Series: Firebird #1
Published by Harper Teen
Genres: Young Adult
Maturity Level: YA - some violence
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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.
A Thousand Pieces of You explores an amazingly intricate multi-universe where fate is unavoidable, the truth elusive, and love the greatest mystery of all.
Thoughts When I Finished:
I had a mixture of feelings upon finishing this book. I liked some parts and wasn’t interested in others. It felt like a very average book to me.
What I Loved:
The only thing that falls under the “love” category is Paul. Oh my gosh did I ever love him. Or… one of him? All the different Paul’s was a little confusing but I mostly loved them all. He was just an easy character to fall in love with.
I also really loved the Russian setting that a big chunk of the book took place in. I didn’t really care for the others but I haven’t read many book that have taken place in Russia so that was really fun for me. I also enjoyed the different characters in that world and how some were the same and some completely different.
What I Didn’t Like:
I can’t say that I really cared for the beginning and ending of this book. The beginning was way too slow and I had a really hard time picking the book back up. If it wasn’t for the fact that this was a buddy read I’m not sure I would have continued reading it. The ending ended up being really predictable and it ended in a way that makes you feel like it’s a standalone book.Everything was fixed and all the loose ends tied up mostly. It was a happily ever after sort of ending. I just thought that it could have been better and it seemed like a very average book.
Who I’d Recommend To:
I think I’d recommend this book to people who love to jump around in different dimensions and time periods. People who have an easy time following what’s happening. If you sometimes have a hard time following a jumpy book then you’ll probably have a hard time with this one.
A well written, entertaining and average book. It was mostly entertaining but had a lot of boring parts to explain all in the same spot. It was hard to push through but the middle sections made it worth it. All the loose ends are tied up and everyone lives happily ever after. Mostly.