If you’ve been following the tour this week you should be all caught up with refreshers on the series and have read a bit about what can be expected in A MILLION WORLDS WITH YOU by Claudia Gray. Well, TODAY you get to read a seriously awesome excerpt that will leave you that much more anxious to find out what will happen in this third and final book in the series when it releases next week.
Yes, the wait is almost over – though if you ask me almost is not soon enough. I am dying to find out what happens next and how this series ends. Especially after reading about what happens to our Marguerite in the excerpt and hearing about what happened to another of the Marguerites.
I have no idea how far into the book what happens in the excerpt takes place, but I can guarantee that any fan of the series who reads it will be racing through however many pages there are to get to this scene and find out what happened just before and what will happen immediately after. That’s what I’ll be doing on Monday Midnight when my copy downloads to my Kindle.
There is a brief intro from the author giving a bit of context – though it’s really more of a tease for those desperately waiting for A MILLION WORLDS WITH YOU – along with the excerpt below the book’s details which immediately follow.
For those new to the series or unfamiliar with the very spectacular Claudia Gray, information on both are also below.
There is also an amazing tour-wide giveaway. So be sure to enter in the Rafflecopter if eligible.
And if you’d like to either catch up on or follow the tour, links to each of the stops is at the bottom of this post.
About A MILLION WORLDS WITH YOU
Title & Series: A MILLION WORLDS WITH YOU (Firebird #3)
Author: Claudia Gray
Release date: November 1, 2016
Formats: Hardcover, audio, eBook
The fate of the multiverse rests in Marguerite’s hands in the final installment of the Firebird trilogy by New York Times bestselling author Claudia Gray.
Ever since she used the Firebird, her parent’s invention, to cross through alternate dimensions, Marguerite has been at the center of a cross-dimensional feud. Now she has learned that the evil Triad Corporation plans to destroy hundreds of universes, using their ultimate weapon: another dimension’s Marguerite who is wicked, psychologically twisted, and always one step ahead.
Even though her boyfriend Paul has always been at Marguerite’s side, the Triad’s last attack has left him a changed man, and he may never be the same again. Marguerite alone must stop Triad and prevent the destruction of the multiverse. It’s a battle of the Marguerites . . . and only one can win.
In the epic conclusion to the sweeping series that kicked off with A Thousand Pieces of You, fate and family will be questioned, loves will be won and lost, and the multiverse will be forever changed.
With an intro from Claudia Gray…
Marguerite is racing through the universes, chasing after another, wickeder version of herself. Wicked’s goal is to kill as many Marguerites as possible, because that’s the only way to close that universe off to our Marguerite forever. But the deaths can’t be too quick—the wicked one needs to escape, and she’s hoping for our Marguerite to leap in at the perfect moment to be killed too.
When this excerpt begin, our Marguerite has just jumped away from one universe only to appear in what seems to be an endless void, unlike anything she’s ever experienced…
Something brushes against my cheek, and I startle. The hands I couldn’t sense a couple seconds ago automatically come to my face to check. Turns out my curls are floating around me as if I were underwater. Okay, body parts intact equals good, but what the hell is going on?
Metal begins to clank and whirr, the unmistakable sounds of machinery at work. Light filters in from behind me, dim at first, then brightening. Turning around is difficult; I have to writhe with my whole body to do it, and by now nausea has begun to wring my stomach. Finally I manage to get a look at what’s going on. Enormous plates are shuttering upwards as if being folded, and beyond them they reveal—
–Earth. As in, the whole planet. Which I am not currently on.
Outer space. You’re in outer space. Deep breaths. I can’t talk myself down. Oh my freaking God I’m in outer space! There’s no oxygen in space!
Of course there’s oxygen here—wherever this is—because I’m breathing. But for how long?
Never, ever have I liked heights. I’m not phobic or anything, but I’m one of the ones you have to tell not to look down no matter what. Now there’s nowhere to look but down.
Red lights begin to flash, and I hear a female computer voice say, “Warning. Plasma venting in four minutes.” A male computer voice says something else afterward in another language, one I can’t identify, because I’m facing my second life-or-death crisis in five minutes and this is the closest I’ve ever come to passing out from terror.
Pull it together! Nobody’s going to save me but me. Now that there’s enough light in this chamber, I can see tons of openings, most of them square and small, as well as a single, large, round one that looks like it might be some kind of door. Please, let that be a door; it’s the only chance I’ve got.
I try to move toward that opening, basically attempting to swim through whatever air is in here, but that doesn’t work. It leaves me simply flailing in space, barely moving forward at all. Quickly I scan the area being revealed around me, this section of whatever enormous machine contains me now. If I could touch one of the walls, I could pull myself along the surface until I reached what I really, truly, sincerely hope is a way out.
The closest one is beneath me, if “beneath” has any meaning up here. So I wriggle in that general direction, moving so slowly I want to scream.
“Three minutes to plasma venting,” intones the computer voice, with her male echo just after. Three minutes isn’t long enough—at least fifty feet separate me and that opening, and I don’t even think I’ll be able to touch the nearest surface before then.
Another voice echoes through the chamber. “Marguerite? What are you doing?”
“Mom!” Where is she? I can’t see her, but it doesn’t matter. She can see me. “Get me out of here!”
The metal plates stop moving. My vista on planet Earth gets no wider. The computer voice intones, “Plasma venting aborted.”
I should be happy. I should be cheering and laughing, especially now that a mechanical tow arm is unfolding from the wall to bring me in.
Instead, I want to cry.
I lost the Egyptverse Marguerite too. I had chances to save them and failed. And this time Theo was the one who did it—Theo—
Will I be able to save anybody? How many Marguerites have to die?
About Claudia Gray
Claudia Gray is the pseudonym of New Orleans-based writer Amy Vincent, the author of the New York Times bestselling Evernight series. She has worked as a lawyer, a journalist, a disc jockey, and an extremely poor waitress. Her grandparents’ copy of Mysteries of the Unexplained is probably the genesis of her fascination with most things mysterious and/or inexplicable.
Other Books in the Series
Cloud Atlas meets Orphan Black in this epic dimension-bending trilogy by New York Times bestselling author Claudia Gray about a girl who must chase her father’s killer through multiple dimensions.
Marguerite Caine’s physicist parents are known for their groundbreaking achievements. Their most astonishing invention, called the Firebird, allows users to jump into multiple universes—and promises to revolutionize science forever. But then Marguerite’s father is murdered, and the killer—her parent’s handsome, enigmatic assistant Paul— escapes into another dimension before the law can touch him.
Marguerite refuses to let the man who destroyed her family go free. So she races after Paul through different universes, always leaping into another version of herself. But she also meets alternate versions of the people she knows—including Paul, whose life entangles with hers in increasingly familiar ways. Before long she begins to question Paul’s guilt—as well as her own heart. And soon she discovers the truth behind her father’s death is far more sinister than she expected.
A Thousand Pieces of You explores an amazingly intricate multi-universe where fate is unavoidable, the truth elusive, and love the greatest mystery of all.
In this sequel to A Thousand Pieces of You by New York Times bestselling author Claudia Gray, Marguerite races through various dimensions to save the boy she loves.
Ever since she used the Firebird, her parents’ invention, to cross through to alternate dimensions, Marguerite has caught the attention of enemies who will do anything to force her into helping them dominate the multiverse—even hurt the people she loves. She resists until her boyfriend, Paul, is attacked, and his consciousness is scattered across multiple dimensions.
The hunt for each splinter of Paul’s soul sends Marguerite 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 dimension brings Marguerite one step closer to rescuing Paul. But with every trial she faces, she begins to question the one constant she’s found between the worlds: their love for each other.
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- Three (3) winners will receive a finished copy of A MILLION WORLDS WITH YOU – US only
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The Tour Schedule
- Oct. 24 | Seeing Double In Neverland – Recap of A THOUSAND PIECES OF YOU
- Oct. 25 | BookHounds YA – Recap of TEN THOUSAND SKIES ABOVE YOU
- Oct. 26 | Fangirlish – What we can expect in A MILLION WORLDS WITH YOU
- Oct. 27 | Fiktshun – Excerpt from A MILLION WORLDS WITHOUT YOU
- Oct. 28 | Two Chicks on Books – Interview