A Thousand Pieces of You
This is my new favourite YA novel. A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray is an incredible novel with beautiful, sweeping prose and incredible imagination. This is the kind of book that has to be read, as the plotline is not easy to explain – it’s great science fiction meeting a suspenseful mystery, with plenty of action and romance.
Marguerite Caine is the daughter of two brilliant physicists who have done the impossible and created a device that allows the wearer to jump through dimensions. The Firebird is a brilliant and dangerous piece of technology, and when Maguerite’s father is betrayed and killed for it, she races across dimensions to catch the murderer – Paul Markov, her parents’ brilliant research assistant. Once her friend and now her enemy, Marguerite, with the help of her childhood friend Theo, is determined to find and kill Paul.
As Marguerite jumps dimensions, from a technologically advanced London to Imperial Russia, she uncovers a deadly conspiracy and many plot twists that threaten her and her loved ones. Finding that the reason for her father’s murder is so much more complicated than theft of the Firebird gone wrong, Marguerite finds that she and her friends must stand against a deadly corporation.
Unsure of who to trust or where to turn, Marguerite tries to keep the lines of her life and dimensions straight. But in every jump she meets different versions of both herself and Paul… and finds that love doesn’t stop at the border of another dimension.
A Thousand Pieces of You is brilliant in it’s adventurous plot and swoon-worthy romance. Marguerite is an incredible heroine who is written with depth and wit. I couldn’t put the book down and cannot believe I now have to wait so long for the next book in the series, Ten Thousand Skies Above You.
Imaginative and spectacularly well written, this is not a book to miss.
Also, just look at that divine cover art…