Date finished: Sunday 25th December 2016
First time reading?: Yes
From The Book Depository: “The fate of the multiverse rests in Marguerite s hands in the final installment of the Firebird trilogy by New York Times bestselling author Claudia Gray. Ever since she used the Firebird, her parent s invention, to cross through alternate dimensions, Marguerite has been at the center of a cross-dimensional feud. Now she has learned that the evil Triad Corporation plans to destroy hundreds of universes, using their ultimate weapon: another dimension s Marguerite who is wicked, psychologically twisted, and always one step ahead. Even though her boyfriend Paul has always been at Marguerite s side, the Triad s last attack has left him a changed man, and he may never be the same again. Marguerite alone must stop Triad and prevent the destruction of the multiverse. It s a battle of the Marguerites . . . and only one can win. In the epic conclusion to the sweeping series that kicked off with A Thousand Pieces of You, fate and family will be questioned, loves will be won and lost, and the multiverse will be forever changed.”
There may be minor spoilers ahead.
It felt like i waited so long for the last part of this trilogy because Amazon apparently had issues getting hold of a copy to send out. I finally found it on The Book Depository and was so excited when I finally received my copy of it.
The final part of this trilogy did not disappoint. I loved the first two instalments and the cliffhanger at the end of part two left me aching for the final instalment.
Marguerite’s journeys into other dimensions continues to excite and entertain, and each one is unique whether subtley or incredibly different. The Cloneverse in this book was a particularly interesting world, as it allowed the Marguerites from many different universes to converse and meet each other. I was particularly impressed with the interaction between our Marguerite and that from the Russiaverse. Still, three books later, this universe hold the most intrigue for me.
Claudia Gray’s writing still draws you in, and suddenly several chapters and hours have passed before you realise. I’d not read anything by this author before reading this trilogy but I know I’m definitely looking forward to reading more of her work.
The concept for these novels is an incredibly original one; I don’t think I’ve met anything else similar yet. They do seem to be marketed as a young adult love story, and while there is the inevitable love triangle within the story that there always is with books these days, I felt that the romantic element of the story actually added something to the narrative, and made you root for the characters that little bit more.
A fantastic trilogy that I will more than likely read again in the future, and I’ll definitely recommend to the bookish friends in my life.
My rating: 9/10