So today I have a review of Claudia Gray’s most recent book, A Thousand Pieces of You. In conjunction with the absolutely stunning cover, the story that was within was really great as well! To see the rest of my thoughts, keep reading!
Author: Claudia Gray
Publisher: Harper Teen
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy + a hint of Sci-Fi
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.
Okay so with this specific book, there are many different events and outcomes that are explored. Since the main character has the ability to travel through parallel universes, we are able to see the way the science regarding parallel universes is developed. The way the book describes it in is a way that is really comprehensive, and Gray basically informs the reader that for every life decision, there is an infinite number of possible outcomes and options that could occur. The Firebird, allows the characters to travel through these various dimensions, and with that, they can then explore the way these events change and alter their lives.
Along with the world building, this book manages to encompass characters with varying emotions. As readers we are able to see the effects of the alternate universes on the character, and with that, the characters begin to grow and step up into their major roles. Marguerite is a really fun character to read about, and reading about both Theo and Paul’s life stories added a lot to the book. With this, the reader is able to tap into their emotions, and see what makes them tick.
Aside from being really fascinating, the story has a really adorable love story weaved in, and I’m a sucker for anything with some swoon! All in all, this is a great story, and I’m really looking forward to the next one, I hope we don’t have to wait too long for its release! Let me know down below if you’ve read this, and share your thoughts, I would love to know!