How Bad Could Splintering Across the Multiverse Be? – Ten Thousand Skies Above You {Review}

Posted June 25, 2016 in Reading, Review / 0 Comments

How Bad Could Splintering Across the Multiverse Be? – Ten Thousand Skies Above You {Review}Ten Thousand Skies Above You by Claudia Gray
Series: Firebird #2
Publisher: Harper Audio (2015)
{10 hours and 52 minutes} (426 pages)
Also by this author: A Thousand Pieces of You
Also in this series: A Thousand Pieces of You
Reading Challenges: Read 2016


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.

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My Review

One thing that really confused me while listening to this audiobook was that things weren’t always linear. Especially near the beginning, there were a lot of flashbacks. I don’t have anything against flashbacks, but when they seem to take up more than the present, it can be a bit hard to follow.This is especially true on audio.

Marguerite Caine has some problems. First, Theo needs the cure to Nightthief before it kills him. Second, Triad wants her to work for them. Third, Paul is missing, splintered across the multiverse for messing with Conley and the Triad-verse.

So Marguerite and Theo are chasing Conley’s coordinates (and doing his dirty work) across the multiverse. They need to save Paul and find a cure to Nightthief. How hard could all that be?

Things are further complicated as Marguerite has to deal with other versions of Paul while searching for her Paul. Some versions of Paul don’t care for Marguerite at all and some a rather scary. I have to give Marguerite credit for dedication to her Paul with all that she sees.

I did enjoy visiting the Russia-verse again. It was nice that Marguerite is finally seeing some of the consequences of her actions. Life isn’t always great when you’re messing with the life of your alternate self.

I don’t know what else I can really say without some rather large spoilers. And that ending! How dare you have such a cliff-hanger!

Anyway, I really enjoyed Ten Thousand Skies Above You. It was a great sequel to A Thousand Pieces of You.


How excited would you be to visit alternate dimensions if the Firebird device existed?

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