Book Review: A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray

athousandpiecesofyouTitle: A Thousand Pieces of You
Author: Claudia Gray
Leann’s Rating: 5 stars
Daniela’s Rating: 5 stars

LeAnn’s review

“My hate is stronger than the dimensions, stronger than memory, stronger than time. My hate is now the truest part of who I am.”

They say to never judge a book by its cover, but in this case you definitely should. The contents are just as beautiful as the cover. That’s what lured me in the first place. I picked it up and read the first page…and I was hooked. It’s rare for a book to ensnare me so quickly, so easily, but that’s what A Thousand Pieces of You did to me- sunk its claws into my skin and took me on an adventure I’ll never forget.

Marguerite’s parents are scientific geniuses and they’ve been working for decades on inventing a device that allows a person’s conscience to enter into other dimensions. Yes, that’s right- this isn’t your typical run of the mill time travel story, folks, but dimension travel. If that doesn’t make you giddy, I don’t know what will. Unlike her parents, Marguerite is an artist. She loves to paint and she’s damn good at it. She “paints the truth”. I love her character. She’s fierce and is willing to do anything to bring justice to her family. She was brave no matter obstacles she faced

I don’t want to give too much away, but I’ll just say that the world building is rich, the characters are vivid, the writing is spectacular, and the romance will give you butterflies. I’ve never read anything like this book before. I flew through it and picked up the second book right away. This series is definitely going on my “Favorites” list and should definitely be the next book on your TBR.

“Mathematics or fate: Whatever that force is that keeps bringing us together in world after world, it’s powerful. Undeniable. But I still don’t know whether that force means my salvation or my destruction.”

Daniela’s review

I’ve loved this cover since the first day I saw it. I’ve dreamt about reading this book just because the cover is so gorgeous, and guess what? The story was as amazing as the design. Truly wonderful and unique.

A Thousand Pieces of You introduces us to a world full of possibilities like travel through parallel universes and the opportunity to be a thousand different versions of yourself. Marguerite Cain is the daughter of two brilliant physicists, the ones who created the Firebird, an invention so incredible, that allows the user to jump into parallel universes. Even though she couldn’t be any less interested in science, she couldn’t help but learn a thing or two from her parents and their interns who’ve practically been living in her house since day one. The latest interns are two boys: one full of life, the other full of mystery. So, when one of those is believed guilty of Marguerite’s dad’s murder, she must rely on the other one to follow him through every single universe he jumps into, to catch him and make him pay.

I’ve always loved stories that make me believe in the impossible. You know, the stories that leave your mind wondering about all the possibilities and all the things humanity could do. Even though this book introduces us to a world that talks about parallel universes and possible different lives, and it makes me wonder if there will be a time that this won’t be just part of someone’s imagination, but a reality too. Then again, I’m incredibly far from knowing this, since I have absolutely no knowledge about physics or anything remotely similar, but every day scientists discover new things that make our world so different from what we had just a couple of years ago… who says this or something similar can’t happen? It’s nice to dream haha.

“Yet I believe in a moment. A moment when you glimpse the truth within someone, and they glimpse the truth within you. In that moment, you don’t belong to yourself any longer, not completely.  Part of you belongs to him; part of him belongs to you. After that, you can’t take it back, no matter how much you want to, no matter how hard you try.”

I really enjoyed the writing style. Claudia Gray managed to describe every universe, every live, every character in a wonderful way. Even though Marguerite was controlling every version of herself in every universe, they all had their own way of being, their own characteristics that made each version special, without diminishing the attributes from the original Marguerite. I really liked her. She’s strong willed, determined and one of the things I liked most was that she valued and appreciated the things she had, even more so with every jump she took.

Then we have Theo. Theo Beck. I loved his easy going personality. He’s intense in a way that always makes you smile and I couldn’t not love him but I couldn’t love him as much as I loved Paul. There’s something about fictional Pauls that make me fall in love with them right away, I don’t know what. In this case, his mysterious and introvert personality made me want to know him, every aspect of him. I found myself wanting to have more of him in every chapter. It never felt it was enough, even less after reading about soldier Paul Markov.

“I would love you in any shape, in any world, with any past. Never doubt that.”

I loved every single thing about this book. The writing, the characters, the story. Everything was just perfect and I can’t wait to read the second book.

Buy Link: Amazon

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