Friday, November 7, 2014

Book Review Discussion and Giveaway: A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray

Book: A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray
Genre: YA Science Fiction
Rating:★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
For: Review

From: Received for free from the publisher. All opinions are my own. 

Short Synopsis: Marguerite's really smart physicist parents have created a device that allows its wearer to jump between dimensions. Not time, but alternate universes... places were other copies of people exist depending on the decisions they've made in their lives. As the book opens, Marguerite is stark raving mad because someone, and she thinks she knows who, has killed her father in order to get their hands on this technology. And now he's escaped to other realities. She and her friend Theo are off to travel through these alternate realities, in order to find him and perhaps kill him. Hang on for the ride!

My Response: Awesome! I loved this story and could not put it down. I've read a lot of time travel books but not much about alternate reality travel. This is sort of new, yes? And the other versions of Marguerite live in some pretty interesting places. The romance is especially swoony too and the twists, while not over-the-top mind boggling, are nevertheless very satisfying. There was a bit of science explaining in the beginning, which I have a short attention span for, but it was over quickly and the story moved along despite it, so it turned out okay. 

Bottom Line: I loved it and found the adventure to be a blast to experience.

Let's Talk About: This made me wonder about other alternate reality books. This one is being compared to Cloud Atlas, which I have not read. Any others you can think of that you'd like to make me aware of? This just might be my new favorite thing! How about you? Are you a fan of such a thing? Would you want to see what your alternate lives could be? Does that thought make you crazy? 

Other Reviews:

If you’re looking to test yourself with a more complicated plot and multi-dimensional characters, A Thousand Pieces of You is definitely the way to go. From Fiction Folio

Just read the book! Especially if you love science fiction. Because you will adore this then. From City of Books

It is an intricate story that keeps you on your toes. From Bloody Bookaholic

All of that made this fun, but what really blew me away about his book was the romance. In between all of the parallel universe jumping, there is a really wonderful romance that blossoms. From Ex Libris


I ended up with two copies of this lovely book, so that means I get to give one away! As usual, I like to keep my giveaways very simple, so please fill out the form below with your info if you are interested in winning this book. I will pick a random winner in ONE WEEK (next Friday Nov. 14th) and let you know by email if you win. Good luck!!


  1. You got your review up! Yay!

    I nominated you for the Liebster Award!

  2. The book sounds really interesting. It reminds me of Sliders because of the alternate reality thing. I'll definitely have to read this one.

  3. I can't think of an alternate reality book I've read, but I enjoyed the movie Sliding Doors and your review sounds like something I'd enjoy. Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. It's funny how the rating shows up on my phone, only the last star shows up so I was like why would she give an awesome book one star? I love Claudia Gray's Evernight series so I will read anything she writes.

  5. It sounds like one of the upcoming YA books that should be on everyone's radar! Glad you enjoyed it.

  6. Sounds like a fun story. I'll have to add it to my TBR list.



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