• Page Count: 360
  • Release Date: November 4, 2014
  • My Rating: 5 stars

A Thousand Pieces of You (Firebird, #1) 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.


I HAVE SO MUCH LOVE FOR THIS BOOK. I thought it was going to be a YA science fiction story in futuristic London, but then it turned into a Russian historical romance that morphed into some post-apocolyptic revenge story on an oceanic research station? I don’t even know how to explain it, but I loved it and need to go shove it at everyone I see.

Marguerite goes jumping through multiple universes to chase the guy she thinks killed her father. A whole lot of stuff happens and she falls in love with her alternate self’s bodyguard version of the murderer (this makes way more sense than how I’m explaining it, I promise). I really have no idea how to explain the plot, but it’s so much fun.

Anyways, the sequel is awesome as well and everything just keeps getting more and more imaginative and plot-twisty. The biggest selling point for me was probably fantasy Russia, but there’s kind of something for everyone in here.


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