A Thousand Pieces of You was a re-listen for me last year. I listened to the audiobook in 2014 when it first came out because of the GORGEOUS cover! Other than that, I thought it was amazing!
This is the first book in the Firebird Trilogy and centers around the Caine family and Marguerite, the daughter of scientists who invented time travel using their time machine necklace called the Firebird. The whole plot of the first book revolves around trying to find Marguerite’s father who is trapped in another multiverse.
My first reaction to this book was AWE! This book had me riveted, especially with Tavia Gilbert’s narration, which is SPECTACULAR, as always. I still have no idea why I didn’t read the second book when it came out, but the good thing, I was able to binge read all 3 in a few days!
The twist in the end was SPECTACULAR and I was NOT expecting it at all!
Ten Thousand Worlds with You is the BEST book of the whole trilogy because we actually get to see Marguerite’s relationship with Paul develop. In this book, Paul’s soul has been splintered and scattered into multiple dimensions, with Marguerite being blackmailed to do Triad’s bidding. Triad is the evil corporation from another multiverse that is more advanced than Marguerite’s world. Triad also has a plan, to destroy the other multiverses.
I was basically ENTHRALLED by the whole plot. I plowed through this audiobook in 3 days, in fact! I loved the science fiction AND the world building was FANTASTICAL! This is also the book where we actually travel to a lot of multiverses and I actually felt that I was there! Claudia Gray really painted a picture in my mind as to what each multiverse looked liked and it was AWESOME!
Ah, the last book of the series really brings closure to the whole story. Also, we get to meet all the Marguerites from the different multiverses and I LOVED IT!
It is still as thrilling and amazing as the second book, but one of the reasons I gave this a 4-star review is that I actually LOVE THEO! He is the sometimes antihero of this trilogy but he sacrificed a lot for Marguerite and her family. I liked Marguerite’s dilemma and although it wasn’t a real love triangle, it was done really well.
As to the big end and how Marguerite finally defeated Triad, I thought it was okay, but not what I was expecting.
This book does answer a lot of questions that I had while I read the first two books. I also loved how [spoiler]each multiverse worked with each other to improve their own technology and also defeat Triad.[/spoiler]
Overall, the Firebird Trilogy is a solid and fantastical read that is perfect for binge reading! The books flow seamlessly together and each book is equally as amazing as the other. Not to mention the AMAZING world-building I’ve ever read!
I’m also not well verse in science but the science in this book feels REAL. I feel like at any moment now, we CAN actually travel through different multiverses. It does help that I watch a lot of Sci-Fi documentaries so this was the perfect blend of my love for sci-fi documentaries and sci-fi books!
The audiobook is also the BEST way to “read” this trilogy because Tavia Gilbert’s narration is spot on! Her use of different accents is flawless and it draws you in.
Books like The Firebird Trilogy
- The Girl from Everywhere is also another amazing book with time travel! This book however only travels to the past and also to different fictional places. This is also an amazing, riveting story that features a diverse main character.
- Across the Universe is not about time travel but the sci-fi travel to another world for colonization does remind me of the different multiverses.
What are your thoughts about antiheroes? Do you think they should be the main protagonist?