Published by Harper Teen on November 4th 2014
Genres: Young Adult, SciFi
Reading Challenges: #RockMyTBR Challenge Source: Purchased
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.
It took me quite awhile to write this review, because I had to wrap my head around the whole story. I mean, this book is inteeeeense. Very very intense.
These past few days, I’ve been really interested in science fiction, so when I heard that A Thousand Pieces of You had a bit of that sci-fi feeling, I immediately picked up the book and started reading. The story line made me all the more excited. Alternate universes, different versions of us and the fact that for every action that we made, it split into infinite amount of other possibilities, leading to infinite universes. I was suuuuuper impressed by the whole idea.
Marguerite, the main character, was one of the best characters I’ve met, in my opinion. She was strong, and angry, and she let that anger take over her, which was honestly not as bad as it sounds. She did not let the anger hold her back, nor did she let it cloud her judgement, which I think was the basis of this whole story. I mean, imagine if Marguerite had not stomp off into the other universe in a fit of anger. Imagine if she reacted differently to the truth. She was definitely no pushover, and she placed her faith over any other person’s judgement, no matter how many times people told her that she was blinded by her own faith.
I couldn’t write too much about the male characters, both Theo and Paul, because I don’t want to accidentally spoil something, so let’s talk about the story line instead. One thing I absolutely love about this book is that it touched on the topic of true love. I don’t know if I’m the only one who noticed this, but true love was the main focal point in all the different dimensions. I love how it showed that no matter what happens, and even if people don’t end up together with each other, it doesn’t mean that the possibility of them did not exist too, you feel me?
Also, like it was stated in the synopsis, meeting alternate versions of Paul made Marguerite doubt the truth of what really happened, and there was a point when a debate in my mind cropped up-are all the Pauls the same, or are they of different beings? ACK. I really need to read the next book asap, because I am honestly, really curious about the whole topic surrounding this book.