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Nov 3, 2014

ARC Review: A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray

A Thousand Pieces of You
Series: Firebird #1
Author: Claudia Gray
Pages: 368
My Rating: 4 stars
Source: ARC provided for review. Thank you!
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.


This book was just as beautiful as its cover.
A Thousand Pieces of You is the best book I’ve read by Claudia Gray. Her writing, her world-building, her characters, every part of this book was well created and addictive.
I cannot even compare this book with any other, because it was unlike anything I read before. Unique, intriguing and heartbreaking.
And let me tell you this, while you’re reading books about multiverses, there’s too much to guess. I was afraid all my theories will be right, but they weren't. It was unexpected and thrilling.
Marguerite, the main character, is a brave and likable heroine.
Theo and Paul are also intriguing characters and you can’t help but love them.
This book takes place in many different settings, many different universes and every one of them is gorgeous, and captivating.
My only problem with this book was the love triangle. The worst kind of love triangle for me.
I have to warn you. ***This might be a spoiler***
It was a love triangle with a doppelganger in it. Because, you know, when it’s about multiverses there’s the possibility of falling in love with the other version of that person you may love in your own world. So, that happened. And I hated it.
However, Claudia Gray managed a perfect twist I was no expecting and I’m really grateful for that.

Overall, A Thousand Pieces of You is an engaging read. Surprising, heartbreaking and absolutely brilliant.
This is a must read.



  1. Your comment about a love triangle does make me quite unhappy I must say, but sounds like the book is still more than worth the read EVEN with the love triangle! And I do love me some science fiction!!
    Great review Lis!!

  2. I've heard people either loving or hating the romance in this book. I'm very curious to see which way I'll feel. I'm hoping the worlds and the characters will stand out and take me on a thrilling ride! Thanks for the review :D

    Eileen @ BookCatPin

  3. Ugh! I know, not a fan of the triangle! I don't know if authors think it adds tension or makes the MC more desirable? I have no idea but it bugs me, too. It's a rare occassion when I can deal with it!
    I love the premise of alternate dimensions! I think that is absolutely fascinating and oh, man, wouldn't that be amazing?!
    Great review, Lis!

  4. This is the second review I've seen. I wasn't planning on checking it out, but I think I'm going to have to now. It's getting great buzz. Thanks!

    Tammy @ Bo's Book Nook

  5. I'm so excited for this one! Sad to hear there is a love triangle, but am eager to read it, nonetheless. Great review - so glad you enjoyed! :)


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