About the book:
Title: A Thousand Pieces of You
Author: Claudia Gray
Genre & Age Group: Science fiction, dystopian, young adult
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.
Source: Public library
How I Found Out About It: Blogging
To be honest, despite that gorgeous cover, this book didn’t really appeal to me at first, as it seemed kind of violent and a bit too action-packed for my liking.
As I am now an avid fan of sci-fi books, I decided to finally check this one out, and I totally don’t regret it! It was so cool, and it had quite a unique premise that many other sci-fis sometimes seem to miss.
A Thousand Pieces of You centres around Marguerite, who has inventors for parents. They have created the intricate and pretty awesome Firebird; which can be used to hop into different dimensions. Unfortunately, when her father is killed, Paul, the murderer, jumps into a different universe before he can get caught. So, Marguerite decides to chase Paul into all the different dimensions using the Firebird, and from that, she literally gets to know all her acquaintances on a whole new level. Will she be able to catch Paul, and punish him for his sins? And why did he kill Marguerite’s father, and is there more truth behind it?
Marguerite wasn’t my favourite character at first, to tell you the truth. Sure, she had just experienced a very traumatic loss, but she still complained a lot, and to her, she never seemed to be getting her way. But she developed a lot as the book went on, as she became a very strong and powerful young woman, capable of things you could only dream of after such a terrible loss. It takes guts to chase after your father’s murderer, and as shown by her actions, Marguerite definitely had those. I know I probably wouldn’t risk chasing Paul, and I also think that other readers could really look up to Marguerite as a brave, strong female lead.
Ugh, the love triangle🙅. It involves Marguerite and two of the main characters, and I have to say, it gets quite annoying at times, especially since I don’t think she meshed very well with either guy! I honestly think this book would have been better off without it, but that’s just my opinion.🙊
All in all, this book was super unique and interesting, and I look forward to reading the next two books in the trilogy. Even though I didn’t get a kick out of the
romance love triangle, I’m thinking that it may develop a little more in the next books, and cause me to be more fond of it. I’d recommend this story to anyone looking for a super cool concept, a great female lead, and fabulous writing, because I know that you will love A Thousand Pieces of You!😄
Rating: 3.75/5 Stars