Blog Tour: TEN THOUSAND SKIES ABOVE YOU by Claudia Gray with Interview and GIVEAWAY



Hello fellow readers. Today I am so absolutely excited to participate in the blog tour for TEN THOUSAND SKIES ABOVE YOU hosted by Rockstar Blog Tours. TTSAY is to say one of my very favorite reads for this year. From beginning to end this novel took my breath away and it left me wanting for more. I cannot wait until the next and final installment because the end of this novel nearly killed me and I hope to have many people join me in the sweet torture. So, please read the quick interview I have with Claudia Gray and don't forget to enter in the contest at the end of this post.



About the Book
Title: TEN THOUSAND SKIES ABOVE YOU
Author: Claudia Gray
Release Date: November 3, 2014
Pages: 432
Publisher: HarperTeen
Formats: Hardcover, eBook, audiobook

Ever since she used the Firebird, her parents' invention, to cross into alternate dimensions, Marguerite has caught the attention of enemies who will do anything to force her into helping them dominate the multiverse—even hurting the people she loves. She resists until her boyfriend, Paul, is attacked and his consciousness scattered across multiple dimensions.
Marguerite has no choice but to search for each splinter of Paul’s soul. The hunt sends her racing through a war-torn San Francisco, the criminal underworld of New York City, and a glittering Paris where another Marguerite hides a shocking secret. Each world brings Marguerite one step closer to rescuing Paul. But with each trial she faces, she begins to question the destiny she thought they shared.
The second book in the Firebird trilogy, Ten Thousand Skies Above You features Claudia Gray’s lush, romantic language and smart, exciting action, and will have readers clamoring for the next book.

And the book that started it all
About the Book
Title: A THOUSAND PIECES OF YOU
Author: Claudia Gray
Release Date: November 4, 2014
Pages: 368
Publisher: HarperTeen
Formats: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook, audiobook
Every Day meets Cloud Atlas in this heart-racing, space- and time-bending, epic new trilogy from New York Times bestselling author Claudia Gray.

Marguerite Caine’s physicist parents are known for their radical scientific achievements. Their most astonishing invention: the Firebird, which allows users to jump into parallel universes, some vastly altered from our own. But when Marguerite’s father is murdered, the killer—her parent’s handsome and enigmatic assistant Paul—escapes into another dimension before the law can touch him.

Marguerite can’t let the man who destroyed her family go free, and she races after Paul through different universes, where their lives entangle in increasingly familiar ways. With each encounter she begins to question Paul’s guilt—and her own heart. Soon she discovers the truth behind her father’s death is more sinister than she ever could have imagined.

A Thousand Pieces of You explores a reality where we witness the countless other lives we might lead in an amazingly intricate multiverse, and ask whether, amid infinite possibilities, one love can endure.

About Claudia:
Claudia Gray is a pseudonym. I would like to say that I chose another name so that no one would ever learn the links between my shadowy, dramatic past and the explosive secrets revealed through my characters. This would be a lie. In truth, I took a pseudonym simply because I thought it would be fun to choose my own name. (And it is.)
I write novels full-time, absolutely love it, and hope to be able to do this forever. My home is in New Orleans, is more than 100 years old, and is painted purple. In my free time I read, travel, hike, cook and listen to music. You can keep up with my latest releases, thoughts on writing and various pop-culture musings via TwitterTumblrPinterestGoodreads or (of course) my own home page.
If you want to contact me, you can email me, but your best bet is probably to Tweet me. I don’t do follows on Twitter, but I follow everyone back on Tumblr, Pinterest and Goodreads.


INTERVIEW with CLAUDIA GRAY


1.  Of all the universes that you have written about in this series which is your favorite and why?

Oh, it's the Russiaverse, hands down. I think that's both the most romantic and beautiful of the worlds, but it's also the one that tests our characters the most. Marguerite not only has to learn how to pass as royalty, or how to deal with communicating in a world where the fastest messages come in handwritten latters, but also how to understand the great paradox of the books: If you love someone, do you love every person that someone could possibly be?



2. What universe have you not included in this series but wish you could have and why?

I always wanted to do one where Marguerite's parents never got the world at large to accept their theories, and so they're considered crackpots doing fringe research in some obscure small town…but the government has caught on and is beginning to take an interest. And "government interest" might mean "CIA control." That would have been ominous and fascinating, IMO, but I never found a place where that world be a meaningful stop for Marguerite in terms of furthering her character and plot arcs. Too bad, because it would've been fun.



3.  Ten Thousand Skies Above You, had me twisted up in knots, it was that intensely amazing. What inspiration did you have for this middle book that somehow can seem like the "filler" novel.

Like all authors, I am very glad to have caused emotional distress. From the beginning, I knew that there was so much potential within the Firebird concept that I could literally tell stories about it forever. So I knew TTSAY wouldn't be filler; it was about introducing brand-new complications, new and more foreboding aspects of the Triad conspiracy, and stronger challenges to Paul and Marguerite's love. I also knew that this would actually be the first book we spent with "real" Theo instead of the deceptive Triadverse version, so I couldn't wait to let the readers really get to know him. Everything becomes more intense and more complex, and the stakes go up in a big way.

Plus, of course, new universes. Everybody loves new universes, right? And this is the first time we see Marguerite revisit a dimension and discovering the impact of her actions there, which adds a whole new layer to what's going on.



4. The ending for TTSAY was crazy insane can you give us a clue of what's coming next? Because I'm dying here. 

No real spoilers! But I would say this: Book One was in part about discovering the darkness within Theo. Book Two is about discovering the darkness within Paul and, to a lesser extent, Marguerite's parents. Book Three is about the darkness within Marguerite, and ohhhhh, was that fun to write.  



5. What did you find to be the most difficult or most satisfying thing to write in Ten Thousand Skies Above You?



The toughest thing was explaining what was happening with Paul. My original concept for his predicament in this book didn't really wash at the first draft. I realized I had to take what had been, for me, a more abstract/emotional part of what he was going through and make it explicit and even scientific. Also, I actually felt so bad about the ending that I kept holding back the most significant stakes, feeling like I needed to save that for book three. That made the ending far flatter than it needed to be. But again, there's so much potential for story within the Firebird concept that I finally realized there was no need to withhold anything. There's always more there! Trust me, in book three, the complications keep on coming, almost to the very end.




Giveaway Details:
1 winner will receive signed finished copies of A THOUSAND PIECES OF YOU & THENTHOUSAND SKIES ABOVE YOU, US Only.

Rafflecopter Embed Code:

Rafflecopter Link:


Tour Schedule:
Week One:
10/26/2015- Seeing Double In NeverlandReview
10/27/2015- BookHounds YAInterview
10/28/2015- FangirlishReview
10/29/2015- Two Chicks on BooksGuest Post
10/30/2015- Tales of the Ravenous ReaderInterview
Week Two:
11/2/2015- FiktshunReview
11/3/2015- Dark Faerie TalesInterview
11/4/2015- Novel NoviceReview
11/5/2015- Magical Urban Fantasy ReadsGuest Post
11/6/2015- Page Turners BlogReview


4 comments:

  1. Heard some really great things about this book. I cannot wait to read it.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I absolutely loved A Thousand Pieces of You. I can't wait to read Ten Thousand Skies Above You!

    ReplyDelete
  3. GAHHHHHH!!! These covers are seriously so pretty! I can't get over them and I can't wait to see the third one!

    ReplyDelete

Let's Discuss!