A Thousand Pieces Of You (Firebird #1) by Claudia Gray
Release Date: November 4, 2014
Age Group: Young Adult
Summary: 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: I had a hard time really getting into A Thousand Pieces Of You. I think it was because it had to do with traveling through dimensions and time was different, people were different, situations were different. I always have trouble with these kind of books. I just don’t enjoy them very much.
We are introduced to Marguerite whose dad was just murdered. One of her dad’s interns Paul is accused of doing it. They believe he did it. Her friend (and fathers intern) Theo has a Firebird that lets them travel through time-dimensions. They go after Paul.
We get to see what happens to them in different dimensions and how different all their lives could be. I liked both Theo and Paul. It was interesting to see how she interacts with both of them.
I did find myself enjoying the middle of the book more than the beginning. It was a slow start for me.
I also liked how things played out and I will probably continue to read the rest of the series. It just took me a while to read this one and get through it. I just didn’t feel myself enthralled as much as I wanted to be.
Overall: A Thousand Pieces Of You was just ok for me. I think people will enjoy it who like dimension books. I just have a hard time imagining jumping to a different dimension and being myself but someone else if that makes sense. I did like Paul and Theo and I’m glad I got to see where things went. But, I just had such a hard time with this one.
Cover: Like it! The colors are neat and its really pretty!
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