A Thousand Pieces of You (Firebird #1) by Claudia Gray
Genres/Themes: New Adult, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Romance
How do I feel about this book…
Synopsis from goodreads:
Marguerite Caine’s physicist parents are known for their groundbreaking achievements. Their most astonishing invention, called the Firebird, allows users to jump into multiple universes—and promises to revolutionize science forever. But then Marguerite’s father is murdered, and the killer—her parent’s handsome, enigmatic assistant Paul— escapes into another dimension before the law can touch him.
Marguerite refuses to let the man who destroyed her family go free. So she races after Paul through different universes, always leaping into another version of herself. But she also meets alternate versions of the people she knows—including Paul, whose life entangles with hers in increasingly familiar ways. Before long she begins to question Paul’s guilt—as well as her own heart. And soon she discovers the truth behind her father’s death is far more sinister than she expected.
I loved the premise. True, there are probably some things I’m over looking when it comes to the science-y part of the book and I’m ignoring all the parts I am a little confused about. Traveling between universes, much like time-travel is something I tend to be skeptical over and…. well, something always irks me about them.
In this case, I did think it worked out pretty well…. *<s>ignoring how mass can’t be sent yet your body just disappears</s>*
The romance wasn’t all there for me. I liked how it began. I really enjoyed the beginning of the book. There is a slow build up and and and… then I feel guilt… followed by frustration with this girl who is forgetting that she loved the dude before even going on the adventure!!
I really feel like I need to read the book again to get it all because I feel like I am missing something although everything I know works out.
Oh– I’m not attached.
Okay, the worlding is awesome and the description of the places. I’m not attached to the main characters. I liked Theo but, easily forgettable. Paul is a good character but… hmmm. Marguerite I just couldn’t attach myself to. I’m building up liking her but, I don’t yet. Almost as if I don’t know her completely yet.
Liked reading the book but, didn’t find it to be anything super special.
I would recommend it but, probably as a library book first.
Not sure if I’ll read the sequels since… well… I’m really on the edge with it and I don’t think the sequel is set up much in this book.