Friday, November 14, 2014

Review: A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray

Goodreads Summary:

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.

Publication Date: November 4, 2014

I absolutely loved A Thousand Pieces of You. I’m usually a fan of standalone novels, but this is one book that I’m super happy about being a series starter. I loved the premise and the characters were phenomenal.

The novel reminded me a lot of All Our Yesterdays, another book I really loved. Parallel universes are a concept that I find intriguing so as soon as I read the description, I knew I had to move this book to the top of my to be read pile. The author made the idea of jumping between dimensions believable without getting bogged down in the science behind it.

Marguerite was a good main character and although some of her actions were rash, I appreciated her resilience to avenge her dad’s murder. I liked that the action started out so quickly and I never felt like the book ever hit a lull. There was enough action and romance to hold my interest and encouraged me to finish the novel quickly.

To be honest, I was a little worried about the romance at first. I just wasn’t buying what Theo was selling and I was glad later revelations made me understand what was up with him. But then Paul came into the picture and I had all the feels (for all versions of him). I liked that Paul wasn’t a typical love interest. I just love the awkward hunks.

The ending isn’t a major cliff, but there are enough unanswered questions that make me eager to check out the sequel. If you like YA fantasy and science fiction novels, I would recommend you check out A Thousand Pieces of You as soon as possible.

Rating: 5/5 Stars

Thanks to the publisher for a copy of the novel for review!

1 comment:

  1. Ooooooooooooooooooooh! This one sounds gooooooood :) Thanks for sharing your awesome review. I'm gonna go grab a sample :) WRITE ON!