Thursday, November 13, 2014

Review: A Thousand Pieces Of You by Claudia Gray
A Thousand Pieces of You
(Firebird #1)
by Claudia Gray
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Publication Date: November 4th 2014
Publisher: HarperTeen
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780062278968
Genre: Young Adult | Science Fiction | Fantasy
Source: Edelweiss

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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. (Goodreads)
As soon as A Thousand Pieces of You crossed my radar, I knew I just HAD to read the book. Not only is the cover super gorgeous, but the story sounded really intriguing as well. Having finally read the book, I’m thrilled to say that this is one of my favorite reads of 2014, and since I’ve read around 100 books this year, that’s saying a lot!

Marguerite was a really interesting main character. She wanted nothing more than to avenge the death of her beloved father, and I think that she would do anything to stop the man that she believes killed him. That determination that burned so brightly inside Marguerite is one of the things that I absolutely love in a main character.

The secondary characters in the book are very well written as well, and each of them for different reasons. There are some that you are really going to love, and a few that you are really going to hate, but they are all really well written.

I hesitate to say that there is a love triangle in this book. I think that is what it may have meant to be, but it definitely wasn’t for me. I chose my side pretty early on in the book, as I completely fell in love with one of the most swoon-worthy characters ever, and I can’t wait for the next books in the series so that I may meet him again.

I really enjoyed the storyline for the book. The time travel aspect in the book felt really different than that of other books that I’ve read with the same subject. This was more dimension travel instead of actual time travel. It was definitely interesting how each dimension that Marguerite visited was so different, yet some things were still the same. I was definitely hooked while reading this book.

Overall; I enjoyed this book SO much more than I expected to. I can’t wait to get my hands on the next two books in this series when they are released, as I have to know what’s going to happen with this story!


  1. Awesome review! I am so glad you liked this one, too! I loved the time travel aspect of the book and Marguerite was such a fun heroine. I wasn't the biggest fan of the "possible" love triangle, but it didn't stop me from enjoying the book. Like you, I definitely want to read book two as well. :)

  2. This love triangle thing sounds super complicated! I'm happy you enjoyed this one though Christy! There are some mixed reviews for it, I guess that just means I'll have to read it for myself! :)

    Amber Elise @ Du Livre

  3. I really enjoyed reading this one too. It had its gems of scenes but for me there was also that feeling that the story would have been tighter. I'm not a fan of love triangles but the one in this story is twisted in its incredible way that I'm actually really looking forward to where Claudia Gray will take the story. :) Thanks for the review. :)


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