Nov 28, 2014

Review: A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray

Title: A Thousand Pieces of You (Firebird #1)
Author: Claudia Gray
Genre: Science Fiction 
Source: Giveaway
Publisher: HarperTeen
Publication Date: November 4, 2014
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Summary: 
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. 
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I loved A Thousand Pieces of You. Considering the past couple of weeks I been pushing through some ARCs it was refreshing to read something that is already published. I'm not a huge fan of Gray, I wasn't all impressed with Spellcaster and I never made it past the cover on her other series, so I was playing with fire when I picked up A Thousand Pieces of You, but I ended up loving it! 

Marguerite's parent's have a created a device called a "Firebird" that allows a person's consciousness to travel between dimensions. But soon the joy of the successes will be drowned in betrayal when the "Firebird" data has been destroyed and Marguerite's dad murdered. But no one expected Paul, a student assistant to be guilty of the crime. But with evidence pointed at him and a now stolen "Firebird" he uses to jump through dimensions with a determined Theo and Marguerite will track Paul to the end of the multiverse with discarded "Firebird" prototypes to catch him. 

A Thousand Pieces of You has several settings. All of them well written and developed. My favorite of them being Russia, with Marguerite being the Tsar's daughter. My only problem with the dimensions was that Marguerite got use to them too quickly, she didn't make many mistakes that made people question her and some information it seemed like she already knew, though she was never in that one dimension before. 

Character wise I liked Marguerite for the most part though, her emotions where strong and she was determined and she kept the story moving. I loved Theo and I shipped them but then Gray throws in a bunch of twists and now I am not so sure. Paul had to grow on me, it wasn't until we learned about Russian Paul that I really fell in love with him. And once again Gray twisted the plot and I had to go and search for tissues because the tears wouldn't stop. 

I couldn't really tell if there was a love triangle in this book. At times it felt like there was one, and then at other times I wasn't so sure. Marguerite obviously has feelings for both Paul and Theo. (I don't blame her though!) I felt like her feels changed depending on the settings and what was going on. In the London dimension I shipped Theo on Marguerite but then in the Russia dimension I shipped her and Paul. It wasn't until the very end where I finally chose who I shipped Marguerite with and I can't wait to see more of them in the next book! 

A Thousand Pieces of You made my list of 2014 favorite reads. It was full of suspense, action, and romance making me crave more! 

RATING: ★★★★★










4 comments:

  1. Wow, 5 stars Amber!! Now your review is once again making me want to grab this one! And I'm glad that the love triangle that was or wasn't? really grabbed you and kept you wondering who you shipped!
    Fantastic review!

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    1. Thank you! I guess you can say there is a love triangle, but Claudia had me changing ships a couple of times. This one was really good, I loved it a lot more then I thought I would to be honest.

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  2. Well, this sounds like an awesome book and I LOVE LOVE the cover
    GREAT review deary
    Your reader,
    Soma R.
    http://insomnia-of-books.blogspot.com/

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  3. I read this last year, and I couldn't help agreeing at everything your review said. Especially about not being sure who to ship Meg with. I did think Meg and Theo were cute in London. Especially when they were in the moment, but when they flew to the next dimension in Russia, I really did fall in love with Paul there. And all the revelations just made the story better and better. I certainly couldn't wait for Ten Thousand Skies Above You this November. Great review!

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