Thursday, June 15, 2017

Review: A Thousand Pieces of You

Title: A Thousand Pieces of You 
Series: Firebird #1
Author: Claudia Gray 
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance 
Publisher: Harper Teen
Publication Date: November 4, 2014 
Source: Bought

Cloud Atlas meets Orphan Black in this epic dimension-bending trilogy by New York Times bestselling author Claudia Gray about a girl who must chase her father's killer through multiple dimensions.
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.
A Thousand Pieces of You explores an amazingly intricate multi-universe where fate is unavoidable, the truth elusive, and love the greatest mystery of all.

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I've seen this book around and have always admired the cover (because wow, it is gorgeous) but I've always been hesitant to pick it up.  I think this mainly came from the fact that I didn't really like another series by Claudia Gray that I read a few years ago.  But my friend Brandi recommended this book and said she loved it so I decided to give it a shot and, man, am I happy I did!  It was so engaging and interesting and I'm so excited to read the rest of the series!

Definitely my favorite part of this book was the concept and the worlds visited throughout.  It's so interesting to think about different dimensions and this book thoroughly explored them.  It was so cool to see the changes in each dimension visited and to think about why those changes would have occurred.  There were even a few dimensions that I enjoyed so much, I could have happily read an entire novel about them alone.  A lot of the inter-dimensional travel was connected to the science of the actual travel.  Honestly, I wasn't super into the science part of it, similar to Meg.  It felt a little hard to follow and I'm still not 100% sure about all the little details in it.  

I also liked the relationships in this a lot.  There's a really strong cast of characters and they all were different in their own ways.  Meg was a cool character and I liked learning about her and seeing how she worked with all the other characters.  I definitely liked seeing her learn about her other selves in each dimension she visited.  It was interesting to see how her love of art translated in the different lives of each Meg.  

There is a love triangle in this novel and it actually starts up very quickly with one of the guys, which surprised me.  I felt like I didn't really know Meg or the guy before things started happening.  I'm pleased with how the love triangle resolved itself in this book but I'm interested in seeing how it plays out in the next two books.  

I'm already looking forward to reading the next two books in this series!  I'm happy I finally picked this one up (thanks, Brandi!) and I can't wait to see how the rest of the story plays out.  

“I would love you in any shape, in any world, with any past. Never doubt that.” 

Four Teapots

4 comments:

  1. I remember reading this book! I was enjoying it until the love triangle, and then I was hating the book. :/ I never finished the series but I hear it was a good series for those who stuck it out. I hope you enjoy the rest of the books!

    Have a wonderful weekend, Ashtyn. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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    1. Yeah, love triangles definitely aren't very fun. That was definitely the weakest part of this book for me. I'm sorry you didn't like it much!

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. I was a bit meh about this to be perfectly honest, but I am so glad to hear you enjoyed it so much! :) Thanks for sharing and, as always, fabulous review! <3

    ~ Zoe @ Stories on Stage

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    1. I totally understand! I can see why this book is either a hit or miss; sorry you didn't like it much!

      Thanks for stopping by!

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