A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray
Summary (from Destiny Quest)
Cloud Atlas meets Orphan Black in this epic dimension-bending trilogy by New York Times bestselling author Claudia Gray about a girl who must chase her father's killer through multiple dimensions. Marguerite Caine's physicist parents are known for their groundbreaking achievements. Their most astonishing invention, called the Firebird, allows users to jump into multiple universes--and promises to revolutionize science forever. But then Marguerite's father is murdered, and the killer--her parent's handsome, enigmatic assistant Paul-- escapes into another dimension before the law can touch him. Marguerite refuses to let the man who destroyed her family go free. So she races after Paul through different universes, always leaping into another version of herself. But she also meets alternate versions of the people she knows--including Paul, whose life entangles with hers in increasingly familiar ways. Before long she begins to question Paul's guilt--as well as her own heart. And soon she discovers the truth behind her father's death is far more sinister than she expected. A Thousand Pieces of You explores an amazingly intricate multi-universe where fate is unavoidable, the truth elusive, and love the greatest mystery of all.
As a romance, I feel like this was kind of weak. Maybe that was because I was drawn to the side of the triangle Megan didn’t choose. I did see a plot issue with the Firebirds. When one is taken away, it’s later given back, but I thought that they were supposed to be unnoticed by others. Wouldn’t the person who took it have forgotten about it?
I do think the girls will like this one, so I’ll buy it for them, but I don’t think I’ll be reading the second one myself. In the audiobook, the narrator got to show off her different accents, as the characters moved between worlds, from England, to France, to Russia. But it’s not time travel but dimensional travel – same time/ different worlds.