It’s been a very long time since I’ve finished a book in less than a week and damn am I happy it was this one that returned me to my usual reading pace.
I had a vague idea of the plot before reading, or so I thought because holy crap that was nothing like what I was expecting. It starts off fast, getting to the action immediately, and doesn’t slow down at all. I think Marguerite is an a great female lead and although the love story of the book plays a big part, she isn’t consumed by it and sticks to her ultimate goals of finding out who is behind what happened with her father.
The boys themselves are also fantastically written; smart, strong, and kind. However they aren’t at all hyper masculine or patronizing. Paul caught my attention right off the bat, but I’ve been told I have a soft spot for fictional Russians, so that really isn’t much of a surprise.
I can’t wait to get to the second book in this series because the thrill of this first book was incredible. If you haven’t read it yet, do so now. There is not nearly enough buzz around this series.
Published: November 4th, 2014
Publisher: Harper Teen
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.