A Thousand Pieces of You

A Thousand Pieces of You

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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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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 135 x 209 x 28mm | 378g
  • HarperTeen
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • International ed.
  • 0062357697
  • 9780062357694
  • 32,728

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"An action--packed start...Gray effortlessly moves between the SF, historical, and contemporary aspects of her story." -- Publishers Weekly "This unique science fiction adventure is full of twists, turns, and surprises." -- Booklist "This well--blended mix of adventure, sci--fi, and romance will appeal to a wide audience." -- School Library Journal "With on the edge of your seat mystery and suspense, this thrilling fantasy will keep you guessing until the end." -- # 1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout Praise for SPELLCASTER: "SPELLCASTER is a whip--smart read, sinister and delightful at once." -- Kiersten White, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of PARANORMALCY "Three wounded but valiant protagonists confront a monstrous evil with human roots in this promising series opener. This riveting tale will keep readers up late and clamoring for the next installment." -- Kirkus Reviews "The author's intricate portrayal of witchcraft--including its theories, rules, spells, and history--raises this novel a notch above others in the genre, and Nadia is an appealing heroine as she juggles personal pain and looming supernatural disaster." -- Publishers Weekly "...this is a compelling plot that mines the lore and history surrounding witchcraft to pit good against evil in a literally earth--shaking battle." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books "A pleasant surprise. A series opener that has its roots in old-fashioned science fiction, and the wings to carry that to modern teen readers." -- Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) "As a spirited romantic adventure, this novel is a delicious success." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
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About Claudia Gray

Claudia Gray is the pseudonym of New Orleans-based writer Amy Vincent, the author of the New York Times bestselling Evernight series. She has worked as a lawyer, a journalist, a disc jockey, and an extremely poor waitress. Her grandparents' copy of Mysteries of the Unexplained is probably the genesis of her fascination with most things mysterious and/or inexplicable.
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Rating details

46,611 ratings
3.89 out of 5 stars
5 32% (14,894)
4 38% (17,637)
3 21% (9,816)
2 6% (2,995)
1 3% (1,269)

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4.5 stars Okay, cover snob warning ahead. I was first drawn to it because of the gorgeous cover art and then I read the synopsis and I have always been interested in the concept and fiction of alternate realities. The suspense in this one is well set up. With Marguerite (Meg's) dad recently deceased, and her having grown up to a certain extent with the suspsect of the murders--Paul. Her and her crush Theo, who also was a lab assistant and around her and her family so much, take out to hunt down Paul as he stole the device that makes traveling to the parallel universes possible. Theo, a physicist himself had tinkered with old prototypes and they were able to use that to chase him. We begin to see that things are more complicated than they seem on the surface. She has memories with Paul where he seems so kind and tender. There are also hints of a love triangle that I wasn't sure that I wanted to see played out but also just had to know about my suspicions. Theo, while he seems like a great guy with good intentions, we find out that as smart as he is, he is also got a wild side. Paul, as we see in the 2nd time jump also has a lot more to him than the surface. I ended up loving the romance and can't wait to see how it progresses. Though it does bring up a lot of ethical dimensional travel questions that I thought was really well done. Some of the worlds they travel to almost exactly mirror the dimension they started with, changes being a little less or more tech while others leave Meg jumping into a Meg that is a russian princess. This was actually my favorite time because of the romantic themes here and how it played out. But each Meg, Theo and Paul as well as Meg's parents and whether they are alive or not changes. So if Meg falls deeply for one of the guys, but he is a different version than the one she knew in her home dimension, is she stealing from the Meg in that dimension, and how much of that guy is the same and different? Can the romance travel with each of their jumps and the different versions of themselves? It was delicious. I did appreciate the different ways that technology, the environment as well as social leaders have stayed the same or changed in each dimension jump. One was a semi-aquatic world, another not nearly as advanced and from a different cultural stand point, another set in London. Each world was well thought out and believable. The world building was both understandable but over my head if that makes any sense. The family was physicists and while Meg couldn't understand it all, we got to see it through her understanding, which at times was still over my head, but better than if she also understood all that Theo, Paul and her parents did. (Don't ask about that cat in the box had me snickering because I have seen science nerds debate such things) The ending was good, but I am totally excited to read more and see where things go once all is revealed in this one. Bottom Line: Engrossing and well done book about parallel universes with a surprising romance.show more
by Brandi Kosiner (Brandi Breathes Books)
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