Okay, okay. Am I the only one who gets really freaked out when books DON’T end in a cliff hanger? Like I know there are other books after this series but this book ended on a more than mildly happy note. So I feel like… super calm and just want to know what is going to electrocute me / drown me / tear me apart in the books to come.
That’s probably just my anxiety talking.
So this very artsy girl (Marguerite) has two super brainiac parents who invent this gadget that can take you to different-yet-parallel universe. There are zillions. What I gathered is that every time there is a decision and you make one, another universe is made with you making the other decision which could spiral into a completely different world with different progresses in technology.
I know, now you are thinking “so when I decided to brush my teeth this morning, there was all of a sudden another universe where I didn’t?” Okay, I don’t think those particular one’s count per-say BUT hey, what do I know? I’m not Claudia Gray, aka the woman I believe is going to ruin me.
So anyway, Marguerite and her sister basically have adoptive siblings. Wait no, we can’t say that because LOW AND BEHOLD THERE IS A LOVE TRIANGLE. How about Marguerite’s parents adopt Theo and Paul and they are nothing like siblings to Marguerite at all? Yah… yah, let’s go with that.
So someone killed Marguerite’s father. And that someone seems to be Paul. The kicker is that Paul took a firebird (that thing that allows them to jump dimensions and into ‘themselves’ in that dimension) and escaped before he could be caught.
Marguerite is absolutely crushed (duh, it was her dad) and convinces Theo to let her go along with him to go and find Paul, bring him back, and actually probably maybe kill him because she is so infuriated.
So then there is a twist, then there is a twist in the twist, then there is a twist within the twist that twisted before and then when you look really REALLY closely, you can see that there is an explosion of twist right there in the center of it all.
Bringing it back.
Things I absolutely loved:
1. We visit so many awesome places. Like futuristic London, Medieval Russia to air-bowl-in-the-ocean-progressed-science land.
2. You actually get to see the pain of losing a parent with Marguerite. Now, I myself have not lost a parent thankfully, but I believe it isn’t something that you can just forget. Especially when your parallel-self has that parent still.
3. Some of the twist I saw coming AND SOME I ABSOLUTELY DIDN’T.
Things I could have done without:
1. The ever-fan-favorite love triangle.
Now two things on this. One, if you are anything like me, you don’t really see one as the obvious choice. I mean, Marguerite ends up with who she saw as the obvious choice, but I, for some reason, don’t see that choice sticking very well. I am not sure why and I could be completely off track. That is something I do like about it though, that it isn’t a Edward/Jacob thing where you know she is going to end up with ****.
Two, I know we are all tired of love triangles, but that does make things interesting for books so I see why they do it.
2. I wish the romance was less of the focus for this book. Romance isn’t a particular genre that I feel pulled to, even though I have read a lot of romance and fallen in love with certain books. I like the down in the dirt and gravel type of books where the action stays tall and the story gets bigger and bigger. This story is probably going to blow up in my face here soon, but the action was lacking for my taste.
Overall, I really enjoyed getting into this book and I am itching to get my hands on the next one to figure out which way my heart is going to break and my brain is going to explode. If I was a betting girl, I would say that the action picks up. The book was leaning that way. But then again, it ended really happy.
It’s going to get bad.
I’m so ready.