Title: A Thousand Pieces of You (Firebird #1)
Author: Claudia Gray
Publication Date: November 4, 2014
Excerpt from Goodreads:
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.
First of all, can we take a moment to commemorate this beautiful cover? The moment I laid my eyes on this cover, I HAD to read it. I didn’t even care what the book was about, it is just so pretty!?! Once I read the synopsis, this book sounded like something I would really enjoy.
A Thousand Pieces of You is a story of a girl named Marguerite and a boy named Theo who go on a quest to avenge the death of Marguerite’s father. They must travel through dimensions other than their own to find who they believe to be her father’s killer, Paul.
I feel as though I cannot type much without giving away some MAJOR spoilers. What I will say is that there are many twists and turns and “ohmygosh I did not see that coming” moments that I did enjoy. We get to see some very interesting dimensions and alternate realities of the characters. We also get a surprising romance that is complicated but oh so sweet as well.
I liked this book, but I didn’t love it. Throughout the entire book, I never really felt like there was anything that would constantly have me reading for more. It wasn’t that the story line was super boring or anything, but it just felt slow to me. It took me about a week to read the entire book and that rarely happens with me. I was constantly putting the book down because there wasn’t enough going on for me.
The ending was a happy one, but left some questions unanswered. This is understandable, considering the book is the first in its series. It was a perfect ending for a book apart of a series and I will be reading the next one, which is set to come out this year!
3 out of 5 stars.