First off, i loved the way Claudia shifted from the present to the past via flashbacks. It actually freshened up the mood. Of course, the so-called “book-two”s in the series are always the ones where relationships are tested, the “happy ending” of books one turns out to be…. Well, not so happy after all, and the supposedly destroyed villain in the first book evolves in the second. There’s something i hate about mostly all 2nd books in series, its where things get complicated, end with cliffhangers, start with cliffhangers (if that’s even possible) because that’s what happened here. And when i think the worst has happened; Paul’s soul getting splintered to four pieces and that thing with Theo that i can’t talk about because of spoilers, and the other thing about Josie and the three founders of Triad who have literally lost it and gone insane. And instead of tackling the mission at hand; rescuing Paul and unlocking the formula, Margeurite begins juggling the latter with the other mission, which was unnerving to say the least. But all of this helped her discover herself, sympathize with the Margeurites of the other dimensions. And it hit me so hard knowing that she’s grieving for the mess she’s done. The first times she has stolen. The intimate moments. And the fact that she couldn’t do anything about it. It made me realize how real the people in other dimensions are, and how they are affected after the trips. I love how she began doubting Paul, it seemed so genuine, and made me love the fact that she’s not blinded by love. It just made me admire her even more. I understand how most of 2nd books in series can be a pain in the ass, and i was grateful to find out that this one was not that much of a pain in the ass. I just hope that Claudia is going to wrap up this amazing series in a satisfying way in the last book.
PS: I need a Paul Markov in my damned life.
PPS: My birthday is on October 9th. Just saying.
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.