A Thousand Pieces of You – Claudia Gray

Synopsis

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.

Review

HOOOOLY THAT WAS GOOD. How did I postpone reading this for so long?

The whole parallel dimensions thing could be really easy to mess up. Somehow, even when things seemed to not make sense at all, all the inconsistencies cleared up. Gray thought of every possible thing that would make someone think, “Wait. That doesn’t make sense.”

For whatever reason, I thought that Marguerite and Theo were endgame at first. Evidently, I forgot what the blurb said. I was also under the impression that we’d have to live everything out in a high school setting? I had no idea how large the scope of this story was. I didn’t think Russia would play such a large part of the story, nor did I think it would be ANYTHING like historical fiction. I kept wanting to move on to another world, but I grew to love it (much like our favourite characters here).

There was incredible stuff brewing up throughout the book, stuff hinting at more. There’s a very satisfying conclusion to the “battle” here, but I’m just as excited for the “war.”

Related Reading

  • Every Day – David Levithan
  • My Name is Memory – Ann Brashares
  • Reincarnation – Suzanne Weyn
  • Now That You’re Here – Amy K. Nichols (I think I had this book’s blurb confused with A Thousand Pieces of You)
  • Boy Nobody – Allen Zadoff

Rating: 5/5

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