A Thousand Pieces of You
Author: Claudia Gray
Release Date: November 4, 2014
Publisher: Harper Teen
Format: Bought Hardcover
Rating: 3 stars
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, the first book in the Firebird trilogy, explores an amazingly intricate multiverse where fate is unavoidable, the truth elusive, and love the greatest mystery of all.
I really wanted to love this book like so many other bloggers seem to love it. However, I just didn’t. I liked it don’t get me wrong I just wasn’t all OMG YOU GOTTA READ THIS like everyone else seem to be. I can usually read a book in a day or two, three tops, this book took me over a week. Every time I started reading it I would get about five or six pages into it and fall asleep. I am not sure if this is because the book really put me to sleep or because I started this new medicine that I think may be making me more tired then usual or if since my kids were out of school last week for thanksgiving I got to sleep in and now I just need more sleep. I really don’t know because I have never fallen asleep while reading like I have this past week. Therefore I am not so sure it was the book because I genuinely liked the book.
The best part of the book for me was around the 300 page mark. That is when it really started getting good for me. The downfall there however is the book is only 357 pages so it really only got good at the end only to then end. Speaking of the ending I did not like the way it ended either. Reasoning behind that opinion is through the whole book we see the love between Paul and Marquerite and at one point she tells him she loves every dimension of him and he says he loves every dimension of her however at the end instead of this bam together after all they have been through he gets cheesy and asks her “Will you give me a chance, Marquerite?” I mean really? Don’t we know that they are already in love. The only ones who really have to figure it out are them but we can tell so why not end it with them kissing and ending with them all lovey dovey together?
I did like the dimensions part of the novel it reminded me of the show Fringe. Anyone see that show? It is awesome! This book reminded me a lot of that show. I think the only thing that made me not really enjoy this book is the fact that I don’t know I can’t really put my finger on it. It doesn’t seem like it was slow because there was plenty of action in each dimension. It was like living multiple lives all in one book which was kind of cool. It was just missing something or maybe I was kind of off I am not totally sure. I wish I had clear definitive answers on what was missing but I just can’t put my finger on it. hmm.. Well nonetheless that is what I think. Happy Reading!!