Reading Level: Young Adult
Length: 432 pages
Release Date: November 3, 2015
Stand Alone or Series: 2nd book in the Firebird series
Source: eGalley from Edelweiss
Rating: 4.5/5 stars
I got a copy of this book from Edelweiss to review. This is the 2nd book in the Firebird trilogy. I enjoyed this book a lot, not quite as much as the first one, but it was still well done. We journey to a few new realities in this book and there are some huge twists that will leave readers breathless. This 2nd book in the Firebird series also sports an amazing cover again!
Marguerite is desperate to save Paul and tracks his Firebird to a new reality to save him. When she gets there she is shocked to find out that Paul doesn’t recognize her, even with multiple reminders. Maguerite quickly finds out that the head of Triad corporation, Wyatt Conley, has splintered Paul’s consciousness . Now Marguerite is stuck. In order to find the scattered pieces of Paul’s consciousness she must journey to these different realities and perform the tasks Triad has set for her into order to get the next set of coordinates for the locations of Paul’s consciousness.
This was an excellent story. I absolutely loved Marguerite as a character and her determination and belief in love across realities. She is obviously a survivor and has a positive attitude. It was interesting to see her confronted with how her actions in different realities in the first book impacted those versions of her in this book.
Paul isn’t in the book much this time but Theo travels with Marguerite a lot. This really isn’t so much of a love triangle as it is Theo pining after Marguerite. Theo has huge issues of his own as he tries to recover from the drug that Triad had him on in the first book.
I love the different realities we travel through; it is amazing to be a visitor in these worlds. I enjoyed how the same characters across different realities has echoes of the same personality across those realities. It is an interesting look at the whole nature versus nurture question. I also really loved all the twists and turns in the story; there are some huge revelations and surprises in here.
The story ended on a huge cliffhanger and I found that to be disappointing. We don’t need a cliffhanger to keep us reading this series, why do that to your readers? Anyway you have been warned.
Overall this is a very well done continuation of this story. I didn’t find it quite as compelling as the first book because we have already seen a lot of these ideas in that first book. I really loved the travel between different realities, the awesome characters and all the surprising twists and turns to the story. This is definitely a series I would recommend picking up it’s very unique and engaging.
This book goes towards the following reading challenges:
– You Read How Many Books? Reading Challenge