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.
About the Author
Claudia Gray is the pseudonym of New Orleans-based writer Amy Vincent, the author of the New York Times bestselling Evernight series. She has worked as a lawyer, a journalist, a disc jockey, and an extremely poor waitress. Her grandparents' copy of Mysteries of the Unexplained is probably the genesis of her fascination with most things mysterious and/or inexplicable.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is a fun and satisfying conclusion to the firebird trilogy. While the final chapters feel somewhat rushed they fit logically within the universe and problems that are established in the prior books. I find myself thinking a lot about Gregory Bateson's work on isomorphic structures, which is a very strange thing to find yourself thinking about when reading what is effectively teen sci-fi romance. I think this is ultimately a testament to the quality of the author's writing. As with the other two books in the series, the book struggles with whether or not to pursue a romantic triangle fullheartedly or whether to simply to be a background element that interacts with the plot. I think this is ultimately successful,; the primary motivator is not the constant interplay between Marguerite's romantic feelings for Theo or Paul, but rather a question of individual responsibility, family loyalty, and ethics on very meta perspective. The conclave of Marguerite's was hands down one of the most entertaining and intriguing things I read in some time. The way Claudia Gray manages to both play with and yet respect the relationships that are built between different characters in different universes is very impressive. in particular I found the way she wrote about the differing perspectives of Marguerite in the Russiaverse and Mafiaverse to be insightful and well-constructed. Similarly, her handling of family relationship Dynamics show significant insight into normative family processes that is often lacking in young adult fiction. My only real criticism of this work is that certain narrative techniques feel a bit overused. For example, many chapters open with a sort of shock statement - a quick learner to that often is a misunderstanding or grand oversimplification of a situation that serves to draw the reader in but at times it can feel a little forced and distracting from the main plot line. Then again I know I'm not the target demographic for this book, so that may be a narrative choice that fits just fine with the intended readers. Overall,I found the trilogy pleasant to read, and emotionally satisfying, and worthwhile. Claudia gray has once again shown her ability to write compelling characters into interesting and complex situations while maintaining a deep respect and appreciation for the uniqueness of each character. having previously read her entries into the Star Wars universe - Bloodline and Lost Stars - I would expect no less. Well done Claudia Gray!
This series was honestly such a treat. I’ve been a fan ever since the first cover was revealed. Completely inventive, and I love Claudia Gray's writing. The characters are great, the book is entertaining throughout, and I was definitely tearing up at the ending! See more reviews at my blog! http://areadingredsox.blogspot.com
I love the way Claudia makes the reader fall in love and deeply care about the characters. I think itnos even more amazing, which makes her one of the best authors I have read books by, she honors what she originally designed. She honors the characters characteristics and more importantly everything that has happened in the other books, even their histories. With a book that delves into different dimensions and selves it is really hard to accomplish this. I appreciate and love the way she wrote this beautiful, must-read story. Claudia is the author who inpires the way i wish to write one day, i hope she keeps writing awesome stories and i cant wait to read them. Phenomenal job on this trilogy.