Name: Ten Thousand Skies Above You (Firebird #2)
Author: Claudia Gray
Daniela’s Rating: 5 stars
Let’s start this with… LOOK AT THAT COVER!!! I might love this a lot more than the first one, and I ADORE the cover of the first book. It’s beautiful and it represents the book perfectly. And you know what? The story is as good as the cover.
I loved every single thing about this book.
Now, if you haven’t read the first book, maybe you shouldn’t read this, in case it has something that might spoil the story for you.
Ten Thousand Skies Above You is the continuation of A Thousand Pieces of You. From what we learned in the first book, Marguerite is available to travel through the multiple dimensions without any kind of problems. We also learned that there’s a reason she can. Everything’s part of a plan neither she or her family knew about until Paul decided to follow his gut and go after the truth. In this book, we already know who’s the bad guy and his intentions (or so we think). He’s managed to make Marguerite obey his requests in exchange of the two things she wants most in the world right now: to get Paul back home and to get the cure for Nightthief, the drug that’s slowly killing Theo. She’ll do whatever she needs to do, go to wherever she needs to go and face everything, good or bad, to ensure these two boys’ safety.
I am so happy I’m loving this series as much as I love the cover. The story is interesting, full of intense love, action, drama and mystery. It’s written in a nice pace, good enough to keep you reading and reading, but not so fast that things feel rushed. I couldn’t stop reading and the worst part is that I’m going to have to wait until NOVEMBER!!!!!! to get the next book in the series. Ugh, talk about torture!!!!!
Things I loved:
Marguerite. She keeps being the ass kicker she was in book one. She has a purpose and she plans on fulfilling it, even if that means facing a Russian mob, breaking the heart of the ones she loves, and realizing some of the mistakes she’s made in the past. But she faces all those obstacles with an intense sense of maturity not many would. In this book, I came to the realization, along with Marguerite, that not every version of these characters are one and the same, even with their differences. Yes, they have a main thing that keeps the similarity between them alive, but there’s a lot more to it than that. And I loved that she finally came to accept that. After I thought about it, it made sense that each of those characters is their own person, including her.
Paul. Once again, I found myself wishing for more Paul. He wasn’t all that present in this book beyond some flashbacks. And those precious moments made me miss him even more so. I had the opportunity to meet different versions of my Paul (ok, Maguerite’s Paul), but there’s something else. There’s something that sets our Paul from the others apart. As you may remember Russiaverse’s Paul, he could be the kindest and tenderest of them all, but even still, there’s something about Paul Markov that makes me miss him like crazy. Maybe it’s his bluntness, his way of thinking and awkward way of showing interest. Lieutenant Paul was sweet, but Paul is intense and sweet and I have this eternal need to just hug him. Yep, he’s my favorite of them all.
Theo. Man, it must NOT be easy to be in his position. I love him. He’s the best friend who’ll do whatever to make Marguerite and Paul happy, at any cost. Yes, I’ve had my moments of weakness and I’ve doubted him, but at the end of the day, I see his real interest in their safety. I see his real love for this family and I see what they mean to him. No, it must not be easy to be in love with a girl who loves your best friend, your “little brother”, but he manages to deal with it in the best possible way. I love Theo. I truly love him. He’s good and kind hearted and he’s truly good, you know?
Wyatt Conley. Don’t get all surprised. What I liked is that we got to see another version of him. He has other interests beyond controlling the multiverse. I liked finding out that there’s more to it than just power. But he’s still the asshole who splintered Paul. So, fuck him. Yeah, I don’t like him all that much.
I loved the twists this book included. There are a thousand possibilities in this universe and here we explore some of those. There’s a possible version of each character involved in this series. They all have a good and a bad side. I loved that.
Things I didn’t like:
Paul’s absence. Like I said, I love him too much. I need more of him. Like now.
This book is so much more than pretty covers!!!! I love them, the characters, the plot, everything.
Buy link: Amazon