Review: A Thousand Pieces Of You

Apr •  1 •  2015

I received this book for free from FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: A Thousand Pieces Of YouA Thousand Pieces Of You by Claudia Gray
Published by HarperTeen on November 4th 2014
Genres: Fantasy & Magic, Young Adult-Science Fiction/Fantasy
Pages: 368
Source: FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Publisher

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.

After reading so many great reviews on this book I just knew I had to read it. It was what I wanted and offered so much more.

Plot: This is about a girl named Marguerite who lives in a time of time travel. I can’t really explain other than it reminded me of the movie Jumper but instead of jumping to places, she can jump to different parallel universes. This indeed intrigued me to no end and it made me read the book faster.

Relationships: This book is all about relationships. Relationships with friends/co-workers, parents, etc. I really enjoyed how all of these relationships develop over the period of the story. The reader is able to know more about her parents, her history and why she is traveling to different parallel universes.

Parallel Universes: One other great aspect of the story are the different parallel universes. You travel to the past, the future yet the author keeps all parts of that history intact. You don’t feel confused yet you feel as if you just step into another universe with the same characters. Thats the other great part I loved. The characters, even in other parallel universe remain the same. So you don’t loose the characters you know. In fact, I think the different parallel universes help bring out the characters emotions even more.

Honestly, I adored this book. I loved the time travel. I loved the characters. I just in general really loved the whole story. I can’t wait to read the second book!



  1. I’ve heard such good things about this book and I think you just pushed it higher on my wishlist.

    • Savannah
      Apr 4, 2015

      Awesome! The love interest is what really captured me. Hope you enjoyed it as well.

  2. Jen @ YA Romantics
    Apr 5, 2015

    I liked this one overall, with a few reservations. The scenes in Russia were great. I do think I’ll read the next book!
    Thanks so much for stopping by! Jen at YA Romantics