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Review: A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray


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.

I love this kind of Sci-Fi, multi-verses are so cool and interesting, I love the concept of there being multiple versions of your life and every version of your life is simultaneously happening. 
However, the plot took an unexpected turn, when Marguerite gets stuck in another dimension the books goes from being sci-fi to historical fiction-ish. Which I wasn’t a fan of and it took up a lot of the book. Much more than I was expecting.

It’s quite cliché, there’s a love triangle, people aren’t as they seem and it’s pretty predictable. That being said, it wasn’t badly done – it was still an enjoyable read and I will continue the series.

She’s an okay main character, I didn’t love her but I didn’t hate her either. She has some good points and was quite interesting.

Theo: I loved him, he is a side character so didn’t appear quite as much as I’d like but I really enjoyed his part. I found him to be the most entertaining and funny character, even if I was suspicious of him. He ended up being my favourite.

Paul: Not a fan. There isn’t much to say about him but I don’t find him likeable or interesting, really. He’s just meh.

Rating: 3 Stars


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