A Million Worlds With You by Claudia Gray (Book Review)

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Publisher: HarperTeen
Page Count
: 432

I read this book together with my fellow bloggers Cátia (read her review here) and Marie (keep checking back on her blog to see her review in the near future). A Million Worlds With You is the third and final book in the Firebird series, so if you haven’t read the previous books yet, I would recommend you do that first before reading the post!

This post will be rather short, seen as I never really like to talk about the sequels I read. They are much harder to review without spoiling than the first books, so let’s do this quickly.

AMWWY wasn’t exactly what I hoped for. While the series is still action-filled, packed with a couple surprised and a fairly quick read, the conclusion to it all was rather … anti-climactic? Everything that happened so far made this quite the epic story. Just think of all the worlds Marguerite and the others traveled to! We get to revisit some of them here, as well as whole new dimensions. However, the way it was handled felt a little repetitive. Marguerite chases her other self, Wicked, from world to world without ever being able to catch up, because they obviously can’t be in the same body. Instead of the logical reaction to recent events I thought of during the first couple of pages of the book, Meg takes all of 350 pages to come up with herself. And then the final solution seems far too easy in comparison to everything that happened. I just felt like people got let off the hook easily, when there should have been far bigger repercussions.

I’ve had a lot of time to think about the series while I waited for this final part and the more I thought about it, the less I liked Marguerite and her actions. She’s just so self-righteous and self-centered, judging everyone else but never truly fessing up to all the things she did wrong. Even in the end, it felt like she got absolution when she definitely shouldn’t have. Weirdly, and that truly never happens (except with The Magicians), I liked the second book, Ten Thousand Skies Above You, best. I am pretty sure it had to do with a the page time Theo was getting. He is one of my bookish hubbys and I love the guy. He was seriously lacking from this book, but then I am also kind of glad nothing too bad happened to him, because Marguerite never really deserved him anyway. I sort of came to terms with Paul, where I neither love him (like in book 1) nor dislike him (like in book 2) – now I am just sort of indifferent to him.

So, it was a fun book, but it could have been more in terms of the conclusion of the series

Fazit: 3.5/5 stars! Not a bad, but not the desired finale.

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Have you read the Firebird series? What’s your take on it?

8 thoughts on “A Million Worlds With You by Claudia Gray (Book Review)

  1. Love your review, Kat, and I agree 100% with everything you said here. I wish that the ending was a little more…surprising? With fireworks of some kind? I don’t know, but I wished for a bit more than this. And uuuuuuuuuugh Marguerite. My sister’s reading it at the moment and she doesn’t like her either haha.

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    • Hahaha well, I am glad Nyx is on our side when it comes to Marguerite. That girl does not have the best of personalities. I feel weird, because I still liked reading the books a lot, but the story in this last one was just disappointing.

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  2. Oh nooooooo! That’s so disappointing. Anti-climactic series finales are the worst. :/ You have expectations, you know? And when they’re not met it kinda sucks, especially when the past two books were so great. I haven’t read this one yet, but I will definitely have to go in with lowered expectations, I think! Lovely review. ❤

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