I am so unbelievably thrilled to be today’s stop on the TEN THOUSAND SKIES ABOVE YOU Blog Tour. I am crazy in love with this series and I cannot wait for everyone to get the chance to read this sequel. Just one more day and the wait will be over… well, until you devour this book and start the countdown for the next book in the series.
And I cannot even begin to express just how awesome this next installment in the series is… which made it impossible to write a review that conveys anything even remotely close to how I felt about it. But I had to say something instead of getting all tongue-tied like I did with the first book in the series, as my stop on the tour is a review stop.
If you’d like to know what I somewhat incoherently thought about this book, my review is below. If you haven’t yet heard about this series, be sure to check out the description for A THOUSAND PIECES OF YOU. It is a series NOT to be missed.
And if you’d like the chance to win a signed set of the two books, enter in the Rafflecopter.
About TEN THOUSAND SKIES ABOVE YOU
Title & Series: TEN THOUSAND SKIES ABOVE YOU (Firebird #2)
Author: Claudia Gray
Release date: November 3, 2015
Formats: Hardcover, paperback, audio, eBook
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.
NOTE: This review is based on an ARC received from the publisher in exchange for my honest thoughts about the book.
TEN THOUSAND SKIES ABOVE YOU is a brilliant and amazing and riveting read. It is packed full of action, suspense, surprises, twists and turns. It will break your heart, then mend it, only to break it once more. It is the epitome of an epic adventure that spans multiple universes, that allows for an infinite number of outcomes, and that introduces a number of different versions of the characters readers have come to know and love or hate.
It is intense. It is thrilling. The endless possibilities are mind-boggling. The alternate dimensions are fascinating. The love story is heartrending. The ending is jaw-dropping.
When Paul doesn’t return from his trip into one of the other dimensions where he’d gone to try and find a way to help Theo, Marguerite is willing to do whatever it takes to find him and bring him back. Even if it means defying her parents and giving their enemy, Wyatt Conley, whatever he wants in exchange for Paul’s return.
With Paul’s soul splintered into four pieces and hidden across multiple universes, she’ll be forced to hurt and betray different versions of herself, her family, and those she cares most about, she’ll have to put herself at risk in each dimension to find him, and she’ll have to put her trust in Theo, if she has any hope of saving him.
Whatever she has to do, whatever guilt she’ll have to deal with, will be worth it. Because she could live with the fact that she helped Wyatt and the Triad, but she couldn’t live with herself if she didn’t try to rescue Paul.
Claudia Gray is the master of the multiverse. Her parallel worlds are so well-crafted. The different versions of her characters are interesting and intriguing. The way she makes their lives intertwine is captivating and exciting.
In this sequel, the author turns everything on its ear, making readers question their beliefs about who is good or bad, who is right or wrong, who they love and hate, who should end up with whom. She puts readers on an emotional roller coaster that will leave them breathless. And she takes them on a journey that is gripping, devastating, shocking, and tension-filled.
TEN THOUSAND SKIES ABOVE YOU is imaginative and expansive and rich with detail. The pace is non-stop. The surprises keep on coming. The build-up to the finish is electrifying. It is a sequel that surpasses its predecessor, that is so creative and so incredible, and that readers won’t be able to put down for a second, for a moment. It is a story that can’t be called anything less than phenomenal.
Like In-N-Out Burger‘s infamous secret menu this one deserves my off-the-menu 6 star rating.
About Claudia Gray
Claudia Gray is a pseudonym. I would like to say that I chose another name so that no one would ever learn the links between my shadowy, dramatic past and the explosive secrets revealed through my characters. This would be a lie. In truth, I took a pseudonym simply because I thought it would be fun to choose my own name. (And it is.)
I write novels full-time, absolutely love it, and hope to be able to do this forever. My home is in New Orleans, is more than 100 years old, and is painted purple. In my free time I read, travel, hike, cook and listen to music. You can keep up with my latest releases, thoughts on writing and various pop-culture musings via Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, GoodReads, Instagram or (of course) my own home page.
If you want to contact me, you can email me here, but your best bet is probably to Tweet me. I don’t do follows on Twitter, but I follow everyone back on Tumblr, Pinterest and GoodReads.
Other Books in the Series
Title & Series: A THOUSAND PIECES OF YOU (Firebird #1)
Author: Claudia Gray
Release date: November 4, 2014
Formats: Hardcover, paperback, audio, eBook
Every Day meets Cloud Atlas in this heart-racing, space- and time-bending, epic new trilogy from New York Times bestselling author Claudia Gray.
Marguerite Caine’s physicist parents are known for their radical scientific achievements. Their most astonishing invention: the Firebird, which allows users to jump into parallel universes, some vastly altered from our own. But when Marguerite’s father is murdered, the killer—her parent’s handsome and enigmatic assistant Paul—escapes into another dimension before the law can touch him.
Marguerite can’t let the man who destroyed her family go free, and she races after Paul through different universes, where their lives entangle in increasingly familiar ways. With each encounter she begins to question Paul’s guilt—and her own heart. Soon she discovers the truth behind her father’s death is more sinister than she ever could have imagined.
A Thousand Pieces of You explores a reality where we witness the countless other lives we might lead in an amazingly intricate multiverse, and ask whether, amid infinite possibilities, one love can endure.
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- ONE (1) winner will receive SIGNED finished copies of A THOUSAND PIECES OF YOU and TEN THOUSAND SKIES ABOVE YOU – US ONLY
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The Tour Schedule
- Oct. 26th | Seeing Double in Neverland – Review
- Oct. 27th | BookHounds YA – Interview
- Oct. 28th | Fangirlish – Review
- Oct. 29th | Two Chicks on Books – Guest Post
- Oct. 30th | Tales of the Ravenous Reader – Interview
- Nov. 2nd | Fiktshun – Review
- Nov. 3rd | Dark Faerie Tales – Interview
- Nov. 4th | Novel Novice – Review
- Nov. 5th | Magical Urban Fantasy Reads – Guest Post
- Nov. 6th | Page Turners Blog – Review