The Firebird trilogy by Claudia Gray is one of my all time favourite trilogies. I got the first book three years ago and I consider that book the book that got me into reading and Goodreads. It has a really special place in my heart! At the same time it’s quite odd, because I’m not really into Sci-Fi at all! Anyway, I’ve read A Million Worlds With You twice now, and it’s about time I did a review!
“We fooled ourselves into thinking happiness was a gift we would be given time and time again. It’s so much scarier to admit that our lives are in our own flawed, fallible hands. Our futures are not kept safe for us in de cradle of fate. We have to hack them out of stone, dig them out of mud, and build them one messy, imperfect day at a time.”
I consider A Thousand Pieces of You the book that got me into reading and Goodreads, so when I preordered and got A Million Worlds With You when it released in 2016, I got a little emotional. Where would I be if I hadn’t found the first book in the trilogy? I honestly don’t think I’d have a book blog! Anyway, just know I’m a little biased. Although no bias is necessary to love this book. I loved the Firebird trilogy for start to finish, this last book is just as incredible as
if not better than the first.
“If you know you’re loved, deep down know it, something deep and precious inside you will always be safe. If you don’t have that love – or don’t know that you do – then you’re vulnerable. Unshielded. Exposed to all the hardness and horror of the world.”
I love Claudia Gray’s writing style. It’s easy to following along, although it’s quite science-heavy. I still remembered Ten Thousand Skies Above You‘s cliffhanger, but not more than that. I didn’t need to, though. The beginning of the book is partially a recap of the previous instalment in the series. This made me realise I really love Marguerites voice in this book. She’s basically telling the reader her story without directly speaking to them. Even after the “recaps”, she had a great voice. It’s the kind that really made me want to be her friend.
“My only potential weapons are a box of colored pencils and a sketchpad. But I bet a pencil to the eye would stop almost anyone.”
Although A Million Worlds With You is full of science, Firebird devices and multiple dimensions, it does also have romance. All three books in this trilogy do, but for some reason I became more apparent to me in this one. The (literal) multiple dimensions in this story give a very interesting twist to the “standard” love triangle. Most of that took part in the second book, but it still continues a bit in the third, although the love triangle isn’t really a triangle anymore. I absolutely love Paul, I rooted for him since book one! There’s quite a lot of romance drama mostly caused by what happened to him the second book, which I usually find a bit annoying. I don’t really like drama! Thankfully, I really loved I and it was really meaningful.
“But just because something’s been damaged doesn’t mean it’s ruined.”
There are clear distinctions between dimensions, which is part of what makes this such a good book. Marguerite travels from one dimension in the next in the space of half a sentence, but it’s never confusing or complicated. Even when two dimensions are nearly identical, it’s obvious she’s not “home.” Instead of having to “build” one world, Claudia has build multiple. None of them lack anything, they’re complete worlds of their own and it’s absolutely incredible.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: A Million Worlds With You is absolutely incredible. Even if you’re not really into science fiction as I am, I really recommend you pick up this series! I loved it from the start and the third book really was amazing.
About A Million Worlds With You
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.
Have you read the Firebird trilogy? What did you think?
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