A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray
Published : 2014
Version Read : Paperback
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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.
I picked up this book because of the beautiful cover. When I read the summary on the back I was sold and took it home. I enjoyed this book a lot. I had a hard time rating it very high 3 or low 4 stars but the cover won me over and I gave it 4 stars. I was looking for a book that would take me out of this world and lead me on an adventure into another one. While this book had lots of other “worlds” to offer, I felt the book could have been so much more.
I do really like Meg, but I wish she would stop doubting herself. The romance in this book didn’t feel real to me though. I know a lot of people are in love with a certain version of Paul, but I didn’t see anything special in him. Not sure what Meg saw in him either, besides saving her life that one time. Guess that could do it, ha! I also wish she hadn’t just accepted what he told her right off the bat. I think it would have been fun to see they fight a little before he convinced her. Also Theo, no.
I wasn’t too shocked by the twist at the end, but I’m glad she put it in there. It gave the story just the right amount of hope that it needed to keep me interested. Why read something when everything is falling apart and things just keep getting worse and worse, if there is no hope at the end of tunnel.
The story is interesting enough that I want to continue and will probably pick up the other books soon. Also that cover, so pretty.