Jan 17, 2017
Author: Claudia Gray
Format: eBookPublication Date: November 1, 2016
Overall: 4 out of 5 stars
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.
I really loved Theo in this book, and it wasn’t because we only saw Good Theo. Bad Theo really knocked it out of the park in this book by being simulutaneously completely evil and completely redeemable. We see that Theo really starts questioning what he’s been told and it turns out in the end he can be a good guy too.
Paul and Marguerite’s story really takes off in this installment, and Marguerite really has to work to help Paul which was difficult since for so much of their relationship it was easy for them to connect. Not so here, this Paul is angry and trying to control himself. There are several instances though in which his love for Marguerite shines through and it just melted my heart every time. The only problem is the book takes this personality change to the extreme, and suddenly Paul becomes kind of mopey and keeps telling Marguerite that she’s too good for him now that he’s damaged. That particular thing drives me crazy in every book it pops up in. Mostly because doesn’t the other person get a say? If you’re in a relationship then you bring it up and let the other person make the decision.
I’ve talked before about how the science part of this series is a little loose, and this installment is no exception, the difference is that by this point there was enough action and drama that I didn’t care as much. Yes those holes are there, but this series is just so much fun that that I couldn’t bring myself to knock a star off just for that. The writing is still insanely good, and the pacing in this book is better than the first two if that’s possible. Overall I’d give this book 4.5 out of 5 stars.
**Please Note: This review is my honest opinion and I did not receive monetary compensation from it.**
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“Fate doesn’t guarantee us a happy ending. We’re not promised to be together no matter what. But in dimension after dimension, world after world, fate gives us a chance. Our destiny isn’t some kind of mystical prophecy. Our destiny is what we do with that chance.” -Claudia Gray