A Thousand Pieces Of You by Claudia GrayA Thousand Pieces Of You by Claudia Gray

A Thousand Pieces Of You

byClaudia Gray

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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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Claudia Gray is the pseudonym of New Orleans–based writer Amy Vincent, the author of theNew York Timesbestselling Evernight series. She has worked as a lawyer, a journalist, a disc jockey, and an extremely poor waitress. Her grandparents' copy ofMysteries of the Unexplainedis probably the genesis of her fascination with most things mys...
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Title:A Thousand Pieces Of YouFormat:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.96 inPublished:November 3, 2015Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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Rated 1 out of 5 by from I want my time and my money back Ugh! DNFing so hardcore at 50%. Beautiful cover but...The book is described as one with characters jumping through time and space to dimensions to catch a murderer with some romance...It's actually a romance/love triangle that happens to occur where the characters are dimension hoping. Really disappointed. The whole love triangle seems so unnecessary and really tropey. it's not a poorly written book, it just didn't match up with what I expected from the description. I want dimension jumping and murder mystery but the love triangle just totally took over the whole plot
Date published: 2017-09-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Enjoyable I've never really read any Science fiction type of books but this book definitely pushed me to read more. Cannot wait to see what happens next.
Date published: 2017-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Highly Recommend An incredible story that keeps your interest the entire way through with all of its twists and unexpected complications. Your heart becomes involved in the relationships and your mind is carried away to live in each dimension.
Date published: 2017-07-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It was unique This book was an interesting book. I haven't read many books with time travel and I found it really cool. The plot and the story of the book was overall great!
Date published: 2017-06-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really good! I liked the concept, plot, and romance in this book. It definatley kept me interested. I'm excited to read the next one.
Date published: 2017-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing I've been through a dry spell from reading, but just decided to read this one. If I were to sum up how I feel after reading the first book I would say WOW! It's one of those novels that stands out amongst many others. I fell in love with the characters, the concept of alternate dimensions, and that love triangle. I don't mean to sound crazy, but can I just say that I ship Paul and Marguerite so much! They are just so goddamned adorable. I do feel bad for Theo, however because he is also such a sweetheart. This book kept me so on the edge that I finished it in two days!! I would definitely recommend it to everyone.
Date published: 2017-06-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Start 4 stars! This book was very good. Great, even. But not rock-your-socks-off-leaves-you-breathless amazing. The first time I saw this book on Goodreads, I swooned. It has the prettiest cover. I love it to death. And the title is gorgeous as well. I couldn't say no. When I started reading, I was surprised by how quickly everything escalated. There was no beginning, no introduction, only immediate action and reaction. And honestly? This was awesome to experience with the main character. It built the suspense, the thrill, right away without waiting for the reader's attention. Another thing I liked about this book was the idea of it. Simply the thought of parallel universes makes me giddy (95% because of Doctor Who and 5% because...how cool is that?!). Anyway, it was really cool reading about these different realities (her time in Russia was beautiful) and learning more about Marguerite and her love for her family in this way. Marguerite's perspective was also insightful to the science half of the novel despite how she was the "odd duck" of the family and didn't know much about her parent's work. I enjoyed Claudia's writing style. There were some very pretty words and phrases I lingered on, and parts where I could relate and laugh. I loved the way she had Marguerite express her emotions about her family and home. I also loved the way Marguerite compared her own artwork to her other selves' artwork; very interesting to read, and a neat way to compare and describe these different versions of her. However there were a few things about this book that were...lacking. For one, I was expecting more "science fiction" and less "romance". Yes, there was conspiracy, trickery, etc. But the romance was so dominating it was hard to focus and enjoy anything else. Not to mention, the sort of, not really, love triangle. I'm glad it was resolved without too much drama and trouble, but I am quite tired of reading about them. I mean, I like the boys; Theo and Paul are cool. I enjoyed getting to know them both, but at the same time, I didn't fall in love with either of them like Marguerite. There were no gotta-put-the-book-down-this-is-too-much-to-handle moments. And that's too bad. I love those moments. Despite these distractions, I gave it what it deserved.
Date published: 2017-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SO good Even though this is marketed as a YA novel, it's anything but! Definitely a page turner and I ran out to buy the sequel as soon as I finished this one!
Date published: 2017-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic! I went into this book not expecting much from it, afraid it might be over hyped. But I ended up falling in love with it. Very adventurous, surprising and a cute romance. A great read.
Date published: 2017-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from wowww this is the book that got me out of my summer of 2014 reading slump and i am so happy it did
Date published: 2017-04-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Nice An interesting story, with a nice plot
Date published: 2017-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I Loved This Trilogy I recently read this whole trilogy, and may I say, It is fantastic. The whole concept is unique and interesting and so refreshingly new. The plot was full of surprises and well thought out. The world(s) - quantum realities - were each unique with how they looked and how far they were evolved and the whole world was described so well, with so much detail that you can easily picture it in your head. The characters were amazing as well, I loved Marguerite, Paul, and Theo. Their relationships and interactions are so sweet. Marguerite's parents are both physicist and they're responsible for creating the firebird, Theo and Paul are their assistance, but they aren't just that they're family. Each of the main three have different traits that allow them to work together well. Marguerite is artistic and kind, Theo is intelligent and hilarious, and loves doing dangerous things, Paul is a genius who has a past that left him shy and socially awkward, and they're all willing to do whatever it takes for the people they love, which just happens to be each other. The writing was phenomenal each book started with a very heart pumping moment that then went back to explain how they got there, and has the story plays out there are flashbacks to the past. Overall I adored every single thing about this trilogy, each book had a unique plot and I think if you looking for something different and interesting to read you should definitely pick this up.
Date published: 2017-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING! I had never read any type of book involving alternate dimensions so I picked up this book on a whim. But I am SOOOO HAPPY I did! I could not put this one down....read it cover to cover in one day! Can't wait for the rest of the series.
Date published: 2017-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Most interesting read in a while I bought this book based on a recommandation from my friend, and boy, am I glad I did! This is a very interesting book, gracefully intertwining romance and science-fiction together. I read this in a day: it is THAT addicting! Make sure to read the sequels as they are amazing, too.
Date published: 2017-02-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from 3.5 stars I hate to say that I purely bought this book based on its BEAUTIFUL cover, but I did. I’m usually not a fan of the science fiction genre, but I enjoyed this book (maybe because it felt more like a love story than a sci fi)
Date published: 2017-02-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved this I didn't actually think I would be into this book but finished it in less than a week.
Date published: 2017-02-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from More romance than mystery I like time travel, which is one of the reasons I bought this book, however, I was a bit disappointed by the story plot. I thought it would be more mystery and less romance, which was not the case. So I recommend this novel as a fantasy romance, but not as a mystery per say.
Date published: 2017-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it!!! The characters were full of personality and the book had a great concept of time travel and the effects. Don't mess with time!
Date published: 2017-02-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from PPPAAAUUULLL I really enjoyed this book to the point where I finished it in one day.
Date published: 2017-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fell in love This book is totally perfect for my type of reads. I love sci-fi with a love story-line in it. I loved the characters in the book, loved the way plot was going. I couldn't predict what twist is waiting for me on the next page. I couldn't put this book down. I enjoyed how the author showed different worlds to the reader, different time frames. The only thing that threw me off a little - Christmas in Russia is after the New Years... this mistake just stood out too much for me. Otherwise, amazing read
Date published: 2017-01-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Awesome cover Characters were average, plot was average.
Date published: 2017-01-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It was okay I bought this book last year and honestly the story is interesting, but I felt asleep every time I started to read it!
Date published: 2017-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Unique! I picked up this book because of the beautiful cover and instantly fell in love with the concept, and the characters. I would highly recommend this book!
Date published: 2017-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautifully Written I loved every aspect of it -- from the stunning cover to the plot. Every detail was thought out and the plot was very unique.
Date published: 2017-01-03
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Pretty Cover, but weak plot. I'm only giving this two stars because I really liked the Russian inspired dimension they went to and that storyline.The plot sounds cool, traveling to different dimensions and solving a murder mystery but the reason it didn't work was because of the writing style.
Date published: 2016-12-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from interesting concept can't wait to see how it ends in the next books
Date published: 2016-12-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Compelling Cover to Interesting Read One of the main reasons why i picked up this series was the artwork. The cover is amazing and the story is interesting enough that the reader is not bored.
Date published: 2016-12-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from OK This book had a great storyline but was written rather poorly. I was a bit disappointed at the way it turned out.
Date published: 2016-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Such A Good Book!!!!!!! I bought this a while ago, and it is really good, and I have been waiting for the second one to come out!
Date published: 2016-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from so good yass good book! Best ya book ever! #plumreview
Date published: 2016-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So not expected THIS WAS SO NOT EXPECTED! Before i've never thought that this book is ssssoooooo good!I always judge the book by its cover and now i see that i'm so wrong. I'm so happy that i read it! So hyped for the next!
Date published: 2016-11-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing Big expectations because of all the hype around this, and I can see why! The cover is enchanting and the plot is so creative! Definitely wortha read.
Date published: 2016-11-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing I had big expectations getting into this book because of all the praise around it, and I was not at all disappointed! It was a wonderful read and has the most beautiful cover too!
Date published: 2016-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Such an amazing story! I was instantly curious about this book because of the beautiful colour on the cover! I bought it thinking it was going to be okay.... but it was way better than expected! The idea of traveling to other realities and slipping into different lives. I would highly recommend this book!!!
Date published: 2016-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEST BOOK EVER i got this book as a birthday present along with the second and wow it was amazing. I haven't even finished the second one yet but yet i'm preordering the third. This book has easily become one of my favourite books ever. I recommend you give it a try you won't regret it.
Date published: 2016-07-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great story with parallel universes! 4.5 stars OK, I know there is a lot of hype. And that made me a little nervous going into this book. But overall, I really enjoyed it! I loved all the twists and turns, and even though I kind of figured out who was behind everything early on, it was so much more complex than I thought. I also loved that it doesn't set itself up for a sequel. Yes, there are lots of unanswered questions but they are more in the background and the character conflicts are wrapped up nicely in the end of this book. So, try to go into this book without thinking of the hype and that it is going to be this amazing wonderful story, and I think you will be humbly surprised by it. Overall, I highly recommend!
Date published: 2015-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing story I reccomend ths for anyone who likes a good mustery and suprise. Amazing storyline and cast of characters
Date published: 2015-05-14
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointed I was so exited to read this book. Turned out to be just another cheesey teen romance-love triangle with a science fiction like plot thrown in to make it different from all the other books out there. If you're looking for a romance try this, if you want sci fi keep searching
Date published: 2015-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is one of my favorite YA books this year! I loved the different worlds that the characters jump into. I especially enjoyed the Russian dimension and the storyline with Paul. OMG! Heartbreaking! There is a bit of a love triangle but it is settled fairly early on. I had a strong suspicion about which one of the men was up to no good and I was proven right but I never predicted everything that went on. I couldn't wait to see what world they would end up in next and I can't wait for the next book!
Date published: 2014-12-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great characters and world-building! Marguerite Claine?s parents are physicists who have invented the Firebird, a way to allow its users into parallel universes. When Marguerite?s father is murdered by someone her family trusted, one of her parents? assistants Paul, she doesn?t think twice about chasing his murderer through the dimensions. Armed with her own Firebird and Theo, another one of her parents? assistants, Marguerite finds herself in worlds vastly different than her own trying to track down Paul. But the closer she gets to catching Paul, the more Marguerite questions his guilt, and her feelings. Hello cover, you?re so pretty. The cover alone made this book one of my most anticipated fall releases but after reading the synopsis, I was excited about the book for more than just the cover. And it didn?t disappoint. I really enjoyed the whole concept of the book. The world building was complex while being easy to follow. The science and theories of traveling to alternate universes was present but not overwhelming; I actually found the science quite interesting. The worlds Marguerite visited were so different from ours, a futuristic London, Russia just starting the industrial revolution, a world where people lived in underwater dwellings. The descriptions of them all were amazing. Marguerite was a character I liked right away. She was different from her family, loving art instead of science, and it was great to see that her parents were supportive. She obviously cared for her family, and she included the many assistants her parents had over the years as part of that family. Her plan definitely wasn?t thought out but I could completely understand her willingness to just throw herself into catching her father?s killer without thinking too much about the consequences. I also found her to be a strong character throughout the book. She had insecurities and flaws but she was also caring and determined and talented and driven. My favourite thing about her though was that she was always questioning things that seemed off, even if other people were telling her to ignore the uneasy feeling. I loved how complicated everything got and how there was some ethical dilemmas that came into play. When the characters jumped into an alternate universe, they were basically jumping into the bodies of their alternate selves, kind of borrowing the body while they were in that dimension. Decisions they made while inhabiting their alternate selves could affect the other them after they left. The relationships between the characters were some of my favourite parts. There were so many different interactions. Marguerite and Theo were very flirty and fun, Marguerite and Paul were complicated as she began questioning his guilt, Marguerite and her Russian siblings from one of the alternate universes were cute and I probably could have read a whole book on them alone. Theo and Paul were close, described like brothers more than once in the book, and it made things even more complicated when they both had feelings for Marguerite. The plot was full of twists, which is something I will always love. Some of them I was able to guess but they were things I had wanted to happen so I was okay with that. It was definitely an emotional ride, tears, smiles, laughs, more tears, a little outrage and denial that the next book is so very far away. This is definitely a book I will remember. And again, that cover! *I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Date published: 2014-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Job. Love the way author describe the multi-dimension. It was very interesting that the character also changes themselves depends on which dimension they are on.
Date published: 2014-11-11

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