A Thousand Pieces of You

The First book in the Firebird series by Claudia Gray

Synopsis: 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.

So I’ve actually never been a huge fan of dimension jumping…it’s a fun theory, I guess. But it’s just not nearly as cool as time travel. I do love time travel. Although the Russia dimension pretty much felt like time travel so that part of the book was fun to read.

I didn’t know what to expect, I heard such great things about this story. And yea… it was okay, but it wasn’t great.

It was kind of boring and slow, it felt like not a whole lot happened.. there was quite a bit of points where I felt like they added a shit ton of pointless drama, a lot of time could have been saved. But it seems like the characters liked running around in circles instead. It wasn’t as sinister and foreboding as the description makes it sound, there’s a simple reasoning and an even simpler solution to the story. With a few little hiccups along the way.

The characters are fine, they’re not super loveable but they aren’t annoying either. I just felt very neutral about them. They weren’t great but not bad. The only character I kind of liked was Paul (but only in the Russia part).. otherwise everyone else was just meh.

I know it’s a series but after reading this first book I honestly have no motivation or intention to continue the series. It wasn’t interesting enough for me to feel like I care about what happens next.

I rate this book




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