A Thousand Pieces of You (Firebird: Book 1)


A Thousand Pieces of You (Firebird: Book 1) Young Adult - Science Fiction/Paranormal

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A first entry in a new trilogy by the best-selling author of the Evernight series follows the efforts of a young woman to track down her physicist father's killer in a parallel universe that reveals to her a different side of his story. Simultaneous eBook. 75,000 first printing.

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  • Now You See Him, Now You Don't

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    Written by , Posted on at 12:03:54 PM

    This book combines science fiction with romance and espionage in a captivating package. The central figure of Marguerite Caine lands in one fascinating world after another in search of an elusive killer and an even more elusive truth. After reading about gullible heroines, I wasn’t so easily convinced about Paul Markov as Marguerite is and the author realizes this. She works to get the readers on her side and I was gradually brought along to Marguerite’s way of thinking. I’m almost sorry to point out, however, a big plot mistake on Ms. Gray’s part. She makes it clear early in the book that the Firebird—the scientific device that allows people to jump into their counterparts in other dimensions—can be detected by everyone only in the dimension in which it was created. In any other dimension, the Firebird is very difficult for the natives to detect or, rather, hovers beneath anyone else’s level of awareness. However, a mere 60 pages later, someone who isn’t part of the Firebird dimension easily catches sight of it and removes it from the neck of a key player. Oops! This isn’t a small mistake. The removal of the device causes one character’s consciousness to disappear and the host personality to reassert itself. It is this personality with which Marguerite interacts, causing a moral and emotional dilemma for her. This error is a major flaw; for Ms. Gray to fix it would mean rewriting a large part of the novel. I wish I could overlook it because otherwise this is one riveting action-adventure, science fiction novel, worthy of its inevitable sequels. Perhaps it’s something that most people can ignore by pointing out the device is ALMOST difficult to detect but not impossible. At any rate, this is a corking good read for people who like believable science fiction elements in their YA fiction.