Spies, mystery, suspense, romance, and time travel—Claudia Gray’s Firebird series has it all.
I’ll admit. I was a little leery going into A Thousand Pieces of You. I was afraid the “science-y” mumbo jumbo would slow me down (I mean I love Doctor Who as much as the next girl, but sometimes when he goes all “timey whimey” I have to scratch my head), but Gray is able to explain it in such a way that it is easy to understand. By the time you reach Ten Thousand Skies Above You, reading about the physics that goes into time jumping is normal.
A Thousand Pieces of You drops you in the middle of the story. Our heroine, Marguerite Caine, has time jumped with the sole purpose of finding and killing her father’s murderer, but the further she time jumps, the more pieces she puts together and realizes the perpetrator may not be who it appears to be. This was a great start to the series. As a sucker for extreme cliffhangers, I was a little disappointed how neatly the end was presented. I almost wish book one left off right were book two picks back up (and if I explain it all in to much detail, I’ll be giving away spoilers, so just take my word for it, read it, and tell me your thoughts!)
Ten Thousand Skies Above You begins as book one, right in the middle of the action. Marguerite has time jumped, but this time instead of the intention of taking a life, she is trying to save the one she loves. Saving his life isn’t going to be easy when a large corporation who wants to use her time jumping abilities blackmails Marguerite. With the help of Theo, the Caine’s long time friend, Marguerite devises a plan to save her love—but their plan leads Marguerite down a journey she’s not sure she wants to take and one that will have her questioning everything she thought she knew. The end to Ten Thousand Skies Above You left me exactly how I love to be at the end of a book set to continue—utterly and completely ready to dive into the next one (but alas, we must wait for book three).
The Firebird series is the perfect series for fans of hit TV shows such as Orphan Black, Doctor Who, and movies like Cloud Atlas.
Christen is a ravenous reader, wanna be author, Litfuse Nester, and slightly addicted to coffee. Lives in Arkansas with her husband and three mini people. Connect with her at her blog: http://ChristenKrumm.com or Twitter @ChristenKrumm.
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