Review: A Million Worlds with You by Claudia Gray.

Title – A Million Worlds With You
Series – Firebird Trilogy #3
Author – Claudia Gray
How I Got It – From the publisher
Pages – 432 pages
Publication Date – November 1st 2016 by HarperTeen
ISBN – 9780062562548
My Rating – ★★★★/5

The fate of the multiverse rests in Marguerite’s hands. She’s been at the center of a cross-dimensional feud from the first time she travelled to another universe. Now, Marguerite has learned Triad’s true plans and they could mean the end of hundreds of universes.

Paul has been at Marguerite’s side, but when Triad attacked him they changed him. Now, he’s angry and haunted by tragedy. Paul’s struggling to overcome the damage Triad did to him. And despite Marguerite’s efforts to help, Paul may never be the same again.

So it’s up to Marguerite to stop the destruction of the multiverse. Billions of lives are at stake and the risks have never been higher. Triad have unleashed their ultimate weapon – another Marguerite, evil, psychologically twisted and always one step ahead.

I received a copy of A Million Worlds with You from HarperCollins New Zealand toDAYmIy9V0AEZjq6 review. This is the last book in the Firebird trilogy.

I loved the first two books in this trilogy so I was looking forward to finding out how the story would end. Although at the same time I didn’t want it to end. When I first read A Thousand Pieces of You I was completely hooked within the first couple of chapters. I’d read books about time travel before, and I love books about time travel, but I don’t think I’d ever read anything about dimension travel before.

Marguerite goes on another trip through the dimensions in this book. But this time she’s not just trying to save the people she loves. I thought Triad, and what they were doing, was crazy. I mean, yes it’s sad when someone dies but this? Wow. I don’t even know what to say about what they were doing. The first two books had been building up to what Triad were doing and why they were so focused on their endgame.

I didn’t go into A Million Worlds with You with many expectations because I didn’t want to be disappointed. But, I did have one. Well, I didn’t expect it but I really wanted it to happen. I wanted Marguerite and Paul to end up together or in a better place than the were at the start of this book. I don’t believe in the whole destiny/fate thing that Marguerite and Paul did but I really liked them together.

I’ve loved every book in the Firebird trilogy. All three books were full of action, amazingly written worlds (I loved the Russiaverse) and just so addictive. I’ll definitely be reading more of Gray’s books.

*Thank you HarperCollins New Zealand for sending me a copy to review*

– Aimee.

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May Wrap Up & June TBR.

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It’s that time of the month again when I do my wrap up of what I read last month and my TBR. I didn’t really stick to my May TBR so it’s probably good I’m not sharing it. Hopefully I’ll do better this month.

May Wrap Up

The End of Oz by Danielle Paige – ★★★/5
Finding Nevo by Nevo Zisin – ★★★★★/5
Resurrection Bay by Emma Viskic – ★★★★/5
Silver Stars by Michael Grant – ★★★★/5
The Dark Prophecy by Rick Riordan – ★★★★/5
Perfect by Cecelia Ahern – ★★★★/5
The Possible by Tara Altebrando – ★★★★/5
Release by Patrick Ness – ★★★/5
A Million Worlds with You by Claudia Gray – ★★★★/5
Fatal Crossing by Lone Theils – ★★★/5
Letters to the Lost by Brigid Kemmerer – ★★★★/5

I didn’t do too badly in May. I managed to read 11 books. I think my favourite was Finding Nevo.

June TBR

I tried to keep my June TBR small because I didn’t really stick to my TBR last month. I’ve already read Contagion and I’m currently reading One of Us is Lying, which reminding me a lot of Gossip Girl. I think my next read will be The Cows.

What’s on your June TBR? How many books did you read in May? Leave me a comment and let me know.

– Aimee.

WWW Wednesday [May 31st 2017] –

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This meme is hosted by Sam over at Taking on a World of Words. All you have to do is answer the following three questions in a post and then put a link to that post in the Comments over at Taking on a World of Words.

The questions are:
1. What are you currently reading?
2. What did you recently finish reading?
3. What do you think you’ll read next?

Currently Reading – DBCMnD6UwAEVOpr
I started Letters to the Lost yesterday and I’m pretty sure I’ll be finishing it today. I probably would have finished it already if life didn’t get in the way of my reading. But whatever.

This is the second book I’ve read by Brigid and I really enjoyed the other book, Thicker Than Water.

This book follows Juliet and Declan as they write letters to each other. But they don’t know they’re writing it the other person, its anonymous. At least at first it is.

I’m really enjoying this so far and can’t wait to see how it ends.

Recently Finished – DA3e3F_VoAEvka4
I finished Fatal Crossing on the weekend. This follows Nora as she buys a suitcase in an antique shop and finds some photos of girls in there. In one of the photos are two girls who went missing on a ferry in 1985.

This book started very slow for me and I felt like there were some things I didn’t really need to read about. But I’ll talk more about that and the rest of the book in my review.

When I did get into the story I enjoyed it. But it did take me probably half the book to get used to the flashbacks into Nora’s past. DAYmIy9V0AEZjq6

I also finished A Million Worlds with You last week. This is the final book in the Firebird trilogy and I really, really liked all three books.

I’m not going to say much about this book here because I still have to post my review and it’s the last book in the trilogy. I don’t want to spoil it for anyone who hasn’t read these books.

I will say that they are about dimension travel and all the worlds that are included in these books were so descriptive. I didn’t want this book to end but I’m glad I finally read it.

Reading Next – 14
I’ve decided to read Contagion by Teri Terry next. I’ve read Teri’s Slated trilogy and Mind Games so I’m looking forward to reading this.

I’m just going by the sentence on the cover but it sounds like there’s some kind of virus, or contagion, that there’s no cure for so I’m expecting a lot of death.

And I do know that Callie, an 11-year-old girl is missing. But that’s all I know. I didn’t want to know too much before I started this.

What have you read lately?

– Aimee.

 

WWW Wednesday [May 24th 2017] –

 

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This meme is hosted by Sam over at Taking on a World of Words. All you have to do is answer the following three questions in a post and then put a link to that post in the Comments over at Taking on a World of Words.

The questions are:
1. What are you currently reading?
2. What did you recently finish reading?
3. What do you think you’ll read next?

Currently Reading –   DAYmIy9V0AEZjq6
I started reading A Million Worlds with You earlier this week. This is the last book in The Firebird Trilogy.

I’ve really enjoyed the first two books in the trilogy and I am looking forward to seeing how this will end.

I’m not going to say much about A Million Worlds with You because it’s the last book in a trilogy and I’m not going to spoil things for anyone who hasn’t read the first two books.

I will say that this is about dimension travel and that I was hooked within a couple of chapters of A Thousand Pieces of You. I couldn’t put it down.

Recently Finished – 12
I haven’t read a lot in the last week. My reading seems to be slowing down again… I just hope it’s not another reading slump.

Anyway, I read Patrick Ness’s new book, Release. It’s not exactly what I was expecting. Although I don’t really know what I was expecting, but it wasn’t this. Not that I didn’t like it. It was just a little different..

Release takes place in the space of one day and follows Adam, whose life is about to change, and a ghost who has risen from the lake. Like I said, different. But I did like it. I’ll be reviewing this soon so I don’t want to say too much here.

Reading Next – 16
I haven’t taken a photo of the book I plan to read next but it’s in this pile of books.

I’ll be reading Fatal Crossing by Lone Theils. This follows a journalist, Nora, who discovers a photo of two missing girls in a suitcase. The girls went missing in 1985. Nora is caught up in wanting answers and it leads her to a serial killer who is serving a life sentence. But things are more dangerous than she realises.

I thought this sounded really interesting when I read the synopsis and I like taking a break from reading YA books every now and then.

What have you been reading lately?

– Aimee.

October 2016 Book Haul.

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Another month, another book haul. I didn’t realise I’d gotten so many books until now. But I was good, I only bought myself two books this month. The rest were kindly sent to me from publishers to review. 1

The first book I received in October was from HarperCollins New Zealand. I’d heard good things about this and when I read the synopsis I really wanted to read it too.

Girl in Pieces follows a girl who cuts herself. I’m not really sure why but I guess I’ll find out when I read the book. If it was mentioned in the synopsis I can’t remember.

I knew two girls in high school that used to cut themselves. One had a happy ending and the other didn’t so I think this will bring back some memories for me. We’ll see though.

Allen and Unwin New Zealand sent me a copy of Stealing Snow to review. I’ve heard really 2mixed reviews of this but I still want to read it.

The only thing I know about the original fairy-tale, The Snow Queen, is from Frozen but I do have a copy of it so I might read it after I’ve read this. I’ve been wanting to read the original fairy-tales for a while now. Maybe over Christmas..

Anyway, I think this is set now but I’m not really sure. I’m hoping to read this soon-ish. I have to finish my current read and then I want to read Holding up the Universe. Ugh, bookworm problems!!

Penguin Random House New Zealand surprised me and sent me a copy of Nicola Yoon’s new 3book. I liked Everything, Everything when I read it last year even though I figured out what was going on really early in the book.

I think I’ll be starting this again but I can’t remember what this is about at all. I know I wanted to read it but I can’t remember why…

I love this cover though, all the pretty colours. I don’t own a copy of Everything, Everything because I got a copy through NetGalley when I still used that but I loved that cover too. Nicola has pretty book covers!

I have no idea when I’ll get around to reading this because I have so many books to read right now. 4

Hachette New Zealand sent me a copy of Blood for Blood to review. I read Wolf by Wolf last year and really enjoyed it so I can’t wait to see what happens in this.

I’m not sure if this is a series/trilogy or a duology. If you know please leave me a comment!

I love that Wolf by Wolf was a twist on Hitler and what might have happened if he won the war. With a little twist to the story.. I cannot wait to see what Yael does next. The ending of Wolf by Wolf was so good!5

The next four books are all from Walker Books Australia. I didn’t know this was a graphic novel when I requested it but I’m still going to read it. It’s not like it’ll take long.

I love fairy-tale retellings which is why I requested this. I probably would have requested it if I’d known it was a graphic novel but I’m not sure.

Anyway, Snow White is set in New York during the Depression era. I’ve flipped through the book and the illustrations are really good. I think I’ll be putting this on my November TBR because like I said, it won’t take long to read.

The Back Key is the third book in the Lone City trilogy (pretty sure this one is a trilogy). 6I’ve read the first two books, The Jewel and The Black Rose, and really enjoyed both. I’m hoping I won’t have to re-read the first two books before I start this but I most likely will. I have made the mistake of not re-reading the first books in a series before reading the latest book this year and I really don’t want to do it again. They didn’t take me that long to read the first time so hopefully it’ll be the same when I re-read them.

Anyway, I might put The Jewel on my TBR for this month and just see what happens with my reading. It’s definitely getting better and I think I’m finally out of my slump!!7

The Lat Beginning is the sequel to The Next Together which I read last year. I could not put that book down! I’m hoping The Last Beginning will be just as good and I’ll get my questions answered from the first book because that one left me hanging at the end. (One book I can remember!!)

I can’t really say what The Last Beginning is about without spoiling the first book and I really don’t want to do that. If you haven’t read The Next Together then I definitely recommend finding a copy . It was kind of cheesy in places but I still liked it.

The last book I received from Walker Books Australia is Beck. I know you’re probably sick 8of hearing this but I can’t remember what this is about. I know the synopsis sounded good when I read it and my mother wants to read it after I’m done with it.

I’ve read one other book my Mal Peet and it wasn’t the worst book I’ve ever read but it also wasn’t the best either. I’m hoping I have better luck with this one because like I said, I did like the sound of the synopsis when I first read it.

I don’t know when I’ll be reading this but I’m hoping it’ll be soon. I have a lot to do this month so I’m not sure how much reading I’ll be able to do. I’ve been a little distracted the last two days. 9

Allen and Unwin New Zealand also sent me a copy of Gemina to review. I loved Illuminae when I read it last year. It was so unique and addictive. I could not put it down.

Gemina is the only book I’ve read from this haul. I just couldn’t wait to read it. It was just as good as Illuminae and I also couldn’t put this down. I almost had a heart attack at the end of this book but then a few pages later I was smiling. It was so good!

I can’t wait for the next book. I’ve heard The Illuminae Files is a trilogy but I want it to last longer than three books. Also, Marie Lu’s illustrations were beautiful!!

This Savage Song was sent to me from New South Books Australia. I’m actually reading 10this now so I can tell you what it’s about if you don’t already know.

Kate and August live in V-City, a city that has real life monsters. The city has been split in half by their fathers after a war and held by a truce. One that’s on the verge of breaking. Kate and August are thrown together after a failed assassination attempt. Now they’re trying to figure out what’s actually going on while trying to stay alive. The twist is that Kate is human and August is a monster.

I’m really enjoying this though. I’m not that far in and like I said I’ve been a little distracted these last two days but it’s really good. 11

Simon and Schuster Australia sent me a copy of Hotel for the Lost to review. I’ve never read anything by Suzanne Young before.

I was going to read this for Halloween but decided to read This Savage Song instead. I have heard that there’s insta-love in this (ugh!) and it’s kind of cheesy so I’m not sure how much I’ll like this… But I am going to read to see what it’s like for myself. I don’t judge books on other people’s opinions, even if I do trust them.

Anyway, I think this is about a haunted hotel, where the people who go there never leave.. Or something like that. Then again I could be wrong.

This is one of the books I bought this month. I haven’t seen much about this online but it 12sounded interesting. And this is another one my mother wants to read. I actually gave it to her to read first because I have no idea when I’ll get around to reading it.

Front Lines follows a war, I’m not sure which one, but in this version women had the option of enlisting and fighting for their country beside men instead of staying home. Or taking on the men’s jobs that were at war. Because I’m pretty sure a lot of women had to do that.

I thought this sounded interesting when I read the synopsis and I was sure it would be something my mother would read. I think this is the first book in a series. 14

HarperCollins New Zealand also sent me a copy of A Million Worlds with You to review. I have read the first book, A Thousand Pieces of You and loved it but haven’t gotten around the second book, Ten Thousand Skies Above You, yet. Now I have no excuse.

So, obviously I don’t know what the third book is about because I haven’t read the second and I’m sure if I read the synopsis it would just have spoilers.

I think Ten Thousand Skies Above You will also need to be on my November TBR because I really want to read it.

Penguin Random House New Zealand also sent me a copy of Magnus Chase and the 15Hammer of Thor to review. I read The Sword of Summer a few months ago and really liked it so I’m looking forward to reading this one.

I don’t know much about Norse mythology. Obviously I’ve watched the Thor movies (can’t you tell from my Funkos?) but those are based on comic books, not the myths. I do love the movies though.

Anyway, I am definitely putting The Hammer of Thor on my TBR for November. I’ve loved most of Riordan’s books. The exceptions were The Kane Chronicles but then I’ve never been interested in Egyptian mythology. That’s more my mother’s thing but I’m not sure she’d like them either. 16

The last two books were both from Hachette New Zealand.

They surprised me with The Witches of New York. I wasn’t expecting it but they were kind enough to send me a copy because they thought it would be something I’d like.

Obviously it’s about witches and I think it has something to do with the Salem Witches but I’m not sure how much.

I don’t know when I’ll be reading this yet. I love this cover though!

So the last book I received last month was The Whistler. I’ve read all of the John Grisham 17books that my mother owns, she’s a huge fan. I got another book from Hachette NZ by him last year and guess where that ended up? I’m sure this one will go the same way…

I’m going to say this for the last time in this post but I don’t know what this is about. I’m not sure I even read the synopsis when I requested it because I enjoy Grisham’s books and I’m sure this won’t be any different.

Anyway, I think my mother has already claimed this so she can read it first so I don’t know when I’ll get to it. I think we both read the other book at the same time last year. She takes so freaking long to read a book..cvkuzvgvyaamxz3

This isn’t really book related but I won too tickets to The Girl on the Train last month. I saw the movie on the weekend.

I was going to do a review on the movie compared to the book but I’m not sure if I should. If you want me to let me know..

I will say that I enjoyed the book more.

How many books did you get in October?

– Aimee.