PUBLISHER: Harper Teen
DATE PUBLISHED: 4th November 2014
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.
This was a sci-fi treat with a totally unique concept. The book started off a little bit sloe but definitely picked up the pace when the dimension hopping started. The different dimensions and the rules of travelling between dimensions were extremely interesting and the world-building was brilliantly done.
My favourite dimension was the Russian one. The look at a world similar to our historical Romanov history was amazing to read about and tugged on my heartstrings. The romance was one that developed through the different dimensions and it was the first time I read about a character feeling like she cheated on someone with another version of himself.
Margerite is a character who has grown up amongst people of extreme intelligence and as such she has doubted herself. Margarite is incredibly loyal and loving for those close to her. The other characters fleshed out the story and I enjoyed reading about all of these characters. The plot twist at the end was one I had an inkling might happen but did not know how. I am intrigued by this world and need to know how this story is going to develop.
Keep Calm and Read On,