Marguerite Caine's physicist parents are known for their ground-breaking 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.
Review: My thoughts on this book are so jumbled at the moment. I literally finished it about 30 minutes ago and my initial reaction wasn't very impressed. But the more time passes and the more I think about the book the more I like it.
I found the concept of the story to be so interesting. The thought that there are thousands of alternate universes out there is mind blowing and I just love the concept of each version of a person is similar yet different in so many ways. I felt like Gray did a really good job of writing the plot, and it honestly could have been a hit or miss, but she was able to explain things in ways that weren't too complicated while still keeping the story interesting.
I feel like because so much of Paul and Marguerite relationship was built in Russia with Russian Paul, their relationship in the other dimensions wasn't as strong. I think this is what disappointed me most of all, I was hoping that their relationship would grow throughout the book but it kind of came to a stand still about 3/4 in. I mean, I understand why it was done, and I love Russian Paul, but it didn't give the real Paul much of a chance. But I did like the romance, and the love triangle wasn't too over the top. I'm hoping the romance will develop a little more in the next book.
Last thing I want to mention is the writing. I found that sometimes the different tenses would get a bit mixed up like "do not" instead of "does not". It's only minor but it's something I noticed. I also noticed that the writing wasn't very descriptive, so there were times where I couldn't visualise where she actually was because it wasn't explained.
Other than that I liked it. It had a mixture of happy and sad moments, and I felt for the most part, it was very fast paced and exciting (minus a few boring moments).
Would I recommend? Yes
For Fans of: Pivot Point by Kasie West
Overall Rating: 4/5
Publisher: Harper Collins
Format: Paperback, 357 pages
Genre: YA, Sci-Fi/Parallel Universe
Acquired from: KMART
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