A thousand lives.
A thousand posibilities.
Marguerite Caine grew up surrounded by cutting-edge scientific theories, thanks to her brilliant physicist parents. Yet nothing us more astounding than her mother's latest invention - a device called the Firebird, which allows people to leap into alternate dimensions.
When Marguerite's father is murdered, all the evidence points to one person - Paul, her parents' enigmatic star student. Before the law can touch him, Paul escapes into another dimension. having committed what seems like the perfect crime. But he didn't count on Marguerite. She doesn't know if she can kill a man, but she's going to find out.
With the help of another physics student, Theo, Marguerite chases Paul through various dimensions. In each new world Marguerite leaps to, she meets another version of Paul that has her doubting his guilt and questioning her heart. Is she doomed to repeat the same betrayal?
As Marguerite races through these wildly different lives - a grand duchess in a Tsarist Russia, a club-hopping orphan in a futuristic London, a refugee from worldwide flooding on a station in the heart of the ocean - she is swept into an epic love affair as dangerous as it is irresistible. - excerpt from book cover.
A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray is the first book in the Firebird trilogy. Firstly, the cover of the book is so gorgeous and so perfect for the book. The other thing that attracted my attention is the summary of the book, it was already so exciting. The first page itself got me hooked and it was hard to put down the book as it was really exciting from the beginning. The adventure begins right away and along the way things that you don't understand will be revealed. I like this type of writing because something about the past not only expands your story but also reveals the personality of the character who is recalling a memory.
The book has a unique story which is traveling to different dimensions and the thing I like about it is the mechanics to it is simple to understand. The author did not make it difficult and invent something too complicated for the story. If the science is too complicated, flaws are bound to happen. When readers have questions in their minds and if unanswered then it's a flaw to me. Keeping things simple makes the book more enjoyable without having to think too much and it's easier to picture it in your head. The plots are really smooth and so so hard to predict, so many good twists in the storyline.
My heart leaps when it comes to the romance of the book. I really feel the relationships and it got me crying at one point as I realize I totally fell in love with the characters. I like the way we get to slowly learn about the characters in the past and present. The side characters were really good too, they compliment the story really well. The main character's growth in the story was present and I thought it was suitable for her. One of the side characters also gave me the feels for him but I think in the next book things might change for him. I really like the writing method that this author used for character build up.
Overall I loved the whole book as the story and especially the characters really captured my heart. I totally fell in love with the book and I cannot wait for the second book to be out. The ending was not a cliffhanger so I'm not sure what to predict for the next one. This book is just excitement from start to end, you will have a hard time putting it down. I highly recommend this book to fantasy readers who like romance and sci-fi included also. There was this conversation between characters that gave me the feels and I absolutely have to share it here:
"I would love you in any shape, in any world, with any past. Never doubt that." - page 203, line 21.