Review: Ten Thousand Skies Above You by Claudia Gray

Monday, 14 December 2015

Ten Thousand Skies Above You by Claudia Gray
Series: Firebird Trilogy #2
Released: 2nd November 2015
Published by: HarperCollins
Genre: YA Science Fiction
Source: Publisher
Pages: 282
My Rating: 5 of 5 stars
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.
Thank you to HarperCollins Australia  for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review

Following on from the stellar novel (inside and out) that is A Thousand Pieces of You, Ten Thousand Skies Above You did literally go above and beyond in wowing me once again. Whilst the first book sets the scene for the multiverse concept and places the characters in all sorts of dilemmas, in this installment Marguerite has so much more responsibility to deal with and of course, there are also villains at play.

I'm alone in ways I thought I never would be again, because I always thought that even when Paul wasn't with me, he was a part of me.

Not only are there once again a number of different universes for Marguerite to explore in her mission to save Paul in his entirety, but new challenges also emerge. Some of the events which happened in the first book are now having their consequences felt, and that's what makes this installment an engrossing one. Not only has Marguerite's character developed even more, but it feels as if she's matured a lot since she realised the Firebird technology has the capacity to be used for good and evil. Through ancient Rome, a Warverse, a futuristic city where everybody lives among the clouds and once again visiting elements of some settings explored in the first book, Claudia Gray has woven vivid descriptions with a thrilling plot.

Ten thousand skies, and a million worlds, and it still wouldn't be enough for me to share with you. Nothing less than forever will do. 

There is SO MUCH HAPPENING in this book, and the amount of times I literally looked shocked surprised even me. If you thought A Thousand Pieces of You left you reeling, just wait until you see what this novel can dish up. All of this I mean in the best possible way, because when I'm reading a book, I love the surprises!

My best advice? Leave any theories you may have had about what's really going on behind the scenes, and be prepared for some truly unexpected twists. There are multiverse conspiracies, corruption and a questioning of the morality of travelling between all these different times and places when you're bound to make even the smallest of differences. I obviously can't give anything away, but read the book and find out - you won't regret it! 


A Thousand Pieces of You wowed me, and Ten Thousand Skies Above You left me speechless. I'm floored by the amazing storytelling in this one, and Gray's ability to reel us readers in before dropping some pretty major bombshells. Book three can't come soon enough!


  1. I was a bit meh about A Thousand Pieces of You so I wasn't sure whether or not to continue with the series, but your review has given me motivation to give it a try. Thanks for sharing and, as always, fantastic review! ♥

    1. It's definitely worth continuing the series Zoe, especially since in this book there are even more twists and the plot thickens!

  2. It's pretty amazing that such good covers actually have fantastic stories too - apparently you CAN judge a book by its cover! Glad you enjoyed this one <3

    1. I agree! There can tend to be high hopes that it will be a good story as well as looking amazing, and I'm so glad this one fulfilled that :)

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  4. Yesss I absolutely LOVED the first book, so I'm so glad to hear that the second one is filled with even more twists and turns! Lovely review Genie!

    1. Yay! I hope you love this one as much as A Thousand Pieces of You too Jeann :D

  5. So I've come to accept that this series just isn't for me... but is it weird that I'm honestly SAD about that fact?! I really WANT to like books that everyone else loves. But I can accept when I know I just can't. I'm so happy to see how much you loved this book!!! Seeing such positive reviews makes me so incredibly happy. <3

    1. That's understandable Lisa, not everyone is going to love every book and we all have different tastes/opinions!


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