A Thousand Pieces of You by: Claudia Gray

Summary (via Goodreads): 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 explores an amazingly intricate multi-universe where fate is unavoidable, the truth elusive, and love the greatest mystery of all.

My Thoughts: I was pleasantly surprised by how good the book was. I enjoyed the alternate worlds Marguerite went to and as a fan of time travel and alternate dimensions I liked how the travel was explained. My favorite dimension was Soviet Russia and her relationship with other Paul.

I like Marguerite, while she is your average YA protagonist I like that she didn’t let any romance stop her from getting in the way of her goal. I also think Paul was well developed too. That is all I will say without spoiling anything. I also think the romance was also well developed and made me care for the characters

I wish there was more time with the alternate worlds but hopefully the sequel will developed those worlds because as a fan of time travel I would have loved to see more.

In the end, I really enjoyed the book and it kept me waiting to see what happens next.

Grade: 3.9/5

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