Author: Claudia Gray
Series: FireBird #1
Release Date: November 4th, 2014
Date Read: July 31st, 2014
Point of View: Single (Marguerite Caine)
Writing: First Person | Present Tense
Setting: California/London/St. Petersburg/Coral Sea
Genre: Young Adult | Sci-Fi/Multiverse
In a Nut Shell...
One of the most beautiful and most intriguing multiverse books I have ever read. The characters and the plots were all well-written
Advance Reader Copy provided by HarperTeen
Overalls, the concept and the writing were mesmerizing. And the gorgeous cover made me want to read this book even more. So, sci-fi is not my thing, but among sci-fi sub-genres, multiverse/parallel universes is my most favorite. Therefore, I was really excited to start reading this book.
Let's begin with the characters. Marguerite, the main character, might not be one of my most favorite female characters of all time, but she was still very interesting. I liked that she wasn't back down even she knew what waiting for her might cause her her life. Her worst quality was probably that she was too trusting. Theo was a rather sketchy character. I liked him as times, but in general he wasn't that memorable even he did appear in so many scenes. I liked Paul from the start. There was something about this character that made me want to get to know him better.
Since I have mentioned 2 boys and a girl, it might have already given the hint that there is a love-triangle in this book. To be honest I wasn't into that. I have been over love-triangle since Twilight. Besides, the fact that Marguerite seemed to be into both of them didn't help. However by the end, it was quite clear who she had more feelings for.
The story itself had a nice pace and interesting plot. However, I liked the first 3/4 of the book more because the explanation given and the ending were just okay. It didn't blow my mind when given the reason behind all the mess they were in.
All in all, it was a nice book on inter-dimensional traveling (it was not a time traveling). I think those who like sci-fi with a little heavy on the romance might enjoy this book.