Tuesday, November 4, 2014
A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray Review
Reading Level: Young Adult
Publisher: Harper Teen
First book in the Firebird series
Every Day meets Cloud Atlas in this heart-racing, space- and time-bending, epic new trilogy from New York Times bestselling author Claudia Gray.
Marguerite Caine’s physicist parents are known for their radical scientific achievements. Their most astonishing invention: the Firebird, which allows users to jump into parallel universes, some vastly altered from our own. But when Marguerite’s father is murdered, the killer—her parent’s handsome and enigmatic assistant Paul—escapes into another dimension before the law can touch him.
Marguerite can’t let the man who destroyed her family go free, and she races after Paul through different universes, where their lives entangle in increasingly familiar ways. With each encounter she begins to question Paul’s guilt—and her own heart. Soon she discovers the truth behind her father’s death is more sinister than she ever could have imagined.
A Thousand Pieces of You explores a reality where we witness the countless other lives we might lead in an amazingly intricate multiverse, and ask whether, amid infinite possibilities, one love can endure.
I don't even know what to say. This is an impressive story. It literally screams WOW!
Marguerite's life is wrecked when her father is murdered and his alleged killer escapes into another dimension. She rushes after him in hope of answers. But each dimension tangles her, Paul, and Theo in unimaginable ways.
I absolutely adored these characters. I loved all the different sides of them we got to see. I loved how they banded together. Marguerite was an amazing main character. I loved her strength. She really threw herself into each dimension no matter how difficult it was. She was cert compassionate and loving. I do have a little soft spot for Theo. I really hope to see more of him. I loved the way Marguerite and Paul's lives intertwined. I thought it was really beautiful. I loved that we didn't really know who was good and who was bad. I cannot wait to see more of these guys!
This book has a fantastic storyline. You get to see all these new worlds with all these unique aspects. This plot has a sense of urgency to it. It's pretty impossible to put down. It's terribly unpredictable. There's an insane amount of action and suspense. The romance was perfect. I really cannot get over how perfect this story was. I don't think there was one thing I didn't like about it. It was flawless and I cannot wait to continue it!