A Thousand Pieces of You (Firebird #1) by Claudia Gray

Book Description

November 4, 2014

Cloud Atlas meets Orphan Black in this epic dimension-bending trilogy by New York Times bestselling author Claudia Gray about a girl who must chase her father’s killer through multiple dimensions. 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, the first book in the Firebird trilogy, explores an amazingly intricate multiverse where fate is unavoidable, the truth elusive, and love the greatest mystery of all.

Review –

To me this book was more like The Time Machine meets The Man From U.N.C.L.E. even though they don’t really travel through time but through dimensions, BUT then why is one dimension like the Romanov’s of Russia?  Marguerite falls in love with Paul from this era and when he dies she is devastated but realizes that she likes the dimension hopping Paul too but not really in the same way.

We find out that her father’s death had been staged by a powerful man from a powerful company, who has had a spy right under their noses for many months,  and that he was hidden in an underwater dimension. This man really wants Marguerite because she reacts differently to the dimension hopping than anyone else.

I loved this book and it’s concept and can’t for the next installment that will be published much later this year.