Friday, February 19, 2016

WRI Reviews: A Thousand Pieces Of You by Claudia Gray

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A Thousand Pieces Of You by Claudia Gray
Pages: 368
Publisher: Harper Teen
Source: Public Library
Format: ePub
Rating: ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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.

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My Review
I love the idea of a multiverse so this was right up my alley. The idea that everything that can happen will happen and has happened. That there are an infinite number of possibilities and there's a you in most of them. Some times when I'm going through something I think somewhere in the multiverse I'm way worse off than in this one. I'm weird I know. Marguerite is a strong female character. She wears her emotions on her sleeve. Paul surprised me by being the sweetheart. Theo was an unlikely "bad guy".

This is a quick pace read. It did a good job of trying to keep you guessing. It's close to being a ya sci-fi whodunit thriller. I like how the tech part of the book does drag the pace of the book. It also brought good questions like kidnapping yourself. I'm not a fan of cliffhangers so that's a downer for me but I'm looking forward to book two.

I'm curious to know what Conley has up his sleeves. Will more Firebirds be made? Will they be destroyed? Are they more advance in other dimensions?

Notes while reading:
***it involves this whole story about a cat that's in a box and simultaneously alive and dead - thank you Sheldon & Leonard (The Big Bang Theory)

***Living beings can only travel to dimensions where they already exist - make sense if you are jumping into yourself

About the Author
Claudia Gray is not my real name. I didn't choose a pseudonym because my real name is unpleasant (it isn't), because I'd always dreamed of calling myself this (I haven't) or even because I'm hiding from the remnants of that international diamond-smuggling cartel I smashed in 2003 (Interpol has taken care of them). In short, I took a pseudonym for no real reason whatsoever. Sometimes this is actually the best reason to do things.

I live in New Orleans. So far, in life, I've been a disc jockey, a lawyer, a journalist and an extremely bad waitress, just to name a few. I especially like to spend time traveling, hiking, reading and listening to music. More than anything else, I enjoy writing. 

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