Wednesday, November 19, 2014

A Thousand Pieces of You: Review


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.


A Thousand Pieces of You is a weird book. Definitely not a bad kind of weird, because I enjoy this book a lot. But there are a lot of obscure things in the book that is pretty hard to ignore and doesn't make a lot of sense. Like the fact that Marguerite, Paul and Theo lost their own Firebird or had it destroyed at least once. It's like they don't really care about the Firebird, despite seemingly knowing the Firebird's importance in protecting their own memories. A even more obscure thing is that despite Marguerite knowing that kind of importance, when she had hers lost/destroyed, she wasn't affected. Of course there was an explanation for that. But the weird thing is that she didn't seem to think about the fact that the Firebird did not affect her the same way it did to the others. Where had her common sense gone? Because that is so strange.

But despite all the loopholes and stuff, A Thousand Pieces of You is still a great chase packed with suspense. There are a lot of moments where either one of them is trapped (or all three of them, whatever). It's pretty fun to read about their breaking through. Even with all the romantic stuff, the main storyline still exists. Well, that's a good thing. At least the plot doesn't wander off to an unrelated direction. I'd say the plot of this book is pretty complex and for some reason, reminds me of Pawn by Aimee Carter. Maybe that's because of the unknown element that your allies could be your ultimate traitor in the end that exists in both of the books. And of course, this book is about dimension travelling in your consciousness only, which is (duh) awesome. 

It's pretty hard not to like this book, and I wonder what will actually happen next.

Rating: 7.5/10

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