A Thousand Pieces of You | Claudia Gray | Review

Friday, 11 September 2015


"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." 

When it comes to multi dimensional stories, I haven't actually read that many, but I do know that it can either be great, or can be horrible. But I really enjoyed A Thousand Pieces of You, by Claudia Gray, and I think she did a great job. I really liked the characters in this book, even if they did chop and change a bit between dimensions. Marguerite as a main character was alright, and I didn't get too annoyed at her, which is an improvement on most main characters for me. You see a lot of sides of Paul throughout the story, or rather the versions of him (see? A tad confusing), but not so much of Marguerite or Theo, who journeys through the different dimensions with her.

Written in first person from Marguerite's perspective, the story line is fast paced and flows easily from one dimension to the next. I did think they spent too much time in one dimension, where the others were short, sharp and sweet, but it definitely strengthened a relationship in the story.

Overall, I did really enjoy this story, even if dimension-hopping isn't something I'm very used to. I will be reading the next book, and the third in trilogy, neither of which are out yet. I believe the second book, Ten Thousand Skies Above You, comes out in November this year.

Also, can we just stop and appreciate the beautiful cover? Stunning. I love it.


Have you read A Thousand Pieces of You? What did you think?  


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Post author: Anjali

Anjali is a New Zealander with a love of DIY, photography, travel, Harry Potter, binge watching TV shows, and blogging over at This Splendid Shambles. Oh and books. She loves books. Her favourite genres are YA, dystopian, and fantasy.

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