On a scale of Schrödinger’s cat to physics this book is the wonders of interdimensional travel.
I didn’t think it was possible to fall in love with Paul and Theo simultaneously as fast as I did. I totally dig Theo’s bad boy, nerd, ladies man vibe but then there was Paul’s timid intelligence that I am still totally hung up on. Don’t even get me started on Pavel, Russian Paul was ten times better with his chivalry and careful confidence. Claudia Gray’s writing is impeccably descriptive with equal parts wit and excitement. I delved into her multiverse with open arms and loved the direction she took with the concept, believable in the most fantastic way.
The physics isn’t bad either. It’s only mentioned on, like, page ten and then referenced briefly the rest of the book but I can kind of understand how energy can be quantum entangled with the firebird which acts like Schrödinger’s cat to “teleport” the wearer to different dimensions. There are a couple creative liberties which have been taken assuming that is the science behind the firebird but I did immensely enjoy reading this novel despite the physics induced headache it caused.
I would recommend this book to lovers of physics, fantasy, and believers in the multiverse.