A Thousand Pieces of You

A Thousand Pieces of You 2

by Claudia Gray

Publication Date: 01/11/2014

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A THOUSAND PIECES OF YOU is an epic space-and-time-bending new trilogy by NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Claudia Gray about a girl who must chase her father's killer through multiple dimensions. A thousand lives. A thousand possibilities. One destiny. As the daughter of two prominent physicists, Marguerite Caine is no stranger to wild scientific theories. Her mother's latest invention is a device called the Firebird, which allows people to leap into other dimensions-and has catapulted them to instant fame. But then Marguerite's father is murdered, and her parent's research stolen. All the evidence points to their enigmatic assistant Paul, but before the law can touch him, he slips into another dimension. Marguerite decides to take matters into her own hands and go after Paul. As she chases him through various dimensions, Marguerite encounters different versions of herself-there's a futuristic London where she's a club-hopping orphan, a Tsarist Russia where she's royalty, and a dimension eerily similar to her own where her father is alive. But as she gets closer to Paul, she realizes she may be chasing the wrong guy...and the truth behind her father's death is more sinister than she could ever imagine. And Marguerite is swept into an epic love affair that feels both deeply fated and terribly dangerous.
Science fiction (Children's / Teenage)
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HarperCollins Publishers Inc
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Claudia Gray

Claudia Gray is the New York Times bestselling author of a number of YA paranormal series (Evernight, Spellcaster, Firebird) as well as the author of two Star Wars books for Disney/Lucasfilm.

She writes novels full-time, and hopes to do this forever.

Her home is in New Orleans is over a hundred years old and is painted purple.

In her free time she reads, travels, hikes, cooks and listens to music.

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  • Join a chase through infinite realms of infinite possibilities

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    I had absolutely no idea whatsoever that I would love this book.

    Perhaps it had something to do with the fact that Claudia Gray has absolutely flawless writing that manages to sweep you into a tale that you hope will never let you go.

    But who knows?

    There a couple of reasons that I was attracted to this book: mainly because IS THAT RUSSIA ON THE COVER?!, wait the rest of the cover is gorgeous too and Claudia Gray. I am sorry if that is undecipherable to anyone else reading this. Let me explain: I will read any book that isn't set the United States, Australia or England. But put in front of me anything set in places from Scotland to France to Italy to Lithuania to Brazil to Kenya to China to Qatar and I will go crazy and try and pry it from your hands. Travelling is one of my favourite things in the entire world and I love reading books set in other countries. Anywhere. So when I saw Russian architecture on the cover I flipped out. Secondly, the rest of the cover is simply smashing. It's seriously beautiful. And last of all, Claudia Gray. I have read Evernight so many times and LOVED it. And I loved her book Fateful even more. I really liked (but admittedly that's all) her book, Spellcaster. So naturally I wanted to read this.

    This book was set in the most amazing places: futuristic London, Russia and under the sea. Brilliant, I know. All amazing places.

    And better yet was how her character changed each time. I practically even got my historical fiction fix when Marguerite was the Tsar's daughter. It was also pretty cool when she was a socialite and underwater.

    Perhaps the coolest thing was the basic idea that every time a decision is made, a new dimension is created. That's pretty crazy. Imagine for example, a world where your mother turned down your dad's proposal (if they got married). Would you have been born?

    Now imagine an interdimensional (I do not get to say that enough) chase through infinite realms of infinite possibilities.

    I never wanted to leave that book. I loved it so much. I loved the characters. I never wanted it to end. I was geniunely disappointed to finish it. And then I saw the cover of the sequel, which has Paris on it coincidentally, and said "ok then" and put it down. Plus I really needed to know what was going to happen anyway.

    I did initially have my apprehensions about beginning this book. And I think that mentality almost stopped me from getting into this book. I just have had some negative experiences with the writing of time-travel books. But once I got into it, I was INTO it.

    I absolutely loved the characters. I loved Marguerite and her dad, Theo and Paul. Especially Paul. Marguerite was smart, artistic and was perfect for the book. And I had a major "feels" moment as well.

    I am now so excited about reading the sequel. If you haven't read it yet, here you go. This is the final push you need. Read it now. Why are you still reading this review? Go go go go go.

    5/5 comets
    Bye, bye Earth! Out of this world.

  • Multi-universe Mind Explosion

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    This book is a mind blowing experience to say the least. In all honesty it was not what I expected. In the beginning I was a bit skeptical but once the plot took off it was like you were taken to a whole new world...literally. The incorporation of time travel and dimension jumping is superb. I have never been one for sci-fi and when this book was recommended to me, I thought it was just another typical young adult book. I was so wrong. The intricate story outlines some of the most difficult physics theories with such ease that anyone can understand and follow. It makes you question the world we live in today. Could this be happening to us without us even realizing? Coming from a science background it was like everything I studied came to life through these pages. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a great story with a little love in there too. Absolutely phenomenal. 5 stars.