For lack of better words and manners, well, this was a clusterfuck, so at least the title makes sense, if anything. I just wasn't impressed by this book, which is unfortunate because that cover is a BEAUT.
Marguerite, the daughter of two geniuses is an artist. Her dad is killed, straight from the first page, She embarks on a journey with her parent's grad student Theo, to find the man that was responsible for her dad's murder. A man who was like a brother to Theo, and saw through to Marguerite's soul. Paul. Or at least they thought that's who he was. Using the firebird, an instrument developed by her parents and Paul, and Theo, Marugeurite and Theo jump dimensions to find Paul. Along the way, they inhabit multiple beings who are, at their very essence themselves, living in different dimensions under different circumstances.
Eh, this was a love story that tried desperately to be sci-fi. That's fine and all, had the love story been written well. The love-triangle was way too forced. I just wasn't feeling it. This book was more about self-discovery but was forced to revolve around Marguerite's feelings for Paul. When they were together, I didn't really feel anything. I didn't feel like they were falling in love and I didn't feel the emotion behind the words. The writing just fell flat throughout the entire story and the characters were very 2D. Sigh.
I know, in my mind, what parts were supposed to be exciting, but they just weren't. In addition, the plot twist wasn't exciting because realistically, this is one of the first things I would think of If I knew that my soul could jump into different versions of me. So, while I didn't see the plot twist coming, I wasn't surprised at all when it did. Sigh
Overall, you know, if you are into romance and want something ever so sci-fi, this is definitely the book for you. However, if you're an avid- YA-fantasy, sci-fi or book reader and nitpick at everything like I do, you're going to drive yourself insane. If you pick this book up, despite my good review, because the cover is beautiful, good for you. Just goes to show that we're a shallow species, and without people like us, books wouldn't get read anyway, hahaha..ha..ha...