warning: this review will contain spoilers for book 1&2 in the Firebird Trilogy.
Book: A Million Worlds With You (Firebird #3)
Author: Claudia Gray
Pages: 432 (Paperback)
Publisher: HarperCollins / HarperTeen
Published: November 1st, 2016
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.
What a finale this was! Thrilling, furious and everything I wished for.
The second book ended with such a cliffhanger and luckily, A Million Worlds With You continues exactly where it stopped. So without any unnecessary explanation, the reader gets thrown in right into the story. We follow Marguerite Caine, who is hunting herself. Well, another version of herself. This version, who Marguerite calls Wicked, is on a mission to destroy the other dimensions, so her sister’s soul can be put back together. But to complete her goal, she has to kill the other Marguerites.
And let me tell you, that is one hell of a hunt! We re-visit known dimensions, we get to know new universes. And it’s so great to meet even more Marguerites, different versions of her parents and sister and Paul and Theo. Especially Paul and Theo play a big role, as they did in the first two books already. But Paul got way darker, since the splintering that was done to him in the second book. We see new faces of him, but we also see the old hope and love for Marguerite. We also have Theo character development. Not only in the Marguerite-world Theo, but in the other Theos as well. And I loved howhe was portrayed. I especially enjoyed that Claudia Gray didn’t make a weird Marguerite-Paul-Theo love triangle, but build one of the most wonderful friendships, that seems to deepen more and more and more. Seriously, their friendship is one of my favourite literary friendships ever.
Generally, I loved the romance and the friendship parts so much. And I also loved the whole story. Everything just fit so well, the book concluded the series so well. Yeah, some of the things happening were a bit cliché, but that did not annoy me in any way. I enjoyed every single bit of this book. The characters, the different sides a character can have, the world building plus the different worlds, the writing style. Especially the writing style. It was so fresh and fast paced, describing the plot which consists about 85% of action, so well. Really, I basically ran through this book. I don’t know what else to say, except it was so, so good.