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.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
What if our world is just one of many alternate dimensions that exist all at once? Claudia Gray—author of the Evernight series—creates a twisting blend of sci-fi, action and romance that’s totally fascinating. Our heroine Marguerite is on a heart-stopping quest between worlds, desperate to avenge her father’s murder. We loved getting to know Gray’s smart, artistic heroine and her loving and brilliant scientific family, especially Theo and Paul, the two young researchers who capture her heart.
Marguerite Cain is the daughter of two famous scientists behind a device called the Firebird, which allows people to travel to other dimensions where they occupy the bodies of their alternate selves. When a graduate student named Paul murders Marguerite's father and escapes into another dimension, Marguerite and another graduate student, the handsome Theo, risk their lives by trying to catch him. As they move among multiple dimensions, Marguerite contends with a roller coaster of dangers, stress, and unexpected romance, while questioning the ethics of taking over the other Marguerites' lives. Her feelings about Theo and Paul are also thrown into flux as she meets alternate versions of these young men. Gray (the Evernight series) gets her Firebird series off to an action-packed start; while certain plot points resolve too easily and predictably, the fascinating worlds and eras Marguerite visits make these drawbacks easily forgiven. Marguerite's foray into czarist Russia as a member of the House of Romanov is a particular highlight as Gray effortlessly moves between the SF, historical, and contemporary aspects of her story. Ages 14 up.
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I couldn't put it down!! I stayed up until 4am because I felt so compelled to find out what happens. This multi dimensional roller coaster was perfect in every way and is definitely one of my favourite books. Definitely recommend!
Not Cliche and Totally Enjoyable
I cannot express how much I loved this book. It had the typical YA love triangle but I like to think of it more of a love heart. Two curves at the top, both so passionate and equal, both pointing to the same thing but never fighting for it. It was the perfect balance of love and logic which made it totally enjoyable to read. The theme of this book is really awesome and opened my mind to many theories. It was amazing to make connections as I was intently reading over the pages and trying to decipher what was going to happen. Predictability but not in a bad way at all. I love this book overall and would highly recommend. So many emotions flowed through me and I thank the author for that truly. Can't wait to read the next two in the series!
Beautifully written. I love how the intricate storyline is easy to understand as dimension travelling is a hard concept to write about! Kept me on my toes and wanting more! Finished this 2 days because it was so good! Can't wait for the next instalment. I ship the mains so bad 😁👏🏼👍🏼