Author: Claudia Gray
Publication Date: November 4, 2014
ARC provided by publisher
A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray is the first in her new Firebird series, a rollicking, action-packed novel about love and revenge across parallel universes.
Marguerite Caine is an artist in a family of scientists. And not just any scientists. Her parents are cutting edge physicists working on a project, Firebird, that will bridge the gap between parallel universes. But when Marguerite's father is killed in a highly suspicious accident, Marguerite uses Firebird to go after his presumed murderer.
The novel is a fun read as we see Marguerite navigate the different worlds she travels through, sometimes subtly different, sometimes tragically different. The science behind the project is purely fictional, but Marguerite's journey is what keeps the reader engaged.
Helping her on her journey is Theo, a student of her parents. Of course, Theo is the required cute boy. Except Marguerite had always been intrigued by Paul, her parents' research assistant. But Paul's the one she's chasing through the multiverse. She keeps meeting different iterations of him, and may just have fallen in love with one of them.
Lots of twisty, juicy story in this first installment. I'd recommend this to readers who enjoyed Cinder by Marissa Meyer or Dangerous by Shannon Hale.