Review: A Thousand Pieces of You – Inter-dimensional Travel

Posted August 3, 2015 in Reading, Review / 0 Comments

Review: A Thousand Pieces of You – Inter-dimensional TravelA Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray
Series: Firebird #1
Publisher: HarperTeen (2014)
{9 hours and 18 minutes} (368 pages)
Via: Library
Also by this author: Ten Thousand Skies Above You
Also in this series: Ten Thousand Skies Above You
Reading Challenges: 2015 Birthday Month, Read 2015


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.

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My Review

The concept of this novel is pretty intriguing. There are infinite parallel dimensions. In each dimension different choices influenced the way the world evolved. Travel through these dimensions is possible through the use of a special device. There isn’t time travel but since the worlds developed at different rates, some worlds are more advanced and some are less advanced.

Marguerite’s parents are the scientists who invented the Firebird, the special device that makes travel through the dimensions possible. Their two research assistants are Paul and Theo. The inter-dimensional travel begins when Paul steals the Firebird, wipes the research data, and is accused of the murder of Marguerite’s father. Theo and Marguerite take off following Paul using their own Firebirds. Thus begins the chasing through the dimensions.

I enjoyed the London with advanced technology. There were holographic screens for mini personal computers and rings which make and receive holographic video phone calls. The advanced technology would be pretty awesome even if I did find it a bit creepy at times.

My favorite dimension was Russia with much slower technological development. The technology level is similar to the nineteenth century, I think. Marguerite also happens to be a princess in that dimension. My own inner princess loved that.

Throughout the dimension jumping Marguerite is searching for the truth. She is trying to discover the real truth between what Theo and Paul are telling her. Marguerite is also working out her feeling for both Paul and Theo.

I wasn’t sure I would enjoy this book but I really did. I listened to the audiobook on the drive from Minnesota back home to Montana. The narrator was great and I found myself attempting to speak with a fake Russian accent for a while. By the way, my fake Russian accent is more than just a little bit terrible. 🙂

Which Reading Challenges?

  • You Read How Many Books? Reading Challenge
  • Birthday Month Reading Challenge (June)


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