’t help but really appreciate their development.
Claudia Gray’s writing is amazing and I swear it gets better through all the books! The dimensions were set up even better for this book than the first book. The world seemed so real. Like I was right there. Personally, I found the beginning of the book a little slow but as soon as I got into it, I couldn’t help but love this world. I was sucked in and there was no way this book let me go. It may have taken me a few days but once I got past the first 50 some pages, I couldn’t stop.
The romance to me was actually a little strong for me. And that coming from me is a little unnormal. Marguerite’s strange obsession with Paul was slightly too much for me. And here Theo was, basically the middle man in this whole relationship. The love triangle was just way too annoying and I couldn’t stand it. And I love me a good love triangle at times. But they lead to so many amazing plot twist that I couldn’t even see. I enjoyed having to figure out the dimension they were in. I loved trying to figure out the whole relationship all the characters they had. I really liked seeing how they behaved about these dimensions. They were just so good!
The book was set at a pretty good, decent pace that I enjoyed. I really didn’t like jumping back and forth through reality and the past. I also didn’t like Marguerite’s strange desire to compare Paul to the Russian Paul (!!!!) even when they go to a certain place. I loved that it didn’t seem like a certain dimension wasn’t too long or too short. Most second books in a series always fall flat but this one doesn’t. It was eventful and so much fun to read.
I still have so many questions from this book that I can’t help but still have. If I didn’t even enjoy the whole book, that ending would still make me want to read the next book in the series. Since the first chapter when Wyatt said that Paul’s body was divided into four different dimensions. If that didn’t make you want to read this book more, I don’t know how you read books.
Overall, I would have to give this book a 4 out of a 5. Though I rated the book a little less than the previous book, this book was so much better. The writing was amazing, and these dimensions are just developed in so many amazing ways. I can’t wait to read the next book in the series!
Have you read this book? What did you think about it? Who was your favorite character and why? Have you read the other book in the series? What was your favorite book in the series? Let me know your thoughts in the comments!