7 November 2015

A Thousand Pieces of You - Review

A Thousand Pieces of You - Firebird #1
by Claudia Gray

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What they say: 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. 

Published by Harper Teen - ISBN: 9780062278968

Buy links:
Amazon * Amazon UK

What I say: I've read a LOT of parallel universe/alternative reality stories and they're often pretty hit-or-miss. The plot can sometimes become over complicated and misleading, but with A Thousand Pieces of You I loved the multiverses. Every world Marguerite, Paul and Theo visit is richly described and well thought out.

Marguerite's parents are genius physicists who have been working on proving the existence of different universes, and finding a way to travel between them. Paul and Theo are post-grad students who work for her parents. The science behind the complicated theories is explained in such a way that I never felt bogged down by it all. As the reader we discover more about the science as Marguerite does. Imagine infinite worlds where different versions of you, your friends, family and everybody live. Some worlds are really different, whilst some are only very slightly altered.

I'm not going to spoil any more of this clever book for you, but I will point out that I enjoyed seeing the different versions of Marguerite and her family. There are some romantic moments in the story and a potential love triangle - I had my mind firmly fixed on one guy thought the narrative.

A great start and I'm looking forward to book two!

4 Stars in my Sky!


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