Besides the Illuminae Series, I rarely touch Sci-Fi books – until I began the Firebird Trilogy by Claudia Gray. Book 1 being A Thousand Pieces of You – and oh wow, it completely blew me away! It’s so perfect to the point where I often find myself re-reading certain scenes which I love and I’m immediately transported back to the world. A Million Worlds With You is the final instalment of the trilogy and is one of the most anticipated release of the year. This is a spoiler-free review – so here we go!
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.
My Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
“The truth is, we meet new people all the time, but we can never tell exactly what they might mean to us. You never know who you’ll forget, or who you’ll need forever.”
Ever since I’ve read A Thousand Pieces of You (Book 1 of Firebird Trilogy), I fell in love with Gray’s captivating writing – it’s very flowing, hilarious at times and yet paralleled with the depth and meaningful truths you might find in brick-sized philosophical text. It was therefore very easy to empathise with the main character, Marguerite Caine.
Marguerite is a lively, artistic and confident girl, daughter of the two brightest physicists at the time, or should I say – dimension. If you have read Book 1 and 2 of the trilogy, you would recall the theory that Marguerite’s parents had on multiverses and parallel universes. You’ll get more gist of that in Book 3 – this time Marguerite would bring you to explore more worlds, as well as visiting old ones.
One thing that really got me hooked into the Trilogy is the chemistry between the characters – the romance (oh yeah), the friendship, the love between family AND how everything changes depending on a single choice you make – which results in the splitting of the universes and the consequences that come along with it.
Obviously there’s a OTP here – Marguerite and our super shy, bulky, sexy and brilliant physics research student (more like Mr. Russian cinnamon roll) – Paul Markov. There are going to be tough times ahead as you journey with them in Book 3, there’ll be tears (I legit cried in a couple of scenes because ahhhhh the feels), laughter and strong, constant (okay maybe at-times-NOT-so-constant) love which are so so beyond the stuff I read about in contemporary YA. There’s no insta love anyways in the trilogy if you’re wondering.
The atmosphere between the family and “adopted family” is another thing I truly loved about this book – it is that it doesn’t matter if we’re not related by blood and genes: it does not determine who our real family is. And family would do anything for each other and this book serves a very good purpose of making that point clear.
A Million Worlds With You is also very reflective book for me. It really made me question the whole concept of Chance, Fate, Destiny and Love. I am a believer like our main girl here – so here’s to me keep on believing.
Thanks for reading – until next time!