A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray
Publisher: Harper Teen
Published: November 4th, 2014
Summary: 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.
I loved this book so much! I was worried about this book at first because for a bit I wasn’t getting into it in the like first four or five chapters. But later on as the story went on I really started liking it! I enjoyed the story, I thought it was unique, and I really enjoyed Marguerite’s character, and the other characters as well.
I didn’t expect this book to go the way it did, and I liked how things went about and there were a few twists and turns in the storyline that I felt really added to this book and made it much more enjoyable.
I wasn’t much into sci-fi but this book really made it enjoyable and easy to follow. I always worry that things will go over my head with sci-fi since that sometimes happens to me but this one wasn’t like that. I loved this and I thought it did a great job with getting it’s point across without going into such detail that it confuses you.
Marguerite was an interesting character, she is desperate to find someone she thinks killed her father, Paul Markov, and her and Theo are on this hunt to get after him. And they travel to different places and I enjoy seeing where they go in this story. Mainly the Russia storyline was my favorite, with Marguerite meeting up with Lt. Markov. I loved that romantic storyline! Oh my gosh it gave me the feels! I had so many emotions, and I had the feels, and I just wanted more and I got more and wow! I cried! Actually teared up and cried for a bit. If you’ve read the book, you know when they’re on the train, and everything that happens afterwards, those moments are what I am talking about. Mainly from the train, up to when she jumps again…damn!
But it’s funny that she is totally different from her family, but they support that. They’re all scientists and she’s an artist and had dreams of doing something with art. But they love her for it. They don’t give her crap about not following them all, they accept her for who she is and they’re very important in her life. I love seeing that from them all. It was a great family vibe.
Theo is a bit of a mess. In a way. He was doing some stuff with a green liquid after needing a memory reminder and I wondered, like Marguerite, if she could trust him on this mission of hers. I actually don’t care for him that much, I prefer Paul over him. I felt that Theo was a good person to help her out, but in the end I felt she and Paul had a different connection that before. And Paul is my favorite besides Marguerite, and I think my opinion changed because of him and Russian Paul…Russian Paul was just…my heart breaks when I think about that.
But I think Paul is someone I see myself enjoying better than Theo as the series continues.
I also enjoyed the high stakes in this book! They were fantastic and I never saw any of that coming the way it did come. Everything unraveled so insanely and I didn’t expect that to happen at all! Things were revealed and I did not expect them all and I loved that this book really surprised me and kept me on my toes! I honestly cannot wait to see what happens in the next two books and I plan on continuing this series in June (this month) or July! I want to get it done and see how things turn out so I just can’t wait!
And maybe reading these books will get me more motivated to read her other books that she has out, I know Jenny on Youtube is a huge fan of hers, and I have a few of her books on my shelves that I still need to check out! So once I’m done with this series, I”ll continue with her other stuff in the future!
Let me know if you’ve read her book and what you think of them as I would love to know! Which should I read after this series??