A Million Worlds With You by Claudia Gray
Firebird book #3
Published by HarperTeen on November 1 2016
Genres: young adult, science fiction, fantasy
A million universes. A million dangers. One destiny.
The fate of the multiverse rests in Marguerite Caine’s hands. Marguerite has been at the center of a cross-dimensional feud since she first traveled to another universe using her parents’ invention, the Firebird. Only now has she learned the true plans of the evil Triad Corporation—and that those plans could spell doom for dozens or hundreds of universes, each facing total annihilation.
Paul Markov has always been at Marguerite’s side, but Triad’s last attack has left him a changed man—angry and shadowed by tragedy. He struggles to overcome the damage done to him, but despite Marguerite’s efforts to help, Paul may never be the same again.
So it’s up to Marguerite alone to stop the destruction of the multiverse. Billions of lives are at stake. The risks have never been higher. And Triad has unleashed its ultimate weapon: another dimension’s Marguerite—wicked, psychologically twisted, and always one step ahead.
In the conclusion to Claudia Gray’s Firebird trilogy, fate and family will be questioned, loves will be won and lost, and the multiverse will be forever changed. It’s a battle of the Marguerites…and only one can win.
An epic conclusion to the Firebird trilogy, A Million Worlds With You takes you on a wild ride across the globe and through alternate dimensions.
The Firebird Trilogy is hands down the most travel I’ve done within books, and A Million Worlds With You is no exception. In this conclusion, we travel to London, Egypt, Rome, Moscow, outer-space, a war-torn universe, a dimension with clones and a high-tech universe with flying cars! The constant travel around the world and to alternate dimensions is immensely thrilling and equally as shocking, I just didn’t know where we were going to travel to next! I love how we got to explore other countries and get a taste of other cultures as well as different time periods. In one universe the protagonist Marguerite enters a version of herself where she is deaf, and it was a whole new experience reading from that perspective. This constant immersion into unfamiliar worlds and seeing different representations was an aspect I really appreciated and was one of the books strong suits. The continual travel, coupled with the intense action made for a fast-paced plot that really got a hold of my attention. Every dimension was fraught with fatal danger and I was consistently on the edge of my seat!
Akin to the previous books, A Million Worlds With You dug even deeper into its already in-depth characters, and we gain immense insight into who they are at their core. One aspect that I loved was Marguerite understanding Wicked, her enemy’s, motives and sympathising with her. I love when books “break down” the bad guys, so you get a glimpse into their troubled minds, conveying that they’re not necessarily evil people but instead they seek solace. As always, the relationships between Theo, Marguerite and Paul were endearing and watching Marguerite and Paul sort out their differences was heartwarming. There was one moment in the book that made my heart melt and it was just so friggin cute!!
Overall, if you’re looking for an action-packed travel adventure with strong and loveable characters, and an unpredictable and shocking plot, I would highly recommend the Firebird trilogy!