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    We greatly appreciate the Province’s announcement that as part of the first phase of reopening libraries can begin to offer pick-up or delivery of materials. 

    There is a lot of work to do be able to offer these services while ensuring the safety of our employees and our customers. Our plan to resume our physical services needs to account for physical distancing requirements, provision of personal protective equipment, enhanced sanitary controls, and new protocols for employees and customers. We are working on offering holds pick-ups as soon as we can safely do so.  

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    OPL branches, Bookmobile stops and Homebound delivery services are closed until June 30, 2020. The closure is in response to advice from Ottawa Public Health (OPH) with regards to COVID-19 (coronavirus) for the health and safety of our community. We will continue to monitor the situation and reassess as the situation evolves. Currently, please note:  

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Ten Thousand Skies Above You by Claudia Gray --- Teen Book Review


Posted on behalf of NC TAG Member Catherine L. 


Ten Thousand Skies Above You by Claudia Gray 


Cross dimensional travel isn’t without price – even if it’s your parents who created the Firebird. Marguerite has captured the interest of people who are set on achieving the complete dominance of the multi-universe. Until now, she has successfully managed to avoid them but everything changes when they attack her boyfriend, Paul, and scatters his soul into alternate dimensions. The race to piece his splintered consciousness back together sends Marguerite into a war-torn of San Francisco, the dirty New York City underground and the glittering city of lights and love, Paris. Her enemies are everywhere and stand ready, waiting for her arrival. Will Marguerite be able to bring Paul back without losing herself or will she crumble under the pressure of the trials?


 Ten Thousand Skies Above You by Claudia Gray is the sequel of A Thousand Pieces of You and the second novel in the Firebird trilogy. Right away you are thrown back into a riveting plot. The multi-dimension universe is fantastically and intelligently crafted. The characters are dynamic and intriguing as they are constantly changing from one reality to another. But most importantly, the novel hooks you in right from the beginning, keeps you on the edge of your seat with all the plot twists and leaves you wondering as it ends on a cliff-hanger. The final installment of this trilogy is called A Million Worlds With You


I give Ten Thousand Skies Above You a 4 out of 5 stars and would recommend this novel to readers interested in a truly unique read. The idea of parallel universe in YA fiction has never truly been explored the way Gray has done so (at least to my knowledge) and is worth the time. Plus, it has a gorgeous cover! You can’t contest me on that. This novel is recommended for readers ages 13 and up.


Picture By: Comiziale (Tumblr, 2017)

Image: Ten Thousand Skies Above You

Ten Thousand Skies Above You

Firebird Trilogy, Book 2
By Gray, Claudia
Image: A Thousand Pieces of You

A Thousand Pieces of You

Firebird Trilogy, Book 1
By Gray, Claudia
Image: A Thousand Pieces of You

A Thousand Pieces of You

By Gray, Claudia