Saturday 15 November 2014
A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray Review!
Title : A Thousand Pieces Of You
Author : Claudia Gray
Pages : 368
Published : November 4th 2014
Publisher : HarperTeen
Source : Edelweiss
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.
My Thoughts :
This book was one of those books where when you finish it, you want to start over right away! It was amazing!!
Its hard to say too much about the plot without giving too much away so all I'll say is Marguerites' parents are physicists and have invented a devise that allows you to travel to a parallel universe. Yet before they can do anything with it her father is murdered seemingly by their own student Paul. Marguerite isn't about to let him get away, so with the help of Theo, she jumps after him. In every world they jump to, Marguerite gets the sense that all is not as it seems but can she solve the puzzle before it's too late?
The worlds the author has created were amazing. Each world, while being vastly different, are still the same in ways. She is still Marguerite and all her family are still part of her life, though in different ways. She travels to one world where everything is nearly exact as her own place except for certain colours or paintings, she travels to a land that's mostly covered in water, another where she is a Tsars daughter. I loved learning things about each world but I think I loved when she was the Tsars daughter the best.
Marguerite is a wonderful heroine. She is devastated when her father is murdered but equally so when she finds out it was Paul. Paul was apart of their family, her father loved him so Marguerite finds it hard to believe he would kill her father, yet the evidence points that way. If he didnt kill him then why did Paul destroy the research and steal the Firebird? She has so many questions that she knows she won't rest till she finds some answers. She doesn't hesitate to follow Paul wherever he goes and avenge her father. She was so brave and strong.
Theo was another assistant to Marguerites' father and a good friend to her, so when he tells her he kept the prototypes of the Firebird, she is thrilled. Theo loved her father and will do anything to help her. Theo is the fun loving, outgoing type of person and he is hard not to like. He has feelings for Marguerite and it shows.
Paul meanwhile, was the hard working, studious type. He was so reliable and quite that Marguerites parents took him under their wing. Marguerite finds herself having feelings for him but then he becomes a murderer and she his hunter. Both boys are so different yet both of them I loved. There is only one for Marguerite though!!!
Overall A Thousand Pieces of You is one of the best books Ive read this year. From the captivating places to the lovable characters and from the amazing worlds to the descriptive writing, A Thousand Pieces of You is a must read. Even though this was a parallel universe book, at no stage was it unbelievable or hard to follow. Claudia Gray just captures you from the very first page and makes you apart of each world we visit. Her writing was magnificent and the story was fast paced. She throws enough twists where you think you know what's going to happen but you don't!!! I CAN NOT wait for the next book and more from these characters. Highly, highly recommend.