Ten Thousand Skies Above You by Claudia Gray

9780062278999

I loved the first book in this series A Thousand Piece of You, it was actually one of my favorite reads of last year so there was no doubt in my mind that I would be picking this book up and reading it.

This book continues the adventures of Marguerite Caine and her loved ones as they battle an evil corporation who is trying to control them. You see how this affects the family and Marguerite. It deals with the ethics and the emotional and physical ramifications of traveling between worlds has on the beloved characters you got to know in the first book. I do not want to go to much into the plot because it is a second book and I would like to stay away from spoiling people who want to read this.

Now there were things I really liked about this book like the very well planned connections between the worlds. Gray does an amazing job balancing and keeping a sturdy plot across universes, which I feel is difficult to do because each universe is so unpredictable. Sadly, in this sequel there was more that I did not like than liked. I didnโ€™t like the end twist, it just seemed to over the top it seemed to be going for shock and it felt like it was only done so another book could have been written. I also thought that it could have been shorter and had the same message. I do like when books are well built and detailed, but I felt a few times within the book that I could rip out about 10 pages and I wouldnโ€™t be missing out on anything.

While I loved this series it has become very disappointing to me personally. Now I see that some people will absolutely love this book and continue on with the series, but I will not. I ended up giving this book a 2/5 stars. On GoodReads it currently has a score of 4.2 stars out of 4,142 ratings. Sadly, it just fell to short for me. It may be because I loved the first one so much and had high expectations. Honestly, I would get this from your local library and try it out before you buy it.

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